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Rebecca
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I want to know if its possible to give my dog a cortisone

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I want to know if it's possible to give my dog a cortisone injection in her front leg
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.

Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear about Blue.

Rebecca :

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

Do you mean giving him an injection into a particular painful joint?

Rebecca :

Or an IV injection in a vein in the front leg?

Rebecca :

We sometimes do give cortisone injections into joints, to give some relief to a painful joint, but the effects are temporary.

Rebecca :

Giving an injection just into a muscle or vein or under the skin of the front leg would be no different than giving an injection anywhere on her body; it would work in her blood stream and have systemic effects all over her body.

Rebecca :

If she is taking anti inflammatory pills, those should be stopped before giving a cortisone injection. They can cause vomting and diarrhea if you give both at the same time.

Rebecca :

I am not seeing responses from you; I hope you see what I am writing.

Rebecca :

I will try to connect with you another way if I do not hear from you soon.

Rebecca :

Sometimes this live chat has problems and we do not see what the other is saying.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
I hope you can now see what I am writing.

Please let me know what else I can answer or help with.

Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Sophie,
How is Blue doing?

Rebecca