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Lupoid Onychodystrophy


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After much difficultly with temperament and touch sensitivity over the 2 yrs with our grey, about six months ago we determined that our grey has lupoid onychodystrophy.

 

We have been attempting to get her meds right without much success.

 

We have tried various combinations of:

Prednisone,

pentoxifylline

doxycycline/niacinamide

omega 3,6,9

tocopherol

 

Side effects are challenging, including bladder control, hunger, and obviously pain.

 

Most of her nails have fallen off, but 4 or so are being very stubborn.

 

Thoughts?

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Can you post dosages of each medication and how long you've tried each combo? What exactly do you mean by "without much success"? It can take time (weeks to months) to see improvement regardless of which protocols is used.

Jennifer &

Willow (Wilma Waggle), Wiki (Wiki Hard Ten), Carter (Let's Get It On),

Ollie (whippet), Gracie (whippet x), & Terra (whippet) + Just Saying + Just Alice

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Can you post dosages of each medication and how long you've tried each combo? What exactly do you mean by "without much success"? It can take time (weeks to months) to see improvement regardless of which protocols is used.

Agreed-this will be a lifetime of meds but, usually the symptoms can be controlled. Sounds like your vet used high doses of pred--in my experience that's not necessary-usually pred is only used short term to reduce immediate inflammation -wonder if your vet had your hound on a immune suppressant dosage?

My slo boy never had "normal" nails and still continued to loose nails but, with treatment the nail loss never was painful and they no longer bled. We started with the tetra/niacinamide, efa protocol but, found that using pentoxifylline efa combo was just as effective.

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