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This is in fact a human drug not licensed for use in animals but Claritin has been used in the dog many times in just this sort of situation . The dose range for Claritin in the dog is 0.25 - 0.5 mg/kg twice a day orally. But make very sure that it is not Claritin D with pseudoephedrine in it.
It would be safer to go for the 0.25 mg dose initially and see what happens ...
It is the basic Clarityn , so that would be roughly half a tablet then?
is that a single dose or would it need to be repeated?
As she weighs 8 kg this works out at 2 mg twice a day, in your case 1/4 of the 10 mg tablet should be fine ...
In Nina's sort of situation you would normally give it twice a day for three or four days or until symptoms subside.
Thats great. Thank you. Will go and dose her now.
No problem, very glad to have advised you ... regards, Scott
I would just like to thank you. Within 24 hours Nina was fully recovered.
We still don't really know what triggered the reaction but the recovery was as rapid as the reaction.