Prednisone for dogs and cats

five puppies waiting for treatment

Allergy overcomes your pet very quick and you as an owner have to make an informed decision on treatment. Prednisone can offer a solution for dogs. It is affordable and gentle. It has many benefits compared to other allergy medicine.

Prednisone has the same affect on a dog’s organism as hormones of hydrocortisone and cortisone that reduce inflammatory processes and regulate metabolism. It is Glucocorticoid that treats symptoms of allergy, asthma and arthritis. It blocks white blood cells and improves the general condition of a dog. It blocks natural reaction of immune system of body. Hormone is needed to reduce overreaction to pathogens and allergens (in case of autoimmune decease). It is often used to reduce immune system in case of cancer for examples.

It is possible to use hormone for a long time only in certain conditions and cases under supervision of a doctor.

Prednisone is prescribed depending on age, weight, and disease symptoms. It is effective in many cases.. You need regularly go for checks to the veterinary doctor and check your dog and the dosage of medicine and its effects. Doctor can adjust a dosage. Prednisone is prescribed on certain schemes.

Since the dog’s organism produces cortisone by itself, Prednisone has to be prescribed with care: usually the lower dosage is given in the evening.

Depending on diagnostic results Prednisone is prescribed with modification scheme and can be discontinued if dog’s condition improved significantly. But you should not discontinue the medicine abruptly because it can cause additional stress on dog’s health.

Prednisone is not recommended for pregnant and lactating dogs. Doctor has to take into account interference with other medicine too. Prednisone can conflict with other medicine and has negative consequences. To avoid problems, you should get advice from the dog experts and doctors. You should go for a complete diagnostic tests before using Prednisone. You should know all details and consult a doctor.

Andrew

Hello! Here is my story, In September, my beloved dog felt ill and lost appetite, He lost a lot of weight too. I took him to a vet to run some tests that revealed inflammatory process. After ultrasonic test doctor identified a seven-centimeter lung tumor. A surgery was not possible at the time, I also didn’t not if it was malignant or not. It didn’t make sense to run additional test because a surgery could not be done. They told us that the choice was to put the dog out or give him treatment to prolong his life. They gave my dog a month or little bit more to live. I could hope only for a miracle ( there was a dog at the clinic that was still alive after 4 months) Honestly, it was difficult to take a decision. My dog was in miserable condition. He was thin and weak. We decided to treat the dog with Prednisone that was prescribed by the vet for several weeks, My dog is alive! He recovered and looks great. He is active and playful. I give him Prednisone in a quarter of a pill every day now, when we started the dosage was half of the pill per day. His visit is scheduled after New Year day, and I hope the doctor will discontinue Prednisone even though the doctor said to give it to the dog for the rest of his life.