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…yVet told me one time, although Prednisone
has potential side effects,sometimes it can be a miracle xrug for awjile. Really, really hoping it can help Otis stay with comfortably for some

14 July 2017 8:56 pm
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14 July 2017 7:52 pm
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Sorry to see that things are ... rocky ... for Rocky. (Couldn't resist!) My sweet pooch had AMAZING results with Palladia and Prednisone
, but we were fighting a MCT. Izzy lost her leg to OSA and developed the mast cell tumor about 8-9 months post amp ... of course, the oncologist

14 July 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Topic: Palladia
Posts: 14
Views: 945

…X-rays were so bad.  No black at all, couldn't even really see where the heart was because there are hundreds of modules now. 

Vet put him on prednisone
and I hope it helps enough to give him a day or two more.  He may not make it through the night.  

14 July 2017 4:02 pm
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…in her eyes.  I feel so bad.  We are taking a day at a time, but she seems to be getting better each day.  She is taking Gabapenton, Tramadol and Prednisone
so it's quite the cocktail.  She's a moaner, so it's so sweet to hear her moan when I give her schnuffies around her ears - especially the side

… but when I spoke with her vet (who is back in town later today), she said I could give her a bit more Tramadol and Gabapenton.  She's already on Prednisone
, so we're not giving her more of that.  I had to spoon feed her this morning and I've been giving her water using a turkey baster.  She has an

…so I feel free to throw caution to the wind on many an occasion, explaining why I visited Puerto Rico at the height of the Zika virus scare!)

The prednisone
makes her incontinent, but she's on a healthy dose of it and has been taking it for a year, so that's not an immediate side effect of the steroid.

Tina, Izzy is taking Vinblastine (IV administered by the onco - 1 mg bi weekly), 80 mg Palladia every other day, 15 - 20 mg of Prednisone
daily, 20 mg Pepcid 2x daily (famotidine), Armor-Up (K9 Medicinals update to K9 Immunity
Plus), doggy vitamins and a partridge in a pear tree

7 July 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 34
Views: 2937

…sure how much help I am) from the info I can share about my experience using Palladia. I will also add that if your dog isn't on a steroid - like prednisone
- yet, ask the vet. It's really helped Izzy's tumor but long term use will cause muscle wasting.

First, Diamondback Drugs is a compounding

7 July 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 34
Views: 2937

…glad the Vet got back tonyou and glad she can still jave some pain meds too! One other thought you could ask your nice REGULAR Vet about is trying Prednisone
for a couple of days. It works as an anti-inflammatory (in case the mass is causing some swelling arpu d it. But it also INCREASES appetite!

…soft tissue as he could.  Marley is a 50 pound pitbull X.  She has been on 50mg Tramadol 2x per day.  100 mg Gabapentin at night only.  5 mg Prednisone
(she is also Addisonian) in the AM.  She just finished her Cephalexin over the weekend.

Overall, she had been doing great post-amp.  She

26 June 2017 9:29 am
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Views: 766

…advice. Continue to make each moment count and let nothing rob you of those moments! Hoping the meds kick in soon!!!

O e kf the benefits of Prednisone
is it helps with inflammation (and inflammation = pain) caused by almost anything...a met...a surgery...a swollen disc...and yes, a

…his dinner and chowed down a bully stick. 

Hugs to all the tripawd fams. And Jerry -- no new meds suggestions for now from the vet. What is prednisone
good for? I see a lot of people on here have their pups on that towards 'the end'.... 

…there ARE potentially symptoms showing up and Bruno needs those to be treated!! And they can be treated! Cough meds can be prescribed and

among other things.

You must be soooo frustrated!! I just wish so ehow we could get you in the right hands with so eo e who can figure this

…her out so we've really limited her mobility.  I think the soreness has started to go away and she pepped right back up.  Our vet also said the prednisone
has probably helped with inflammation so that's helped too.  Its so hard not to hyper focus on her - but this was definitely a learning experience

13 June 2017 4:22 pm
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…trouble balancing and supporting herself on her back legs...more on her left side (she had her front left leg amputated).  Our vet prescribed prednisone
and after one dose she seemed much better.  But then yesterday she was almost lame.  She also winced when I gently touched the inner side of her

12 June 2017 4:03 pm
Posts: 6
Views: 863

…... B R E A T H E.............Grab some CHOCOLATE and let's talk options!!!

Generally the cough can be treated with medicine and Prednisone
is very helpful in alleviating symptons!!! METRONOMICS is another iption to doscuss with your Onco, as well as Palladia.

