My veternian gave me 5 mg of prednazone for my cat..Can i give my dog 1 pill a day to help him? I treated him today with a 1/2 of 800mg ibuprofen at 9am this moring and he is still limping..I put a little dab of muscle rub onthat leg and wrapped it a ace bandage..Can you give e any other suggestions on how to treat him? Thank you Kathy
What you really need is an Emergency Veterinarian.
No do not give your dog prednisone. Prednisone is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; asthma; hay fever; eczema (and more), and belongs to the drug class glucocorticoids.
I would not give him prednisone until you can talk to the dogs vet tomorrow. Are you sure he didn't get something in his paw? Do not under any circumstances give your dog tylenol. I know you didn't ask that, I just threw it in. They can have baby aspirin however. My dog has been on prednisone, but only after the doc saw him.
Might be weight, I had a pit bull that began limping. Took her to the vet, and she had arthritis from being beat to make her mean. She had bone fragments floating in her shoulder blades and knees. We gave the prescribed pain meds, and had her on a vet supervised diet. They said that she might have 3-5 good years. We got her weight down, kept her weight down. She didn't need any more pain killer, and she had 9 excellent years. I strongly suggest a visit to the vet. Different animals can't tolerate different meds. Their systems metabolize foods and meds differently. It generally destroys their kidneys or does heart damage.
I agree that the vet visit is essential. And no prednisone for any reason on your own. Prednisone is base upon weight and need. An old injury is not going to respond with the prednisone. Prednisone is a steroid for reducing inflammation and it suppresses the immune system.,this could cause real problems for your dog.
As far as taking an NSAID dose, you cannot mix it with prednisone. Dosing for dogs is also based on weight, not the same as for humans.
Probably time for the dogs yearly visit for vaccinations any way. Good luck and let us know how your dog is doing after the visit.
You really shouldn't give your dog anything unless his vet tells you that it's ok! What may be ok for your cat may not be ok for your dog.
If you lab/boxer is still limping, take him to a vet to make sure that he didn't break his leg and to get proper treatment!
I hope he feels better soon! I am a dog lover, and I like to see someone take the time to ask about their pets!! :)
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