Steroid Drugs (prednisolone tablets) often have a role in cancer treatment protocols and these may be given at high doses in the early stages of treatment. Noticeable side effects may include your pet drinking more, and so they will need free access to water and frequent opportunities to urinate. Their appetite often increases and some dogs will appear to puff and pant a bit more. These side effects are generally mild, reversible and improve as the dose reduces.
Steroids need to be administered with food or on a full stomach because they may upset the stomach. Please stop steroids if your pet does not eat vomits or has diarrhoea and seek veterinary advice.