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…sounds outstanding (and even the MRI cost is close to what it would cost here in the states).
One last thought: has your vet mentioned using Prednisone
as a temporary quality of life booster? Maybe Dr. Pam can weigh in on that one, I'm not sure if it's ideal for his situation but thought I'd
…. Finally, he explains why it is no longer his go-to drug for treating pain in animals.
Steroids in Dogs and Cats: should you avoid prednisone?
Many of us are familiar with using prednisone
for dog cancer inflammation (lung metastasis particularly. But as Dr. Avery explains in "Steroids…
…for Pets: the Essential Guide!" he explains how prednisone
(and prednisolone for cats) is also used to treat many other conditions like allergies, autoimmune diseases, adrenal malfunction like Addisons
…!! And ya'll know what, that kind of determination and never give up attitude is a really good trait to have on this journey 😎
Im so glad the Prednisone
is helping! I remember my Vet said that there comes a time when Prednisone
can actually be quite the miracle drug in some instances. Yay for
…sleep, Ate, wagged, happy. Sometimes there was a noticeable change in her breath pattern, sometimes not so much.
She was also prescribed Prednisone
. If I recall, the theory was that the met would cause inflammation amd the Pr3d would help reduce that this providing better quality. It did
… disc issue (still able to use back legs, just barely though). I think at first he was given the steroid by injection, then the pill form of the Prednisone
. Along with keeping confined and rested as much as possible. It definitely made a pawsitive difference!
As daunting as this is, the fact
…comfort often extends quality, and quality often translates into more good time for loving and spoiling!!
Cough medicines are often helpful. Prednisone
is often helpful. And as Jerry said, maybe acupuncture, etc. DEFINITELY some pain meds, moreso for the remaining osteo leg.
…IMHA at 11. That diagnosis is as deadly and horrible as cancer and the treatment took a year and a half. The treatment involved very high dose prednisone
and, once it became obvious that would kill her, strong immunosuppressive drugs. The prednisone
wrecked havoc on her muscle mass and gave her
…and allows me to do whatever I need to with his elbow. He is eating and going to the bathroom like normal. He is taking antibiotics, thyroid tabs, Prednisone
, and a joint supplement.
This Sunday 8/23 will be 4 weeks since he first injured his elbow (before it ruptured) and has not been able to walk
…your other post on the big doses of Prednisone
. It can cert cause the diarrhea, vomiting, etc. Talk to Vet asap about that. Can't remember if Prednisone
can be stopped abruptly or not
…he has the spasms are they as severe as before? And have you tried gentle massage to see where he might have some knots causing the pain?
as an anti-inflammatory for post-amputation pain is a new one for us, never heard of that before. Is that because he couldn't take the Meloxicam
…are still having some spasms. Starting to wonder if they are cramps in the muscle since the Gab doesn't seem to be making a difference.
Both the prednisone
and the meloxicam were anti-inflammatory meds.
He's walking more and seems more himself greeting us with his favorite blue bone in the mornings
… after MAJOR SURGERY??? So hard to beloeve there are still old school vets out there they aren't up to date on pain management
Giess the Prednisone
was for inflammation?? It isn't really a pain med either.
If this vet had his leg amputated he would be on a morphine drip for days!!!
…the other rooms. That seems to help.
He was originally on meloxicam before his check up. They switched to Gabapentin and a six day dose of prednisone
. The Gabapentin is liquid (so was the meloxicam) and thankfully the prednisone
is tiny he’ll just eat it.
Knock on wood, yesterday and this
…and can’t use prednisone
as it’s not allowed during her clinical trial
…. You know her so well and have a good handle on her care. I'm so impressed with the pain management
ideas. Thank you for explaining. Yes, we use prednisone
more often here as far as I know, at least on dogs.
When you do find more information about the gold injections please share the links here, it
…in the garden and just beeing. Hope we can carry on like this for a while:)
About your questions: (sorry I didn`t get yet how to quote):
is the prodrug von Prednisolone. Both of them have the same effect. Here in Switzerland we use prednisolone. Maybe in US Prednisone
is used more
…also on a NSAID at the same time. I realize that Xhosa was taken off her anti-inflammatory due to GI concerns. Are there any other options such as prednisone
for short term use?
