pet health


Question by  Blue121 (27)

Can you buy injectable cortisone for animals over the counter?

I want to give my dog a shot, but I don't have time to make an appointment and go to the vet and all that.


Answer by  JaenieF (153)

Just like humans, injectible cortisone is only availabe with a prescription. I strongly recommend not self treating any pet, especially with steroids such as cortisone.


Answer by  01628773 (140)

Your vet will have to write you a prescription for the cortisone, but you should be able to administer it at your residence. Make a call to your vet and ask if you could pick up a shot of cortisone and a syringe. Caution, he/she may not agree.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Only your vet can tell you what to do. He might prescribe some medication orally, instead of a shot. How do you know what level of shot you can give.


Answer by  lmm30 (294)

you can not buy injectable cortisone over the counter but you can have your vet write a script for you to take to a pharmacy to have it filled or order a whole bottle at you vets office so that you can give it at home. make sure that the bottle matches what you need


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

No that is a controled substance and if the vet knows the dog needs the shot you may be able to call and pick one up.

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