The real danger of steroids comes from long-term use. The drugs suppress your cat's immune system, leaving him vulnerable to viruses, bacteria and other infectious pathogens. Corticosteroids also can make your kitty's skin more sensitive, which encourages hair loss. About 30 percent of cats on long-term steroid treatment suffer a urinary tract infection (UTI), according to VCA Animal Hospitals. While a healthy cat only needs to go in for a checkup twice a year, cats taking steroids should be seen more often. Bring your pet in as often as your vet asks you so he can conduct urine and blood tests to make sure your kitty is handling the medication well.
5mg a day was too much and he was having bad side effects, extreme lethargy, he stopped eating,and drinking and his diarrhea actually got worse. Half a pill ever other day was not enough his stool was normal the first day then back to diarrhea the second. Half a pill mg a day seems to be the formula that works for him. He tolerates it well,and his stool remains normal. Mischief is much more active and healthy now,and is actually gaining weight. I am very pleased. Like I said I think it saved his life. Also the drug is very inexpensive $10 bucks a month
We have a 7 month boy with moderate CH. He is hands down the sweetest cat I have ever had. His main issues are his head tremors when he gets excited, I have also noticed that is he always very interested in observing what is going on around him. He will just sit with his head cocked to one side watching me do my daily things for hours! He is also quite the eater! You would think he’s starving! But nope, just very intense about his meals lol. The only issue we have had with him is getting him to use his litter box. We have 3 other cats, 1 of which is his mom so he surely knows how to use it, but getting him to use it has been quite the difficulty. Another issue is his breathing. I have noticed when he sleeps he wheezes..yet he is extremely active. Has anyone else ever had a similar issue? He has been doing it for as long as I can remember…I suppose since he is getting fixed next week I will mention it to the vet.