Canine Allergy Treatment With Piriton

Piriton is an antihistamine found in the United Kingdom and is commonly used for canine allergy treatment. Chlorpheniramine maleate, Piriton's active ingredient, can also be found in other country's antihistamine products.

When to Use Piriton to Treat Canine Allergies

When canine allergy symptoms present themselves, Piriton may be prescribed to reduce or prevent those symptoms. Symptoms include:

  • Itching
  • Scratching
  • Runny nose
  • Compulsive scratching
  • Irritated eyes

Side Effects and Contraindications

When considering Piriton, consult a veterinarian about dosage and any possible negative drug interactions should the dog be on other medications. Possible side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness and increased itchiness. Should the dog present symptoms such as fluid retention or loss of vision, discontinue use immediately and consult a veterinarian.

Piriton Dosage

Determining the proper dosage of Piriton to give a dog is based upon the weight and symptoms presented. A dog presenting multiple symptoms for skin allergies will require more Piriton than a dog who is compulsively scratching. It is best to consult a veterinarian to determine the proper dose.

Using Piriton to alleviate allergic symptoms can be an effective treatment so long as care is taken in dosing and in avoiding negative drug interactions. Once the histamines in the dog's system are reduced, healing can begin.