Q. I'm a foster mum for a dog that weighs 65 lbs and needs benadryl for severe itching. He's been this way since bringing him home earlier today.

A. It is important to determine the source of the itching before medicating the dog. It could be one of several things such as mites, fleas, mange or a food or environmental allergy. Benadryl might help with the discomfort but will not treat the problem. He needs to be seen by a vet for definitive diagnosis and appropriate medication (if indicated).

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