It may not actually be 5 pounds. Maybe only 2 or 3. I haven't weighed her, but you can see and feel that she has gained weight and her skin is extending around her tummy. She is normally long, slender and lean. She does not eat much, but eats small portions throughout the day. I KNOW it is not from the food. It has to be the steroids because that is the only thing that was changed in a week.
She had a wound on her backside and was losing hair. This is the reason for the antibiotics and steroids. The steroids are prednisone. I am just NOT used to her being big and bloated.
I really feel for her. I hope she goes back down to her normal weight once she is off the steroids.