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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!Unfortunately the effects of oral steroids can resolve within 48 hours or take up to a week to taper. Every pet is a little differentIt can vary depending on the dose of the steroids administered, length used, and how quickly the dose is tapered. I have had some dogs that the effects really do take 2+ weeks to completely subsideI wish I had more succinct information for you as for how long it takes for the symptoms to subside, the hope is that they will slowly taper in severity over the next few days and then be gone within the week but there is no guaranteeIn general I would say I see effects tapering by 48 hours after the last dose and gone within 7-14 daysI hope this information is helpful and not frustrating to you! Please let me know how else I can assist you tonight. I am online another 15 minutes to clarify any points...
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