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My dog has lymphoma and is on prednisone he is having

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My dog has lymphoma and is on prednisone he is having problems walking, could this be a result of the medication
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 9 months ago.

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

I am so sorry for the diagnosis. Yes, high dosages of prednisone can cause muscle wasting but also weakness as well. Depending on the stage of lymphoma there is a concern if this progresses it is related to the lymphoma but it could very well be due to the high dosage of steroids.

You can use a towel as a sling to help support him when moving around for now but I would advise discussing with your vet whether this is medication induced or related to the diagnosis. I know this is not something you want to consider but it is a possibility

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 8 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Skippy. How is everything going?
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