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Can a mom continue to feed puppies if given a steroid shot

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Can a mom continue to feed puppies if given a steroid shot
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 10 months ago.

Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** Do you know what steroid shot was given? What was the reason for giving it? How old are the puppies?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Not sure she had diarrhea from eating something pups are 4 wks
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 10 months ago.

Steroids in general should be used with caution in nursing dams. Glucocorticoids unbound to plasma proteins will enter milk. High dosages or prolonged administration to mothers may potentially inhibit growth, interfere with endogenous corticosteroid production or cause other unwanted effects in nursing offspring. More than likely a single injection of a steroid wouldn't have that deleterious effects on the pups though.