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My cat has been on prednisolone on and of of years due to a

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Hi, my cat has been on prednisolone on and of for couple of years due to a combination of food allergic and eosinophilic disease. She is on limited ingredient dry food (green peas and venison ) for awhile. We haven't been able to find the allergen, so, even with this food she is scratching herself and choking on her balls and licking herself raw. After her most recent prednisone prescription ran out and she went back to scratching, I decided to give zyrtec a try. The OTC, made for human, dissolvable kind. Divided the 10 mg tab in half. The effect of it lasted for 15hrs. Can I give her the entire 10mg tab? she is 8.5 pounds. Do you recommend any generic type of zyrtec? thanks, leyla
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

You can certainly use the generic which is Cetirizine. That said, the top dose for cats is 5 milligrams every 12-24 hours. So, we'd not want to go above that but could try her on every 12 hour dosing to see if we can manage her allergic skin issues.

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Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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