Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Steroids and dogs health

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    South Wales, UK
    Posts
    22
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Steroids and dogs health

    My dog has been given steriods to clear up a leaky bowel, has anyone had this with their dog and how did they respond to the steriods?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Stoke-on-Trent, England
    Posts
    2,161
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Monty had steroids at 5 months, for a skin problem. He had no ill effects at all. teddy had two short courses for his allergies and ah agin no problems. steroids are fine and helpquickly, if used in moderation. The problems start when they are used longterm. My collie cross was given a very high dose for his cancer. The only problem he had was extreme weight gain, but he was on a very very high dosage for several months, but they gave him those months, as they slowed the cancer's growth.
    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    3,036
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    29

    Default

    Yep my understanding is the same as Barbara's, that short term, steroids are extremely valuable for certain conditions and that problems are usually associated with long term high doses.
    ~ Sam, Sonny & Beau ~

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Cork,Ireland.
    Posts
    2,563
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Absolutely, Daisy has had a steroid injection on two occasions,once for an eye infection when she was 12 weeks old and a few weeks ago for severe gastroenteritis.On both occasions it made a remarkable difference within a few hours.Used under veterinary supervision it's a very useful medicine.
    Sins

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Dublin,Ireland
    Posts
    3,039
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Pippin needed them on a few occasions for bowel problems and they worked wonders..
    Gus(blenhiem) Pippin(tri) DJ(ruby)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    341
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I just wanted to chime in on the topic. I had to give Riley a light steroid called Temaril-P for itchy skin last summer. The results was immediate and he stopped itching. However, he then stopped eating and we went through months of getting his appetite back through meds., acupuncture, herbs, etc. His tummy has never been the same since, he now has a very sensitive tummy whereas before he could eat anything.
    I am cautious of steroids, but i do believe they can give great immediate results. I thought i would share my experience to give additional information.
    Laura (Momma to Riley, 3 yr. old male)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •