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Can I give my dog over the counter Claritin and if so how much?

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Can I give my dog over the counter Claritin and if so how much? She is 50 lbs and currently taking deramaxx 75mg....half tab daily.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 years ago.
Hello, I am Dr. Peter a licensed Veterinarian. I would like to help. I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advice. There is no additional charge for information request.

1- What is the problem with your dog, allergies?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Yes allergies with congestion
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 years ago.
The dose for Claritin in dogs would be 10mg every 24 hours or 5mg every 12 hours.

Hope the above helps, if you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.

Dr. Peter
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The dosage you gave me is for a 50lb dog and she could take this along with deramaxx?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 years ago.
Yes, it is for a 50 lbs (0.5mg/kg/day). Yes, she could take with Deramaxx.
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