A doggie version of Athlete’s foot?

Special dog boots provide relief to a Scottish Terrier suffering from a fungal infection that caused her toenails to fall out.

Update: A reader noted in the comments that the link no longer works. She wrote:

I hope the Scottie’s vet made sure first this was not Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy (SLO):

http://germanshepherdhealthproblemshere.blogspot.com/2012/09/hells-nails-symmetrical-lupoid.html

or Hepatocutaneous Syndrome:
http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Dermatology/Hepatocutaneous-syndrome-When-liver-dysfunction-af/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/18429

I’ve known Scotties with both of these, and not all vets have them on their radar.

Thanks for the links. They’re a big help.

2 thoughts on “A doggie version of Athlete’s foot?

  1. Can’t seem to locate your article on the Scottie with the nails falling out. I hope the Scottie’s vet made sure first this was not Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy (SLO):

    http://germanshepherdhealthproblemshere.blogspot.com/2012/09/hells-nails-symmetrical-lupoid.html

    or Hepatocutaneous Syndrome:
    http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Dermatology/Hepatocutaneous-syndrome-When-liver-dysfunction-af/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/18429

    I’ve known Scotties with both of these, and not all vets have them on their radar.

    1. Laurie, it looks like link rot set in. Thanks for the great references. I’m going to move them up into the main post.

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