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Promotes healthy recovery from a myriad of conditions
Treats serious cases of bronchial and diseases in the lungs, intestines, spinal cord, brain and blood.
Provides relief in emergency anaphylactic reactions, spine trauma, and shock

Prednisone

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At a Glance
Promotes healthy recovery from a myriad of conditions
Treats serious cases of bronchial and diseases in the lungs, intestines, spinal cord, brain and blood.
Provides relief in emergency anaphylactic reactions, spine trauma, and shock

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Allergy season is just as much a threat to animals as it is to humans. If your dog or cat is experiencing itching, hair loss, skin irritation, or more serious symptoms such as spinal trauma or bronchial lung disease, Prednisone can help.

Prednisone has been proven to combat the natural effects of allergens by treating the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels in animals whose bodies are producing below normal levels. Prednisone can be used alone or with other medications. It has been known to promote healthy recovery from multiple conditions including eczema, dermatitis, allergic reactions, inflammatory eye conditions, otitis externa, arthritis and bursitis, ulcerative colitis and nephrosis.
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What Does Prednisone Do to Dogs?
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A dosage of Prednisone for dogs helps them combat allergies. While on Prednisone, dogs can regain normal levels of corticosteroid. Corticosteroids for dogs can lower inflammation quickly. The prednisone dosage helps retain the corticosteroids so that they can stay safe from allergens. Besides, dogs on prednisone have also been found to recover effectively from health conditions like arthritis, eczema, dermatitis, inflammatory eye problems, and so on.

Does Prednisone Help With Pain in Dogs?
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Yes, Prednisone can help with pain in dogs. Prednisone somewhat works like a cortisone shot for dogs. Cortisone shots for dogs are anti-inflammatory drugs that can ease pain in your dogs. Prednisone also acts in a similar manner. Giving your dog Prednisone dosage will lower the inflammation. That in turn will decrease the pain and redness, and will quickly heal the swelling. Prednisone is also used to cure diseases in the lungs, intestines, brain, spinal cord, and blood. The drug can also handle bronchial infections. Prednisone is also known to provide relief in the event of spine trauma, and shock.

What Are the Side Effects of Prednisone in Dogs?
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There are a few known warnings and side effects of Prednisone for dogs. Firstly, the drug should not be administered to dogs that are allergic to its contents. It should also not be used in dogs that have fungal infections. Secondly, for pregnant dogs, using Prednisone can lead to premature labor, which is unlikely to turn out in your favor. Finally, since it is a type of steroid, you should not cease its administration suddenly. If the dosage is to be stopped, you should do it gradually. Besides, the drug should not be used with other non-steroidal or anti-inflammatory medications. Side effects of Prednisone in dogs include weight gain and an increase in thirst, hunger and urination, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever.

How Much Prednisone Can My Dog Take?
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It depends on how long a dog can stay on Prednisone. Usually, a 0.5 mg dosage per pound of body weight is treated as ideal. In that case, a 10-pound dog or puppy can do with 5 mg of Prednisone each day; a 30-pound dog can do with 15 mg Prednisone dosage; and heavier dogs, weighing over 50 pounds will require 25 mg, plus a bit more, each day. In some cases, you might want to suppress the dogโ€™s immune system. For that, you should administer 1 mg Prednisone per pound of body weight.

Can Prednisone Make a Dog Act Different?
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Yes, Prednisone can make a dog act differently. This is one of the few side effects of Prednisone on dogs that we are aware of right now. Prednisone is a type of corticosteroid treatment. Dogs undergoing this type of treatment are usually less playful. They feel nervous and restless, less confident and more fearful, and can sometimes bark without any reason. These dogs are also easily startled and might act aggressively when they feel disturbed.

Can Prednisone Make My Dog Sleepy?
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Yes, Prednisone can make your dog sleepy, especially in cases of long-term use. The dosage makes the dog weak and lethargic. As a result of that, your dog is likely to feel sleepy if the dosage continues for a long time.

Is Shaking a Side Effect of Prednisone in Dogs?
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Shaking is not a direct side effect of Prednisone in dogs. However, it can make the dog feel jittery and alert. Your dog will also be more nervous and restless than usual. You can also expect it to show a bit of aggression every now and then, accompanied by some barking.

