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…benedryl helps with the histamines released whenever a MCT is disturbed, and the pepcid helps with the stomach acid produced by disturbed MCTs.
can be effective in reducing the size of the mass if that becomes a problem. There are some side effects but if the mass is growing then it may be
…any of is have. I'm hoping with all my heart Cjase proves these Vets wrong. It happens all the time.
Did the Bet offer any cough syrups or Prednisone
to make him more comfortable. Plus, the Pred. can stimulate his appetite.
Remember, Chase hasn't heard a word avout the crap disease
…medications will help him feel more comfortable and continue having many good times with his favorite person: YOU!
Did the vet tell you that the Prednisone
might make him urinate a lot and get a little restless? If he starts having side effects let the vet know so you can fine-tune the dosage. That
…and loved laying out in the sun. Fortunately being tired isn't painful. When she did develop changes in her breathing pattern off and on, prednisone
helped a lot!!! I ALSO some pain meds periodically. So just know you have a good plan for the ADORABLE HOWARD!!!
Some have tried
… time even AFTER symptoms of tiredness (which is not pajnful) and some changes in breathing pattern...again, not painful and ,manageable with Prednisone
As daunting as it is to handle recovery for Jake, you are MICH better prepared emotionally. You know what to expect and I think that takes
I do want to address Diego's situation first. Has the Vet offered any treatment suggestions? You can ask about Palladia, Metronomics, Prednisone
, a cough suppressant , etc
No one wants to hear their dog has mets, but it doesn't mean it's the end of the road any time soon. Many dogs
…help with the breathing and restlessness? They are connected with each other so if you can help the breathing get better, the panting will ease up. Prednisone
, Albuterol and cough suppressants were given to Jerry.
…the fact that the Vet got very little fluid out this time, shows that, at least for now, it's NOT coming back quickly!
And as Terra said, maybe Prednisone
, or some other steroid, could help with the breathing.
Give that cutie an extra tummy rub and smooch for us❤You're doing such a good job for
…it is a disc issue, lots and lots of rest, resrt, rest. Did the Vet offer anti-inflammatory meds, or may Prednisone
or a steroid/cortisone injection .....anything other than "wait and see"? Would pain meds help?
…the palladia-- it made my girl so lethargic and her quality of life diminished. right now she is more of a hobbler than a hopper, she takes prednisone
which helped a lot for 1-2 months but now things are slowing down...may get a cart for her front limb as the pressure from nyc sidewalks seems
… and spoiling that he's getting from you.
My Happy Hannah was also tired with her mets. When her breathing pattern changed , she was put on Prednisone
and that seemed to help. And yes, metronomics
is definitely something to check out. The protocol almost has no side effects as far as
…metronidazole have? She is currently on 500 mg 2x/day. It has stopped the diarrhea, but her poops are by no means firm. She is also on 15 mg prednisone
1x/day (tapered down from 20 mg). I'm definitely more concerned about the long term effects of the steroid. To lighten the mood around the
…as this is going to be challenging to heal but she did feel like we should at least try. She did not want to increase the pain meds but added the prednisone . Told me to stop the rimadyl and increase the Pepcid to 40mg twice a day. Told me to ice and elevate if possible. Culture was sent and should
…ey needs time for the antibiotics to kick in....and it may take more than one round, or even a different kind.
Ask your regular Vet about Prednisone
. It MAY be a good option. HOWEVER, there seems to be two schools of thought about a washout period when using that right after Rimadyl.
…250mg every 6 hours, Gabapentin 600mg every 8 hours, Rimadyl 125mg every 12 bours, and Pepcid every 12 hours. She reluctantly told me I could give prednisone
20mg tonight and in the morning. Said I might see the swelling go down from the prednisone
but that doesn’t mean she is better. Any advice, tips
…himself...but did enjoy some treats.
I have a follow-up with the vet tomorrow, and we will discuss a med change. Wendel has a sensitivity to prednisone
, so that will not be an option. He is currently taking gabapentin 300mg three times a day. He weighs approximately 65 pounds.
We are just
… which our Jerry was prescribed), may help open his airways and help him breathe. The only thing is that 'washout' period between the nsaid and the prednisone
, there needs to be a few days between switching. Ask your vet.
As for the gabapentin, yes it can make a dog sleepy for the first couple of weeks
…ask to switch him to prednisone
and torbutrol (can be expensive).
will help reduce inflammation in the lungs/leg and torbutrol will control the coughing.
Hopefully the combination of meds will buy your sweet boy
…What have people tried for lungs mets? I am willing to treat her but nothing aggressive. I have seen people mention prednisone , metacam (but to me carprofen seems better since it is a cox1 and cox2 inhibitor) and diuretics. Is there anything people have tried that they…
…works great for one dog and one situation may not work so well for another.
For example we tried to alleviate Jerry's lung mets with Albuterol and Prednisone
. It was a disaster. Did we regret it? No, because after we tried we knew for sure that we didn't want to keep throwing medication at a losing
…prepared myself for lung mets. What have people tried for lungs mets? I am willing to treat her but nothing aggressive. I have seen people mention prednisone
, metacam (but to me carprofen seems better since it is a cox1 and cox2 inhibitor) and diuretics. Is there anything people have tried that they
…art, but with any swelling that may be caused by her nasal tumor, or others that may be lurking around. Also ask your Bet if there is an alt toe Prednisone
. Yes, it has side effects, but sometimes it can be a miracle drug too.
We all kmow our dogs soooo well and we all have different ways of
…has not had one since. I debated doing one but it will not change anything or my treatment. I chose not to do oral chemo and last time she was on prednisone
she was so hot and uncomfortable that i dont think i want to put her thru that again. I think her back legs have arthritis since she is 11 and an
… a hissing as if he were in a cat fight with a ghost cat.
It's now September and we have tried Gabapentin, Fluoxetine, Steroid Injection, and Prednisone
. The episodes had decreased in severity while on Fluoxetine but we were unsure if it was the medication or he was adjusting so we weaned off the
… peeing a lot and drinking a lot go with the territory. As my Vet once said about Prednisone
, basically with all it's side effects, sometimes it can be a great miracle drug and not to be afraid to use it as such.
I know this is such a
… Atlas is still scheduled for his 3rd IV chemo, so we'll keep that. I'll talk to the oncologist about the metronomic therapy while we're there. The prednisone
does seem to be helping him breathe better, so there's a measurable bit of relief there. It's also affecting his bladder and he's having accidents,
…into these options: Palladia and Metronomics. Also others can advise on good cough medicines that helped.
Sounds like your Vet has given you Prednisone
. Mets cause inflammation around them and that helps reduce the inflammation, thus relieving symptons. In most cases, mets aren't actually
…to receive IV fluids and get his temp back to normal. When I picked him up, temp was norm and he was happy to be going home. We left with prednisone
and amoxicillin. Sunday night his breathing was very labored in that I wasn't sure he'd make it through the night. Back to the vets on Monday to
Following. Didnt i read that prednisone
helped with lung mets?
Yes, the way Sally described its use is accurate. Our onco prescribed it for Jerry after we stopped metronomics
…. Didnt i read that prednisone
helped with lung mets?
…anyone experienced nose bleeds? My gut tells me it’s from Benadryl and prednisone
, the tumor is gone now so she is really seeing side effects from those two meds. This morning when I got up there was a small spit up of blood