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Search results for 'prednisone' (1237)

…so I always second guess my decisions when it comes to bringing them in. I'm glad I pushed aside the doubt in this case! Roger hasn't been on prednisone
for quite some time but he was on rimadyl prior to switching to the peroixcam.

11 March 2018 4:21 pm
Posts: 15
Views: 920

…help too.  Your Vet can advise on all this as far as when he should perk up.

How long has he been on the Proxicam?  Has he been on anything like Prednisone
prior to the Piroxicam?

I think itsw really a good sign that Rover was peeing, pooping and drinking, and did woof down a cheeseburger early on.

11 March 2018 4:11 pm
Posts: 15
Views: 920

…!  Sometimes a cough is just a cough!

Many, many, many who dealt with mets, including Jerry, got great extended time.  Most were prescribed Prednisone
and Tramadol.  The Pred helped with the breathing and any subsequent inflammation in the lungs.  And ic there was any discomfort, the Tramadol

7 March 2018 9:57 am
Posts: 15
Views: 1316

…want to do a whole lot as well. Over time as the mets grow, it makes breathing harder but there are things you can do to help ease the symptoms. Prednisone
is a common prescription, sometimes Albuterol (an airways opener) and you can also look into a variety of natural remedies to help breathing after

7 March 2018 7:46 am
Posts: 15
Views: 1316

….  What that means is, should symptoms start to show up, there ARE non-invasive meds that can help to continue a good quality for your Wendel.  Prednisone
is one used if he shows any change in breathing pattern and needs to be more comfortable. 

My Happy Hannah got some great extended quality time

13 February 2018 2:19 pm
Posts: 11
Views: 544

…said

Hi Abby and family, welcome. We're so sorry that you had the runaround with the diagnosis. Prednisone
? Sheesh! Don't get me started 😉 Thank goodness your regular vet knew exactly what to do and called it. And kudos to you for helping her lose

10 February 2018 8:59 pm
Posts: 14
Views: 1058

…Abby and family, welcome. We're so sorry that you had the runaround with the diagnosis. Prednisone
? Sheesh! Don't get me started 😉 Thank goodness your regular vet knew exactly what to do and called it. And kudos to you for helping her lose

10 February 2018 8:42 am
Posts: 14
Views: 1058

…a large lump on her front, right leg on the joint. After a biopsy at our new vet, in our new town, they said it wasn’t cancer and started her on prednisone
. The prednisone
helped with the swelling...until it didn’t and it continued to get worse. After several different treat,ents, it seemed like

9 February 2018 10:23 pm
Posts: 14
Views: 1058

… doesn't help either.

Is the Surgeon saying this is within the parameters of what they are used to seeing?     Is the steroid they are suggesting Prednisone
?

Not having an appetite is not unusual.   Not being mobile yet is not unusual either at this point.  Although Charlie did take some steps this

8 February 2018 11:47 am
Posts: 22
Views: 1899

…to keep him comfortable and enjoying life that aren't invasive...and may even possibly stop the growth of thise things!  Check out metronomics
, prednisone
and Palladia for starters.   And there are things that can be given for the cough too.

And know this to be true.  In  no way is this an

10 January 2018 10:16 am
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Views: 8327

…is hard to say if weakness could be due to the  meds.  Over time prednisone
can lead to muscle weakness and tramadol can cause lethargy but he is not on a high dose.  If he was doing better on the meds and weakness is

11 December 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 21
Views: 2155

…on Giggs.

It's been a really up and down 2 weeks.  We've had him on gabapentin (300 mg) for 14 days and prednisone
(25 mg) and tramadol (50 mg) for 12 (everything twice daily).  Some days it seemed like he was almost back to normal (although still tired

11 December 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 21
Views: 2155

…to live like this? or should I make do with what I have because he probably doesn't have a lot of time left?

His meds were also changed from prednisone
10mg and metacam 5mg once a day to dexamethasone 1.5mg 2x a day for 5 days then once a day after that. 

10 December 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 5
Views: 1188

…April and his rear left leg was amputated on April 26, 2017. He weights about 45lb and will be 7 years old on March 2018. He is currently on 10mg prednisone
and 5mg metacam - both once a day*

7 December 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 5
Views: 1188

…but unlikely without some sort of swelling at the site.  Only an MRI can tell but if the gabapentin does not help after a few days then I would try prednisone
(Make sure he is not on an NSAID).

Pam

26 November 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 21
Views: 2155

….  Do it for a few minutes before he tries to get up and then after henlays down.

Is he on any anti-inflammatory or steroid?  Ask the Vet avput Prednisone
.

