Many infectious and noninfectious diseases in dogs are accompanied with allergic reactions that cause anxiety and discomfort in your pets. Most often, dogs suffer from allergic skin reactions that require immediate medical treatment.
Some people use drugs developed for humans as over the counter allergy meds for dogs. However, few dog owners think about the fact that human medicines create serious risks to the dog’s health and can be ineffective when treating allergic states in dogs.
For example, people who use anti-allergic human drugs – Zyrtec (Cetirizine) or Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) as allergy meds for dogs do not even think about the fact that drugs containing anti-allergic agents Cetirizine and Diphenhydramine are not used in veterinary. Thus, it is inappropriate and unsafe to use them as OTC allergy meds for dogs.
Best allergy meds for dogs are sold at urban pharmacies by prescription only. The visitors of online pharmacies have the possibility to buy highly effective allergy meds for dogs without a prescription. Therefore, it is not required to pay for veterinarian services before buying meds for allergy treatment in dogs online.
If allergy in a dog is caused by dermatologic disorders complicated by neomycin-susceptible or Candida infection, combined allergy meds should be prescribed.
Such allergy meds for dogs may include up to four different active ingredients, such as:
- Anesthetic agents (Tetracaine)
- Antifungal agents (Nystatin)
- Antimicrobial agents (Neomycin, Thiostrepton, Oxytetracycline)
- Anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory agents from the group of steroid hormones (Triamcinolone, Hydrocortisone, Isoflupredone, Acetonide, Myristyl gamma-picolinium chloride).
Combined allergy meds for dogs are produced in the form of oil, ointment or spray for external use.
Pet meds for the allergy treatment complicated by fungal or bacterial infection are sold in the USA under the trade names Animax, Derma 4, Derma-Vet, Derm-Otic, Neo-Predef, Panolog and Terra-Cortril.
Besides combined pet meds, you can buy allergy meds for dogs containing only one active ingredient, such as:
- Oclacitinib (Apoquel oral tablets)
- 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole (Sulfodene topical solution)
- Triamcinolone (Genesis topical spray or Medalone topical spray)
It should be noted that pet meds containing only Triamcinolone steroid hormone reduce allergy symptoms as effectively as relieve arthritis symptoms.
Therefore, Triamcinolone-containing allergy meds for dogs can be used for arthritis treatment. In the USA, Triamcinolone-containing medication for the treatment of arthritis and allergy in dogs is sold under the brand Vetalog.
To rapidly and safely reduce itching and to eliminate discomfort, it is necessary to observe the recommended dose of allergy meds for dogs.
- When exceeding the recommended dose of meds, the dog may experience unwanted side effects.
- Very low doses of allergy meds for dogs may fail to provide a significant antiallergic, anti-inflammatory effect.
One should remember that various types of allergy meds for dogs might contain different doses of the same active substances.
For example, Triamcinolone concentration in Genesis topical spray is 0.015%, while Medalone cream contains 0.1% of Triamcinolone antiallergic agent.
Given that fact that Medalone and Genesis spray contain different concentrations of Triamcinolone, these allergy meds for dogs have different dosing regimen.
- Genesis (Triamcinolone 0.015%) spray should be applied to the affected areas of the skin no more than 28 days in a row.
- The maximum recommended duration of using Medalone (Triamcinolone 0.01%) cream is 10 days.
Particular attention should be paid to the age at which some or other allergy meds for dogs can be used. For instance, Apoquel (Oclacitinib) tablets are approved as a treatment of allergic states in dogs from 12 months of age and older. Thus, dogs under 12 months should be prescribed with other FDA-approved allergy meds for dogs.
When buying allergy meds for dogs online, information about their optimal dosing regimen can be found out from a pharmacist of online pharmacy. Besides information on the dosage and indications for use, the pharmacist may provide the information about the suppliers of the cheapest allergy meds for dogs.
In 2015, the US suppliers of allergy meds for dogs are about 10 pharmaceutical companies, such as Bayer Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Fougera, Kraig Biocraft Labs, Med-Pharmex, Strategic Veterinary Pharma, Virbac USA, and Zoetis.
For information how to buy allergy meds for dogs online at the lowest price, please, ask all your questions by phone or email at any time convenient for you.