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Sansastark45 Sun 16-Feb-20 18:26:01

Our dog seems to have super sensitive skin - when you touch her in certain places her skin shivers - we have her on grain free food but the vet suggested giving her an antihistamine- cetirizine is the one I've got - how much do I give her ?? She weighs a stone xx

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Rhapsodyinpurple Sun 16-Feb-20 18:27:45

When our dog needed antihistamine we were told to give her Piriton and not any others. The dose was tailored to her weight.

Sansastark45 Sun 16-Feb-20 18:39:26

Our vet originally said benadryl but we found that it made her quite drowsy so they said to put her on cetirizine or laboratide - I know that 1 tablet is for 1 human - I just dont want to be over dosing her or not giving her enough and not help her xx its driving her insane xx

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Dreamersandwishers Tue 18-Feb-20 20:35:38

My vet told me they can’t metabolise cetirizine so gave me piriton.
My 30kg lab gets one piriton per day if needed. A stone is about 6 kg so I would think about 1/4.
But for a lower risk solution, may I suggest Lintbells Yumega, which seems to keep my dogs skin happy.

Sansastark45 Wed 19-Feb-20 13:08:27

Oh thats interesting as a lady i was talking to in the vet waiting room mentioned to me about Yumega and i have tried to find it since but i had been spelling it wrong! I will look for that now smile

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Girlintheframe Thu 20-Feb-20 06:37:57

We use hypoallergenic food, piriton and Yumega itchy dog daily. All has helped with his itchy skin

Girlintheframe Thu 20-Feb-20 06:38:59

Amazon sell it. We get ours on repeat every few months

Sansastark45 Thu 20-Feb-20 07:30:15

I ordered some yesterday smile it's coming today ! Xx

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BlackCatJourney Fri 26-Jun-20 14:33:44

@Sansastark45 could I ask if the yumega helped? Just thinking of trying it for an itchy Lab.

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