Q. My dog is getting 20mg prednisone daily for the last 2 months and is starting to limp…is that from taking the prednisone?

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A. Very unlikely. Prednisone is a very strong anti-inflammatory medication and is not known to cause lameness. It may cause muscle weakness if used long term and can contribute to walking problems in some dogs. Maybe your dog is limping due to condition which he is treated for with Prednisone ?

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