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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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Will steroids make a dog tired, Gracie and she is 11 months,

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Will steroids make a dog tired
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Gracie and she is 11 months
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Gracie?
Customer: She had episodes of reverse sneezing last Thursday night. I took her to the vet Friday and he started her on Prednisone 5 mg bid
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

It's not uncommon for prednisone to cause behavioral changes including lethargy or depression. If this lasts longer than the first few days that she is on this medication, I would report this adverse effect back to your veterinarian and see if they wish to continue the medication regimen or not.

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