Claritin is a medication that is used to treat allergies in humans. It is not approved for use in dogs, and there is no evidence that it is effective in treating allergies in dogs. There are many other medications that are approved for use in dogs to treat allergies.
Some of the most common medications used to treat allergies in dogs include antihistamines, corticosteroids, and allergy shots.
How does Claritin(Loratadine) work?
Loratadine is an antihistamine drug that blocks H1 cellular receptors and prevents their activation by histamine. This means it can relieve many of the symptoms associated with allergies including skin redness, tissue swelling or itching.
Allergies are one of the most common reasons dogs visit the vet. And they can be tough to treat because every dog is different and each allergy has its own triggers. Claritin for Dogs, an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that helps relieve your pup’s itchy skin and runny nose caused by allergies so they can get back to being their happy self again.
We know how much you love your pup, and you constantly worry about side effects or drug interactions. Consider giving Benadryl, on the advice of your Vet. Here is a helpful Benadryl dosage chart that might be helpful(link).