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Is your dog taking steroids for any conditions such as allergies, immune system diseases, inflammation from joint disease, stomach and intestinal swelling, or a number of other problems for which steroids are given to our animals?
Dangerous Side Effects
Are usually you aware of the awful side effects these drugs can cause, sometimes turning deadly? The most frequent side effect in canines is increased thirst. Side effects of anti-inflammatory steroids can be numerous. In dogs and less often in cats, the mostly seen side effects include an increase in desire and appetite, followed by an increase in urine production, and possible weight gain. Glucocorticoid drugs (steroids with the top name) have an effect the body defenses, such that canines that take these medications at higher doses, especially those on longer-term medications can develop infections easier. helmut strebl steroids This can lead to conditions such as cystitis (bladder infection), whereby germs infect the bladder coating, and the irritation ensuing from this can lead to an urge to visit that can come on suddenly and leave no time to gracefully exit to the yard for a proper urination.
Other very common side associated with glucocorticoid drugs are panting and weight gain. Less common are side effects on the liver and adrenal glands. The potential for liver and adrenal changes are well-recognized. Sometimes feeling alterations can occur. These disposition changes could make the dog irritable and sometimes can lead to a "nice" dog suddenly snapping at the owners.
Long term consumption of steroids (usually over a period of months), may induce internal changes to the patients body, resulting in an over-production of the patient's cortisol (patient's own body steroid) production. This condition, known as Cushing's disease, can necessitate the need for specific treatment. Skin lesions can occur in domestic pets with over-production of cortisol, which can cause tresses loss, or red, angry, patches of skin which form scabs over time, or bring about a thickening of the skin in the influenced area.
A few of the more commonly used drugs of this class include Prednisone, Prednisolone, Medrol, Dexamethasone, and Triamcinolone.
We are reminded of the storyplot of Usdi, a beautiful beagle, who lived for only nine years, when the girl needs to have lived much extended. This unfortunate dog was the victim of excessive use of steroids. Usdi developed skin allergies. She was first taken to the vet with this problem at about age 2. It was a continuous problem for her. Plus she was routinely given Vetalog - a anabolic steroid - over the next 7 years. By the time Usdi had exceeded the point of no return, she was struggling not only from Diabetes, but breathing difficulties, coronary heart disease, unexplained weight gain, probably kidney and liver organ failure and possibly Cushings disease.
It is not uncommon for steroids to be given for dogs, and in particular skin allergies are often handled with steroids. The usage of steroid drugs should be questioned. They can, and do, cause a great number of side result - including triggering Cushing's Disease in dogs, and Diabetes in both humans and dogs. Steroids are now and again necessary - but never safe. There certainly are situations where steroids have saved lives in situations of acute illness of various types. But they're given out far, too readily, for all manner of illnesses.
The Risk-free All Natural Holistic Alternative
Are you aware that nature has provide a safe and natural alternate in a derivative from the Yucca Plant that is a Steroid Alternative for pets?
Why issue your dog to harmful steroid drugs when there is a natural organic and natural alternative? It has an outstanding, safe, all natural supplement extracted from the Yucca grow, which contains steroidal saponins, nature's most powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Yes to Yucca will promote symptom relief similar to steroid medications with none of the side-effects. Reduces pain as well as bute and acetylsalicylsäure without the gastric aspect effects! This product is pure concentrated extract, not powdered waste product, and contains 85% bio-available saponins versus 3-7% in other bulk products. For rheumatoid arthritis, bone and joint problems, soft tissue swelling, digestive, bowel problems and colic. Cells swelling reduces blood flow through injured areas which slows down recovery; toxins develop and irritate the liver and kidneys. Yucca cleanses these organs, promotes blood flow and tissue repair, while protecting against further degeneration and wounded tissues. Reduces the "itch" of allergies, eliminating the need for steroid medication treatments. May reduce inflammation in brain area in charge of seizure activity. Use topically for wound and hot spot treatment.