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OTC antihistamines safe for dogs!

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Dani

I have a photocopied piece of paper from my vet and thought it was worthy of passing on....

 

 

Atopic dermatitis is common in dogs. Antihistamines sometimes help affected individuals, but the best drug for a given dog can only be determined on a trial and error basis. All of the below mentioned antihistamines are available across the counter from the local pharmacist.

 

The doses given for dogs are per 10kg, make sure you know the weight of your dog so that you can dose him/her accordingly.

 

 

 

Give each of the following antihistamines alone for a 10-day trial, moving onto the next one if there is no or only partial response.

 

 

Phernergan 10mg tablet

 

Give 1 tablet(s) twice daily

 

 

Periactin 4mg tablets

 

Give 2 tablet(s) twice or three times daily

 

 

Polaramine 2mg tablet

 

Give 2 tablets twice daily

 

 

Zadine 1mg tablets

 

Give 1 tablet(s) twice daily

 

 

Clarantyne 10mg tablet

 

Give 1 tablet(s) once daily

 

 

Telfast 90mg tablets

 

Give ¼ tablet(s) twice daily

 

 

Zyrtec 10mg tablets

 

Give ½ tablet(s) twice daily

 

 

Really hope this can help some of you shave some dollars off your annual vet bills for needing to go in for a full consult just to get some wretched tabs to help pup stop itching.

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Guest desiderata

Our dog has allergies which make it's nose run. (Confirmed by vet)

 

Are any of those medications suitable for hayfever?

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TheFruitcake

never mind.

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