How long should I give my dog Prednisone?
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The duration of Prednisone treatment for dogs can vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the veterinarian's recommendations. Typically, the duration of Prednisone treatment is determined by the underlying condition and the response of the individual dog to the medication. In some cases, Prednisone may be prescribed for short-term use, such as a few days or weeks, to address acute inflammation or allergic reactions. In other situations, it may be used for longer periods, ranging from a few weeks to several months, for chronic conditions like arthritis or certain immune disorders.

Will dogs return to normal after Prednisone?
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Yes. Prednisone can indeed cause certain side effects in dogs, including increased thirst and urination, a voracious appetite leading to weight gain, restlessness, and panting. These side effects are commonly observed during treatment and may gradually improve as the dog adjusts to the medication. Once the Prednisone treatment is completed and the drug is stopped, these signs should cease. Increased thirst and urination occur because Prednisone can affect the regulation of water balance in the body, leading to more frequent drinking and urination. The increased appetite is a result of the medication's impact on the dog's metabolism and can contribute to weight gain if not carefully monitored. Restlessness and panting may be observed due to the stimulating effect of Prednisone on the dog's nervous system. These symptoms can be temporary and tend to diminish as the dog adapts to the medication.

Does Prednisone hurt a dog's liver?
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Prednisone, like any medication, has the potential to affect the liver in some cases. Prolonged or high-dose use of Prednisone can put a strain on the liver and may cause hepatotoxicity (liver damage) in some dogs. However, it's important to note that liver damage from Prednisone is relatively uncommon, especially when the medication is used as prescribed and under veterinary supervision. The liver plays a crucial role in metabolizing medications, including Prednisone, and eliminating them from the body. While Prednisone can be metabolized by the liver, it is generally considered a safer option compared to some other medications, especially when used for short-term treatment or at appropriate dosages. However, certain factors can increase the risk of liver problems associated with Prednisone, such as pre-existing liver disease, concurrent use of other medications that are metabolized by the liver, or prolonged use of high doses of Prednisone.

What can I give my dog instead of Prednisone?
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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as carprofen or meloxicam, can be used to manage pain and inflammation associated with conditions like arthritis. They work differently from corticosteroids like Prednisone and may be an option in certain cases. In some cases, alternative immunosuppressive medications like cyclosporine or azathioprine may be prescribed for immune-related conditions. These medications work by suppressing the immune system, but they have different mechanisms of action compared to Prednisone. Some natural or herbal supplements may offer relief for certain conditions. For example, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are often used to support joint health in dogs with arthritis. Depending on the condition, modifications to your dog's lifestyle, exercise routine, or diet may help manage symptoms and reduce the need for medication. Your veterinarian can provide guidance on specific recommendations for your dog's condition.

Is Prednisone an antibiotic or steroid?
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Prednisone is a steroid medication, specifically a corticosteroid. It is not an antibiotic. Steroids like prednisone are synthetic versions of hormones produced by the adrenal glands in the body. They have potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties and are commonly used to treat various conditions related to inflammation and immune responses. On the other hand, antibiotics are medications used to treat bacterial infections. They work by targeting and killing bacteria or inhibiting their growth.

What foods to avoid while on Prednisone?
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Prednisone can cause sodium retention and fluid retention in some dogs. Therefore, it may be beneficial to avoid or minimize high-sodium foods such as salty snacks, processed meats, and certain commercial dog treats that may be high in sodium. It's best to opt for low-sodium alternatives and consult with your veterinarian for specific dietary recommendations. Prednisone use can sometimes lead to weight gain, so it's advisable to avoid or limit fatty and fried foods. These foods tend to be calorie-dense and can contribute to weight gain. Instead, focus on providing a balanced and nutritious diet with appropriate portion sizes. Prednisone use can potentially increase the risk of developing diabetes or exacerbate existing diabetes in some dogs. It's generally recommended to avoid excessive consumption of sugary foods or treats, as they can negatively impact blood sugar levels. Sudden changes in diet can sometimes upset a dog's digestive system, which may be more sensitive while on prednisone. If you need to make any changes to your dog's diet, it's best to do so gradually to allow their system to adjust.

