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Old 06-03-2012, 08:15 PM
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Question on the allergy meds....the chlor tabs..is that chlortrimaton? And if so...do I need a prescription for it? And what about dosage? Hank's started on his itchies and bleh!
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:34 PM
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Question on the allergy meds....the chlor tabs..is that chlortrimaton? And if so...do I need a prescription for it? And what about dosage? Hank's started on his itchies and bleh!
Chlor tabs available over the counter in pharmacies.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Chlortabs-...amine/14053323

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed...o.cfm?id=42556

antihistimine dosage for dog;

http://www.tinapham.com/romeo/antihistamines.pdf

(will have to copy and paste)
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Tami.... When I sit back and think, the exact same thing happened last year as well!! she was fine all winter.... No frontline.

I've purchased it at both the vets and at pet club... Same reaction with both

In a couple weeks, we're going with advantix

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Sandy - this month we switch Sydney to Comfortis (flea medicine - not tick). Hope it works....
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:48 AM
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Thanks, Eileen...got to get the little itchy booger started. What I wouldnt' give for a non-itchy puppy! Do they even make those? LOL
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:55 AM
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Thanks, Eileen...got to get the little itchy booger started. What I wouldnt' give for a non-itchy puppy! Do they even make those? LOL
Mildred too had alot of skin issues for a very long time, it wasn't until her vet put her on Pentoxifylinne that she then found relief.

http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com.../detail/433714

Sure hope you find something soon for Hank.
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Mildred too had alot of skin issues for a very long time, it wasn't until her vet put her on Pentoxifylinne that she then found relief.

http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com.../detail/433714

Sure hope you find something soon for Hank.
Eileen, This didn't mess with her BG? If not than I think we'll see about getting some for Tiggy..........although the frontline seems to really be wearing off OR the Zyrtec is really working??

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Eileen, This didn't mess with her BG? If not than I think we'll see about getting some for Tiggy..........although the frontline seems to really be wearing off OR the Zyrtec is really working??

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Sandy,

I'm afraid I can't answer that....at the time when Mildred was on this medication was also about the same time as when she was dx with bladder cancer and put on a handful of other meds as well.
Between all of that along with a waivering appetite her glucose levels were all over the charts.

It is a medication that can be purchased by prescription thru a pharmacy, I bought Mil's at Walmart...can't remember how much I paid and have her charts packed away but do not recall it being extra expensive.

It's just horrible watching them suffer with the 'itchies', as if contending with the diabetes is not enough.
Glad to see the Zyrtec might be your answer...for now anyway.
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Those of you who have used Chlor-tabs, what was the dose for the weight of your dog?

Vet wrote out instructions for half to one 4mg tab twice a day. But Eileen's link posted earlier would have her at 2 1/2 tabs twice a day http://tinapham.com/romeo/antihistamines.pdf
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This is from the Merck Manual:
Chlorpheniramine is a first-generation propylamine-derivative antihistamine. Oral absorption of chlorpheniramine in dogs is rapid and complete, reaching peak plasma concentrations in 30-60 min. Chlorpheniramine maleate undergoes substantial first-pass effect. Chlorpheniramine and its metabolites are primarily excreted in urine. The recommended dose in cats and dogs is 1-2 mg and 2-8 mg respectively, PO, bid-tid. Mild clinical signs such as depression and GI upset have been reported for dosages <1 mg/kg. Significant clinical signs such as ataxia, tremors, depression or hyperactivity, hyperthermia, and seizures may be seen within 6 hr of ingestion of large amounts.
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/in.../bc/214004.htm
  • Chlorpheniramine is dosed for dogs at 4 to 8 mg (max 0.5 mg/kg) two times per day.
http://www.petplace.com/drug-library...ton/page1.aspx

What do the ophthomologists use for those with glaucoma - curious about those like Annie and Ed
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This is from an Aussie site so some names may differ but the dosage for the Chlorpheniramine can vary quite a bit.

http://www.ingleburnvet.com.au/antihistamines.htm

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