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#255267 - 10/07/12 05:24 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa]
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LifeAsMe— wow, this sounds like amazing news, is that right? Hugs and best wishes,
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#255392 - 10/08/12 09:15 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MSD]
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I'm not sure if it's amazing or not yet. smile Right now, it's a wait and see game. The pred is starting to work out of her system and while she's not limping, she has slowed considerably and walks like a old lady again. I hate pred...makes you feel great until it kills you...which is one reason the vet wants to try her off of it for a little while and ultimately, it will be our choice to put her back on it for a maintenance dosage. I would like to know the length of time a dog can be put on pred before the bad side affects start. Is it weeks? Months? Years?

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#255394 - 10/08/12 09:28 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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For what it's worth, Rica was on a maintenance dose of pred to help with her HD for 5 or 6 years. I think we gave it to her every 3 days for most of that time and it was a low dose. But I don't recall what the dose was.

She had the increased appetite, not much problem with excessive thirst/peeing and never really had any other effects that I know of.


Edited by Woodreb (10/08/12 09:29 AM)
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#255413 - 10/08/12 11:01 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: Woodreb]
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Max was only on 2.5mg per day, for about 6(?) months, and his bloodwork showed no real movement from the pred. That's an awfully low dose, but it was enough to keep his back from hurting a lot.
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#261167 - 11/21/12 03:07 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Happy 13th Birthday, Banshee

party

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#261169 - 11/21/12 04:37 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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Happy birthday Banshee. Great to see you've made it to 13! party

And happy birthday, LifeasMe - I see the cake by your name.
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#261187 - 11/21/12 09:04 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: Woodreb]
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Happy Birthday to Banshee and to you! party
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#261195 - 11/21/12 10:14 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: PositiveDog]
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Amazing! Happy Birthday to both of you!
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#261201 - 11/21/12 10:49 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: BowWowMeow]
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Happy Birthday Banshee (and you)! congrats
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#261210 - 11/22/12 02:14 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: Qyn]
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so glad you made it to 13, hope you had a special day Banshee!
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