Pet Medication Side Effects & Drug Detox

Posted by Gerrie (Plymouth Ma) on 08/02/2016

On two separate occasions we had depro med shot for our cat and both times she peed excessively while sleeping!! Although this is a miracle drug for allergies we now use steroid pills in low dose.

Posted by Shea (Cloverdale, Ca, Usa) on 05/16/2012

I took my 12 year old toy poodle and 1 year old cat into the vet yesterday, for what I thought was mange. Turned out to be a really bad skin infection for my poodle and flea allergies for my cat. I made the gut wrenching decision to put my poodle down as his quality of life was so poor. :( They offered to give my cat a steroid shot to help with him scratching and biting. By the time we got him home, his back legs were paralyzed and all he could do was flip and roll around. He looked as though he was having a seizure. I immediately took him back to the vet. When he got there his temp was 106, heart rate close to 350, was blind and still had no use of his back legs. Here I just put down my beloved poodle a hour ago and now I may lose my cat!?

They pumped him with liquids to try and dilute the steroid shot and gave him a sedative to help him relax. It's been almost 24 hours and although he is feeling a little better (is walking and we think has his vision back! ) I WILL NEVER GIVE ANY OF MY ANIMALS A STEROID SHOT! Anybody else ever seen this? My vet said he has given over 500 of these shots in 30 years and had NEVER seen a reaction like this.

Posted by Anna (Philadelphia, Pa,usa) on 11/04/2010

My unspayed dog was given prednisolone -side effect: breast tumors!

Posted by Dp (Louisvill, Ky) on 02/03/2010

Vet gave Annie a steroid injection last night for an ear drainage problem that antibiotics did not clear up. Annie is a semi-feral and very difficult to treat kitty. She came home last night and ate normally, but this morning is lethargic and won't touch her food. Vet says it may be due to office visit trauma. But I'm very upset and worried.

Posted by Adia (Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico) on 09/16/2009


Prednisone for long time use can harm your pets liver. No doubt. I have a 17 1/2 years female dog and after some infections, prednisone, phenobarbiturics etc... she is suffering liver & kidney failure. But after 2 years since last "treatment" and prohibition to give vaccines, antibiotics etc, she is still here. Is true she is very skinny but she eats a lot and dances and barks to whoever comes near the house(she never did this before).she is also almost blind but she goes around the house and to the front patio on her own.She doesn't tolerate vets food.I make her food every two days(she loves fresh made food!) And supplement with omegas, spirulina(protein!!),antioxidants,4Life Transfer Factor Plus, NO tap water, NO sugar, No junk, NO EXCUSES TO GIVE MUNCHIES and NO COMMERCIAL NOTHING.You can search and talk to Pet Alive and NZYMES.They have remedies. I use some on my oldie and on my own. Others are from HEEl lab.(homeopaths) Again,be careful with food. EXTREMELY. There are a lot of things that stimulate the inmunologic system (allergens)and a lot of venom. If you need more info come back to the page. And if you want, leave an e mail for contact.

Posted by Janet (Palm Coast, Florida) on 09/24/2008

Vet has her on prednisdone 5mg and hydroxyzine 10 mg to relieve itching. Currently she is experiencing shortness of breath or panting. Sometimes at rest she does it. Would these meds cause her problem? Thanks. Oh, doc wants to do skin test on her to find out the source also.