How much Prednisone can I give my dog?

Want to Give Free Dog How much Prednisone can I give my dog?, I have a pitt mix who is almost 7, about 65 lbs. She's gotten into something in the yard and is having an allergic reaction and trying to constantly chew ...


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01-11-10, 00:28
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  How much Prednisone can I give my dog?
I have a pitt mix who is almost 7, about 65 lbs. She's gotten into something in the yard and is having an allergic reaction and trying to constantly chew her feet and rub her face on ANYTHING. She's had a e-collar on but her feet are a little swollen. We're getting her prednisone from a pharmacy tomorrow. How much do I give her?


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01-11-10, 00:30
Owl
 
if you think your dog is having an allergic reaction the drug to take would be an antihistamine and not a steroid ... and your vet would have to give you the dosage for your size dog, some vets will do so over the phone ... i am not sure where you live, but prednisone is a prescription only drug in canada and i am going to assume the united states too ... you really need to give the vet a call for some suggestions ... what you may be perceiving as an allergic reaction could be something entirely different ...
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01-11-10, 03:55
 
Prednisone isn't for an allergic reaction, if that is what it is you need antihistamine, like Benadryl. I would advise you to see the veterinarian, but if that isn't possible and you choose to try and use Benadryl only use the elixir kind, and phone your vet for a dose, it is quite alot higher for a dog than for a human.
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01-11-10, 05:02
 
none unless your vet has prescribed it.
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01-11-10, 07:43
 
the amount prescribed by the vet
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01-11-10, 08:00
 
Whatever the vet tells you to give her.Generally it is about 10 mgs for a dog that size,but it may start with a larger loading dose. You can also give the dog Benadryl.1 mg. per lb, of body weight every 6 hours and it is safe to give with prednisone.

Edit: Prednisone IS for allergic reactions! My vet has prescribed it for allergies and I have taken it myself for allergies. It is very common for a vet to give a dog or cat corticosteroids for allergies.

http://www.nativeremedies.com/petalive/articles/use-of-prednisone-in-dogs.shtml
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