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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. References: 1. Sousa CA. Glucocorticoids in veterinary dermatology. In: Bonagura JD, Twedt DC, eds. Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy. 14th ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:400-404. 2. Aiello SE, Moses MA, eds. The Merck Veterinary Manual. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.; 2013. http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/pharmacology/antiinflammatory_agents/corticosteroids.html?qt=anti-inflammatory agents&alt=sh. Accessed October 21, 2013. All trademarks are the property of Zoetis Inc., its affiliates and/or its licensors. APQ1213198 ©2014 Zoetis Inc. All rights reserved. January 2014.