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Hi there,

 

I'm looking at adopting a seven year old female who apparently has two autoimmune conditions - pannus and SLO. She is a "return" to the adoption program and they are not sure whether she has been treated for the SLO in the past. She is currently treated with daily eye drops for the pannus. Does anyone out there have a grey suffering from both conditions? And I'd love to hear your treatment stories of success or otherwise for the SLO, both veterinary medicine and alternative support. For instance, has anyone out there tried the bio-algae supplement for SLO?

 

Many thanks,

Jane.

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Guest MnMDogs

We've dealt with both of these diagnoses, but in 2 hounds, not the same one. The pannus was easily managed with daily eye drops, in our case, cyclosporine.

 

Our SLO dog is on niacinamide, fish oil, and Vit E. She was initially on Pentoxiphylline instead of niacinamide, but it caused a significant increase in her clotting times. So far, her nail loss has slowed, but she does seem to lose one every few months. I've never heard of bio-algae for SLO, so I can't give you input on that. Macy was diagnosed with SLO in June of 2013.

 

Neither of these disorders should be difficult to manage long term. Best of luck to you, I think it's great you're considering an older return :)

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Neither of these disorders should be difficult to manage long term. Best of luck to you, I think it's great you're considering an older return :)

 

 

I've not had any experience with either of these issues, but I also think it's wonderful that you're willing to consider an older grey who has been returned, especially if there are health issues involved :thumbs-up

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There is a greyhounds with SLO Facebook group. You may want to post your question there. My SLO dog lost all his nails between March and May last year. He has been fine since then. He is on fish oil, vitamin E, niacinimide, and low dose of pred.

Good Luck!

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Thanks so much for your replies. It is looking like it's a bit unusual (and unlucky!) for a grey to have both pannus and SLO. I will be collecting the lovely lady - Sylkie - tomorrow morning, and will most likely put her straight onto fish oil and vit E. I'll take her to see our vet, for an opinion on the seriousness of the SLO and any further support such as niacinimide. Hopefully, he can also tell us whether I need to have an eye specialist check the status of her pannus and meds. I'm very excited. I have a special love of the elderly and/or special greys and am hoping that Sylkie is comfortable in our little pack. Will also check out the SLO group - thanks Neighsayer.

 

Thanks again,

Jane.

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are you in contact w/ greycare?? it's an australian based greyhound care group on Facebook. dr. karen is FANTASTIC! she's really involved w/ the green hound policy. here's the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/296392810415663/

 

annie has pannus, her eyes are clearing up w/ simple daily ointment. all dogs are different, bless you thinking of taking a bounce.

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Thanks cleptogrey, I'll check this group out. I picked Sylkie up from the adoption kennels last Saturday and she's been settling in well. As it turned out, her pannus had been diagnosed really early, before there was any impact on her sight, which is great. Four or five of her nails are just stubs but apparently her previous owners didn't realise the loss of a nail every now and then was anything out of the ordinary... Sylkie has obviously been very well looked after and very much loved - her owners had to give her up when they moved into a retirement home. She's settling in very well here with our other two greys and our cat, particularly as she's lived as an only dog for nearly six years.

 

Thanks again for your responses.

Jane.

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