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…easily yesterday evening and then my husband gave him one of his pain pills, just in case, and his breathing became more of panting. He's also on prednisone
, so I don't know if it's the pred or the tramadol causing the panting. He takes the pred every other day and the tramadol is as needed. Also, for

12 February 2009 9:32 am
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…usually does not cause panting.  It is possible that Tramadol could cause panting, especially in a dog with diminished lung capacity.  Prednisone
is a stronger anti-inflammatory than Rimadyl but is more likely to cause GI upset, increased thirst, and also panting.

I would try stopping or

11 February 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 2
Views: 5954

…cancer progressing?

I did consult the oncologist… she suggested to up the drugs. (My gut tells me no)…Is it best to switch prednisone
? That's the other option suggested.. I would have to stop the NSAID although it's part of the protocol. He seems to tolerate the NSAID in the…

…day time. Initially she thought prednisone
was a quality of life issue since it's side effects also..

Any advice would be appreciated, since the episode of the heavy hyperventilating was

11 February 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 2
Views: 5954

…(only for 14 days…my lungs had become irritated from the coughing, and the doctor thought I could have an underlying infection from it)
Prednisone corticosteroids, 20 mg. (my pawrents didn’t want to put me on this, as they are aware of the dangers of corticosteroids, but the good…

…right).
Carafate & Pepcid AC (for 7 and 14 days, to help any irritation my stomach might be experiencing from the switchover from Metacam to Prednisone
. Risks in immediately switching from an NSAID to a Steroid can include gastric irritation and stomach ulcers, and the Pepcid AC can help…

… food!
1.5 cups Innova Evo Kibble

Nightly Medication:

3/4 Tsp. Synflex Glucosamine Supplement for Pets

Bedtime: Nightly Medication:

Prednisone
Pepcid AC
Tramadol
Robitussin DF

This was my routine until October 3, 2008, when my spirit was set free. We hope you find this information helpful

6 February 2009 7:38 pm
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…with that then.

The plan now is to stop the rimadyl (last dose was early this a.m.), up the Tramadol dose and give every 4 hrs, and start Prednisone
(steroid) for a week or more. he thought that if Prednisone
were going to help it would do so within a few days. I also have an appt. with an

uschmonster
5 February 2009 11:17 pm
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…Mom doesnt have a fur coat like you and it was only 12 degrees!! The only thing we have to keep an eye on is his weight. Since he is still on prednisone
he is constantly hungry and being a Lab wants to eat everything he can get his mouth on! I heard a strange noise last night and went to the laundry

3 February 2009 5:47 pm
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Views: 1804

…... I think she said since her ALT level in early Jan was only 197 the fact that it is 450 is clearly from the Rimadyl. And since she was on prednisone
up until 3 weeks ago that accounts for the high Alkaline Phosphatase. so we don't have to both with a bile acid test....? my brain is such

30 January 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 9
Views: 7033

…about her making it through the surgery because of it? I am so nervous about this whole thing I can't even tell you! 

She is no longer on prednisone
- we stopped it so that we could start on the Rimadyl. (which we are now stopping due to the ALT!) I'm concerned that she will start limping

29 January 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 9
Views: 7033

…her ALT used to run about 334.  The biopsy showed inflammation so your vet has her on pred which is okay but I would be very careful using prednisone
with Rimadyl, since together they can upset the stomach.  Any NSAID like Rimadyl has the potential to damage the liver and Rimadyl is the

28 January 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 9
Views: 7033

…her liver as somewhat enlarged and an odd shape - biopsy showed some inflammation, but I remember it was not a huge concern. We had her on 10 mg of prednisone
2x a day for about a month (sept), then had to reduce to 5 mg every other day since she was so anxious/not herself/panting, etc. She was on 5 mg…

…every other day oct til 3 weeks ago when we found the tumor. When I explained all of this to the surgeon she said the fact that she was on prednisone
would explain the high Alkaline Phosphatase, that it can take a while to come down… she then asked if she's on Rimadyl - I said yes, she has

28 January 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 9
Views: 7033

…is doing better today! The oncologist said that it could be the prednisone
bothering his stomach so he went to the vet and got a shot of whatever the med is that they give for after chemo (I cant remember the name) and

27 January 2009 12:28 pm
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…and cause these symptoms. We had a CBC done on Fri and his count was 112000. The oncologist said that it was low and to keep him on the 60mg of prednisone
but didnt say anything about the Doxy. He had his first chemo treatment Jan 8th and has been doing great so far. We have had a CBC done every 7

25 January 2009 4:29 pm
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Views: 1424

…the results from his CBC just a few minutes ago……platelet count 169000 and white blood cell count is just below normal. He is on Prednisone
so that may be why the white count is a little low…but Im THRILLED with the results overall. It looks like we have gotten a handle on the