Generally these

12 June 2017 9:17 am
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…we can modify the post shot treatment plan so great news: EmmaRose is now back to just her regular heart med for arrythmia and her regular dose of prednisone
for her BST. And, we may even get to adjust those!!!! EmmaRose is also back to regular pasture duty! LIFE IS GOOD:)***Caveat: Kids, don

7 June 2017 5:21 am
Posts: 45
Views: 2138

…pleased with her overall! She has gained 11 pounds since her thyroid (cancer) tumor surgery and is off all meds except for her heart meds and prednisone
:):):) Head of Neuro really almost did not want to treat for her heartworms as she is not really showing any clinical signs and he only sees

2 June 2017 8:36 am
Posts: 45
Views: 2138

…muscle relaxer may also help.  We tend to use methocarbamol or diazepam. The prednisone
is probably the most helpful and definitely tell your vet she has declined on a lower dose as they might want to take it back up.  Sometimes I will

27 May 2017 11:18 pm
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Views: 1494

…to help her?

This is the medication she is on currently-

(For her liver, from past health issues she had) 225mg once a day

10mg once a day (This was at twice a day up until a few days ago, which is when we noticed the decline again... We wonder if this helps her the

27 May 2017 4:07 pm
Posts: 17
Views: 1494

…the scar, they tend to grow fast. There's no explanation for the weakness in his hind legs, though. 

So she gave me prescriptions for a steroid (prednisone
) and Tylenol 3, which has codeine, to give pain relief and replace the hydrocodone he's been on for a cough. We'll see how he does on them - at

…....sweet, sweet Belle, we need to get you feeling better!

Panting can definitely be a "side effect"'of the Prednisone
. Can't speak to the fever spike. I don't believe a fever was involved with Happy Hannah's met situation, but I could be wrong. She did tire

16 May 2017 10:43 pm
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Views: 8574

…up our driveway after those walks.

Also, over the last few weeks she has started panting a bit more but we assumed this was due to the 20 mg of Prednisone
she was taking every day. 

Our oncologist believes that the temperature spikes and panting are a result of the lung mets. I want to call on my

16 May 2017 9:44 pm
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Views: 8574


Neck pain is often much worse than back pain.  Is your dog at least taking an NSAID?  If that is not working a lot of these dogs need prednisone
, a muscle relaxer, and sometimes gabapentin or tramadol.  For some the only relief is surgical decompression.

Did your vet find any localized

14 May 2017 11:47 am
Posts: 17
Views: 1494

…brought him to the oncologist who recommended 6 weeks chemo 1 treatment per week then every 3 weeks after that for the rest of his life. We started prednisone
and he is doing well with that. My question is why would eh not suggest Palladia? It is less invasive and from what I read seems to be pretty

4 May 2017 7:36 am
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Views: 5902

…You keep that up as all great divas are known to snack in the night:) EmmaRose at 14 1/2 eats twice a day and wishes she ate more but she is taking prednisone
so...( it maaaaaaay also be the return of the thyroid cancer but we tell ourselves it is the prednisone

However, other seniors at Da

…out, so it will be 3 weeks before we go back. I'm betting the weight loss is why ... she otherwise looks pretty good. I think long term prednisone
is taking its toll; she gets winded immediately and all her muscle is wasting away. I get sad because hearts are pure muscle. I worry about hers

…you post the xrays?  If your dog has pneumonia prednisone
is the last thing you want to give because it is an immunosuppressant and will cause the bacteria to spread rapidly.  Does your dog have a fever? …

… If the neutrophil count is high or there are band cells on the CBC then pneumonia is more likely than cancer.  Prednisone
may help if your dog has cancer metastasis but I would first see if there is a response to the antibiotics on the recheck xrays.

Theophylline is…

…with appetite but more so if you have cancer.

What was your dog's original cancer type?  Was she on immunosuppressive drugs such as Apoquel or prednisone
?  A lot of Westies have allergies this time of year and both of those drugs help the skin but chronic use may lead to infection.

Good luck...

25 April 2017 7:12 am
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Views: 2240

…A VET but...if pneumonia, dogs should cough and not be on cough suppressants, so...there is that.

Balancing a steroid (prednisone
) with a low WBC count is tricky but usually not in the short term. Would be very cautious about adding appetite stimulant which has side effects…

…is not ideal for breathing well...which is the last medicine you mentioned-please read regarding side effects:( 

I would seriously ask for prednisone
(both an anti inflammatory AND an appetite stimulant).UNLESS the WBC count is concerning enough not to prescribe:Would think having a medicine

25 April 2017 6:27 am
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…not want to eat. And, of course, you have to have the meds with food ro coat the tummy! Ugh!!

The suggestion of an anti nausea drug and the Prednisone
are, in my non Vet opinion , both really good ones! Also, a good dose of fluids can pften help mlre than anything!

So yeah, I think a few

24 April 2017 1:21 pm
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Views: 2240
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