Pred, aka steriods, was prescribed for Neptune when he hurt his back. He had snuck into the “outside” dog yard to browse for snacks, and I didn’t know he was there when I let all the other dogs go free. Ditto Magic, and they both got their asses kicked. Both ended up in the vet for stitches. Neptune re-hurt his back or neck (or both) and was also prescribed pred.
A week later, Chester developed an abscess in his mouth, and was also prescribed pred + antibiotic. He cleared up, too. Good stuff, though heavy duty. It tends to produce side effects including accidental urination and thirst. We were surprised it was prescribed for Chester’s mouth problem, but it seems to be a drug of choice at our vet for strains and sprains.