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What is the best dosage for Zyrtec use in dogs I have found

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What is the best dosage for Zyrtec use in dogs? I have found answers from 2.5 - 10 mg/dog every 24 hours up to 1 mg/kg every 12 hours. I have a 75 pound Golden retriever with severe seasonal allergies and currently the Benedryl is not enough to help him and he is itching and chewing constantly.
<p>Zyrtec(Cetirizine) is an H1 inhibitor anti-histamine. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and so is used for dogs with inhalant allergies</p><p> </p><p>It is non-sedating as it has no or little effect on the central nervous system(like some others).</p><p> </p><p>The dose is 5-10mg per day OR 0.5mg/kg daily</p><p> </p><p>Hope this helps </p>
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