Re: Will he always have a potbelly with ribs showing? Will he always be sore?


Kirsten Rasmussen
 

Hi Laura, 

Have you talked to your vet about switching to compounded pergolide?  It is the same medication but significantly more affordable.  You can increase doses at a fraction of the cost because the compounding pharmacy will make a capsule with whatever dose your vet prescribes for only a small increase in price for each dose increase.

The physical signs you are describing might mean you need a higher dose, but you should confirm that by rechecking ACTH as Sherry suggested.

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