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weight and heart worm meds

Django has been on revolution since he was a puppy. It's all in one, heartworm and flea/tic but since we had to up his dose of prednisone he's put on 1 pound in 6 months which for him is alot. We are slowly taken him off the daily pred. with vet supervision (we are now down to once every 3 weeks or so) and our goal is to get his weight down from 11.7 to 10.5 if possible. With the reduction in pred, his appetite has gone back to almost normal and his little body seems to slowly take its original shape. For a while there he looked like a line backer, real wide thru the body. my questions is this: his revolution is for dogs up to 10 lbs. next size up is 11-20lbs. i hate the thought of overmedicating him and giving him a bigger dose just for a few months. His weight gain is from the meds not from over eating.

do you think we are okay keeping with the 10lb revolution? He's been checked for heartworm and all is good, he's always getting poked at the vet so his bloodwork is always current. He's not a dog that rolls in around in stuff while on our walks. any thoughts?
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I don't know about revolution. But I know under dosing frontline and interceptor is effective and sometimes advised. Cash was on the line of frontline levels by a lb or two for a while. And my vet thought It was better to keep him on the lower dose. And interceptor can actually be given every 45 days instead of 30.

I would consult with your vet to be sure. But i. Would not want to tax Django anymore.

I am so happy he is getting his figure back. cash was miserable on prdnisone.




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I have found through all of this that no one knows our dog better than we do. I always take the vets advise especially now that we have Addisons but i also know my dog and know when it's time to make changes. He use to have a beautiful tail and we have noticed that with the pred. and excessive doses of pred. his little tail isn't what it use to be. But, we are hopefully he will trim down and his tail will thicken up!

I always side on the lower dose of everything with him as well. thanks for your reply.
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I'd go for the lower dose since he is so close. I agree with Missy you can stretch out Interceptor to every 6 weeks, but I'd ask the vet about Revolution asI've never used it.

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