I notice you mentioned in a previous answer that the dosage of Zyrtec is 1mg per 1lb twice daily for dogs with skin allergies. I've read elsewhere that this should be much lower with many saying 1mg per KG (not lb) and just once daily, with others saying a max of just 10mg once daily. My dog weighs 57 lbs.
Currently I'm giving him 20mg twice daily - hope I'm not too off? It has helped but he still bites his paws
but has stopped attacking other parts of his body.
I don't actually know the cause of the allergy. It all started very quickly and he's not suffered like this ever before. We're in Thailand and there's been a lot of rain recently and dirty water so perhaps that's the issue? I've checked his body for ticks and fleas but can't find anything.
Other than biting
his paws he has a water filled blister develop on his haunches (on the scar tissue) and a swollen face.
I notice on his stomach
there is what looks to be a small scratch but I guess it could be the remnants of some type of bite.
Mosquitos are common in the area so I'm concerned it may be something to do with that.
So any ideas on what the cause and dosage of Zyrtecshould be would be much appreciated.
Decent veterinarians in the area are hard to come by so I'd at least like a professionals comment first before I take him to someone local.
Please advise. Many thanks!