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How Much Does Allergy Medicine Costs for Dogs?

Allergy medicine for dogs may cost you something between $01 a month to more than $200 (United States Dollars) a month. It all depends upon the severity of the canine's condition and also the place you're buying from. Anti-allergy medication for dogs just like Apoquel (generic name: Oclacitinib) may cost high as it's used to treat a persistent type of allergy, i.e. eczema (atopic dermatitis), and other skin allergic disorders in dogs.

Here in the following piece of article, I decided to share names of some quality medicines that could be available at your nearby (local) drugstore or those you can buy online easily. Their prices could vary depending on where you're buying them.

Note: Allergy medicines could be prescription drugs. So you need a valid veterinarian prescription for buying these drugs online or from your nearby medicine store. However, these drugs that I'm going to share with you are highly recommended by the vets for treating all kinds of allergies in canines, felines, and other small animals.

Some of the drugs (listed below) are used for canines only, i.e. Apoquel.


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List of Anti-Allergy Medicines for Dogs


So below is the list of most recommended anti-allergy treatments for dogs with their costs.

1. Oclacitinib (Brand Name: Apoquel)


The first and most effective pet medicine for allergy is Apoquel which is available in oral tablets form. It is available in three different powers, i.e. 3.6mg, 5.4mg, and 16mg, respectively.

It is a prescription drug and would only be brought by having a solid vet prescription.

However, it's highly recommended, sufficient, and effective treatment for skin allergies in dogs. It is suggested for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema) in dogs.

Eczema is a severe skin condition that causes swelling (inflammation), redness, itching, irritations, and rashes on the skin.

It may cost anywhere from $80 to $150 a month.


2. Cyclosporin (Brand Name: Atopica)

Another immunosuppressive drug for the treatment of allergies in dogs. It treats severe allergy symptoms in pets and works by suppressing the defense system of the body.

Cyclosporin works effectively when other antihistamines (drugs) get failed in treating pet allergies. It works on the specific histamines and helps to relieve inflammation, redness, rashes, irritations, itching, and discomfort related to dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema in dogs.

It may cost pet owners from $80 to $200 (United States Dollars) a month for a single dog.

3. Trimeprarine+Presnisolone (Brand Name: Temaril-P)

It's an effective combination of an antihistamine drug (trimeprazine) and a corticosteroid (prednisolone). It is used for the treatment of a broad range of allergies.

It can treat the symptoms of kennel cough, atopic dermatitis (swollen skin), eczema, etc.

However, it's a relatively cheap treatment but the long-term use of steroids in dogs is not recommended. Steroids suppress the immune system and increase the risk of developing infectious diseases in dogs.

It's a prescription medicine and the overdose may result in harmful consequences.

It may cost you from $20 to $40 per month.

4. Hydroxyzine

This is an antihistamine medication that is effective in treating allergic reactions in dogs. It works on certain types of histamines and blocks their action.

Hydroxyzine is a generic drug and is used to relieve the symptoms of allergies. It can treat swelling (inflammation), itching, irritations, redness, rashes, etc.

This may cost you from 50 cents to a maximum of $2 per month. Prices may vary (a little) depending on the location and brand you're willing to purchase.

5. Diphenhydramine (Brand Name: Benadryl)

It relieves the symptoms of seasonal allergies in dogs. It may help in treating hay fever, runny nose, sneezing, kennel cough, and skin irritations,

It can treat allergies in dogs caused by pollen, dust, pollution, etc.

It may cost you anywhere from $30 to $100 for a month.

6. Chlorpheniramine

This medicine is used for the treatment of seasonal allergies in dogs. It relieves the symptoms of cold, i.e. runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, etc.

It can treat hay fever and is a highly suggested medicine by veterinarians. (Please consult a vet before using any kind of medication).

It may cost you from $2 to $4 a month.

7. Prednisolone

It belongs to steroids. It is a steroid medication that is used to relieve the symptoms of all kinds of allergies. Comparatively, it's cheap than other anti-allergy drugs that have been used for pets.

Although, it's highly effective and sometimes is used with other antihistamine drugs for the quick relief of inflammation (swelling), itching, redness, breathing problems, etc.

Steroids suppress the immune system and are not recommended for dogs that are below 12 months or have been suffering from an infection or taking cancer medicine. Consult a vet for more details.

It's a prescription drug and is only available on a prescription.

It may cost you from $2 a month or even less.

8. Clemastine

This is a highly effective antihistamine drug that is available at a cheap price and is effective for the quick relief of the symptoms of seasonal allergy.

It helps in colds, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, hay fever, itching, swelling, etc.

It may cost you from $20 to $40 a month (estimated).

9. Dexamethasone

This is a steroid drug that is available in both oral and topical cream/ointment form. Oral medicine is used for the treatment of skin swelling, irritations, itching, runny nose, redness on the skin, etc.

Topical cream could be used for treating inflammation as well as severe skin allergy disorders, i.e. eczema, psoriasis, etc.

It may cost you as little as $1 a month or less.

10. Hydrocortisone

Steroid drug that is used for the treatment of allergies in dogs. It is also available in both oral and topical forms.

It is used to relieve the symptoms of allergies, i.e. inflammation, rashes, redness, itching, irritation on the skin.

Hydrocortisone suppresses the body's defense system and could not be suitable for dogs that are below one year old or those who are taking antibiotics or are suffering from an infectious disorder. Please consult a veterinarian before giving any kinds of medicines to your furry friends.

It may cost you anywhere from $2 to $5 a month or less.

11. Triamcinolone acetonide

It suppresses the immune system of the body and can reduce swelling (inflammation), irritation, itching, redness on the skin.

It may cost you from $5 to $8 a month.

12. Lokivetmab

It's available in injection form with the brand name Cytopoint. It works on specific cytokines released by the immune system and helps in relieving itchiness.

It's a biological medication that is highly effective and your pet only needs One injection within three months and that's it.

It may cost you $60 to $150 for three months.

All prices are estimated and may vary depending on your location, the brands you're buying, and the time of purchase. This article is just for information purposes only as we do not suggest or recommend any kinds of medicines for dogs. Please consult a veterinarian for consultation.

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