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Corticosteroids cat dog

Corticosteroids cat dog drugs are anti-inflammatory, used in human and veterinary medicine to relieve the symptoms of several acute and chronic diseases. In cats and dogs cortisone is prescribed to manage inflammatory and autoimmune diseases: IBD, allergies, tumors, dermatitis, asthma, arthritis, etc.

Corticosteroids cat dog Natural alternatives

Cortisone is a drug with an structure analogous to cortisol, a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands; it is a life-saving medicine in case of anaphylactic shock, without its prompt administration you risk death.

Corticosteroids drugs

Synthetic corticosteroids – They are different from each other in

1. More or less anti-inflammatory effect

2. Increased or shorter duration of action


  • Cortisone
  • Prednisone
  • Prednisolone
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Meprednisone
  • Beclomethasone
  • Triamcinolone
  • Betamethasone
  • Paramethasone
  • Flumethasone
  • Hydrocortisone


  • Gain weight
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Pulmonary edema (be careful if you suffer from heart disease)
  • Water retention
  • Risk of diabetes
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Delay in wound healing
  • Worsening of depressive symptoms
  • Increased red blood cells

Corticosteroids cat dog

Cortisone disease cat dog

  • Asthma
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dermatitis
  • IBD – Inflammatory bowel in cats and dogs
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Uveitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pemphigus
  • Autoimmune anemia
  • Tumors of the hematopoietic system (leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma)

Cortisone may be administered intravenously, via the intramuscular and subcutaneous route, inhalatory, orally, applied topically on the skin and to the eyes, and rectally

Cortisone for dogs and cats

The cortisone dog cat is a drug with a analogna structure to cortisol, steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands; it is a life-saving drug in case of anaphylactic shock, without its prompt administration you risk death.


Synthetic corticosteroids – SI differ from each other by

  1. Greater or less anti-inflammatory effect
  2. Shorter or longer duration of action

Prednisone dog and cat

Corticosteroids cat dog

Its anti-inflammatory activity is about four times higher than that of hydrocortisone. The corticosteroids for Cat Dog are extremely effective anti-inflammatory drugs because they affect the inflammatory process in so many different levels. The Prednisone for Cat Dog can be used in emergency situations, including anaphylactic shock , trauma to the spinal cord. It is used to treat immune-mediated diseases such as immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, dermatitis , asthma, hives and itching, Addison ‘s disease , inflammatory diseases.

Corticosteroids cat dog side effects

The side effects of cortisone in dogs and cats are closely correlated with the dose and duration of treatment, usually the doses used for autoimmune diseases are those that cause the greatest side effects, we list:

Corticosteroids cat dog when to administer it

Corticosteroids suppress the immune response. Animals receiving corticosteroids may be more susceptible to bacterial or viral infections.

Discontinuation of therapy. Taking oral corticosteroids for prolonged periods can cause the adrenal glands to produce fewer natural steroid hormones. Therefore in case of prolonged therapies it is necessary to reduce and gradually increase the dosage.

Corticosteroids cat dog Natural alternatives


Preliminary studies indicated that ganoderic acids help alleviate common allergies by inhibiting histamine release.

Blackcurrant is very effective in the treatment of allergies, joint pain and rheumatism, dermatitis, allergic conjunctivitis, it helps improve the immune system.


BLACKCURRANT (Ribes nigrum)

Arnica in dogs and cats


Arnica in Veterinary Guide for use in cats and dogs:

Arnica montana the plant with anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and antiseptic properties, very useful for the treatment of painful affections, inflammation, trauma and also with immunomodulating properties.


Cardiospermum halicacabum has anti-allergic properties , relieves itching and reduces skin inflammation, similar to cortisone. Several studies have confirmed an improvement in symptoms after a treatment with Cardiospermum halicacabum applied in the form of ointment in case of eczema and dermatitis .

It acts mainly on the skin, mucous membranes, joints.

It has a cortisone-like action acting favorably on allergic-inflammatory skin reactions and itching. It quickly soothes itching and can be used as a valid alternative in the treatment intervals with classic therapies.

Aloe Vera the anti-inflammatory plant (CAPS)


REISHI for dog and cat

It is the Emperor of medicinal mushrooms, the first and best known, it is a mushroom with well-known pharmacological properties for more than three thousand years and not surprisingly reserved for millennia exclusively for Chinese and Japanese kings to whom it ensured long life and health. In fact, the translation of Reishi (Japanese) and Ling Zhi (Chinese) is the same and means mushroom that makes immortal.  Anti-inflammatory action of Reishi : many studies highlight the anti-inflammatory effects of the mushroom extract comparable to hydrocortisone. To have an effect, the Reishi must be titrated in b-glucans, I talk about it at the link ” Reishi which is the best and which to buy ”


Chaga is a powerful anti-inflammatory, if you want to know how to prepare chaga tea for dogs and cats, go to the dedicated article .


The properties of barley grass in this article , barley grass contains high levels of SOD (antioxidant enzyme) and a special P4-D1 glycoprotein , both of which have a protective action on cells, delay cellular aging processes , protect from free radicals, radiations, toxins, pollution.

