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My dog has a low cortisone level. 1.2. Mi’che. Drinking

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My dog has a low cortisone level. 1.2

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Mi’che

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Mi'che?

Drinking excessive water. put on predisette, however she does not respond well! eyes are very wide and glassy, panting is heavy and rapid. took her off. now it’s recommended she takes cortisone. not tolerating this either. recommendation?

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Joey, Board Certified replied 4 months ago
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Hello I am Dr. Joey. Thanks for asking your question and trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 18 years of experience.

Do you mean your dog has Addison's Disease which means he is not producing natural cortisone? (If so, prednisone is part of the treatment; also needs Percorten injections or there are daily pills to help regulate the electrolyte issues).

In dogs who are Addisonian and do not tolerate pred (too symptomatic with water intake and urinations) i recommend try dexamethasone tablets instead. Often fewer side effects.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
OSU Vet Hosp said she DOES NOT HAVE ADDISONS NOR CUSHINGS
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not allergic. But not better. Not the right response. Let me see if hydrocortisone is available in a tablet that can be cut into small enough doses. Stop pred for now. Every other patient gets better after starting pred
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
am i being charged??
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should i remain on phone for further communication??
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my credit card has been charged $5. and $14. is there an additional $ 28??
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