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Old 28-02-2011, 04:14 PM
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Piriton for dogs

Do any of you give your dogs piriton?

Reason I ask is Roo started last night scratching like hell at his tummy. It started about 20 minutes after we came home from a walk. He was arseing around in a filthy ditch so I think he could have picked something up there that’s irritating him. He’s not made himself bleed but it has gotten rather red.

I bathed him in cool water last night, just his tum and that seemed to work for about an hour, then he started again. We also checked both of them for fleas and there’s nothing that I can see. No sign of flea dirt, and Harvey isn’t itching.

A friend suggested Piriton but I rang the vet and, surprise surprise, they “wouldn’t recommend it because they need to see the rash first…” so I got nowhere asking for a dosage! Whole point was to try this to see if it helped before having to take him in!

I’ve been googling and basically found that some give ˝ a tablet, others a full one. Has anyone else ever given it to a westie sized dog (he’s 8.5 kilos).
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Old 28-02-2011, 04:17 PM
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Re: Piriton for dogs

In the summer months my dog gets 1 tablet every day he is a JRT around 12.5 kg. He bites and scratches himself raw with the pollen/grass, it is awful and the only thing that helps from the vets is steroids so it is Piriton all the way. Not sure if it is what you need in your situation but I find it great.
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Re: Piriton for dogs

Yep half a piriton has been suggested to me on an animal first aid course.
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Re: Piriton for dogs

I would poss give just a quarter zeb gets 1/2 in the summer as he gets hayfever symptoms and he's 30kg
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Re: Piriton for dogs

Absolutely fine to give but unsure of dosage. My old girl was prescribed Piriton by the vet, at highly inflated prices. I didn't know then that they are identical to the human version, so now would jusT buy OTC Piriton
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Re: Piriton for dogs

Mavis has one a day sometime increased to twice a day if she is really itchy and she weighs 22 Kg,

so i would not give anymore than 1/2 myself
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Re: Piriton for dogs

Sonny got piriton when stung by a wasp last year can not remember the dose though. I think we had to give him a 1/4 of a tablet but it may have been 1/2 - definately was not a whole one. He is a cocker spaniel and only weighs 11 kg just now so probably slightly less than that then.
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Re: Piriton for dogs

Braighe, our westie had a skin problem last summer, and along with other things he was given Piriton every day.

He is 8.5kg and the dose was 1/2 tablet 3 times a day
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Re: Piriton for dogs

Thanks to everyone for advice!!!

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Braighe, our westie had a skin problem last summer, and along with other things he was given Piriton every day.

He is 8.5kg and the dose was 1/2 tablet 3 times a day
Brill that's just what I was after! I'll give him 1/2 tonight and see how he goes. I'm hoping it will just be a one off and he'll be back to normal after it.

He's getting groomed on Saturday!!!
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Re: Piriton for dogs

Similar thing happened a while ago, Bro and SIL decided (kindly) to take the whole of the familes dogs for a walk together 7 dogs in total
Well when they got back every dog was going mad biting at thier paws,
except one of my dogs is a hairless chinese crested, his entire body was a red rash!!! Looked awful.

I gave every dog one piriton tablet each. From the 6kilo cresteds to the RR and goldie.
The irritant quickly subsided.


Oh and I also put some bite and sting cream on Percys body because it was so severe.
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