Prednisone for animals

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You may want to consider asking your vet for a pain medication for your cat for pain. Otherwise, I'd consider some of the herbal treatments as an alternative aid, but you'd want to check with your vet to be sure there isn't a contraindication.
In one experiment one hundred percent of test animals administered prednisone for six months developed malignancies. That does not necessarily mean that there is a link between taking prednisone and your malignancy. Prednisone can be a life-saving medication, and if used judiciously, the benefits far outweigh the risks. In aerosols, sprayed into the lungs, the doseage is extremely small. For specific studies go to the government database PUBMED and do a search.
My beautiful, loving belgian bouvier was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. He is on steroids ( prednisone) and is doing well at the present.He also takes a pepcid daily to help protect his stomach from the steriods. We have declined radiation /chemotherapy options. Anyone have any natural remedies that would help strengthen him to fight this devastating diagnosis/disease.
I've been on 3-10 mg of steroids (prednisone is how it is called here) for the last five months because I continue to have mild to severe attacks that need me to have a portable oxygen tank a nebulizer and of course my broncodilator inhaler wherever I go. This dosage has worked well for me, varying it depending on my symptoms.
It really means a lot to me. I agree that if more people treated animals with respect and gratitude for what they give to us, it would make a better world! The Michael Vicks of this world are just cruel individuals and if they do not respect the life of an animal then they certainly do not respect any life. For me, I sometimes prefer animals over people! LOL!!! Have a great day!
I neglected to enter a post regarding your daughter Clara. I must apologize for my seemingly disregard for you and her problem. I sincerely hope that all will be well with you both and that there will be no repeat of the problem. I am, as I have said before, not much of a praying man but my wishes are certainly with you both.
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So, that makes me a late responder for sure and perhaps a super-late responder. No way to know for sure. In my favor, I have done 100% of all doses,180ug Peg weekly and 1200mg Riba daily, except for one Peg shot after hospitilization for TIA. Working against me is the fact that I take immunosupressants for liver transplant.
Went back to the dr after 10 days and I tried levaquin 500mg for three days, on the third day I really lost my appetite, and was shaking/shivering with chills. So the next day the dr switched to clindamycin 300mg and prednisone. I started to feel a little better 2 days in, but any time I would do anything (laundry, dishes) my fever would pop back up to 99.9 (I normally run below 98.5). I Was a healthy 32 yr old mom of 2 kids under 4years of age.
I am not treating with chemo. She is currently on prednisone and tramadol. She was doing great for awhile and all the lumps and swelling went way down. Over the last few weeks I have been noticing a lot of changes in her. She has been throwing up frequently and reluctant to eat. She seems to have lost a lot of weight as I can see her ribs pretty clearly. The lumps have gotten much bigger and appear in more places than just her neck. She has also become VERY clingy with me.
If you have the money, you might ask for a referral to an orthopedic specialist. There just might be a way of surgically correcting the area causing the most pain. Since he's such a young dog, his chances of responding to surgery and rehab are certainly better than in a senior dog. Treating spinal pain in humans is just as difficult as treating it in animals. It's expensive and much of the treatment is trial and error.
following a knee surgery I had a lot of problems and instead of being off for 4 weeks, I was off for 3 months. My knee kept swelling horribly and after cortisone and fluid draws, I tried the synvisc injection. About 2 or 3 days later I developed an extremely itchy rash on both elbows that they did not think was releated to the knee injection. Couple rounds of prednisone helped some, but it's there although less itchy.
I'll also look into the ThreeLac and the SCDiet - thanks for that info. I was on prednisone early on - never did a thing for me. Cortizone was the same. The only thing that ever helped in 12 years of Drs treating me back when I first got this was starting to take the Metamucil. I realized this morning that I might be unwittingly eating something else now that has the same kind of preservatives in it that make me sick - I've just never been able to identify it.
all my sides seemed to pop up all thruout tx and then go away, lucky for me nothing was ever too severe or lasted too long...just used benadryl cream and the rash pretty much disappeard..
tried to go down to 47.5 mg prednisone, but had breathing problems, so tomorrow I will go to 48.25. See NP tomorrow. It seems like everything is a trigger for my allergies. I had forgotten what I was allergic to because I hadn't reacted in so long. Oleanders, marijuana smoke, jasmine, Giorgio perfume, laundry detergent fragrances, soap fragrances, Bermuda grass, tree pollen, ugh! I am so tired of all of this...
There are several of us on here who have a similar eye complaint: seeing a bright flash, like the afterimage of a flash bulb, when we blink, and sometimes, on upgaze. This is transient symptom for most of us, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When the "spot" in our visual field passes over a dark background, the spot appears light. When the spot passes over a light background, it appears dark.
