All Creatures Veterinary Hospital

All Creatures Veterinary Hospital
4549 HW 62 West
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870) 425-5175


OTC Antihistamines

**We always recommend trying the lowest dose first on any of these medications**

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

CATS:
Children's Benadryl (12.5 mg) 1/4 teaspoon once to twice daily

DOGS:
0 to 20 lbs. Children's Benadryl (12.5 mg)
Liquid 1 teaspoon twice daily OR
Tablet 1 tablet twice daily
21 to 60 lbs. Benadryl (25 mg) 1 capsule twice daily
61 to 100 lbs. Benadryl (25 mg) 2 capsules twice daily

Chlorpheniramine 4 mg (Chlortrimeton)

CATS:
1/2 to 1 tablet once to twice daily
DOGS:
O to 40 lbs. 1/2 to 1 tablet twice daily
41 to 100 lbs. 1 tablet twice daily

Clemastine 1.34 mg (Tavist)
DO NOT give Tavist D!!

CATS:
1/2 tablet twice daily
DOGS:
0 to 20 lbs. 1/2 tablet twice daily
21 to 60 lbs. 1 tablet twice daily
61 to 100 lbs. 1 to 2 tablets twice daily

Loratidine 10 mg (Claritin)

CATS:
1/2 tablet once daily
DOGS:
0 to 15 lbs. 1/2 tablet once daily
16 to 39 lbs. 1/2 tablet twice daily
Over 40 lbs. 1 tablet twice daily

Cetirizine 5 or 10 mg (Zyrtec)

CATS:
5 mg 1/2 to 1 tablet once daily
DOGS:
0 to 20 lbs. 5 mg 1/2 to 1 tablet once daily
21 to 50 lbs. 5 mg 1 tablet once to twice daily