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Steroids often cause short- and long-term side effects
Administration of a steroid has the potential to affect the function of almost all cells in the body. This can have wide-ranging effects on
the inflammatory response and immune system regardless of the inciting agent. The chart below highlights all of the different parts of
a dog that may be affected by the use of steroids.
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