Question by  cary (111)

Are cortisone shots dangerous for a dog?


Answer by  hulmer (1067)

Cortisone shots are used by veterinarians to treat several ailments of our canine friends. Most commonly: allergies, dermatitis, and even arthritis! It is generally not at all dangerous to your dog when used by qualified professionals. Please remember to never administer care to your animal without a vet's okay and instructions!


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

Shots are given for animals who have leg and hip problems. Usually this happens in animals that are large or have hip problems from their breed. This shot makes it easier for them to go down steps, gets up and down and give them more mobility. We have a dog that lives a great life because of the shots.


Answer by  schoolbusman (9)

Cortisone shots can prove dangerous over the long term to a dog's liver, therefore it is important to receive periodic liver functioning tests.


Answer by  kate74 (273)

Cortisone shots are fine for dogs. Some dogs may have a little bit of swelling at the injection site, like humans do with shots, but it's just a side effect. If you don't feel comfortable with it, find the cause of the allergy and fix it, then stop with the shots.

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