My cat has a problem with diarrhea.We give her 5mg. of prednisone a day and have been doing so for about 6 years. Lately, the diarrhea attacks have been occuring more often than ever. I hve started giving her 10mg a day and this is working much better. Is it safe to keep her on this increased dosage indefinitely? What side-effects might this cause? She weighs about 11lbs. and is otherwise quite healthy. I would be most grateful for any advice you can give me. Thank-you.
High doses of steroids do have side effects. Liver complications and diabetes are 2 possible side effects. I recommend that you talk to your vet about the increased dose. After a few weeks you may be able to bring the dose down again. vetcare