Maybe. Under specific circumstances, your vet may prescribe your dog a low dose of allergy medication. However, this decision should only be made under your vet’s care and supervision. If your dog has an acute allergic reaction, take them to the vet or animal hospital immediately.
Do not attempt to give your dog allergy medication without your vet’s guidance, and never give them any form of diphenhydramine that contains alcohol.
Up to half of pet poisonings are caused by medications meant for people. These drugs are tested on and intended for humans, not dogs or other pets. You should always keep medications out of reach of your dog, in sturdy containers.
Symptoms to Watch For
If your pet takes allergy medication, consult your vet if they display the following symptoms:
- Decreased appetite
- Difficulty urinating
- Excess energy
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