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What is the proper dosage of prednisone for a 80 lb labrador…

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What is the proper dosage of prednisone for a 80 lb labrador with a hip problem
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Hi, I'm a licensed veterinarian and I'll be happy to help.

Typically, an 80 pound dog would receive approximately 20mg of Prednisone daily, for anti inflammatory purposes.

However, for joint problems, typically prednisone isn't the best option, and a non steroidal anti inflammatory such as Rimadyl or Meloxicam would be more effective with fewer side effects.

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