I believe I read here that it's recommended to use tramadol with gabapentin for it to be effective. Perhaps you can post the
His abdomen does not look swollen and nothing looks like it could drain. It really looks like a peeling sunburn to me. He is also on prednisone
and tramadol. The doctor had to put a stitch in his remaining elbow where he has walked on it. That's what the pain medicine is for. The prednisone
is for the neurologic inflammation on his shoulders from being lifted with the harness. To be clear, that's what it's for. I'm the one assuming
…this update! YES! YAY! WOOOHOO!
The thing that really seems to help is the predisolone.
Can you remind us, what is the difference between Prednisone
But to bridge the time until the prednisolone started to help, i gave her opioids
Now that is something we need to
…end of the road by any means. We've seem dogs get good extended time beyond what a Vet has "projected".
It may already be in Jerry's links, but Prednisone
and a low dose pain. med worked well keeping my Happy Hannah co fortavle and Happy when she did start sh met symptoms. Every dog is differe t,
…will be the day. We've had about 3 good days in a row now. As far as meds, I feel like I have a whole pharmacy for him. He gets Amantadine 100g, prednisone
30mg once a day, and metronidazole 500mg and ondansetron 8mg twice/day. Dorzolamide in his right eye 3x/day and gabapentin 300mg at night.
…are very tiring, they aren't usually painful per se. When my Happy Hannah had mets and she was getting more and more tired, the Vet prescribed Prednisone
and a low dose of pain med (Gabapentin pr Tramadol I think). Anyway, they both helped to make the breathing a little easier. The Pred can
…the first several days, right? Just seems like with the hunched back, etc, "somethng" got "tweaked" somehow.
Funny, the only time I ever had Prednisone
was for poison oak too! Can't remember any reaction, bit it was a long time ago.
As Jerry said, Prednisone
can have some side effects
…react to the metacam and may come off anyway, it may be time to transition to the steroids.
Regarding steroids, I have a BIG question. I went on prednisone
once for an extremely bad case of poison ivy once and it made me super crazy - I had to stop the course early because they made me so, well, tense
…CT scan of the abdomen was clear and chest x-ray clear. Blood work looked good except for elevated WBCs due to infection. She was released on Prednisone
, Benadryl, and Pepcid. Next day, returned to our vet for followup and she gave her a shot of Corvenia (antibiotic). Bonnie is now almost 100%
…to him about adding additional meds as well so that we can keep him as comfortable as possible. We increased his daily dosage of gabapentin, added prednisone
, and will continue with the steroid eye drops to hopefully help with the swelling. He said that every dog is different with the disease
…. The only Vet was Dr Pam's post.
1. All work up good. Mobile before surgery. Was on loxicam but stopped that prior to surgery to put on Prednisone
for mast cell.
2. How long was she on Pred prior to surgery? Could that have "masked" any hidden issues with mast cell, or brain or spine
…the question is could it be related to her mast cell tumor vs a separate brain or spinal lesion. If her infection is controlled your vet could try prednisone
since it is better than an NSAID for brain or spine lesions and may also help with mast cell tumors. Phantom pain should not cause muscle weakness
…appeared where the lymph node was removed and is really bothering Jasper after the oncologist aspirated it (yep, it's MCT). It isn’t responding to prednisone
or palladia (the primary tumor on the foot retreated again though). The oncologist says removing just the new tumor will buy months as they think…
…organs) and we should amputate if we want a chance of a cure. However, they can't guarantee it hasn't already metastasized given he was on palladia/prednisone
at the time of the scans/cytology. The other option was excision and radiation but that was at a cost of $14,000 (for surgery and radiation) and
…infected etc but I think it's mental
Also the weakness is the main thing the vet is worried about, but surely that can be worked on? She was on prednisone
pre surgery and I know that can cause muscle wastage?
Vet wants me to make a decision tomorrow morning. I just don't know!!!