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I have a 12 year old golden who can barely walk on her back…

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Hi I have a 12 year old golden who can barely walk on her back legs and is in pain. I am a nurse and have prednisone not sure what dose to give her.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

No wound. She has a lot of lumps on her back

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Patience

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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

How long has she been having problems?

And can you assess her hind legs for me if I direct you?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
She is old, and has had problems walking but within last two days very bad.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I just want to know what dose of prednisone I can give her. I have a vet coming to my home on Friday

You can give 0.5 mg/kg twice daily

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you!

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Paul

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