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Hi - Chance has been on Prednisone does anyone know of the side effects he seems to be panting more than normal and also has a hard time getting up
 

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How much is he on?? And what is it for?? Cody was on 1 mg per lb of body weight for an auto immune anemia. He had increased thirst and urination and a voracious appetite. Panted some but not excessively. Did not have trouble getting up.... in fact, pred usually masks discomfort and makes them feel better. If I were you, I'd get a call in to the vet just to make sure this is to be expected.
 

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the side effects we had with Pred was excessive hunger and thirst - and also the need to pee constantly. i've not heard of it affecting their ability to get up.
 

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We experienced the same side effects the others mention: excessive panting, thirst and urination. The increased appetite doesn't quite describe Barkley's experience--increased counter surfing, increased trash can dumping and eating and moving his Vittle Vault, recently filled with kibble from the back of the house to the front of the house (the dining room) with his teeth (we have the teeth marks as a constant reminder). He was Super Dog while on the stuff. Given he was suffering from a spondylitis attack we informed the vet that the prednisone was not going to be repeated again since he was much too active and got into too much mischief and our goal was to help him heal without excessive exertion.
He was also more agitated and talked to us a lot more than normal as well.
 

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i'm sort of giggling - when i say excessive hunger, it is almost the understatement of the year. we were always able to leave her bag of food on the floor in the kitchen and she'd never touch it. while on that stuff she was constantly sticking her head in the bag and chowing as much as she could before we caught her (it got put into the spare bathroom after that) and was suddenly a dog who'd rout around in the trash.
 

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I have had a golden that was treated for optic neuritis and started on 100mg of pred a day. That is higher than most humans have. Side effects were: A change in personality (she was almost a zombie) Excessive thirst and urinating, panting as she need to wee so often, voracious appetite, drooling as if she was going to be sick, excoriation of the skin around her mouth and almost total loss of muscle tone. Yssy was on a reducing dose for over 3 months but it has taken nearly 2 years for her to be fit again. Annef
 

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i'm sort of giggling - when i say excessive hunger, it is almost the understatement of the year. we were always able to leave her bag of food on the floor in the kitchen and she'd never touch it. while on that stuff she was constantly sticking her head in the bag and chowing as much as she could before we caught her (it got put into the spare bathroom after that) and was suddenly a dog who'd rout around in the trash.
Sort of sounds like we experienced the same thing with our goldens! We actually had a video camera rolling (aimed at the trash can) to capture the prankster but we got the audio only Barkley grunting and panting while dragging the Vittle Vault across the floor. He'd pant, grunt, drag, then bark at it, start up again. I sure wish the camera had been aimed at that! We did capture him counter surfing too, but we wised up and removed anything of interest. We didn't think he would touch the avocados and tomatoes ripening, but he did--dropping them on the floor when he decided they weren't worthy of eating.
 

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The only side effects I noticed...was that Lucky would pee himself when he was laying down. He'd be laying there and suddenly a good size puddle appeared. It bothered him as much as me.

Since this was "swimming season" I didn't notice the thirst...he's always gulping swimming water no matter what.
 

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Panting and pacing, and yes thirst and appetite. The panting and pacing will drive you crazy, but I haven't heard of difficulty getting up. I'd call the vet on that one.
 

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Muscle wasting is one side effect of long term prednisone use (which could make them weak)...how long has he been on the pred?

the panting, pacing, excessive thirst, urination and appetite are all almost immediate side effects.
 

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HE'S ON 20MG ONE TABLET 2 TIMES A DAY FOR AN EAR GROWTH , I WILL BE CALLING THE VET IN THE MORNING . HE WAS ALSO ON AN ANTIBIOTIC WE FINISHED THAT I THANK EVERYONE FOR THE INFO . i JUST THINK THE PANTING IS SO BAD THAT LAST NIGHT HE COULDN'T SLEEP HE HAS NOT HAD AN INCREASE IN APPETITE BUT PEES CONSTANTLY LOL
 

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Hi - Chance has been on Prednisone does anyone know of the side effects he seems to be panting more than normal and also has a hard time getting up
My Labrador is on the same steroid, yes panting is a side effect, mine pants most of her waking hours, I had a dog on them years ago and used to wet a towel and wring ot out so just damp and drape it on his back, unfortunatley it is a side effect that doesnt ease, dont know about the getting up tho, whats he on them for?
 

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Help for Prednisone Side Effects?

My girl Callie has been on prednisone for a week. It's keeping her alive--she was diagnosed with an untreatable brain-stem tumor, couldn't stand or keep down food. The prednisone has gotten her back on her feet but the panting and the growling and barking for food is extremely hard to take. Has anyone found a way to ameliorate these symptoms? I can't let her get fat--she has enough trouble keeping her balance right now!

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It's a great drug and a horrible one too! I take it for asthma occasionally. Just know you should not stop cold turkey. You must gradually wean your dog off. Use it only when it's absolutly necessary.
 
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