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    Prednisone and my Pekingese
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    okmen posted:
    My dog 4.5 years old 7kg has been put on 5mg Prednisone for a back problem.
    I would like to learn how to taper her off the medication as every vet I have asked has given me different ways.
    She has taken 5mg per day for 5 days till today.
    One vet has said to give 1/2 tablet for 5 days and then 1/2 for 10 days every other day.
    The second vet has said to give 1/2 tablet for 5 days then 1/4 tablets for 5 days.
    Which should we do and or is there a safer way.
    Thank you in advance
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