He has allergies and has been licking his paws so much that he's already limping.
This question has also been asked and answered here: How much Benadryl can I give my dog?
Are you talking about Benadryl? Let me ask this, how old is your lab?
Usually a dog will lick their paws when they have arthritis starting in the joints of their feet/legs. I hope not in your lab's case! I hope it's an allergy to a plant, and that's all!
Best wishes to you and your dog,
PLEASE!!! Do not give your dog ANY medication until you talk to a Vet and ask them!!
Some medications that humans take for allergies, like Benadryl, are safe for dogs, but the dosage is way different and unless the person that you talk to on here is a Veternarian, or an Vet Tech. they really don't know the exact dose to give your dog!
PLEASE CALL A VET OR EVEN A PHARMACIST or take your dog to a 24 hour Veterinarian hospital!
Don't give your pet medication without the advice of a Vet... you could be causing more harm than good!
I hope your dog feels better!
I had a lab mix with the same problem. Our vet recommended Chlor Trimeton and he was to have 3 tablets every 4-6 hours. I used to give him Benedryl sometimes and that was 1-2 tablets every 4 hours. Look at his food. If there is corn or any corn products, get him onto something different! Our vet wanted us to put Sam on a prescription diet but he would never have stuck to it . If you want to go that route, you can talk to your vet. We found Blue Buffalo to be better than any other food for his allergies. We lost him three years ago at age 10 but he had had allergies a good part of his life-poor guy! It is a lab thing, unfortunately. A lot of people recommended Dinovite but we never found it did much good for Sam but I have friends who swear by it for their dogs allergies.
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