16 January 2009 1:20 pm
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Views: 1494

… but not quite as much as he has been and he is getting up to go to the bathroom twice in the night, but I attribute that to the chemo and the prednisone
. No runny stools or vomiting, and Im happy about that! I hate having to come to work and leave him, but he goes to work with my

12 January 2009 12:56 pm
Posts: 23
Views: 3838

…is causing it. I just thought I would pass this along so that you could at least have the information and ask your vet if you wanted to. Max is on Prednisone
and an antibiotic for the time being and as long as he responds to the treatment we will be able to start chemo. Best of luck to you and we send

2 January 2009 8:57 am
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Hi Sherri...the prednisone
is supposed to stop the body from destroying the platelets. The Doxycycline is an antibiotic that will clear up any infection he may have. I was

31 December 2008 2:40 pm
Posts: 25
Views: 3653

…about Jake but regardless, Jake's doing okay and he keeps on truckin' so no need to really make an issue right now I suppose.  What does the prednisone
and the doxycycline do for Max's condition?

I can just picture his black fuzzy face staring back at you waiting for his piece of

31 December 2008 1:13 pm
Posts: 25
Views: 3653

…. Max is a strong boy, and with the kind of love and care he's getting, he can bounce back from anything!

Keep an eye on him while he's on the Prednisone
though, it'll make him go wee a lot.

Let us know how things are going. You are in our thoughts and we send you lots of healing thoughts your

30 December 2008 9:02 pm
Posts: 25
Views: 3653

…for Lyme disease and have never found a tick on him, but is still a possibility. All of this is in addition to the Osteosarcoma. He is now on prednisone
and doxycycline and hopefully he will respond well to the treatment. chemo was postponed until he is feeling better (next Tue is the target date)

30 December 2008 6:29 pm
Posts: 25
Views: 3653

…carbs feed the tumor more than the healthy cells.

sandrathomas : would you recommend K9 immunity
for multiple myeloma, while the dog is on prednisone
and melphalan?

tazziedog : do you routinely recommend a low carb diet for cancer patients?

admin : We've got about ten minutes more of

3 December 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 3
Views: 9994

…blog for details about my cancer diet and metronomic therapy where I took Cytoxan for months. As my condition really worsened I eventually went on Prednisone
which made me ravenous once again.

Be sure to tune into the live ask a vet session about to start (6:00 pm PST). See ya there ...

18 November 2008 8:42 pm
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Views: 1977

…Annie,

I think that prednisone
should help both his lungs and the seizures. I would probably give him 20 to 40 mg daily for 7 days and then taper the dose based on how he is

2 November 2008 10:43 pm
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Views: 6361

…Annie and Butch

I was so happy to read Butch had a good day. I hope the prednisone
will help. I am so sorry to read he had another seizure. Come on Butch....we love big guy!!! You will be in Titan's and my prayers....

2 November 2008 10:18 pm
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Views: 6361

…Oh Annie, we are so, so sorry to hear this news. Please let us know how the Prednisone
works. One thing to keep in mind; it will make him very thirsty, so it helps to avoid giving him water too close to bedtime.

We are thinking

2 November 2008 8:54 pm
Posts: 37
Views: 6361

…Butch has just had another seizure, the Macrolone obviously isn't helping.  I'm going to put him on Prednisone
today to see if I can slow things down. His freefall continues, poor soul.  Another bad day.

Annie and Butch

2 November 2008 7:55 pm
Posts: 37
Views: 6361

…Annie,

I am so sorry to hear that Butch is seizuring now.  I agree that the cancer has probably spread.  Prednisone
can help decrease brain swelling and stop the seizures. Is he already on this for his lung mets?  Dogs can't swallow their tongues if they

1 November 2008 12:45 am
Posts: 37
Views: 6361

…my Mom and Dad got through my last days on earth. 

I'm curious why your vet gave you a prescription for the coughing. My vet just gave me prednisone
and over the counter Robitussin DM, which helped tremendously. You might want to try that 

How will you know when it's time? Well, in

24 October 2008 6:54 pm
Posts: 16
Views: 3838

…s been able to make payments, over & over & over again?  So, nothing is set in stone. 

Someone else mentioned pain meds and prednisone
and possibly albuterol to aid Zeus with his breathing.  I believe until you get that x-ray done, you will drive yourself crazy not knowing

19 October 2008 2:06 pm
Posts: 34
Views: 6420

…very ill, "there's plenty of time for crying...later."

One thing that did help alleviate things for my cough, was Robitussin and Prednisone
. It did work for a while, and allowed a few more quality weeks together. Did your vet recommend any of these? Just a thought.

We send our

14 October 2008 9:37 pm
Posts: 34
Views: 6420

…of your post, "My spirit shall live on forever", I said out loud, "oh, no..."

I had hoped that the new medication, the prednisone
, would give you more time with your pawrents, but evidently, it didn't turn out that way.  Although I don't know the details surrounding your

Sandra Thomas
4 October 2008 1:12 am
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