Prednisone for dogs: miracle drug, or side effect nightmare? It’s used for dozens of problems, including several cancers. And there’s a lot to know to use it wisely and well. Let’s do a Deep Dive.
Pred: miracle drug, or side effect nightmare? It’s used for dozens of problems, including several cancers. And there’s a lot to know to use it wisely and well. Let’s do a Deep Dive and find out about when and how it’s used, what the common and long-term side effects are, and how to make solid choices for YOUR dog.
Dr. Tammy Powell is a full spectrum vet and a contributor to DogCancerBlog.com, the home of our podcast sponsor, the book The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
Dr. Tammy Powell’s article on prednisone is a must-read: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/full-spectrum-cancer-care/conventional/prednisone-for-dogs/
Also see this important article by Dr. Sue Cancer Vet on starting pred too soon with lymphoma! https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/cancer-type/lymphoma/common-cancer-mistake-starting-your-dog-with-lymphoma-on-prednisone-too-soon/
If your veterinarian recommends pred for pain, you might also want to read this article on pain management by Dr. Dressler: https://www.dogcancerblog.com/articles/managing-pain/pain-management-update-plus-natural-pain-relief-for-dogs/
To join the private Facebook group for readers of Dr. Dressler’s book “The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,” go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogcancersupport/
About Today’s Guest, Dr. Tammy Powell:
A graduate of the University of South Carolina and University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Tammy Powell is a small animal veterinarian with 7 years of clinical practice experience divided between the Gulf Coast of Florida and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) in the Middle East. Passionate about both animals and writing, Dr. Tammy is a full-time freelance writer specializing in pet and veterinary topics. She also writes about animals in a fictional format and is working on a children’s book about cats with superpowers. Dr. Tammy lives in the West Valley of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, two stepchildren, and a beautiful rescued Himalayan cat named Luna. In her free time, Dr. Tammy loves reading, traveling, trying new coffee shops, and going ballroom dancing.
Find Dr. Powell on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thewritingdvm/
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