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Amyelambert

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Chronic active hepatitis autoimmune
« on: November 01, 2019, 02:17:38 AM »

We were diagnosed in December 2019 with autoimmune CAH. We have been managing with prednisone and Atopica but recently had a relapse and to increase dosage of pred.
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Jo CIMDA

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Re: Chronic active hepatitis autoimmune
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 01:45:31 PM »

Hi

I am sorry that your dog has CAH.    I do hope the Atopica and increase in prednsiolone will bring relief and achieve remission. 

If the increase in pred becomes intolerable you might try another immunosuppressive drug called leflunomide.  Have a look at this link.  It gives a lot of information about treatment and also ideas of what supportive liver supplements to give such as SAMe.  Denamarin is a very good liver support that is often used now.

https://todaysveterinarypractice.com/canine-chronic-hepatitis-diagnosis-treatment/

If your dog is on long term, high dose prednisolone then it should be on a gastroprotectant such as Omeprazole.  If you are not giving a gastroprotectant then please ask you vet for a prescription.

I hope you see and improvement very soon.

Jo
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