Scottie dog gets treatment for SLO

SLO Dog1074, originally uploaded by blackdog8200.

The owner of Sophie, a 3 1/2 year old Scottish Terrier, who suffers from an autoimmune disorder known as Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy (SLO), has provided helpful photographic documentation and a description of the dog’s plight at Flickr:

(The disease) causes her own immune system to attack the nail beds of her feet. The nails grow miss-shapened and break to the quick. It is actually the quick which deteriorates and the nails come loose. Very painful…She had to have the nails removed (under anesthetic) and now with antibiotics, Niacinamide, and EFA’s omega 3 and 6 etc. will hopefully regrow healthy nails. She has a long road ahead. She is feeling much better!

The Scottie News wishes brave Sophie a 100% recovery.

Here’s Sophie in an earlier appearance at the Scottie News.

2 thoughts on “Scottie dog gets treatment for SLO

  1. Awwww, bless her heart, sweet baby! No one should feel that bad. Here’s to lotsa vitamins and comfy new nails for your poor puddies.

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