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My Pomeranian who weighs about 15lbs and is 9 months old just ate a tablet of 20mg prednisone that fell on the floor before I could get it from him. Should I be worried? This has never happened before.
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Hi there,

Thank you for your question regarding your Pom boy who managed to eat a Prednisone tablet! You'll be relieved to hear Prednisone is used in veterinary medicine very frequently in dogs. While the typical dosage would be much less than this, dosages from 1 - 3mg per lb are sometimes used when needed. While 20mg for a 15lb dog is on the higher dosage range, we wouldn't expect a one of dose of this to cause any issue. There is a chance you could see your boy drinking more and urinating more over the next 12 hours or so (and potentially panting a little more than usual), but that would be about the extent of it. Please do your best to ensure this doesn't happen again however. I hope this gives you some peace of mind. If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks! I hope to work with you again soon!

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Dog Veterinarian: Pet Doc, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Hopefully that message came through? I hope your Pom boy has been fine since our message?

It would be great to get an update when you have a moment.

Dr E

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