How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Peter Your Own Question
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 30577
Experience:  16 years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Peter is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

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

Resolved Question:

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: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 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 5 years ago.
Yes allergies with congestion
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 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 5 years ago.
The dosage you gave me is for a 50lb dog and she could take this along with deramaxx?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 years ago.
Yes, it is for a 50 lbs (0.5mg/kg/day). Yes, she could take with Deramaxx.
Dr. Peter and other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you