5mg a day was too much and he was having bad side effects, extreme lethargy, he stopped eating,and drinking and his diarrhea actually got worse. Half a pill ever other day was not enough his stool was normal the first day then back to diarrhea the second. Half a pill mg a day seems to be the formula that works for him. He tolerates it well,and his stool remains normal. Mischief is much more active and healthy now,and is actually gaining weight. I am very pleased. Like I said I think it saved his life. Also the drug is very inexpensive $10 bucks a month
Thermosensitive preoptic neurons have been implicated in the regulation of body temperature. Testosterone- and estrogen-sensitive preoptic neurons have been implicated in reproductive behavioral and endocrine responses. In this study, rat preoptic tissue slices were used to examine the specificity of these neurons by determining their individual firing rate responses to both temperature and reproductive steroids. Of the 180 neurons classified according to thermosensitivity, 37% were warm sensitive, 8% were cold sensitive, and 55% were temperature insensitive. Ninety-three neurons were tested for their responses to perfusion media containing either testosterone or estradiol (30 pg/ml). Of the cells tested with both steroids, testosterone or estradiol affected half of the thermosensitive neurons and one-third of the temperature-insensitive neurons. This indicates that the population of temperature-insensitive neurons does not contain the majority of the steroid-sensitive neurons. There was much specificity, however, between the two types of steroid-sensitive neurons; testosterone and estradiol rarely affected the same neuron. Although these findings do not indicate a strong specificity between thermosensitive and steroid-sensitive neurons, they do support previous studies suggesting interactions between thermoregulatory and reproductive systems.
A diagnosis is normally made on the basis of first excluding other causes of spinal pain (like bone or soft tissue infections, immune-mediated joint disease, infections) by obtaining a blood sample and performing radiographs. Then, cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) analysis is performed by obtaining a sample of CSF from the neck or lower spine (or both) in a sterile manner under general anaesthesia . Your pet will have dedicated one-to-one care during their CSF tap by one of our nurses from the prep nursing team who are trained and experienced in anaesthesia and sedation . The demonstration of inflammation and the presence of a specific type of inflammatory cell facilitate a presumptive diagnosis. Although infection is very unlikely, we will normally run a panel of various blood and urine tests to exclude this possibility.