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Old December 7th, 2014, 11:28 AM
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Cats taking Claratin

Hi members!

So in this thread I wrote how our cat Baci was taking reactine (Cetirizine). It worked really well for a while to combat breathing issues due to chronic rhinitis but now it's losing its effectiveness.

I have been reading on the web how some people are using Claritin (Loratadine) in cats to combat allergic reactions and I was curious if any members have used it for their cats or dogs?

many thx for any info or opinions
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Old December 7th, 2014, 10:20 PM
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We still have Ozzie on Zyrtec/Cetirizine, my husband thinks it helps a little, but I don't see it. I'm giving him it every other day, but he's still sneezing on everyone and everything. If you have any luck with the Claritin, let me know. Thanks
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Old December 8th, 2014, 05:50 AM
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Hi linda...seems we are in the same boat....where the drugs work for a short while and then become ineffective.

I'll try claritin in the next day or so and let you know. thx

it SUCKS that human drugs like Sudafed are poison to cats....because that's what he needs to treat what he has.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 11:25 PM
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Just wondering, Marko, is Bacis allergies/congestion worse at a certain time of the year? Ozzies have been really bad the past two months, he's constantly sneezing and blowing off everywhere. You feel so sorry for them but nothing seems to do the trick.
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Old December 18th, 2014, 10:55 PM
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Hi Marko & Lindapalm:

I just stumbled onto this web site and thought that some of the info might be of interest to check out.

It's in regards to antihistamines for cats.


http://cheyennewest.com/antihistamines-for-cats/
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Old December 19th, 2014, 09:12 PM
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I was surprised to see you could, and maybe should, give your cat Zyrtec twice a day instead of once. Doing it only once a day didn't help, I'm going to question my vet on two times daily. If that doesn't help, I'll look into the other meds, Ozzie is really bad now. Thank You.
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