Two thirds of the household is getting steroids now, in one way or another. My dog is on steroids. And I now need a cream that contains steroids.
Merlin was very poorly a few weeks ago, vomiting like clockwork at 4am almost every morning. We figured out that he’s allergic to salmon, so stopped the new kibble we gave him. No vomiting for about a week. And then it started again.
We took him to the vets, then he had an endoscopy. And that’s when the vet gave us steroids to give him. Since then, no vomiting. I suppose the steroids are meant to make him digest food faster so he can’t really vomit. However it works, it’s great not getting up at the crack of dawn to clear up mess.
The side effects are panting and hunger. We’ve increased his food intake, I think quite substantially, considering his size. But he’s still a greedy pig.
We’re reducing the steroids now and the plan is to put the boy on a hypoallergenic diet, then slowly reintroduce foods to find out what he’s allergic to.
My steroid story is a bit different. Basically the doctor thinks I may be allergic to something, and has prescribed cream as treatment. The pharmacist said to use sparingly, I wondered if this was because it was expensive or because the tube is small. No: because it contains steroids.
Who would have thought that steroids can help you deal with allergies?