My Baby 14 year old Birman has been on the prednisone pills for 13 years. Just recently he got really ill and hasn’t bounced back. He has IBD. I knew early on it came with consequences down the line… and recently he developed anaemia. He had every test imaginable and it all came back clear – thankgod!. No diabetes, liver function – all normal, even Vet amazed.
He is impossible to give a pill too.. and Vet’s have acknowledged this too. We are considering giving him the shot as he is worse dealing with it now even more than the last decade. What did your vet say about pill vs injection ?. Would love to know your thoughts, Kind Regards Michelle “loving Mum of Naughty Niska who won’t take his pills”
5mg a day was too much and he was having bad side effects, extreme lethargy, he stopped eating,and drinking and his diarrhea actually got worse. Half a pill ever other day was not enough his stool was normal the first day then back to diarrhea the second. Half a pill mg a day seems to be the formula that works for him. He tolerates it well,and his stool remains normal. Mischief is much more active and healthy now,and is actually gaining weight. I am very pleased. Like I said I think it saved his life. Also the drug is very inexpensive $10 bucks a month