|Barked: Wed Sep 10, '08 7:26pm PST |
|Because of Daddy's skin allergy, his vet had us put him on steroids. Ever since he started them about a week ago he's been a totally different dog, the complete opposite of what he normally is, and a royal pain. It's like having a rebellious teenager in the household; all he's interested in is rough-housing, drinking, eating, and humping other members of his species. He's also had at least one accident in the house since he started, the vet warned us they would make him have to pee more, but no matter how much he gets let out he's still had at LEAST one pee in the house...I mean, he'll just be standing there or playing, and all of a sudden, there it goes. He's also been really pushy, especially with his toy, demanding that people play with it and being a jerk if they don't appreciate his pushiness and ignore him, and if you DO try to take it he grabs down hard onto it to try to make it so it can't be taken, or flat out hides it from the person trying to get it. He's had possession problems in the past (no aggression, but he hides toys so people can't get them), but he's been so bad on the medication that he'll actually FORCE it into someone's back or leg or hand so hard it hurts, shoving it right into you. And no matter what we do, ignore or try to correct the behavior, he'll stop for a second then go back to it. He's also so distant from everyone here that the only thing he'll do is play with you, he won't even cuddle with me like normal or even sleep on my bed, ever since the steroids he's been uber independant. I can't wait for him to be done with these things.
Has anyone else's dog been prescribed steroids for a skin condition and acted similarly?
Edited by author Wed Sep 10, '08 7:27pm PST
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