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Posted by: Penny | 2010/05/30

Kortisoon pille

My spaniel is op kortisoon pille gesit vir n week om van die alergiese reaksie van vlooie ontslae te raak. Die probleem is dat sy nou vreeslik baie water drink en sy urineer ekstra baie. Elke oggend as ek nou opstaan is daar nat kolle. Kan dit van die kortisoon wees of is iets anders kort. Die rede dat sy op kortisoon is , is omdat al die ander behandeling nie gewerk het nie. As die behandeling nie werk nie gaan hulle n vel toets doen.

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Hi Penny
the problem that you are encountering is most likely due to the prednisolone 5 mg tablets that you are administering for the treatment of the skin condition. For allergy I usually prescribe the tablets at 0.5-1mg/kg for the 1st 12hrs and then I taper to the lowest dose in 48hrs time. The effect of the prednisolone will only be transitory and will hopefully resolve at the lower doses. Alternative day therapy maybe a better protocol. Unfortunately prednisolone maybe the only solution to supress the allergy. We have used anti-histamines and find that they are not as effective as the latter.
In terms of a work-up on skin conditions. It is generally advisable to do a skin scrape even though you consider the problem to be an allergy. In addition there are other diagnostic tests available that may conclude what the problem is. I advise you to ask your local vet regarding other options.

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Posted by: Penny | 2010/05/31

Dankie vir almal se antwoorde. Ek het die pille gestop. Sy was nie haarself nie. Sy is darem nou weer beter.

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Posted by: Susan | 2010/05/31

Nee, die hoev klink vir my lewensgevaarlik, gaan kry asb ''n tweede opinie by ''n ander veearts!

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Posted by: Penny | 2010/05/31

Die pille is Prednisolone 5mg.

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Posted by: CyberVet | 2010/05/31

Hi Penny
the problem that you are encountering is most likely due to the prednisolone 5 mg tablets that you are administering for the treatment of the skin condition. For allergy I usually prescribe the tablets at 0.5-1mg/kg for the 1st 12hrs and then I taper to the lowest dose in 48hrs time. The effect of the prednisolone will only be transitory and will hopefully resolve at the lower doses. Alternative day therapy maybe a better protocol. Unfortunately prednisolone maybe the only solution to supress the allergy. We have used anti-histamines and find that they are not as effective as the latter.
In terms of a work-up on skin conditions. It is generally advisable to do a skin scrape even though you consider the problem to be an allergy. In addition there are other diagnostic tests available that may conclude what the problem is. I advise you to ask your local vet regarding other options.

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Posted by: Chill | 2010/05/30

Ek weet natuurlik nie watter sterkte tablette jou veearts voorgeskryf het, maar 14 pille op een dag klink vir my na ''n helse groot dosis. Ek stel voor jy bel die veearts om te bevestig dis reg!

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Posted by: penny | 2010/05/30

Dankie Chow eienaar vir jou antwoord. My spaniel is op n 10 dae kursus. Ek hoop nie dis te lank nie. Sy moet vir die eerste 5 dae 7 pille 2 keer n dag drink.

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Posted by: Chow eienaar | 2010/05/30

Kortisoon pille het vreeslik baie newe effekte. Moenie dit lank aanmekaar vir haar gee nie. My Chow het baie kursusse gedoen, ook vir haar vel probleem, (ekseem) en het lewer kanker opgedoen. Sy is nou onder ''n spesialis se behandeling en allergix het hierdie somer baie vir haar gejeuk gehelp. Bespreek dit met jou vee-arts.

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