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Read on for a brief overview of some of the side effects of steroids in dogs. I have cut it way back and it seems to be helping aggression issues although we are still very cautious of her around people. With the information above, it is important to maintain perspective.
This is especially true of steroids, which may change a number of elements of your pet's health in ways that aren't necessarily expected. RSS feed for comments on this post. Controlling dog aggression by using a dog muzzle. You are commenting using your WordPress. However, changes in appetite and thirst are not limited to this direction, however, and it's also not uncommon for pet owners to see their dogs lose interest in food and water.
Corticosteroids are used for a number of different conditions that involve the inflammatory and immune systems such as arthritis, allergies, etc. If you think they are causing your dog to be aggressive, speak to your vet. It is a tough one to endure for all involved.
I have also found a really interesting article that could have been written by you. They are often prescribed for treating pain.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: While both of these changes are not good for your pet's overall health, it is the latter that is of more immediate concern. The article also talks about how older dogs often lose patience with other pets after a period of getting along fine. It sounds like a second opinion from another vet might be in order.
Make sure that your pet continues to drink water and eat food regularly in order to protect his immediate health and overall nutrition. Aggression while on Prednisone - Page 1 Pedigree Database.
Dogs taking steroids oftentimes begin panting at what would otherwise seem to be inappropriate or unusual times. Before putting her on the Prednisone she could barely get up or down stairs or even lift herself from a lying position. I could see trying a course of it to see if your dog's issue was the effect of an inflammatory process, but if she hasn't shown improvement in her mobility while on it by now, it's not likely she will do so if she remains on it.
She never actually went so far as to bite someone, but I was very careful with her interactions with others once this particular symptom showed up as I think she might have if pushed.
Such was the case with my dog with DM, who did give me a good pinch on my arm that left some deep divots, without drawing blood. Unfortunately, there's no cure for the condition; the best you can hope for is to delay the progression of the disorder and to keep your dog as comfortable as possible while maintaining a good quality of life for her. Fortunately, he slept throughout my shift.