Question by  ammoworker (27)

What are the side effects of a depo-medrol injection for cats?


Answer by  kak (488)

The side of effects of depo-medrol injection for cats are commonly increased drinking, urinating and eating. Vomiting, behavior changes, weight gain, panting and diarrhea are also possible. Long term use may lead to muscle loss, Cushing's disease or diabetes. High doses may lead to infections for the cat.


Answer by  mmn (369)

Common side effects are increased appetite, increased water consumption, and increased urination. Less common side effects are weight gain, vomiting, diarrhea, and behavioral changes.


Answer by  worker7186 (198)

I only know one side effect to this medicine pertaining to cats, and that is if you give to a cat while its pregnant it can case it to abort.


Answer by  janeff72 (29)

The most common side effects are increased thirst, increased hunger, and increased urination. Less common side effects may include weight gain, panting, diarrhea, vomitting, and behavioral changes.


Answer by  BBB16 (71)

My cat had arthritis in her vertebrae -- the inejctions gave instant relief. When she was in pain, she was not able to twist or move her neck and head, and hung her head in pain. She did not require continuous injections, rather only a few for flareups. We did not see any negative side effects.


Answer by  Kittykittycat (6)

It can raise the chance for cats to have diabetes and heart problems in the future because of the rapid unpredictable absorption of the steroid in the shot.


Answer by  mb (5482)

The feline's hormonal system will be in flux for awhile. Erratic behavior and premature heat in females is most likely.


Answer by  HUNM25 (713)

It can make cats very sleepy or even the opposite. It can make them stay up the whole night. Different side effects vary.


Answer by  DDragicevic (172)

My cat got drowsy for two days, and lost its appetite. Some folks need to clean up after their cat a lot.


Answer by  worker4275 (175)

Side effects include, painful urination, dilated pupils, or loss of vision, discoloraing of the cat's teeth or tongue and nausea.

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