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    Default Re: Should I be concerned or is it just allergies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    It doesn't work better than Benadryl, it just works differently. They each use a different antihistamine. Benadryl uses diphenhydramine. Zyrtec uses cetirizine and Claritin is loratadine. All of them are different drugs used to treat the same thing.

    Think of it as aspirin. When I have a headache the only thing that takes it away for me is Excedrin, I could swallow an entire bottle of Tylenol and it won't help my pain. Both Excedrin and Tylenol are pain relievers but one works for me and one doesn't. My mom only responds to Advil. Same with allergy medicines, not everyone will respond the same way to them.

    My Otis gets Zyrtec because Benadryl does absolutely nothing for him. My wallet is secretly happy that he responds this way because 94% of Benadryl is processed in the kidneys whereas Zyrtec is mostly processed in the liver. That makes is much safer for Abby to take on the rare occasion she needs it so I don't have to buy both.
    Thanks ill have to call the vet for dosing and try it. we have zyrtec and claritin in the house.

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    Default Re: Should I be concerned or is it just allergies?

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    Thanks ill have to call the vet for dosing and try it. we have zyrtec and claritin in the house.
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    Default Re: Should I be concerned or is it just allergies?

    Thankyou bullymomma! i will try that. im starting to think its more allergies than infection cause hes rubbing his face on things and has a mild rash on the belly and chin. his ears are also a little pinker than normal.

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