How safe is prednisone for allergy treatment?
on Jan 5th 2013
in Health & Wellness
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I, personally, am one of those owner who dislikes Prednisone. Prednisone is a very strong steroid, and as the previous poster said, does work well over a short-term usage, but there are many side-effects I don't find worth the risk.
Benedryl, in small doses, works well for allergy issues in dogs, and is more safe over a longer period of time.
Before you give your dog ANYTHING, though, please speak to your veterinarian if you have any concerns about what you're giving your dog.
Also depending on the types of allergies your pet is having, sometimes something as simple as a dietary change can solve the problem - no drugs needed. Skin allergies can arise from foods with soy, wheat and meat by-product, glutens in grains, or occasionally even from the meat sources themselves (my dog, for instance, can't eat poultry).
If it's a matter outside of their diet, then again, speak to your veterinarian. :-)
Beau answered on Jan 5th.
Short term use shouldn't be a problem. I used it on Jax for a different reason when she was hurt once. Good Luck!
Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12) answered on 1/5/13. Helpful? / 0
I agree with the second post. You might also look into some holistic treatments. I have several PETfection products... they do make an allergy spray and ear cleaning solution. Both are 100% organic and and non=-toxic, and they actually work! I have been very happy with their products. These would be gentler to use over the long term & still provide treatment. Hope this helps!
Petri answered on 1/7/13. Helpful? / 2