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…tissue injuries can take a while to heal and they certainly can happen often with Tripawds too. So you are seeing a little bit of progress with the prednisone
and the gabapentin and taking things very slowly, correct? That's a good sign. Based on my experience with these type of issues, the progress…
…a leg. Regardless, he will love all of the massages that help to keep his muscles loose. If you aren't seeing sime continued improvement with the prednisone
, you might ask the vet about rimadyl for the anti-inflammatory. There has to be a washout. Between the two though.
Keep us informed on how he
…carried him in and out. His blood work and Xrays and all came back clear/normal (no arthritis). We dropped him off of the chemo and put him on prednisone
to help with the pain, also getting Gabapentin when needed. He is progressing very slowly and curious has anyone had a similar situation. I was
… it with his heart condition and she said it would make NO difference...NO difference... in the outcome. Through his sheer will and lots of Prednisone
and good pain management
we were able to pull off some miracles the past thirty 45 days......until we couldn't. His front end would
…up, go for walks and even play a bit. In January, her cancer was coming back and we switched her to a new drug. She also went on higher dose of prednisone
which made her a little more hot and thirsty, so she didn't want to snuggle for as long as she used to, but she was fighting hard.
… thanks for the support, all.
i appreciated the tip about prednisone
, I asked about this and we have some to start tomorrow. Stanley got a dexamethasone shot today. My vet isn’t the best at communication honestly,…
…of a cat and not eating, and he was fighting the medications so hard he ripped his stitches open twice. I’m not looking forward to having to give prednisone
, but at least he’s healed up more. He doesn’t seem to be in excessive pain.
I was hoping to find posts from other people who have been through
…than most are able to do more willing to do!! Stanle is clearly loved and adored and he knows it!
Jist a aide note regarding the steroid (Prednisone
). Depending on the extent of his heart condition and depending on the amount of dose needed, , it may be an option. Obviously that is to be
…on knowledge that I've gained from vets on this issue as well as knowing the difference it made in quality with pain meds being added. Additionally, prednisone
has been added. Obviously these are short-term fixes, but if they can make a difference in whatever time is left that's a good thing. To add…
…off the table.
And to be clear, none of this may have anything at all to do with Arbi's situation. Additionally the suggestions of a pain med and prednisone
may not in any way shape or form benefit Arbi. And to proclaim loudly, I am not a vet and not giving Vet advice! Just passing on some
…may" indicate disc damage towards lower end of spine moving up her spine to disc closes to shoulder, neck area.
While some Bets don't believe Prednisone
can "help", some do and prescribe starting at larger doses then reducing.
Anyway, just throwing that out there as something non invasive and
… lots of expense of lots of recovery time, confinement, etc
What CAN be done is a conservative approach with anti inflammatories or steroids like Prednisone
, possible some acupuncture too. Dexamethasone (?) or steroid injection can also be used. Again, NOT A VET AND NOT GIVING VET ADVICE,..
…far as mentoning Piroxicam , (or even Prednisone
) as a way of "shrinking" tumors and/or inflammation caused by tumors, just throwing out things that may.... may....may be worth mentioning
…being Queen of the hill on her ramp and deck....had me grinning all over!!! Did you make thar just for her??
Curious what the dose of Prednisone
is and frequency. Yes, it can definitely make dogs thirsty and usually increases their appetite too.. You can certainly give doggy pee pads a
…that we cannot keep water in her bowl. She drinks constantly. Because of that, she is peeing in the house. I've been told that's because she is on Prednisone
. Unsure if that's true. She used to tell us when she had to go out, but she doesn't anymore. Usually the issue is overnight and when hubby and I
…for nothing. Sure, I could max out every card I have, but it doesn't seem like it would buy much time. Right now, she's on prilosec/benadryl and prednisone
. I just feel sick. I have never had to lose a dog as an adult, much less put one down. I know thats not a decision for today, a few months (or
So very sorry you and Gus are going through this. Hoping some serious resr, pain management
can help. IF it is a disc issue, Prednisone
"can" be helpful in reducing inflammation while trying to develop a better path forward (again...IF).
