My vet prescribed prednisone 10 mg once daily for 14 days for my 14 year old Ibizan Hound as he had a hematoma in his ear from scratching it due to allergies. No tapering as they said as it was a "low dose". My dog died three days after stopping the prednisone. Is it possible he had a Addison's crisis from stopping the prednisone so abrupty? He was an old dog but he was fine eating his treats and walking around and then two hours later we found him laying on his side on his doggie bed, couldn't get up and died an hour later in my arms. Didn't have vomiting/diarrhe/excessive thirst that I read is associated with Addison's crisis. He didn't seem to be in pain but I kept him comfortable and stayed with him all the time petting him. His feet were cold and his breath was cool. This was on Monday. Just last night I thought about the prednisone and started googling about abrupty stopping it. Maybe it was just a coincidence but I just need to know if stopping the prednisone could have caused it. Or do you think it wasn't "long-term" enough to have caused a crisis? I have had some experience with prednisone and other steroids and know you are always supposed to taper the dosage. I asked the vet why not this time and he said because it was "low dose" there was no need to. I will feel so bad if this is what caused his death. Please give me feedback. Thanks so much!