Since my dog had depomedrol her craving for food has increased I dont want her to get fat how long does this drugs affect last?
Type of Animal: Dog mix breed Mal/Shtzu
Age: 5 1/2
Name of Dog: Tisha
nothing just kept her diet the same as usual
Hello. This is a common side effect of steroids. They cause increased thirst/ urination, increased appetite, panting and a pot-bellied look. The signs can last for 3-4 months with Depo Medrol. This is a very long acting steroid. I would expect them to resolve within 2-4 weeks, but just be aware that it can last months. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
Hi Susan,I'm just following up on our conversation about Tisha. How is everything going?Dr. Gary
Do I still control her feeding or give her extra food? It is hard to refuse her more poor thing.
No, I would just continue to feed normally. If you give more, then you're going to make her gain Weight.
Thank you for your reply I will keep an eye on her feeding.