Prednisone dosage in cats

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IBD Leads to Secondary Infections, Organ Degeneration, Nutritional Deficiencies and Even Cancer Secondary infections are very common in dogs and cats with inflammatory bowel disease. This is the result of not having a balanced, healthy digestive system. Over half your pet’s immune function is located in his GI tract, so if the intestines are inflamed and compromised, the immune system is compromised right along with it.
Your adrenals MAY be able to handle going from 10mg to nothing, however, the chances of you having some side effects from stopping the prednisone abruptly (fatigue, muscle aches) are higher if you don't wean down. I would suggest checking in with your doctor to see what his/her plans are for you getting off the med, whether it will be a taper after the 30 days or if he is just planning on you stopping abruptly. If at all possible, request that he taper you down. Best of luck!
Can anyone tell me what the scaling down dosage is for prednisone. Annie is being treated for possible lymphoma and is receiving 10 mg per day for two weeks. The vet wants to keep her on this dosage but since she isn't sleeping well I feel that I am only prolonging the inevitable. It also takes two people to give her the pills. One to hold her and I pop them in. I am running out of people at this point,, so I need to know how you taper the pred.
Just be careful about the amount of prednisone you are taking. I was in the same situation and thought there was no hope until I my lung collapsed and I went to a different hospital and new pulmo's. they started over with my pulmonary meds and my lungs turned around 100% until I found out what the prednisone did to my joints and the 3 replacements I now need.Hope you feel better Randy.
I've had eczema in my ears for 15 yrs. It is very cyclical, starting w/intense uncontrollable itching, then clear fluid leaking from skin, followed by crusting over & flaking of skin in ears that is itchy in & of itself, leading to more scratching & picking at ears. The skin in my ears gets very damaged and ratty during outbreaks. I also have swelling of the ear canal after these itch/scratch episodes that are sometimes quite painful, & Motrin helps that. ENT Dr.
I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
The large dog dose is up to 8 mg of Chlortrimaton, two to three times per day. It is more effective in cats and humans than in dog's though. Has your vet mentioned Atopica for your dog? If is a good alternative to steroids and is very effective over time. It takes one month or more to saturate cells in the body before it becomes effective, so patience is required.
Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
I want to discontinue steriod use, but attempts to decrease dosage result in polyps quickly returning, resulting in bilateral nasal blockage, thick golden discharge, and no smell (anosia??). Skin allergy testing indicated allergies to cats (none in home), two types of fungus (alternaria and one other), and another item. Personal experiments indicate allergy to high fructose corn syrup.
All the side effects from the links that Opus provided yesterday, are true and need to be considered (lost of appetite, gastrointestinal, some hair loss (the whiskers), drop in red and white cells due to the chemo affecting the bones. After the chemo, we would come home with the necessary medication to make Lucy as comfortable as possible and maybe some anti-biotics due to the side effect on her immune system.
Hill's d/d in venison and a stronger course of prednisone: 5mg twice daily for a week, 5mg once daily for a week, then 2.5mg once daily for a week, 2.5mg every other day for a week, and so on until we were back down to the 1.25mg every other day. The prednisone did not seem effective, so we switched to prednisolone. In any case, for about 2 months Hudson was on a very high dosage of these anti-inflammatories. He developed diabetes and pancreatitis and had to be hospitalized for 10 days!
Also, there seems to be a nationwide out of stock on prednisolone and I have about 10 days left. Might have to switch to prednisone for now until it's back in stock. Any thoughts? This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Cancer-in-Pets/help-for-lymphoma-dog/show/1094446">help for lymphoma dog</a>.
I want her to enjoy the deck while she can because cats must need the sun if they seek to lie in it as much as they do. I'm thinking it might help the dry flaky skin at the head of the tail where a lot of cats seem to get, because perhaps they need the sun for vitamin D, too. Anyway, there must be an important reason for these little guys to be little sun worshipers, so I figure there must be some kind of biological need for this.
This is her second course of antibiotics in a month because she had a bulging disk and had to have major back surgery in early December. That made me wonder about a yeast infection, too, so maybe I'll try probiotics? I don't know if yeast would make these brown, crusty sores. I feel so bad for her! I have been giving her benadryl because I was still a little nervous about the others, but thanks for the reassurance. It's good to know that they're safe as long as they're non-D.
I want to discontinue steriod use, but attempts to decrease dosage result in polyps quickly returning, resulting in bilateral nasal blockage, thick golden discharge, and no smell (anosia??). Skin allergy testing indicated allergies to cats (none in home), two types of fungus (alternaria and one other), and another item. Personal experiments indicate allergy to high fructose corn syrup.
