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An excessive level of corticosteroids may cause Cushing's disease. When a pet is on long-term, high doses of glucocorticoids, there is an increased risk that it will develop a condition called iatrogenic (medication induced) Cushing's disease . The clinical signs of Cushing's disease include increased thirst and urination, an increase in UTI's and skin and ear infections, a "pot-bellied" appearance, thinning skin and hair loss. In the treatment of some diseases, the risk of iatrogenic Cushing's disease is unavoidable. To minimize this risk, corticosteroid doses are tapered down over time, or several different drugs may be used in combination.

Thanks for all the suggestions on my Ferule cat. We left town for a few days, and I had run out of the Clavmox for him. sooo… as you can guess, he is in a lot of pain and I don`t even know if I will be able to get him to eat any meds in his food. I am going to pick up some L-Lysin… my guess it is in pill form and hopefully he will eat is. I will quarter it…I certainly can`t give him any meds that you rub on his gums… I have a call into forgotten felines and they are going to get back to me on what to do….. I doubt he will go into a trap. Hopefully they will get me some meds… I just want him to be comfortable and pain free…..No vet will give me anything because the want to see the cat….. WTH…. he`s ferule !!!! I need help !!!!! I hate to see him grabbing at his mouth… If I just leave him, will he just go off and die ??? I’m just sick !!!! help…help…

Just as they can with human use, the side effects of steroid treatment among cats vary from mild to severe. Some cats experience an increase in appetite and thirst, weight gain, and sodium and fluid retention. Other cats experience personality changes and may become more aggressive or irritable than usual. Certain side effects, like difficulty breathing and the onset of kidney or liver disease, can seriously affect the cat’s quality of life or even be fatal. If a veterinarian prescribes a steroid treatment for a cat, he should closely monitor the cat’s positive and negative reactions to the treatment and adjust or discontinue the medication as necessary.

Steroid treatment cats cancer

steroid treatment cats cancer

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