This non-steroidal prescription medication earns praise from pet owners and pet care professionals for calming skin allergy symptoms and causing fewer side effects than other commonly prescribed allergy medications. Relieves symptoms quickly. Well-tolerated by most pets.
Not for young puppies or dogs with major infections. Although rare, stomach upset is possible, but tends to fade with repeated dosages.
Commonly prescribed by veterinarians for calming inflammation and soothing skin reactions in allergic dogs. Can help ease breathing difficulties. Small pills are easy to give, and can be broken in half per your vet's approval. Affordable.
Risk of side effects common due to steroid use, including excessive thirst and urination, increase in blood pressure, and weight gain. Dogs with certain health problems shouldn't take it.
Calms coughing and soothes throat irritation caused by allergies to pollutants. Also reduces inflammation, so may be effective at soothing itching skin in some dogs with skin allergies. Small pills are easy to hide in food.
Contains Prednisolone, a steroid that may cause side affects including elevated blood pressure, weight gain, frequent urination and thirst. Isn't recommended for dogs with some health conditions.
Helps promote immunity and ease digestive issues caused by food allergies by rebuilding the number of "good" bacteria in the digestive tract. May firm stools and ease diarrhea in some canines. Easy to give with food. Can be purchased without a prescription.
Like other products in this classification, it may not work for all dogs. In some cases, digestive issues may worsen before they get better after taking it.
Made with natural ingredients like hemp, Butterbur extract, and curcumin that target seasonal allergies and promote healthy digestion. Also contains omega fatty acids that soothe skin. Some dog owners report that this medication calms their pets' need to scratch. Soft chew form. No prescription needed.
Not all dogs like them, but many enjoy the flavor. May initially cause stomach upset that improves once dogs adjust to taking them.
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If your dog suffers from allergies, she’s not alone. Allergies in dogs are actually quite common, and stem from a variety of aggravating factors including food and environmental pollutants. Responses in the immune system affect the skin, eyes, ears, and digestive tract, leading to symptoms such as scratching, swelling, sneezing, repetitive licking, diarrhea, and vomiting. What causes allergies and the resulting symptoms can be challenging to deal with, but fortunately there are medications that ease these canine afflictions. Consult with your veterinarian first, then follow up with prescribed medications or suggested treatments to make your pooch feel better.
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