Keep us posted

Hugs

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

25 November 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 21
Views: 2155

…may show bony lesions.  I would certainly add the gabapentin at 300 mg three times daily and use either an NSAID such as Deramaxx or go straight to prednisone
Prednisone
is better than an NSAID for spinal pain but the two drugs can't be given together.  You can however give gabapentin with either drug

22 November 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 21
Views: 2155

…see some sublte signs of tiredness, a bit of change in her breathing, etc I did the xrays.  A big met was confirmed.   At thst point I did do some Prednisone
, did some metronomics
(she developed a UTI so I stopped), and a couple of other things.   This was a decision that I was comfortable  with and

3 October 2017 10:13 am
Posts: 89
Views: 5561

…and didnt pretend to be.  Vut he knew me, my Happy Hannah and my fincances.

When it did eventually come to "palliative" care with Happy Hannah, Prednisone
, some tramadol every now and then and ice crram and steak kept her happy and content for lots more spoiling and loving.

Please know that there

…sounds like the pain is not under control and that's the first place you want to start. Did your vet do any diagnostic work before prescribing the prednisone
? If so, what was it? And what was your vet's plan for figuring out the cause after starting the pred? I'm hoping they told you that pred can help

28 August 2017 9:01 pm
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Views: 614

…year old Miniature Schnauzer lost her hind right leg at a year old from cancer.  She has had no problems until the past month.  the Vet prescribed Prednisone
and a muscle relaxer.  I also took her to a Canine Chiropractor that has adjusted her twice.  She seemed to be improving but three days ago her

28 August 2017 8:35 pm
Posts: 4
Views: 614

…is unlikely from the amputation this far out.  If prednisone
did not help you could consider a food trial with a novel or hydrolyzed diet.  Is she red and inflamed even with the cone?  If so look for

23 August 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 5
Views: 689

…started closer to her amputation site, but now, if left without a bonnet, consumes her entire belly. We've been to multiple specialists. She's had prednisone
shots, antibiotics and takes amytriptline daily. She wears a soft King bonnet and chews holes in them to get to her belly. She has on 3 of the

23 August 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 5
Views: 689

…at her favorite place (the onco) today as she is declining rapidly. It's not the cancer. It's the old. I can't cure that and a year's worth of prednisone
has put the pedal to the metal. I think she might be having issues with her "good" knee or her back, or front leg ... She's just old, like her

28 July 2017 10:45 am
Posts: 308
Views: 16407

…on...his head tilted and he walked like a drunken sailor.  I don't recall the exact treatment...seems like it was a very strong steriod (not Prednisone
but something else....dexa..??...geez...can't recall).  Anyway, that seemed to work.

Now, take that out of the equation and it's…

…that this was the culprit as he took tramadol and he was as calm as could be.  

I hope to take him to the vet on Sunday and will ask her about the Prednisone
.  Since it is a cortecosteroid (sp)  I agree he cant take it for long, but if it helps with his balance while he is adjusting I believe it will

…on...his head tilted and he walked like a drunken sailor.  I don't recall the exact treatment...seems like it was a very strong steriod (not Prednisone
but something else....dexa..??...geez...can't recall).  Anyway, that seemed to work.

Now, take that out of the equation and it's

…as a maintenance dose and it worked perfectly, until it didn't.

As a side note - Izzy's tumor is flaring up at the moment. We'd backed down the prednisone
as the muscle wasting is causing mobility issues ... but she also has lost bits of toenail as a side effect of radiation/months of bandages so

…to be home with her.  She gets frantic when we leave the room where she is laying and she needs to be carried out frequently to pee and poop.  The prednisone
she takes makes her so thirsty, frequent pee trips are needed. We love her so much - both of us would happily do this forever, but then I look at

20 July 2017 8:22 am
Posts: 10
Views: 713

…farm and could have gotten into someone else's kibble ... or ate goose/duck/chicken/goat/cat poop (she's a real charmer). 

She's been on prednisone
for a year and has significant muscle wasting as well as a pot belly and intermitten incontinence (she's also nearly 14, so some of that weeing

15 July 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Topic: Palladia
Posts: 14
Views: 945

…Amy!

So Izzy was on Prednisone
too? Rocky's oncologist felt the Pred on top of the Palladia would be too hard on his stomach, so we're just doing the Palladia (with Tramadol)…

…s only had two doses (40mg each) of the Palladia so far, but seems to be OK at this point. I may need to ask the oncologist again about adding Prednisone
too. 

15 July 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Topic: Palladia
Posts: 14
Views: 945
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