Actually the vet has cut him back to 5 mg evedry 3 days and he has finallgy adjusted to the dosage. He sleeps all night and since I have been making his own dog food and not using store bought food, ( i don't know if that is correct grammer, but whatever) He has been doing so much better. He has more energy then he has had since a puppy. We will see what happens. but for the time being he is doing great. One day at a time. Sorry I am tired tonight so I am probably making lots of mistakes. Thank you for all of the support.
My one year old Cavie has SM too. Scarlett is also on the predisone, plus a diuretic. When she first went on the meds, she was constantly drinking water and peeing, inside and out. She was hungry all the time. We cut back on the diuretic from one, twice a day to one in the evening, then to 1/2 in the evening. The "air scratching" and symptoms have subsided tremendously. She did act a little weird at first, but seems to have adjusted now. She does sleep more and doesn't play as much as she did. All this seems so unfair for such sweet little dogs to suffer with this.
Is he taking any other medications?