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I have a 11 yr old Bassett Hound who has been diagnosed with

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I have a 11 yr old Bassett Hound who has been diagnosed with Lymphoma (lymph nodes mainly in her neck) She has not been sick one day. I opted to just give her prednisone - I had her on it for a month but both regimens were tapers. The vet has not answered my question that I have asked both visits. If I want to just give her Prednisone - what is the dosing regimen? Do I keep her on a maintenance dose? Do I continue to do start at 40mg and taper? If I do that - how much rest in between. I am frustrated with the vet and frankly it stresses her to go to the vet. Thanks for your time!!
Deb

CriticalCareVet :

Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and will do my best to assist you today!

CriticalCareVet :

I am sorry to hear about this concern.

CriticalCareVet :

How much does she weigh?

Customer:

50 lbs

CriticalCareVet :

Ok - thank you.

CriticalCareVet :

In these cases, they are on prednisone for life.

CriticalCareVet :

There is a single, treatment dose, not tapered.

Customer:

thats what i thought

CriticalCareVet :

The dose range will be variable, but will range from 20-40mg every 12 hours based on the veterinarian.

CriticalCareVet :

There is rarely one dose that fits all, it is a dose range, although at this body weight 25mg every 12 hours would be common.

CriticalCareVet :

Again - for life.

CriticalCareVet :

Not tapered.

CriticalCareVet :

This is the treatment AND maintenance dose.

Customer:

whats the formula for Prednisone? Weight wise?

CriticalCareVet :

Link: http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/prednisone-prednisolone/page1.aspx

Immunosuppressive doses range from 1 to 3 mg per pound (2 to 6 mg/kg) up to three times daily.

Customer:

Awesome thank you so much!!! She is still happy and eating and did well on the prednisone so far - so I just did not want to stress her any more!!

CriticalCareVet :

You are very welcome.

Customer:

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CriticalCareVet :

Glad to help :)

Customer:

have a great weekend!!

CriticalCareVet :

You too!

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