My Great Dane
(150#) is having a reaction to prednisone. Our vet prescribed 20mg, one pill morning & evening. He began yesterday AM, and last night. Now he can't settle down, is panting and continues to urinate. He's been up all night. Is then something that I can do to help him?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your great dane?
Customer: My Great Dane (150#) is having a reaction to prednisone. He had two 20 mg pills so far, one yesterday morning and one last night. Now he can't settle down, is panting and continues to urinate but refuses to drink any water (so far). Is there anything that I can do to help him?
JA: Where does your great dane seem to hurt?
Customer: Not hurt, just uncomfortable and can't settle down. Panting and can't seem to control his kidneys. He's obviously having some kind of a reaction to the medicine.
JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the great dane's name and age?
Customer: Aczar, 9.5 years. Just checked his temperature and it's normal.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Aczar?
Customer: He's been on Rimadyl
(75mg, 2x one am & one pm.) It was stopped on Wednesday, two days to clear his system and then the prednisone began. He's also been on gabapentin & Benadryl.