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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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How does it take for prednisolone to start working on cat.

Customer Question

how long does it take for prednisolone to start working on cat.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the cat?
Customer: either IBD or lymphoma
JA: Where does the cat seem to hurt?
Customer: nausia diarrhea
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: doesn't eat vomits diarrhea
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the cat eat anything unusual?
Customer: has had problem for ten days
JA: What is the cat's name?
Customer: Leo
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Leo?
Customer: no
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 12 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 12 days ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Leo. The response to prednisone can be very rapid - often within the first 48 hours of dosing if an immunosuppressive dose (1 mg/lb twice daily ,e.g.) is administered. Both IBD and lymphoma are expected to respond. Lymphoma, however, usually becomes refractory to the prednisolone within 30 days. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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