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Question about Allergy Shots

SchnauzerGirl
November 25th, 2005, 04:16 PM
When we went to the vet last week Schultz received an anti-allergy shot. Would it react much like a human taking allergy medication, and work for four hours and the effects would wear off? Or would it have a longer lasting effect?

Prin
November 25th, 2005, 05:17 PM
Depends what it was. If it was cortisone, it will really kick in within the next couple of weeks and last a month or two. Be aware that cortisone increases thirst and lots of drinking leads to more peeing, but not for long, maybe a couple of days after getting the shot. I don't limit the water, I just let them out more.;)

SchnauzerGirl
November 25th, 2005, 06:13 PM
I'll have to call the vet's office and find out what it was, though I don't think it was cortisone. I noticed that a day after receiving the shot, he has stopped itching his jaw and now he just itches like a regular dog!