What is Prednisolone for Cats and Is it Safe?

There are many different types of medications that animals can take that are also given to humans. Cortisone is one of them, also known as Prednisone, and Prednisolone is another. Both are in the same categories of corticosteroids, which are anti-inflammatories. Cortisones can be used to treat different types of issues in cats, including, asthma, skin disorders, allergies, allergic dermatoses, among many other medical issues and conditions. Prednisolone is potent and although it is considered safe, it does have possible side effects and precautions, which is why it is a medication that can only be given, or prescribed by a veterinarian.

The typical dosage for a cat is 5mg, which comes in tablet form. If a higher dose for treatment, other than 5mg, is needed, there is a higher risk for side effects, such as polyuria and polydipsia. If this happens, dosages may need to be reduced. Other issues that may develop are problems related to a long duration of treatment. If your cat needs to be on Prednisolone for a long time, your cat might begin to suffer from some depression of the adrenocortical function, which in turn results in adrenal atrophy. If there are signs of this beginning to happen, your vet may stop treatment, however, your cat will need to be weaned off of the drug in a slow, gradual reduction.

Prednisolone can also slow healing in some cases or mask the signs of an ongoing infection. It can also cause the start of a latent infection. For this reason, depending on the reason and treatment plan with Prednisolone, your vet may recommend your cat be on an antibacterial therapy treatment along with the Prednisolone.

Most cats do well with this medication and can tolerate well, in the normal dosage range and for shorter treatment times. If your cat ever develops a problem that Prednisolone may help with and it is found to be more beneficial for him to take this medication, than to risk the effects of the medical issue, you will know a little bit more about this medicine before you start to give it to your pet.




Add Comment

Meet the Popular Cat Attracting Tourists in a Small Scottish Town
Study Says Cat Lovers Prefer Cats to Family Members
Man Was Living with 166 Cats, Both Dead and Alive
Cat Returns to Alaska Home After Missing for More than 9 Months
Houston Driver Stops Traffic on Busy Toll Road to Save Cat
Adorable Kitten with Cleft Lip is the Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day
Long Lost London Cat Shows Up Eight Years Later in Paris
No Preview
Officer Saves Cat’s Life and Then Rescues Cat
20 Cats That Look Like Other Things
20 Cat Memes That are Simply Unforgettable
20 Pictures of Cats Who Just Woke Up
20 Adorable Pictures of Kittens Hugging Each Other
20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Exotic Shorthair
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Hairless Cats
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Savannah Cats
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Bombay Cats
20 Tips for Introducing Babies to Cats
Are Essential Oils Poisonous to Cats?
What is Cat Scooting and What Can you Do About it?
Five Things You Never Knew about Snow Leopards
20 Adorable Videos of Cats Drinking Milk
20 Incredible Cats and Policemen Videos
20 Beautiful Cats and Firemen Videos
20 of the Most Adorable Cat Fail Videos
20 Things You Didn’t Know about Polydactl Cats
Couple Creates Incredible Indiana Jones Bridge for Their Cat
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Bengal Cats
Big Burly Bearded Man Rescues Tiny Kitten at 3 a.m.