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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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She has pruritis (sp?) i have prednisone but unsure of how

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She has pruritis (sp?) i have prednisone but unsure of how much to give her
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: Very itchy....no fleas
JA: Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: I got the flea meds from the vet. She is just having an allergic reaction from when she had them. Her name is ***** ***** she's 7 years old and weighs approximately 6 pounds
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kaya?
Customer: Nope...she's in perfect health
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

When addressing a steroid-responsive allergic dermatitis I'll initiate dosing of prednisone at just 0.25 mg per pound of body weight once or twice daily tapering to an every other day dosing as soon as possible. That would be equivalent to 1/4 of a 5 mg tablet once or twice daily for Kaya. Be sure that there isn't a concomitant bacterial or yeast infection which prednisone would appear to help because it can remove the inflammation associated with those infections but actually "buries" the infection which then becomes apparent once again once the prednisone isn't given. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin