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2007-10-30 15:36:36

It depends on the weight of the dog. I'd suggest that you check with a vet. Prednisone, when not used correctly can harm the dog. It is a great drug, but it can also be a dangerous one without professional guidance.

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they give it to my dog tocontrol the nawing and allergy


Just went to the vet and he switched our dog from duramax to prednisone. They DO NOT mix well. Doing so can severely hurt your dog.


There is no set dose for an 8 pound dog; veterinarians typically prescribe within a certain range based upon the dog's symptoms and what the prednisone is being used to treat. Prednisone is a powerful drug with the potential for serious side effects, particularly in such a small dog. If you believe your dog needs treatment with prednisone, you should make an appointment with your veterinarian for an examination.


When giving Prednisone to your dog they have to slowly be taken off of the medication. Do not abruptly stop giving this medication to your pet as it will have serious side effects.


Prednisone is a medication. Do you mean how do you wean a dog off the medication?


Only as much as your Vet prescribes.



No. In fact, you should wait at least one week after the last dose of carprofen (Rimadyl) before starting prednisone, or another NSAID.


I am assuming that your dog is under a Veterinarian's care? Go to your Vet and advise him or her of the problems you are having and that way your Vet can adjust the dosages of Pred that he is giving. Why would you ask this question on the internet, go to your Veterinarian.


This will depend on the dose in the pill of prednisone. In all cases, consult with your veterinarian if you have questions on proper dosage for your pet - some animals may be given a higher dose than others based on variations in clinical disease.


Yes, do a search on Prednisone at a health site.


This will vary depending upon the dog's weight. A veterinarian will typically prescribe based upon a certain number of milligrams per kilogram of body weight. However, prednisone is a powerful drug and it can have multiple severe side effects, particularly for dogs. If you believe your dog needs treatment with prednisone, you should take him to your veterinarian for an examination. NEVER give Prednisone to an animal without it being recommended by a vet!


I would suggest you see your veteranarian.


You need to read the prescription from your veterinarian to determine this. Prednisone is a hormone analog for cortisol and has serious side effects even when given at appropriate doses, which will vary depending upon the dog and the condition being treated.


NEVER give any dog ibuprofen. It is toxic to dogs. It is sometimes ok to give a low dose of buffered aspirin to a dog but the dose for a 9lb dog would be very small. Please check with a veterinarian before giving your dog human medication. Many medications that are safe for people can make dogs critically ill.


I used to get my dog's prednisone filled at the drug store.


Advil is poisonous to dogs, do not give it. You can give a baby aspirin to a dog, but I really reccommend that you take the dog to the vet if there is something wrong and get the vet to give you medication.


Not for you to know. If you feel your dog needs an antibiotic, then take your dog to a Veterinarian who can diagnose what is wrong with your dog and if needed, give you the appropriate antibiotics & the correct dose. You should never treat your dog with at home antibiotics. What if you use the wrong type of antibiotic or give the wrong dose or your dog has a reaction to it?


Benadryl call your vet for the right dose.


This will depend greatly on why your dog was started on prednisone. If the prednisone was for a temporary condition, like getting an itchy skin under control, your dog should be weaned off the prednisone within a couple months at most. However, prednisone is also prescribed to treat Cushings disease, which is a permanent condition that requires medication for the rest of the dog's life.


My dog has allergies and the vet told me to give her a childrens dose but I would imagine it would depend upon the weight of the dog.


Prednisone is a corticosteroid that is dosed depending upon the condition being treated, the size of the dog, the overall health status of the dog and the residual effects of any previous corticosteroid administration. Your veterinarian will need to examine your dog then prescribe the appropriate amount of prednisone for your dog.


No, you should follow the correct dosage that your Veterinarian gave you. If you are having trouble with the correct dose then contact your Vet about the problem. Never dose your dog on your own unless you want a very ill or dead dog.


You need to call your veterinarian and tell him/her that your dog is not eating after being put on prednisone - your vet may need to adjust the medication level or advise alternate food options.


Give him 1 aspirin a day, hide it in a piece of cheese or something similar. This is what a vet advised us with our dog.



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