Frequently Asked Questions about Immunosuppressants for Dogs
What are immunosuppressants for dogs?
Immunosuppressants for dogs are drugs used to treat immune-mediated or autoimmune disorders. Dog immunosuppressants limit the immune response of the body to reduce tissue damage and inflammation caused by these disorders. Also known as immunomodulators, common immunosuppressants for dogs include drugs in the corticosteroid class. Dog immunosuppressants are commonly prescribed for autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, skin disorders like pemphigus, and irritable bowel disease. Immunosuppressant steroids may also be used in the treatment of certain cancers.
Do I need a prescription for dog immunosuppressants?
You do need a prescription for dog immunosuppressants. Certain immunosuppressive medicines for dogs can have serious side effects or interact with other medications. Prolonged use of drugs like steroids may also lead to other disorders and diseases. For this reason, you should only give your dog immunosuppressants under the close supervision of a vet. Once your vet prescribes the right immunosuppressant medication for your dog, ordering from Chewy is fast and easy. Simply add the medication to your cart and put in your vet's information, then we'll contact their clinic to verify your prescription. Your medications will be shipped directly to your door, no hassle required!