Things they do not tell you about giving your dog prednisone-
- Their muscles can atrophy. L-carnitine was suggested. I hope it helps Maggie soon. She is weak in the back legs. The muscles seemed to of disappeared overnight. Eek!
- They need something to prevent constipation. 1 tsp. per 10 lbs of dog on the food did the trick.
- Lots of widdling. She has not made it to the pad or getting outside soon enough twice. I hope this will not be a permanent problem and will call the vet if it continues.
- We are using pepcid a/c with her medicine doses. It might prevent stomach ulcers.
Prednisone is downright nasty. It did save her life. They did not test for tick-borne diseases. The vet says there are so many, it is better to treat the possibility with antibiotics right off. Maggie is better. I am taking each day at a time. The health food store suggested MSM for her joints once she is off the prednisoneor on tiny doses.
In other news... Nothing, really. I am trying out an artist's dragon graph using square stitch beading. So far, it is "okay". I finished the pillow cover. I used a bland green cotton fleece. The beginning and ending edges are in seed stitch. I used a basket-weave pattern for the middle. The pillow looks much nicer, not that anyone sees it but me as I pass the couch.