My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Ask Your Question

WebMD Answers

120 Characters remaining
120 Characters remaining
  • First, try and keep your question as short as possible.
  • Include specific words that will help us identify questions that may already have your answer.
  • If you don't find your answer, you can post your question to WebMD Experts and Contributors.

Close

Posted: | Report This Report Question |
Q.

how much zertec allergie medication do i give my 110 lb dog

Related Topics: Dog
 

Answers From Experts & Organizations (1)

General Medicine
Nursing
1,255 Answers
18,822 Helpful Votes
227 Followers
A.
I'm sorry your dog is having allergies.

Well, this is primarily a forum for human health questions, but since I'm a dog lover, I'll answer your canine conundrum.

Are you sure the problem is allergies? The symptoms of allergies (such as nasal allergies or hay fever) are very different in dogs than in humans. If you have any questions at all about whether or not your dog is truly suffering from allergies, you need to consult a veterinarian.

My understanding (but don't take that to the bank) is that Zyrtec (generic name: cetirizine) is safe for dogs. I don't know the dosage, however. You can call a 24-hour animal hospital, and they will probably be happy to tell you.

Diphenhydramine (brand name: Benadryl) is safe for use in dogs. It may be a better choice than cetirizine, in fact. But you should consult a veterinarian for specific dosing instructions for your dog.

I hope your pup feels better soon!


This answer should not be considered medical advice...down arrowThis answer should not be considered medical advice and should not take the place of a doctor’s visit. Please see the bottom of the page for more information or visit our Terms and Conditions.up arrow

Posted:
| Report This Report Answer

Was this helpful?

YesNo

Thanks for your feedback.

3 of 4 found this helpful