Q. My dog ate my clobetasol cream 0.05% and the vet gave her a medicine called Endosorb. My question is, why does my dog urinate and pant so much?

A. The effects you describe are secondary to the steroid cream ingestion. Generally these effects are only temporary and will reduce as the product is excreted with effects lasting maybe 24 - 72 hours after that they should gradually decrease.

There is also the risk that your dog will get Cushing's disease, but again it should just be temporary. Cushing's disease is a metabolic condition that results from the adrenal glands overproducing certain hormones. The chances of Cushing's will increase also later on in life if he will be put on steroids treatments in the future.

If there are concerns following the usage of Endosorb having your veterinarian recheck your dog would be recommended. Endosorb can absorb excess water in the feces and slow down the amount of time the steroid cream stays in your dog's gastrointestinal system.

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