In lab rats provided with daily doses of prednisone one hundred percent of the test animals developed malignancies after six months. This was a direct result of shutting down their natural immunological response and an inability to generate tumor necrosis factor. Short-term use of oral prednisone may be life-saving, however prolonged use of prednisone may be life-threatening.
Just try not to keep her on Prednisone for a long time as it can cause health problems like diabetes. I know this, because I have an IBD cat. IBD cats are usually treated with prednisone along with other things. As the IBD gets worse, the dosis increases (until the cat has to be put to sleep) So then you have a diabetic, IBD cat. But, after all, medication for a long time has its side effects, right?
My pain management Dr said the only thing I can take is opiods and made me stop my muscle relaxors, prednisone and lidoderm patches. My OB would like me to stop for the first trimester as she said it could cause birth defects but my pain management Dr doesn't agree. She said my high blood pressure associated with my pain, the pain itself , anxiety and stress outweigh the risk of taking it. I love my baby and don't want to do anything to hurt him/her so I want to stop immediately.
Pulmicort hasn't been helping me much at all with my symptoms, and the doctor mentioned he wants to put me on prednisone for a couple of weeks to see if that clears me up. I'm wondering if this sounds like relatively normal protocol. I'm pretty scared of prednisone (just from what I've read), and am trying to find out what diets, vitamins, etc. I can go on so that I help limit any potential side affects from this drug. I don't smoke, drink, and exercise relatively frequently.
Once I have a dog in remission, I usually decrease one drug slightly once a month, monitor for any flare of crusts, and if no flare occurs, then I try to decrease the dose or frequency again. Typically I aim for control of disease with prednisone given every 2-3 days, and azathioprine every 2-3 days (given on the day that prednisone is not given). If I have a dog that has not flared on q 3 day therapy, then I try q 5 days, etc.
Epcot Center was a little boring for her - no animals, less visual stimuli, etc...but we had fun nonetheless. Two days after arriving home, I woke up and the right side of my mouth was numb. After googling (and searching on MedHelp!), I diagnosed myself with Bell's Palsy. A visit to the ER confirmed it, and I'm now on Prednisone and Acyclovir to treat potential causes. My daughter is on antibiotics for her cough, and my wife is the only one who seems to be getting better.
if she is laying in the living room with the other animals (we have a pretty good assortment of rescue animals around the house) she wont do it, but if she is laying on the couch with me, or on the bed with me, she will doze off panting REALLY quickly. if i get her attention by saying her name, or pet her, she slows down until she drifts off again.
I do not want to keep this poor cat on Prednisone for the rest of her life. She has gained considerable weight in the last few months. She is at 16lbs. Do you have any suggestions as to what she may have?? I will tell you that these sores started developing after I brought another cat into the house. This was a year ago. Could she be allergic to another cat?? Thankyou for your time.
My basset hound had surgery for a ruptured disk two weeks ago and has recently developed bed sores. I have tried to keep him clean and dry, but he is on prednisone and urinates frequently. I have tried diapers, pads, towels and blankets between his legs, but he is not yet walking and I need to know what to do to cure these sores. I am washing the area frequently and drying it, and then applying an first aid anitbiotic ointment. What else can I do?
When the motivated pet owner, family veterinarian and a veterinary dermatologist work together, our allergic pets can be helped to live long, comfortable lives. Good luck, Kimberly Coyner, DVM DACVD Dermatology Clinic for Animals of Las Vegas www.dermvet.com .
To further minimize the chance of an AIH flare-up, a pregnant woman should remain on therapy during pregnancy. At low dosages, both prednisone and azathioprine have been demonstrated to be safe for use during pregnancy. However, as a precaution, it is probably wise to discontinue using azathioprine as soon as pregnancy is discovered as some studies have found this medication to be teratogenic.
I sound like a seal, my throat is sore and my voice goes out. I have to take 40 MG of prednisone for a few weeks, an albuterol inhaler too. She said the inflammation has to go down in the lungs to get better first. also one has to try to figure out what triggered the attack to begin with,Mine was most likely allergies. so we treat that along with this. i am hoping she helps this. sh also has me taking benedryl at night and that helps with the post nasal drip.
I have never tested positive for any skin testing for food allergies. I have never had any allergies to pollen, dust, animals, nothing. I make IgE antibodies against chicken only. The rest of the proteins cause an immediate or 10minute delayed histamine response in the back of my throat. All grains also cause edema, fever, lethargy and severe respiratory distress from inflammation of the airway. I cannot find anyone else that has 3 different immune responses to food.
You might taper off to zero prednisone and your AIH might just go on vacation for awhile, and perhaps permanently if you're lucky. But in the event the AIH does not go away (probably the more likely outcome), you'll reach a minimum "maintenance dose". From what I've read, 5mg is a fairly typical maintenance dose of prednisone for AIH. Then you'll probably be given an additional drug called immuran. Immuran boosts the effectiveness of prednisone and allows you to take less of it.
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