Prednicare Tablets (Prednisolone) for Dogs & Cats

Prednicare Tablets (Prednisolone) for Dogs & Cats
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Prednicare tablets contain prednisolone, a steroid used to treat inflammation and allergic reactions in cats and dogs. It is normally given once or twice daily initially, but for longer courses of treatment it is sometimes given on alternate days. This has been found to be almost as effective as dosing every day, but is much less likely to be associated with side effects. Prednicare tablets are also used sometimes in high doses as part of a chemotherapy regime for malignancies.

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Reviews (14)

Summary of Reviews for Prednicare Tablets (Prednisolone) for Dogs & Cats

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
13 out of 14 (93%) customers would recommend this product.
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55 Great cost effective option
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By on 7 May 2022

We order a 6 monthly qty and it’s so much cheaper than going to the vets!

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45 Needed Daily for Addisons
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By on 7 February 2022


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55 100% what I wanted
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By on 22 October 2021

Price was brilliant and order came very swiftly, will be ordering again

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55 Service
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By on 12 January 2019

Fantastic customer service

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55 Great service
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By on 10 April 2018

Good prducts great service

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Prednicare Tablets (Prednisolone) for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.

18 February 2022 at 4:27pm



Hi, my 2 year old pocket bully weighs 30 kgs & has been prescribed prednicare for skin allergies/infectio n. The dosage she has been given is 6 × 5mg tablets for 3 days then 3×5mgs for 5 days but I'm concerned this may be alot for a day's dosage. Does that sound about right ?

  • VioVet Staff

This depends on what your vet is treating, the dose for steroid tablets like this varies greatly depending on the condition being treated. We strongly advise you contact your vet to discuss this further as they will be able to explain the dose they have recommended to you.

1 October 2021 at 12:16am

Effects of Prednicare

Sarah C

How does Prednicare (Prednisone)tablets (5mg) - half dose effect young cats and kittens, particularly kittens of the 3 months of age if accidentally taken, please.

  • VioVet Staff

This depends on the weight of your kitten. If your pet has accidentally ingested medication that is not intended for them then I strongly advise contacting your vet immediately to work out whether this is safe or not.

20 May 2021 at 10:46am

Side-effects of Prednicare 1mg

Barbara Ashley

Would this drug be responsible for diarrhoea in my 12-year-old Westie who has been taking it for eight days?

  • VioVet Staff

Intestinal adverse effects like diarrhoea are some of the possible side effects from steroids medications like Prednicare. I strongly advise discussing this with your vet as soon as possible so they can advise on whether to stop or continue the medication.

26 July 2020 at 3:58pm

How can I get my cat to take Prednicare?


My vet has prescribed Prednicare 1mg twice daily for my elderly cat. Also Mirtazapine and Amantadine.
She told me just crush and give with food. NO WAY will my cat entertain Prednicare or Mirtazapine. I have just been able to get Amantadine into her eventually with sardine tomato sauce.
What can I do to get the drugs into her? She is elderly, frail and clearly in pain. Trying to shove pills down her throat would cause us both great distress. The tablets are clearly bitter. I can’t understand why animal medication can’t be made more palatable.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

  • VioVet Staff

The Mirtazipine is an appetite stimulant, once this is onboard you may find the process easier. You can crush the Prednicare tablets you have mentioned on our site into the food, this may be easiest. I cannot comment on the Mirtazipine as I am not sure what brand your vet has given you.
I would recommend taking this question to your vet. They may be able to provide liquid or injectable versions for your cat.

17 October 2017 at 8:21am

Shelf life


Hello, my god is on 5mg dosage and requires half a tablet every day for his Addisons disease, please could you advise of the shelf life?

  • VioVet Staff

Hi Steven,

Thanks for your question. The expiry date of our current stock is 05/2020.

Kind regards.


26 January 2017 at 8:49pm



We have a three and a half year old boxer who has now been on injections for the past 12 months for a skin condition (one injection a month plus half of a Prednicare 5mg every other day),Can you please tell us what is a safe long term dosage (for the rest of her life)as we are considering stopping the injections as she is still itching quite bad some days. We find that if we give her just one Prednicare all symptom's stop its amazing the different just one tablet makes. looking forward to your reply. Thanking you in advance . Chris

  • VioVet Staff

Long term use of any drug isn't ideal but if 1 tablet every other day is what stops her itching and gives her good a good quality of life then I would be inclined to speak to your vet about trying this. 1 tablet every other day is not a massive dose so this would be an acceptable risk given the improvement in quality of life. Of course you do need to weigh up any side effects which may occur as a result of the larger dose and decide if it is easier to live with these or the itching.

