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DateOct 6, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicPaw licking
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Question:

My dog licks and bites at her paws

Answer:

There are many things that cause itchy paws like this (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.html

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DateOct 1, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicDermatology antibiotic
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Question:

Our small dog (20 lbs) has developed an skin allergy. She is 13 years old and has dry flaking areas about the sizes from a dime to a quarter appearing from head to tail. The past three weeks our vet has us using HexaChlor-K Shampoo. But it is only providing short term relief. Our vet says our dog need an anti-biotic for dermatology use for 30 days. Our vet can not see us again until Nov. 4th. What would you recommend? Thanks for your assistance.

Answer:

Allergies can be frustrating because they continue to recur until you figure out what they are allergic to and often it is multiple things. The good thing is that there are a LOT of treatment options available now, many more than are listed in this article but here is a link to our article about treating allergies which starts by discussing "avoiding allergens" and lists many over-the-counter and prescription treatment options: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.html

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DateSep 28, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicAllergies vs meds
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Can I give my dog (Bichon 10 yrs) a generic product instead of Trifexis, or Apoqul

Answer:

There are no exact generics for these two products unfortunately.

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DateSep 27, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
Topicholistic antibiotic
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what type of holistic or antibiotic woukld you recommend for a huge looking tumor?

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I would go by a culture and sensitivity to determine the best antibiotic.

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DateSep 17, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicApoquel 16mg
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Question:

Can you write a prescription to be filled at 1-800petmeds?

Answer:

In veterinary medicine, prescriptions must be approved by a veterinarian that has met your dog face-to-face. Here is a link to Apoquel - at checkout, they will ask for the contact information of your veterinarian: https://www.1800petmeds.com/apoquel-prod11700.html

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DateSep 12, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicNeed recommendation of highest quality hydrolyzed single novel protein food
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Question:

Also I want a canned or wet food to feed with kibble as kibble causes even more continuation. If it’s a fresh or freeze dried food I need a fresh or frozen vegetable to go with. I read Hill’s z/d and the ingredients should be outlawed even though it contains hydrolyzed proteins.

Answer:

The best (most proven effective) hydrolyzed diets are the prescription ones by Hills (yes, Z/D), Royal Canin (HP) and Purina (HA).

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DateSep 7, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicSafety of Simparica trio
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Question:

Is this product safe? Have heard it cause seizures. Had it been recalled?

Answer:

It never got recalled (that I know of) and none of my patients have ever had a problem with it, so it seems safe. It certainly works well for fleas, ticks and heartworm prevention, unlike some other products.

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DateSep 5, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicAnti inflammatory for dog
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I need to get an over the counter anti flamation med for my 15 year old who has an eye condition that this med helps. Can't do the perscription costs

Answer:

I can't really make any recommendations because I don't know what underlying problem your dog has, but here is an over-the-counter eye gel, if that is all you are looking for: https://www.1800petmeds.com/i-drop+vet+gel-prod12622.html

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DateSep 4, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicBrown spot on belly/leg
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My yorkipoo has a brown spot on his belly/leg. No pain, but does lick it, but not constantly. How should I treat him

Answer:

There are many things that cause spots like that (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.html

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DateSep 4, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicItches
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What to do

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There are many things that cause itching (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.html

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DateSep 4, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicMy dog has rashes and they look like pimples
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What is the best medicine to give for rashes? They look like pimples

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There are many things that cause rashes (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.html

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DateSep 3, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicSkin irritation, itching constantly, rash, hair loss
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What pill can I give my bully Pitt to stop her itching and scratching

Answer:

There are many things that cause itching (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.html

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DateSep 2, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicLicking paws
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My pointer keeps licking her paws constantly and I’ve been reading about it and indicates that she has yeast infection, any remedies or treatment for that?

Answer:

The infection is secondary. There are many potential underlying causes (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm;

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DateSep 2, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
TopicSkin discoloration
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My 8 year old Basset Hound has a black strip on the top of her snout, 2 inches long and 1 inch wide,what could cause this? Should I be concerned?

Answer:

There are so many causes of this type of lesion (allergies, hypothyroidism, demodex, ringworm, pyoderma, etc etc) you really need to determine an underlying cause because all of these are treated very differently. Here is a link to our article about hair loss, various causes and potential treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/dog-cat-hair-loss-18.html

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DateAug 31, 2022
CategoryAllergies
Pet TypeDog
Topicears
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What can I use at home for good healthy ears

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Many dogs don't need anything done to their ears. Some need a little cleaning, then some need a lot of cleaning: depends on many factors (conformation like floppy vs. straight, underlying issues like allergies, how much they swim, etc. etc.) My favorite general cleaner is Epi-Otic Advanced. Here is a link if you would like to read about it: https://www.1800petmeds.com/epi+otic+advanced+ear+cleanser-prod11109.html

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