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dogs taking predno leucotrophin
Our 10 year old akita has been taking 4 tablets of predno leucotrophin for her arthritis for 4 days now ( it isn't having
much effect) and has developed very rapid breathing. Is this a side effect of the drug and what should we do?
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Hello. Yes, the rapid breathing is probably the result of poor adaption to the drug. I would suggest stopping this immediately - and seeking the advice of your prescribing vet. The drug contains cortisone and other anti-inflammatory chemicals. Long term cortisone in older dogs can cause liver and adrenal gland problems. It is more often used as a single dose, to treat severe inflammation, but prolonged use is not advised. The breathing difficulties could also be the symptom of discomfort and/or pain, so getting your dog to a vet should be considered urgent.

Ask your vet about Rimadyl (carprofen) which may be a better alternative. Rimadyl provides good pain relief and seems to slow the
arthritic process. There are no detrimental effects on cartilage.

Tony
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