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He has some respiratory inflammation that Vet was treating

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He has some respiratory inflammation that Vet was treating with Prednisone. But have just finished weaning him off that steroid and his awful coughing/hacking has returned. Its too late to go to vet tonight and wondering if ok to give him a dose of Metacam to help with inflammation and coughing even though he had a prednisone pill this morning
JA: IÂ’m sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Toby. Pug. 10 years old
JA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?
Customer: His coughing began a day after we moved into a new home with tons of old carpeting owned by previous chain smoker. Toby has never lived in an environment with carpet so Vet is suspecting it might me some allergic reaction. But the coughing/hacking is really bad. The dose of prednisoe he hd today and yesterday was 5mg. Is that too much to mix with a dose of Metacam?
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 6 months ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today.
Expert:  brisadog replied 6 months ago.
No, we really do not want to use an NSAID like Metacam so soon after prednisone.
Expert:  brisadog replied 6 months ago.
We should wait a minimum of a week before restarting the Metacam - I would not expect any improvement with the cough using an NSAID anyway.
Expert:  brisadog replied 6 months ago.
Instead, we can use an OTC cough suppressant like Robitussin tonight. How much does Toby weigh?