Antihistamines for your Dog

by on 12/08/15 at 1:47 pm

There are many antihistamines that are commonly used in veterinary medicine.  We have found that some of the newer drugs available are metabolites of older medications that were commonly prescribed.  Canines and felines tend to tolerate antihistamines very similarly to humans.  Some animals respond quite well to certain classes of antihistamines whereas other do not respond.  Some animals may experience drowsiness or mild behavioral changes for a short period of time that usually tend to resolve on their own.  There are some antihistamines that may interact with medications that your pet may already be taking.  Your veterinarian should be able to guide you through the various antihistamines and select a protocol that works well for your pet.


Andrew J. Baker, DVM, MRCVS

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