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Being Bad or Side Effect?
« on: August 07, 2010, 12:34:34 PM »
Cassie has been on various meds for the past 4 weeks.  She was misdiagnosed with Kennel Cough and was treated for that, then she was on Theophyl (for bronchitis), amoxcylin (sp??) and now is currently on Presidone and will be for the next few weeks.  Since being on the medications she has gone back to her, well what we are calling, "bad puppy" behaviour.  She is counter surfing (she ate 4 Chocolate Chip banana muffins and a half a loaf of banana bread), she is not listening to basic commands (sit, lie down, off) all of which she has known (and obeyed) since she was about 6 months old.  She has also taken off out the front to "run away"  She has never done this, we've been able to sit on our front step with her and never had a problem.  She is our good dog (Cujo is the stubborn one).  Very easy to train and listens.  We have been trying to go back to basics with her but she doesn't listen just stares at us or turns her head away from us.

Could this be just a side effect of the medications or is she just being bad?

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Re: Being Bad or Side Effect?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 01:37:05 PM »
YES...what is exactly wrong with her?  Kennel cough can be fixed with cough syrup...pred can make them behave like naughty pups, it increase appetite & thirst...
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Re: Being Bad or Side Effect?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 01:39:52 PM »
I'd definitely say it's a side effect of the meds. Pred usually makes em a bit restless and it does make em a bit more naughty and forgetfull.
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Re: Being Bad or Side Effect?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 09:35:14 PM »
Yeah, I'd suspect the prednisone and generally having everything in her life be a bit screwy (three diff. diagnosis, diff. meds, etc).  Prednisone is especially likely to be the source for countersurfing. Getting hungry, thirsty, and restless are all pretty common side effects.
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Re: Being Bad or Side Effect?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 08:14:04 AM »
Jax was a monster peeing machine and countersurfer when he was on prednisone!
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Re: Being Bad or Side Effect?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 08:08:34 PM »
I also hear some dogs can be more aggressive on pred too.

Strum is on his last dose of pred and I have not noticed any naughty behaviors, hunger, thirst or aggression.
Actually, he's MUCH more energetic and playful. Maybe he just feeling better but I guess I lucked out.
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Re: Being Bad or Side Effect?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2010, 01:38:18 PM »
Predinisone can have some ill effects- often increases appetite, thirst, as well as can make them a bit high strung. I have also had two dogs that while on prednisone had temporary issues with incontinence. Poor pup.

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Re: Being Bad or Side Effect?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2010, 06:10:12 PM »
YES...what is exactly wrong with her?  Kennel cough can be fixed with cough syrup...pred can make them behave like naughty pups, it increase appetite & thirst...

She has bronchitis. The vet confirmed that with a series of x-rays.   

Thanks everyone. i guess I'll just have to keep at her for the next week til she's off all meds

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Re: Being Bad or Side Effect?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 05:49:41 PM »
Poor girl, hope she gets better soon  :fingerscrossed:

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