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…large that I elected to let her go then because we could not lift her to get her out to the bathroom. Since your dog is smaller you could consider a prednisone
trial but often this only gives you a short amount of time if your dog has spinal mets.

If he is having more good days then bad you can wait a

16 June 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 4
Views: 36

…advising against  chemo "may" be good advice, it does not ,mean that there are other things to try, es for comfort and extended quality  time.   The Prednisone
  I mentioned reduces any inflammation  around the mets, as well as can increase the appetite.   

Also you can have your regular  Vet help you

14 June 2022 3:18 pm
Posts: 30
Views: 220

…to run our for a bit but will be glad to chat when I get back in.  Jist leave a message on the Helpline.

Did the cljnic offer any options like Prednisone
, or Piroxicam for example?  


Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

14 June 2022 10:56 am
Posts: 30
Views: 220

…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

6 May 2022 8:02 am
Posts: 8
Views: 78

…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

5 May 2022 8:05 pm
Posts: 8
Views: 78

… 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

30 March 2022 3:12 pm
Posts: 9
Views: 162

…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

25 March 2022 8:59 am
Posts: 80
Views: 895

…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

24 March 2022 9:57 pm
Posts: 80
Views: 895

… 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,..

23 March 2022 4:49 pm
Posts: 80
Views: 895

…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

21 March 2022 2:19 pm
Posts: 7
Views: 151

…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

6 March 2022 4:36 pm
Posts: 8
Views: 179

…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

6 March 2022 11:55 am
Posts: 8
Views: 179

…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

28 February 2022 3:40 pm
Posts: 8
Views: 179

… sooner.

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).


21 February 2022 5:51 pm
Posts: 5
Views: 147

…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)

18 February 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 15
Views: 202

…the prednisone
is most likely what is helping her. Did your vet stop the Rimadyl/carprofen?


18 February 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 15
Views: 202

…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 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.

17 February 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 15
Views: 202

…was hoping a vet could comment on if prednisone
is ok to take with yunnan. Thanks much

16 February 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 14
Views: 197

…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?

16 February 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 14
Views: 197

…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

16 February 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 14
Views: 197

…. 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

12 February 2022 8:15 pm
Posts: 13
Views: 365

…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

11 February 2022 11:16 am
Posts: 21
Views: 372

…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

1 February 2022 6:54 pm
Posts: 13
Views: 365

…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

18 January 2022 7:45 pm
Posts: 17
Views: 348

… 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

30 December 2021 1:06 pm
Posts: 20
Views: 509

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.

27 December 2021 9:32 pm
Posts: 2
Views: 99

…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.

27 December 2021 9:14 pm
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