28 August 2015 at 5:46pm



Hi, my dog is currently on one prednisolone tablet a day prescribed by the vets, which are rather expensive! I was just wondering is this the same tablet as what vets prescribe?
Thanks in advance.

  • VioVet Staff

There a few different veterinary licensed brands of prednisolone but they are all guaranteed to be the same. You would not notice any difference it you switched to these.

You will have to pay your vet for a written prescription which you need to send to us (email or upload etc). Vets vary enormously in how much they charge for this, but it should still be a lot cheaper to buy from us. Ideally ask your vet to prescribe at least 6 month's worth on the one prescription.

26 August 2015 at 2:24pm

Supplements and tablets for cats with triaditis

Christine Smith

  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: Worcestershire, United Kingdom

My cat, aged 14 has recently been diagnosed with triaditis including a damaged liver. We are at the stage where he has substantial weight loss, increased appetite and increased faecal volume. He is pain free and is quite happy in himself. Following the diagnosis Mac was given pain killers, antibiotics, anti sickness injections. He now takes just one Prednicare 1mg tablet per day. Is it ok to give to give him a pancreatic enzyme supplement ie Pancrex? Would you recommend anything else for him to take to assist him and could you recommend a wet food for him? Many thanks.

  • VioVet Staff

You should always check with your own vet about any additional medication which might help. My feeling is that a pancreatic enzyme supplement might well help given your description of the situation and it is certainly unlikely to be able to cause any harm. Additionally one of the liver support supplements containing S-adenosyl-L-methionine, such as Hepatosyl is often recommended for this condition. Any of the good quality wet foods should be appropriate and this is largely a matter of choice, but diets based on chicken or fish might well be easier to digest and metabolise. Lily's Kitchen make great foods which are high quality and very tasty to cats, so you could look at those.

22 May 2015 at 8:45am

Please help my parents gsd,cos the vets is NOT

mrs needs

my parents took their beutiful boy to vets back in januarybecause he had a couple of sores,although he had been frontlined that day the vets noticed 3 fleas on him she said that frontline doesnt work anymore and said he had to have 2 tablets and leave it a few days and give him this big brown flea tab,since then the poor devil is covered in scabes sores been back and forth to vet had scrappings of skin no mites found on him had blood test been on prednicare and lots of antibiotics and still no improvement we strongly belive the vet may have overdosed him in all the flea treatments that were given in less than a week any ideas they are now saying they dont know what could be causing it and he will need biopsies but still not sure!!its cost over £500 so far and our gsd is no betterx

  • VioVet Staff

It sounds like your dog has a deteriorating skin problem of unknown cause. I understand your concern about over-use of flea treatments, but in fact they are all very safe and if you use different products, they can usually be given safely together. I note from what you say that the dog had a couple of sores before he was taken to the vets. It sounds as if he has got a lot worse since then, but it is much more likely that the treatment has failed to work and has allowed the condition to progress, rather than the treatment has caused the problem. It existed in a milder way before the treatment was provided. I would also say that any skin problem requires very diligent and effective flea control first, or you cannot know if the fleas are part of the problem.

If you have lost faith with the current vets then you should ask to be referred to a specialist vet, or just go and see another one locally. However I suspect from what you say that the current vets are probably OK, but are just trying to deal with a difficult condition. Some of these things can cost a lot of money in tests and specialist examinations before they are properly diagnosed and treated effectively. That can cost a lot more than £500 unfortunately.

4 November 2014 at 1:56am

Is this the correct prescription

Kate Newton

I took my to the vet today, he is experiencing vertigo like symptoms. He has an inner ear infection and inflamed ear-drum. After reading the literature on your website about Prednicare I am confused as these symptoms are not among the treatable illnesses listed. Have I been given the wrong medication for my cats illness? I am concerned.

  • VioVet Staff

Prednicare is suitable and helpful for a very wide range of conditions and seems to be particularly helpful and relatively free from side-effects in cats. The general principle of its benefits is as a potent anti-inflammatory medication. This effect will apply to any part of the body and any condition where inflammation is seen. It is perfectly possible that the medication is entirely suitable for your cat and that it will be very helpful. It is true however that medicine is not as simple as that and there are some conditions where the prednisolone would not be beneficial. It is a steroid which can potentially have side effects, though at normal doses these are minimal in cats. Some conditions do not respond. On balance it is best to trust that your vet has correctly assessed your cat's condition and that the medication is appropriate. It does sound OK to me. If ever you are in doubt though, there is no harm in talking to your vet and asking him/her to explain their thinking behind the diagnosis and treatment.

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