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Q. Dog with food allergies to rice, potatoes, corn and duck was started by the vet on a raw food diet and predisone. The liver and pancreatic level high

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. Prednisone is frequently associated with increases in a number of blood test values, you do not mention how long she had been on the medication before these became elevated. It is important to discuss long term management and potential reduction in prednisone dosage over time with your treating vet in order to minimize long-term side effects. If the raw food diet is not managing her signs after 6-8weeks it may be worth trialling an ultra-low allergen food such as the hydrolyzed Anallergenic diet from Royal Canin wherein all large protein molecules have been already broken up into smaller components which her immune system should not react against, which are highly digestible sue to their small size and is a fully complete, balanced diet designed for dogs with allergies and sensitive skin and digestion


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