Side Effects Caused By The Treatment of Prednisone

Prednisone is a cure for treatment that has evolved for treating dogs who are suffering from Lymphoma. It is a type of cancer which can be seen in dogs. This type of cancer is extremely dangerous and can grow in both outer side as well as in the inner side of your dog’s body. They are very fatal and can take away your loved dog from you.

Though the cure of Prednisone is the most common one for this disease, but the question is do they have any kind of side effects that can prove to be dangerous for your dog? Let’s find out.

dogs suffering from Lymphoma

Common side effects

Yes, there are indeed some common side effects that have been observed in the dogs who have been treated with Prednisone. Your dog will have hair loss problems; there is also a chance that he will get the problem of diarrhea.

They can suffer from the problems of stomach ulcers, increased urination and loss of sheen in their fur. There is also a chance that their tendency to vomiting increases. The fluctuation in body weight is also very common phenomenon in this treatment. These effects are not very serious in nature. However, there are those which are quite a matter of concern.

The serious ones

The appetite of your dog can increase a lot which can give rise to a lot of problems. Not only that, but their water intake also increases. There can also be seen a change in the behaviors of your dog. They can become more aggressive as well as more restless.

Another problem which is seen as side effects of prednisone in dogs is that they may develop diabetes. The Cushing’s disease is a very serious side effect which can be caused by this treatment. This disease can slowly weaken the immune system of your dog. This treatment of Prednisone is not a cure, but it is a way of increasing the life span of your dog for 2-3 months.


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