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Seasonal Allergies


My dog has what I assume are seasonal allergies, he had the exact same thing last summer, he gets a minor rash on his belly and on the front of his neck. Is there anything I can do to alleviate it?    ~ Kathy



Hi Kathy,

He does sound like he has atopic dermatitis (seasonal allergies). You can try benadryl (diphenhydraimine hydrochloride). You can give a whole tablet for a dog 25 lbs.# and over up to three times per day. If this does not work, he may need a prescription medication. We also will allergy test dogs if it severe.

Hope that helps!

For more information, please feel free to contact:

Elizabeth Gigis, DVM
West Chester Veterinary Center
7330 Liberty Way, West Chester, OH 45069