I am glad you found the Pill Pockets and were able to get her to eat them. Prednisone will definately decrease the swelling in her intestines. Don't just immediately stop giving it to her because she seems better. Just like humans, it should be tapered off so it doesn't shock the endrocrine system which gets lazy when any artifical steroid is around.
If so, taking a a Mucinex type product daily may help control that aspect. I take a miaximum dosage daily. You did not mention an antihistamine in your medication list. I would strongly recommend that you start taking one like Zyrtec daily. Claritin is not very effective for severe allergies. Also, to help with allergies, you should start doing twice daily sinus rinses. This greatly reduces allergic reactions.
Any change in routine, you might see some OCD symptoms in cats. A new person in the home can also upset cats into OCD behaviors. I would try to get some flea preventative-Frontline, Advantage, etc., if you don't already have your cats on these. Change the diet back to the one they liked. And, last, but not least, try to stay in one place(of course, if you can), it'll give Buster more security and happiness, and less obsessive behaviors.
I've read that this medication can cause liver damage in cats. UGH! We give him his antibiotic in the a.m. with the Rymadyl and we've done that for a week. About 2 days ago, he started being stuffy again. When I read about the Rimadyl and liver issues in cats- I immediately took him off it. But, now I'm worried he'll be even more stuff! What else could be wrong with him. I know he is to take the antibiotic for another week but I would think by now he should be better.
I just had him allergy tested last month. In March he had an especially bad episode that resulted in a very bad rash and an eye infection due to the allergies so my regular vet said I should take him to the doggie dermatologist. We have a fantastic vet hospital in our area w/ all kinds of specialists. But it can be pretty pricey. The first app. I had was a consult, where the doc did some basic tests for yeast/bacteria.
So, yes, I'm a newbie. 27 yr old female with asthma and allergies since I was little. In the last 2 years, my asthma has gotten progressively worse. This year, I started fresh with a brand new asthma/allergy specialist and we finally started to get my asthma under control. I went from a peak flow of 450 to 575 in just a couple months with medication changes!
I do not know how it is for cats? It sounds like your cat was on prednisone for a very short time in comparison. i would not think about or dwell on the Cancer posibility. I mean there are photographs of animals like skeletons on the internet and then in fantastic condition. Do not give up hope and lets try everything!! We need patience and perserverance.
he,s been stealing the cats food it,s purina healthful life. the vet said it was ok it,s high in protein. before this problem he would eat most any dog food mainly kennel ration also he would eat some table scraps but only ham turkey or chicken.as for his meds the vet took him off amoxi and has me giving him the pred 5mg twice a day dosage .1/2 ml each time. i just took him back to the vet today at11:45 because he was a little shaky and limp. he gave him a shot of a pain med and predisolone.
For the past two years, she's been getting benadryl (OK'd by her vet). When her allergies started this year in early March, we started to give her benadryl again, and she's been fine up until now. The poor thing is so itchy! She's 64 lbs, and I give her one benadryl three times a day. We have her yearly checkup coming up in a few weeks, but just wanted to see if anyone else on here has a dog with allergies, and if so, what you do to help ease the itching. I'd rather not give her steroids...
Constant urination and have always had insomnia since TT back in 94. The lymph nodes i can say are very painful. I was put on prednisone back in April, but it did not help the inflammation or pain in the neck, so she finally decided to send me to the ENT. I keep telling her it is some auto immune disease, but she just blows me off. My last test on TSH was 2.4, so she does not think it has anything to do with the thyroid. I have had so many tests done.
DO watch teeth---gum disease is easy to set in with the dry ness...so floss also. MAINLY, keep hydrated... Ok--Predisone is def a helper in small pill doses...at least for me and the gabertin (that was for the take over of Tegretol originally) is a generic pain reliever that helps with the hot spots, twitches & nervy jerks & spatzy ways of the random klutiziness and sporadic antsiness & more stressful involvement when ya totally have weird like tic's almost.
Of course I was going to clean a little in preparation for going away next week. We have a cat sitter coming in and my house is just embarrasing...more so than usual because I have NO energy to even straighten up. I never had energy for cleaning but it's even worse now. Anyway...my question is about itching and dysautonomia. I have allergies that got diagnosed...wow, almost 10 years ago when I was getting hives all over my body.
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com/neoplasene-as-a-dog-cancer-treatment/#comments interesting, I found this article on arteminsin..(wormwood) appears this site lumps cats in with the same dosage as a small dog(under 25lbs) also that herb contains phenolic acid and tannis that cats cannot tolerate. so I would be hesitant to use. http://pathwithpaws.com/blog/2011/03/26/artemisinin-when-cancer-cells-kill-themselves/ a few suggestions from those that treat holistically include. Vit C injections...
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