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    Hi! Tomorrow morning I am picking up our new rescue bully who we've named Fred. While in rescue Fred had 3 surgeries done at one time (cherry eye, palate, and neuter). I found out yesterday that the Vet who the rescue uses put him on Prednisone for 30 days (he's been on it for 12 days thus far). I've had 2 bulldogs to this point and neither of them have needed palate surgery so I'm not sure if this is normal protocol. I don't have a super positive opinion of Prednisone and am trying to trust that the Vet obviously put him on this for a reason, but it does make me concerned. Fred's foster Mom mentioned that he has been a wee bit cranky since he's been on the drug. He will be coming into a new home with our other bulldog Barney (meet and greet went great) and I am hoping for the smoothest transition possible. Just wondering if anyone else has experience with a Dr. putting their pup on Prednisone after a surgery. Any input is appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeOtis View Post
    Hi! Tomorrow morning I am picking up our new rescue bully who we've named Fred. While in rescue Fred had 3 surgeries done at one time (cherry eye, palate, and neuter). I found out yesterday that the Vet who the rescue uses put him on Prednisone for 30 days (he's been on it for 12 days thus far). I've had 2 bulldogs to this point and neither of them have needed palate surgery so I'm not sure if this is normal protocol. I don't have a super positive opinion of Prednisone and am trying to trust that the Vet obviously put him on this for a reason, but it does make me concerned. Fred's foster Mom mentioned that he has been a wee bit cranky since he's been on the drug. He will be coming into a new home with our other bulldog Barney (meet and greet went great) and I am hoping for the smoothest transition possible. Just wondering if anyone else has experience with a Dr. putting their pup on Prednisone after a surgery. Any input is appreciated.

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    Otis (RIP our sweet angel), Barney, and Fred's Mom

    For cherry eye and neutered donít need Prednisone. Palate surgery Iíll let others answer you. 30days is a lot. Since he has already done 12 days make sure you give him probiotics to get his good gut cells n flora back on track. Antibiotics especially for 30 days is way too long. Give him daily kefir or a fermented sauerkraut not the ones in the can the ones in the fridge.

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    Thanks for your input. Seems like a long time to me too. Prednisone isn't an antibiotic, but actually a steroid. I did a bit more research and found that they do it with palate surgery to keep the inflammation down. Still don't like it, but at least I understand it a bit more now. I give all my dogs daily kefir so that will definitely be happening. Thanks again for responding and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeOtis View Post
    Thanks for your input. Seems like a long time to me too. Prednisone isn't an antibiotic, but actually a steroid. I did a bit more research and found that they do it with palate surgery to keep the inflammation down. Still don't like it, but at least I understand it a bit more now. I give all my dogs daily kefir so that will definitely be happening. Thanks again for responding and I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Yes and I don’t know why I put antibiotic. But still give him probiotics. All Meds are harsh on any system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeOtis View Post
    Thanks for your input. Seems like a long time to me too. Prednisone isn't an antibiotic, but actually a steroid. I did a bit more research and found that they do it with palate surgery to keep the inflammation down. Still don't like it, but at least I understand it a bit more now. I give all my dogs daily kefir so that will definitely be happening. Thanks again for responding and I hope you have a wonderful day!

    I totally agree... 30days is too much, we had it for our guy and it was a few days for inflammation. Ask to start when I get him off as it does cause behavioral issues.

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    We’ve never dosed or even been prescribed Pred after palate surgery. I see no need for it. However, if this Vet thinks it’s necessary for a specific reason regarding this specific case, I see no harm in dosing it for no more than 1 week. Anything beyond that isn’t necessary and could cause more harm than good. JMHO...from someone that has no formal veterinary training. That last part is my disclaimer. ��

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    Make sure you slowly wean him off the prednisone as stopping suddenly can cause itís own issues.


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    Short term prednisone ( two weeks and under ) doesn't need to be tapered off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollys Owner View Post
    Short term prednisone ( two weeks and under ) doesn't need to be tapered off.
    Well when Jax was prescribed it by the neurologist for 2 weeks, he had to taper off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbrugs View Post
    Well when Jax was prescribed it by the neurologist for 2 weeks, he had to taper off.
    Probably a good precaution to follow if you have more than 10 days of therapy, since suppression of the hypothalmic pituitary axis can occur after 7-10 days,which results in not being to produce enough natural cortisone after stopping prednisone. But I've seen a lot of humans get two week courses of prednisone for asthma without taper. Sometimes tapering is done to prolong therapy at lower doses as well.

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