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  1. #1
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    Jun. 14, 2002

    Default roid rage in cats?

    Our one cat gets monthly prednisone shots to alleviate the symptoms of hypercalcemia...I think the clinic calls them "predate" shots. I asked about the strength of dosags & was told "moderate". She just had her 10th shot & we're noticing that she's becoming increasingly dominant. She has always been a shy cat (was a feral kitty when we rescued her). She's always gotten along with the other cats & dog....she's the type to run away if someone wants the cat bed she's on, etc. Now, she's increasingly territorial - she has claimed 1 water bowl as her own & will stalk & chase any animal that goes near it. Yesterday, she smacked her cuddle buddy upside the head when he stretched while laying next to her. Is there such a thing as roid rage in cats? She is 9 yrs old & we've never seen her be this witchy.

  2. #2
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    Sep. 5, 2004
    Charleston, SC



  3. #3
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    Jul. 13, 2011
    East Longmeadow, MA


    Oliver gets a half a pred tablet every day and he is meek and mellow for the most part.
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

  4. #4
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    Feb. 10, 2006
    Middle of Nowhere, take a right, FL


    Roid rage is more associated with anabolic steroids. Prednisone can certainly make someone cranky though in some cases, maybe that is it!
    Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.

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