27th November 2011, 03:21 PM
Hair Loss and Dandruff After Stoping Prednisone
In June of this year Sasha was diagnosed with IVDD. We did not have the money to have extensive tests or surgery so we decided to treat her with Prednisone for as long as we could to see what would happen. Well, nothing short of a miracle happened. We kept lowering her dosage until she was on 5 mg every other day and in October she was weaned off and she is fine! She is back to her normal self! I suspect that she really doesn't have IVDD after all and that she may have had meningitis based on her symptoms and her response to the Prednisone. Now that she is off the Prednisone, she has been losing her hair. She also has terrible dandruff all of the sudden. The dandruff started after I gave her a bath on November 19th ( a week ago). She has absolutely no hair on her belly. I started giving her 1000 mg of a pharmaceutical grade fish oil. She is on Wellness dry and canned dog foods.
Has anyone's Cav experienced hair loss after long term treatment with Prednisone? I'm wondering if she now has a thyroid problem. I am making an appt tomorrow to see our vet; however, I was wondering what others have experienced.