I HAVE A YELLOW LAB THAT HAS ALLERGIES AND IS TAKING PREDNISONE(ONLY THING THAT REALLY WORKS)HOW LONG CAN HE BE ON PREDNISONE?? HE HAS BEEN ON PREDNISONE IN THE PAST BUT ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME.
Well, long term use of prednisone can have side effects. Sometimes you are stuck between a rock and a hard place if you pet is very unconfortable with the allergies off the pred. You want to use the lowest effective dose. Talk to your vet about changing any dose, do not do it on your own b/c dogs have to be weaned from steriods. You should talk to your vet about allergy testing and immunotherapy(allergy shots). vetcare