…yet… we are waiting to start the prednisone
after we talk to the oncologist… right now Gemma is taking Gabapentin, Carprofen, and turmeric mixed with her food (1x a day—1tsp)
is most likely what is helping her. Did your vet stop the Rimadyl/carprofen?
…we took front leg X-rays. She seems to agree that it’s hypertrophic osteopathy from the cancer spread to the lungs. We hoping to start Gemma on prednisone
and resume her Palladia. If it wasn’t for tripawds.com I would have never known to research and bring this up to the vet. Hopefully the prednisone
gets the swelling down. I’m grateful for everyone’s help and insight and for checking in. Hopefully I can update more positive news soon.
…was hoping a vet could comment on if prednisone
is ok to take with yunnan. Thanks much
…pred before she stops walking all together. Any ideas how to get a vet to prescribe pred?
does the yunnan baiyo interfere with Rimadyl or prednisone low-dose such as 5 mg?
And to confirm, you are still awaiting a diagnosis of hemangiosarcoma, this is just suspected right now?
…I don’t have her on it just yet. I’d like to put her on it I’m hoping Pam could give me some insight does the yunnan baiyo interfere with Rimadyl or prednisone
low-dose such as 5 mg? Koko needs to be able to walk, her hind and weakness became so weakOver the last few days and I need to be able to give her
…. The ultrasound did show lack of movement in his intestines so we were also given some more medicine for his stomach/appetite. She also tapered the prednisone
and added in gabapentin.
We decided not to do the surgery at the specialty clinic. While I'm confident the board surgeon would have done a
…mentioned the cancer has spread: what diagnostics were done to determine that? And what is your vet's plan for dealing with the metastasis? If the prednisone
was part of their plan, pred can reduce inflammation caused by mets and help her breathe easier.
Again, three weeks isn't a long time but what
…records but said it could be 2-4 days before an oncologist has time to review them.
The tramadol has been helping but not enough, so we now have prednisone
for inflammation, hydroxyzine for anti histamine, and famotidine for acid reducer. I know it's wishful thinking that he won't have any symptoms
…the needed 2cm margin to remove it. If one cell is left behind, it can grow back and we may have to amputate anyway. The other options are "give prednisone
to see if it shrinks ", amputate or basically put her in "hospice/palliative care". She's acting like her crazy self, so the last option is NOT
… and a holistic veterinarian - all of whom have recommended amputation + chemo (based on confirmed diagnosis through biopsy). He is currently on prednisone
, which has hugely improved his lameness. He is weight bearing and still has energy to run and play.
I know from what the vets say he is in quite
But the reality is that for most dogs, it’s probably not going to be helpful.
As far as:
Has anyone gone this route with oral chemo and/or prednisone with herbs or similar?
You might want to check out Boone's incredible story. His people opted for K9 Medicinals mushroom therapy.
…the amputation/walking plus being without me. Sucks because that was my go to treatment option. Has anyone gone this route with oral chemo and/or prednisone
with herbs or similar? Her lungs did not show met-on xrays; however they did not get clean margins most definitely microscopic metas- elsewhere.
…sometimes. I did find that a dose of a pain med seemed to help just to sort of help her settle down.
One thing you can suggest to your Vet is Prednisone
. It helps reduce inflammation in the lungs IF there is a met, PLUS it can help increase the appetite. .
Sam is in the sunset of his earth
Thank you so much! I am so glad I found this site. So my vet put him back on the prednisone
, increased the dosage of it as well as the Gabapentin. He does seem better today but he is also very stoned! I guess that is the lesser of two
…his remaining leg. This causes him to not only lose balance but he ends up flopping around like a fish out of water.
The vet first put him on Prednisone
thinking he may have a brain tumor, there was no response so she decided that wasn't the case. She put him on Gabapentin thinking maybe it is…
…phantom limb pain. As I was weaning him off the Prednisone
and introduced the Gabapentin (GP), he did great for 2 weeks. Once I stopped the Prednisone
all together and he was just on the GP, he started having the same issue again.
We went back to the vet today and I asked if he can go back on…
again. I know it is not good for them to be on steroids long term and I dont know why that seemed to work but I don't know what to do; it is