In this article I will deal mostly with the second generation (newest) antihistamines that are believed to have the most positive effect and least side effects.
I will also go through the side effects and precautions, though you should always consult a vet.
After about 4 months of daily doses of Omega 3 (and omega 6) much of his licking (ie itching) subsided.
This is also great news for it working on other hidden areas of his body.
So at the maximum rate of 10 mg per Kg, you would give your dog 10 x 20 mg = 200 mg close to the 180 mg whole tablets they sell.
One tablet = / 30 = 60 cents Claratyne = 5-20mg per animal.
However, two such antihistamines, terfenadine and astemizole, have been withdrawn in Australia and overseas.
The thing is that increasing the dosage more will just waste money and have the potential of increasing any of the negative side effects, not increase the efficacy substantially, so its wise to stick to the dosage levels.
The reason we use anti histamines of course is to counter the histamines created inside of our bodies as an over-reaction to an irritant.
Reduce the histamine, reduce the inflammation, reduce the itching, problem virtually solved.
COMBINATION THERAPY: Beneficial effects of individual antihistamines unpredictable – trial singly from different classes – can trial two (or more) in combination if single antihistamine alone is insufficient – choose from different classes..
are available as "over-the-counter" preparations and have been widely promoted in public advertisements.
Only use zyrtec where cetirizine is the only active ingredient as some formulations use pseudoepehedrine which is dangerous for dogs.