Talked to the vet specialist this week. She said that she had him on the lowest dose possible to get him started, and to up it just a little bit. He is doing so much better! The good thing to know is that once he is better we will be weaning him off of it completely, and he shouldn't need it again unless he gets into a similar situation with the allergies again. That is a real relief! I thought we were going to end up with a sickly fat dog on steroids who would start peeing on the carpet. That's not my Bubba!