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Loratadine for Itching Dogs

Bruno, my 80 pound Rottie mix was getting open sores from biting and itching, especially around his back and tail. The vet always said it was fleas.
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We would get the topical Advantage and in a few days he was scratching again. So it was not only fleas.

I read that Claritin was good for dogs. I can't afford expensive Claritin, so I bought the generic, which was cheap at the Dollar General. I tried giving him the 10 mg generic of Claritin which is Loratadine. It is the 24 hour allergy pill and is around $3.00 or so at the Dollar General.

From the moment I gave him the pill, in a small piece of bread, I knew it was
going to work. In just a little while, he completely stopped the manic itching and after around a month, his hair is growing back nicely. All I can say is that his allergies must have been airborne, rather than just fleas.

Another observation is that the more regularly I gave him the pill, his immune system must have strengthened, because now he only needs them intermittently.

I had to share this with my ThriftyFun family :)

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May 9, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you for the great tip. I have no need for it right now, but have five dogs and it's good to know.

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May 9, 20180 found this helpful

Loratadine is generic Claratin...cheaper yet at Walmart and cheapest at Sam's...it is good for humans as it is a 24 hour non drowsy~ Thanks for sharing

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May 9, 20180 found this helpful

Thank You for your great tip. I was trying to figure out what I could use for my poor pooch.

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I just read this. I use this for myself. It us sitting on the end table right next to me.

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May 9, 20180 found this helpful

Thank You for your great tip. I was trying to figure out what I could use for my poor pooch. I just read this. I use this for myself. It us sitting on the end table right next to me.

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May 10, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks for the tip. I will be trying this for my dog.

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May 21, 20180 found this helpful

My dog Sandy would constantly scratch and bite. I killed all the fleas on her by washing her with pert plus dsndruff shampoo. She was still scratching and biting herself like crazy. I started using seresto flea collar on her, and bathing her weekly. She no longer scratches, and has been flea free.

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Seresto collars are $52 at Walmart, but they last 8 months, so its really quite affordable. If you buy the large ones you can cut it, and see inside of a regular collar, thereby treating 2-3 smaller dogs or cats with one. Thats what I will be doing next month when its time to change the seresto collar.

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May 28, 20180 found this helpful

Have you ever looked in to food allergies? Our boy has a chicken allergy and when we figured it out, the skin issues went away! The next step would have been removing grains, then any artificial colors.

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June 18, 20180 found this helpful

Sorry I think your right about the itching if my dogs or cats were seriously ill I would know the same as my children and any individual or stranger whether they have a allergy or threatening illness I don't need to look or research anything .,That is my job ! That's why so many people are given the wrong medication because now doctors don't think about looking up on the brand the interaction with other tablets it's too much , but when there was no internet it was hassle for doctors to read up and write notes by pen and paper which most can't.everything costs but really deep down only we know best our nature is our future our lively hoods once that's gone were all gone the earth will disintegrate to a ball of dust

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June 19, 20180 found this helpful

Thx for the info. Our Chihuahua has been on Aquprill for over a year and it is expensive. Think I will try ur suggestion.

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