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tibetaN TERRIER: scratching..ears..so what dosage is good for a 30 lb

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My tibetaN TERRIER HAS VERY BAD ALLERGIES WHICH FLAIR UP SEVERAL TIMES OF YEAR. Some of his SYmptoms include scratching and inflamed, itchy ears I've tried many things that haven't worked. Can I give him claritan and if so what dosage is good for a 30 lb. dog?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

I would use benadryl instead of claritin. It is safer for dogs. My vet recommends 1 mg per lb of body weight given every 8-12 hours as needed.


If you need something to use long term, you should talk with your vet about a prescription anti-histamine.


Let me know if you still have questions.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: I have tried hydoxyz pamoate 25 mg 3 xa day and it made him hyper and gave him a ravenous appetite. I know all benadryl does for me is put me to sleep. I'm not sure i want to do that to my dog.
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

Unless the dog has been given a large dose, it should not knock him out. Keep in mind that you are dosing it based on his weight and most adult medications are based on age, so the dose for pets is more accurate.


Chlortrimeton can also be used effectively but your vet will have to give you the dosage on that one.


Does this help more?

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Yes, excellent point Tammy, about the dosage. I hadn't thought of that. I'll try that. Thanks.
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.
No problem. Don't forget to accept an answer if my response was helpful to you. If not, feel free to ask more questions.

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