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Hi, my dog started with a cough ( seemed like he was choking) on Sunday night. Only occasionally and often does, this as he inhales kibble, coughs, then re-eats it. but it seemed more so I took him to the vet.

he was given an anti inflammatory as his neck was sore. Been home and hardly coughed since but been itching up a storm and seems to be getting worse. The chewing/itching is focused on the lower abdomen and sides, with a bit of groin. After a good ‘ session’ he then choke/ coughs.

will check with the vet again tomorrow but anything I can do to sooth him tonight? Also any ideas as cause? He’s vaccinated for kennel cough but know it’s not 100%. He has a suspected grain/wheat allergy. He definitely ate bread on the Sunday ( found some that had been put out for the ducks)
 

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Hi, no problem, it was late. Vet has suggested an antihistamine for the itching ( continuing the anti inflammatory for the throat) and if that doesn’t make a difference bring him back.

hopefully that will help. Thanks for replying.
 

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Just an update - the antihistamine does not seem to be making a difference. If any one has any ideas for Remedies ( shampoos etc) they can recomend to sooth itchy skin they’d be greatly received.
He is up to date with flee worm and tick treatments ( regular bravecto) and no evidence of any of these.

I just want to make him more comfortable, poor thing. Thanks for reading and any replies.
 

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Malaseb shampoo is probably the best bet. The only thing is it is prescription only, so you need to either get it direct from your vet, or get a prescription from your vet and buy it online. Though looking at a few places on the net it appears to be in short supply!
 
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