Can dogs be given Zyrtec?


Quick Answer

Zyrtec can be given to dogs as long as the dogs do not have any kidney problems. Older dogs can also sometimes have problems with Zyrtec, so it is always best for owners to consult with their veterinarian before giving Zyrtec to their dog.

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Zyrtec is a common choice along with Benadryl for dogs that have itchy skin problems. It does not matter if the itchy skin and rashes are from hot spots or allergies. Zyrtec is also convenient for many dog owners because they can get the drug over the counter. The drug also has a tendency to make dogs sleepy and can help provide anxious dogs with a calm peace of mind.

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