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She has another session tomorrow and on Thursday. She lost a lot of muscle over the past two weeks of resting. She is still on the prednisone
and Gabapentin. She got maybe a tiny bit better since being on the prednisone
. A little less wobbly but still limited in her walk. She had a
… according to the Vet. So every dog responds differently and hoping this earing will pick up soon for Puzzle.
You can ask the Vet about Prednisone
. It helps diminish any inflammation the mets may be causing in the lungs, PLUS it increases appetite as a "side effect"....a good side
…was giving me that look. I instead worried that maybe the rapid heart rate, the panting, the weakness, was a sign of infection which can happen with prednisone
, or maybe he had an electrolyte imbalance related to his not eating enough, although he was drinking water and always being a sweet boy. So I took
Im typing the essentials:
Working Diagnosis: T3-L3 myelopathy - suspect neoplasia (cancer) as the underlying cause
10mg 1 Tablet 2x a day starting April 20th or 21st (because of previous Carprofen use) and Omeprazole as an antacid.
… all paws crossed for cheeseburgers being what her palette desires!!
And ditto Jerry's suggestions
Also ask about Prednisone
. It helps with any inflammation. around the mets, as well as increases the appetite. Adding in a daily dose of a pain med like Gabapentin may
…awful pain. Maybe discomfort when coughing or maybe some restlessness if the breathing patter changes, but not real pain. Cough meds and often Prednisone
are prescribed for those.
Have a y pain meds or anti inflammatory meds been suggested to help with her current leg issues while you sort things
…all! I am also trying Myos Canine Formula which seems to have great reviews when dealing with muscle loss.
Thank you for the recommendation for prednisone
. I will ask oncologist about this as well.
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…when he has to move. Sometimes anticipating pain is enough to make a dog not want to move very readily..
Glad the Vet is prescribing Prednisone
. It's usually effect in reducing any swelling or inflammation that might be going on in his back.
Are you doing a cwash-out period for…
…several days before switching to the Prednisone
?? If so, for how long??
All paws crossed that with rest and the Pred you will see improvement. Ditto Jerry as soon as you can about
…you for all the advice. He still has not improved much today. Called the vet back and we are switching his vetprofen for prednisone
. They are thinking it's pain in his lower spine. Which makes sense, you can see the fear and apprehension when we need to move him. We are just
…. That's a good question for your vet. Although our prednisone
link leads to an article about side effects when taking it in higher doses, it may not be applicable to your situation. So ask the vet and then let
…received the two medicines for him today: prednisone
& melphalon. I'm going to start them tomorrow but I wanted to check if there are known concerns for either medicine? I've talked to the vet
… There are some instances where it shows promise in shrinking tumors, among other benefits. Obviously you can't use Piroxicam and a steroid (prednisone
) at the same time.
Another little side note. My Vet reminded me that sometimes a dog will pant or have a little cough every now and
… quality and comfort. As Nancy suggested, talk with your Vet about cough medicine. While my Hapoy Hannah did cough, her Vet gave her Prednisone
to help reduce any inflammation that may be caused by the meds. I also ocassionally gave her a pain med to help her relaxe and sleep at night
…- multiple myeloma. Monday is blood work day and then we are going to see the oncologist on the 28th.
My vet mentioned that chemotherapy & Prednisone
would be our go-to but the oncologist would have more information. Then explained that he has 6-9 months left. I'm terrified because I continue…
…to read awful side-effects for Prednisone
on top of I don't know how chemotherapy will affect him. Everything I read so far involves relapse, that it won't be cured, that this will
…and can only be diagnosed with an MRI. It is not a true "stroke" but the effects are the same. Some dogs will improve with time (a few weeks) and prednisone
is a reasonable option in case there is swelling on the spinal cord.
…thinking possible stroke / blood clot in the spine as Sophie will not put any weight on her hind leg. We will stop our Galliprant and start a 30 day prednisone
routine with varying doses on Sunday while continuing with our other pain meds regiment (arthritis).
We have another massage scheduled for
…that can be done IF he does start showing more symptoms. My Happy Hannah had a met "as big as a baseball" the Vet said. At some poi we added Prednisone
and some low dose pain meds and she got a couple of extended quality months even AFTER the thing had gotten so big.
So R will decide when he
…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!!!