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My dog had a steriod shot 1 week ago and is urinating more

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My dog had a steriod shot for allergies 1 week ago and is urinating more frequently and having accidents all over our house. She also has been aggressive with other dogs. Is there something I should do? Is this normal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Unfortunately these are both side effects of the steroids and with the injection we simply have to wait until the effects wear off which can be a few weeks to 30+ days after the injection. Because of this I typically use the oral formula so we can adjust dosages if there is a negative effect and taper it more quickly but in this scenario we have to allow the medications to wear off in order for the increased urination and aggression to subside.

I know this is not what you want to hear but it is a side effect of steroid administration and I apologize if your veterinarian didn't warn you about the potential before injecting her

I hope this makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier

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