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Thank you for your question concerning your pets.
We haven't used these newer allergy drugs too much in pets - they do appear to be pretty safe but again we just don't have a lot of experiencing using them as we do with older allergy medications such as Benadryl or atrazine (hydroxyzine)
So I can give you the dose for them, but feel like the safest choices would be atarax (sorry called it atrazine before) or benadryl
Are you there?
Yes thank you
I would like to try, I know alot of people give their pets styroid shots
Yes, steroid shots long term are no good!
Is weight an issue for zytec
A better long term option is use of anti-histamines and sometimes an immuno-modulator drug (like a steroid but much safer) such as Atopica
We can also give allergy shots to pets as people get
Which drug would you like to try first, the benadryl?
I'm trying to save money
What is hydroxzine
Atarax, I'm not sure if it is OTC or not, I always dispense to my patients...
what is atopica
Atopica is a dog specific allergy drug, although it is fairly expensive
anyway to convert it to human terminoligy
and is that a nasal spray
No, they are all pills
ok what is the human version of a anti-histamine
They are all human versions that I listed. We don't have any pet specific anti-histamines
The only pet specific thing I listed is Atopica
Which is essentially cyclosporine
I would like to try a allergy deterant like claritan or Zyrtec
The dose that has been recommended for claritin in small dogs is 5mg by mouth every 12 hours as needed
You should always speak with your regular veterinarian (who has a history with your pets) before starting any medication
As this is off-label use
Thank you I will
You are welcome, good luck with the itching!
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Thanks I will..Have a great day Dr. John.