Hydroxizine AKA Atarax is a great drug for treating severe allergies, it is by far the best antihistamine for reducing itching. It does have a high amount of sedation as a side effect and is also marketed as a sleep aid. OTC Zyrtec is a good alternative since it is a metabolite of Atarax and has less sedation. You may want to find a vet that specializes in allergy treatment and have the dog skin tested to identify exactly what it is and isn't allergic to. You could consider allergen immunotherapy to reduce and potentially eliminate the allergies.
My 8 yrs male basenji gives me heart attack once in a while. He all of sudden acts like he is drunk. He cant stand still or walk straight. He moans while in this condition. After about 8 or 10 minutes he walks away normal. Im really worried. I m going to get him tested but has anyone experienced that?
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Sorry to hear of your Basenjis problem, you are right to get him checked out as soon as possible. Let us know how he gets on.
This could possibly be a minor epileptic attack. I have seen a video of many forms of these attacks (no basenjis) many of them very different and this was an example.
A canine neurologist could confirm.