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    Default Emergency - prednisone dosing please

    Hello,
    I was just brought a young male - 420 grams. He is not moving his back legs. He was in a cat's mouth but there are no wounds. Perhaps just fell from a tree and cat picked him up. I have prednisone but no idea how to dose. Can someone help ASAP?
    Pred - I have some 1mg and also some 10 mg pills.

    If I don't hear soon I'll just give metacam. Thank you

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    Default Re: Emergency - prednisone dosing please

    Pred dosing sent in PM. You canNOT give Metacam and Prednisone together.

    This squirrel will need antibiotics... do you have any?

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    Default Re: Emergency - prednisone dosing please

    Quote Originally Posted by tgramsey View Post
    He was in a cat's mouth but there are no wounds.
    You should wait 24 hours from the last dose of Metacam before giving the first dose of prednisone.

    I would not rely on my ability to find wounds to decide about giving antibiotics. Any time I have an intake that has the slightest potential of have had contact with a cat gets antibiotics. Small scratches and punctures can be impossible to see for even the most experienced... just not worth the risk IMO.

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