On the market, an excellent product free of gluten, sugar, is the 100% organic and organic barley grass juice powder , gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free, hydrogenated fats, yeasts, preservatives and additives.

Natural anti-inflammatories for dogs and cats


The rose hip is indicated in inflammatory conditions (fever, bronchitis, tracheitis) with antiviral and antiallergic action, vitamin C strengthens the immune system, useful in case of arthritis and osteoarthritis in dogs and cats.


The potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of astaxanthin has been related to various biological functions, shown in both animal and clinical studies, 500 times more potent than Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Betacarotene!


Powerful natural anti-inflammatory, turmeric is one of the most studied herbs-spices for pharmacological use useful in the treatment of various diseases.


Boswellia in MCT OIL gum has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, comparable in effectiveness to NSAIDs , the extract is useful for dogs and cats suffering from arthritis and osteoarthritis. Choose non-alcoholic products.


Ashwagandha for cat dogs  (Withania somnifera) or ” Indian ginseng “, is an Ayurvedic herb capable of promoting both physical and mental health, used to improve and treat a number of specific medical conditions, compared and called INDIAN GINSENG for its healing properties very similar to GINSENG used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), it is an adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating herb . Witaferin A + witanolide D represent the active ingredients that best counteract tumor growth, with remarkable anti-angiogenesis properties in the l octa against cancer, bowel cancer . Regulates the supportive immune system in autoimmune diseases. For warnings and contraindicationsgo to the dedicated article for our dogs and cats.


Corticosteroids cat dog

PEA is a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory , PEA modulates mast cell activity Normalia new formula . It contributes to normalize mucosal reactivity through the biological modulation of the enteric mast cell. The micronized form (PEA-m) thanks to the reduced size of its particles, is considerably more bioavailable and active than the natural form. Enterococcus faecium is a Gram-positive probiotic microorganism, normally resident in the intestine of animals and capable of promoting the formation of a correct intestinal microflora or recovering its balance.


The palmitoylethanolamide was discovered in 1957 and only in 1993 the Nobel Prize, Professor Rita Levi Montalcini, has revealed the mechanism of action. PEA acts by binding to receptors involved in the control of inflammatory and neuro-protective processes, thus giving an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effect , as well as regulating the mechanisms underlying itching. It does not cause interaction problems with other drugs and is largely well tolerated.

QUERCETINA for dogs and cats

Thanks to its antihistamine, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, quercetin is used in case of constriction of the bronchi (feline asthma), allergies, parasites, food intolerances, allergic reactions to insect bites, viral infections, arthritis, cancer.

GREEN TEA for dogs and cats

The green tea is considered a healthy drink for decades and it is also for our dogs and cats useful for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to polyphenols epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is particularly useful in cases of IBD – Intestinal Inflammation

OMEGA3 FATTY ACIDS for dogs and cats

Fatty acid omega and omega in dog and cat

They are fundamental in the structure of cells, necessary for the production of some hormones, favor the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins , protect internal organs, fight inflammation. Essential if the dog or cat has chronic renal failure .

KRILL OIL for dogs and cats

Krill oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory, successfully used in chronic renal failure and Leishmania

GINKGO BILOBA for dog and cat

The ginkgo biloba contains terpenes, flavonoids ginkgolide B with the ability to disrupt the function of mast cells, being able to inhibit the release of histamine , which is useful in case of allergies, in cardiovascular disorders, heart disease and even cancer. Ginkgo biloba also counteracts oxidative stress thanks to Flavonoids which also have anti-inflammatory properties.

GINGER for dogs and cats

Natural anti- inflammatory and antioxidant acts on the digestive system.


Resveratrol for dogs and cats

The resveratrol is contained in many supplements for dogs and cats , recommend choosing GMP supplements and have them appropriately dosed to the vet, could help the animals elderly to age better, it is a potent antioxidant, improves cognitive dysfunction, and is a natural anti-inflammatory to support for dogs and cats with arthritis and osteoarthritis. Talk to your vet.

CBD Cat Dog Properties

Many studies have shown different therapeutic properties of CBD (anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, antidepressant, antiepileptic, anticancer . CBD does not have the ability to bind to all receptors, but acts by inhibiting the FAAH (Fatty Acid Amido Hydrolase) enzyme, an enzyme present. in the body which, following stimuli in some areas of the brain, quickly leads to the inactivation of anandamide, a neurotransmitter belonging to the endocannabinoid system capable of manifesting analgesic, anxiolytic and antidepressant properties by acting on cannabinoid receptors.

Disclaimer: The contents are for informational purposes only and in no case can they constitute the prescription of a treatment or replace the specialist visit or the direct relationship with your veterinarian / doctor. All the information reported here derives from Bibliographic sources, personal experiences and clinical studies in the public domain. All information on special diets and food supplements for pets is for informational purposes. This information serves as a general guideline, cannot be applied to all pets or considered as alternatives to professional advice. These pages include “Homeopathic preparations of efficacy not scientifically validated and without approved therapeutic indications. The products are not intended as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and must be used as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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