Prednisone

Prednisone belongs to the category of gluco corticoids of medicines and is used in treating autoimmune diseases in dogs and cats. Autoimmune diseases are those which cannot be prevented or treated and occurs when the immune and inflammation systems, which are intended to protect the body against diseases, turn against the body causing severe damage or even death. Curiously enough, in many cases, this happens without any specific reason. Prednisolone is anti-inflammatory in nature and could be used to treat allergies, endotoxic shock caused by bacterial infections apart from auto immune conditions like bronchial and lung diseases, and brain and blood diseases. In addition, it is used as a supplement in oncology treatment, Addison's disease and adrenal gland disorder.

Prednisolone should never be used in animals that are allergic to this drug, and in those with fungal infections. Pregnant animals should not be treated with Prednisolone as it might induce premature labor. Never terminate Prednisolone therapy suddenly; and the animal should be taken off the drug in phases, to avoid difficulties.Prednisolone might adversely react with other medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. It affects the whole body system of the animal, and hence should be administered only in crucial emergencies and life threatening situations.

Short term use rarely causes side effects. However, more frequent use can interfere with many of the body systems. Possible side effects include: weight gain, excessive panting, increased thirst, hunger and urination; vomiting and diarrhea. Cushingโ€™s syndrome may manifest itself following prolonged or repeated steroid therapy. Prednisone may also mask the symptoms of developing disease, such as fever, since it suppresses the immune response.

Some of the side effects include increased thirst and appetite, breathlessness, nausea, restlessness, stomach ulcers and loose motion. Prolonged use of this drug might lead to loss of hair coat, slackening of muscles, liver damage and behavioral changes.

Ask your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427.

This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.

Prednisolone is available in 1 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg and 50 mg tablets apart from 3 mg/ml syrup, 1 mg/ml suspension and injectable forms. Doses might vary depending on the ailment. The recommended anti-inflammatory doses range from 0.2 to 0.6 mg/kg, administered twice a day, immunosuppressive doses range from 2 to 6 mg/kg, thrice daily.

When administering medication to a pet, always follow the directions of your veterinarian.

Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

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Really helped with allergies in my dog

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Tough medicine
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Prednisone is almost miraculous used for IMPA, immune mediated arthritis. It resolve my dogs fever and inflammation almost immediately. However, if your dog needs to take it for some time, your dog will experience very severe side effects. Insatiable appetite and thirst, significant weight gain not related to overeating, muscle wasting, weakness, lethargy. The most dangerous is the suppression of the immune system. This was necessary to treat his condition. It also allowed for an opportunistic infection that turned into sepsis from which he died. If on high doses, check urine very frequently, check blood frequently, keep eye out for signs of infection constantly. I did all the above yet I lost my dog.

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I have a small dog, his dose is a quarter tab. The tabs of prednisone I got from PetCareRX were easily broken. This sounds simple, but it's not always the case.

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Love the product. Works like it should. A little too much. My digest everything she can get ahold of.

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I have given Predisone 5mg to my dog several times, and it greatly relieves my dogs itching.

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Cost Effective for chronic allergy

Found effective in acute and chronic allergy. And used many times thru the years. Found smaller doses thus less side effects are more effective.

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This cold winter, my 17 year old cat had his first asthma attack in years after I did some dusting. The prednisone I had on hand was four years old. Pet Care Rx sent me a new batch of pills in record time. My boy is back to his old self.

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I have a white american bulldog who has bad skin allergies. The vet placed her on prednisone and now we buy it regularly for her. Works amazing!

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My dog was given this medication by the vet because she has skin allergies and was miserable from the itching. This medication has done wonders for my dog. The best thing about buying from PetCareRx is the fact that I can get the exact same medication for SO much less. Plus it is delivered to my door. What more can you ask for? I get 30 pills from here for $2.70 and I payed $25.65 for 30 pills from my vet. I can buy the medication for my dog for 8 months here for the same price as 1 month from the vet. I love PetCareRx and plan to continue buying all my pet care products from them.

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I have been using this for my english setter(penny) for 5 years through my vet.She has bad allerdies and this is the only product that makes her stop chewing.When she chews she chews till she blleds and is raw all over. I had Penny spayed 3 years ago also.So there is no chance of her getting pregnant. thank you*This is a prescription item

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