I'm trying to move away from using Atarax (hydroxyzine) for my dogs allergies during the day time and wanted to try a "non-drowsy" (and cheaper) antihistamine.
I researched zyrtec and dogs and found dosage (<10lbs 5mg po qd, 10-50lbs 10mg po qd, >50lbs 10mg po bid).
I also found results that said most dogs responded better to Zyrtec over other antihistamines.
So, I talked to my vet that prescribed the Atarax and she said she has never even heard of a medication called Zyrtec and doesn't know what's in it... I'm wondering why I still go to this vet.
Zyrtec is actually a metabolite created when Atarax is broken down in the body.
Does anyone use Zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies in their dog? Did it help? and what dosage per weight did you give?