Alternative Therapies for Atopy
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Prednisone Administered as a Transdermal Gel to Treat Allergic Dermatitis in a Cat
A 5 y.o. female feline presented with allergic dermatitis accompanied by severe scratching and hair loss.
The cat had previously been treated with oral prednisone tablets. As the owner was unable to "pill the cat", she had tried to crush the tablets and mix with milk or tuna juice, but the cat still would not take the medication.
It has been our experience that transdermal gels work wonderfully in cats. An owner does not have to fight the animal to get a tablet down the cat's throat, and does not have to worry about whether the animal has received the correct dose, as the prescribed amount of gel can be massaged into the vascular surface inside the cat's ear.
The veterinarian prescribed Prednisone 5 mg/0.1 ml in a transdermal gel. We dispensed 3 ml, with instructions to apply 0.1 ml (5 mg) daily to the inside of the cat's ear. The benefits of transdermal administration include the ability to reliably administer the prescribed dose, and ease of administration to a calm, relaxed cat.
The therapy was very successful. The cat's dermatitis resolved and the hair began to regrow within a few weeks. There were no complications and no modification in dosage was necessary. The owner periodically uses the preparation when she first notices signs of a relapse. Relapses have promptly resolved with transdermal prednisone therapy.
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