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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My name is ***** ***** and my dog (10 pounds) was mistakenly

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Customer: Hi, My name is ***** ***** and my dog (10 pounds) was mistakenly given 10mg of prednisone instead of 2.5mg. This was her first dose
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

10 mg in a 10 lb dog is an immunosuppressive dose but such an effect isn't expected with just a one-time administration or the prednisone. You might see an increase in thirst, volume of urine, and increased appetite transiently but your dog will remain safe. I would return to the proper dose tomorrow and expect your dog to do nicely. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.