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  • in reply to: Thoughts on Prednisolone for I.B.D #45557 Report Abuse
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    You are an excellent pet parent! I can definitely relate to some of your frustrations, but they are like our children. I give my dog HALO vitamin/mineral mix. Amber was lucky. She does not have IBD, but did have an enlarged spleen. The vet specialist said they were completely unrelated issues, but who knows. We did have her spleen removed and her stomach biopsied at the same time; hence, no IBD. Ironically, if we hadn’t done the ultrasound to see what was going on with her stomach, we may never have found out about the enlarged spleen until it was too late. What type of dog is Patch?

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    How is Patch doing? I, too, have had experiences with Prednisone when my Amber had stomach issues. It does help get things under control, but sometimes with side effects. I have read that long-term use can cause Cushing’s disease. Amber developed a bladder infection that I believe was a side effect of the Prednisone. It took 3 lots of antibiotics to finally get rid of it. An ultrasound shows she still has thickening of the bladder wall after 2 months infection free. I did lots of research which led me to change her to a grain-free diet (Acana). Actually, I am now starting to incorporate Orijen. I have added probiotics, vitamins & minerals, krill oil, and a whole food supplement (all Mercola products). She had not had any diarrhea, gas, or anal gland issues since. Not to mention her coat has become soft and silky.

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