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08-08-2015 10:53 AM
carmspack Holistic Care Of Pannus - Dogs Naturally Magazine

search dogs working in high altitudes are equipped with Doggles to filter out harmful UVA rays.

There is a genetic pre-disposition , auto immune, which is inflammatory and targeting the body's own tissue.

For this dog I don't think there is a turn around .
I don't think curtains are going to make much of a difference.
You may see an overall "happier" dog with a good diet -- even at this point --- some omega 3's , fish oil, small amount of cod liver oil -- safe vitamin A coming from plant source beta and alpha carotene (red palm oil !) , full natural C and E -- basic anti-inflammatory diet AND the topical treatment prescribed by your vet.

Pannus , auto-immune, inflammatory , will involve other body tissue including the joints , a little more subtle , eyes being the most obvious and alarming .

Talk to your vet about future vaccinations and stopping flea and tick preventive medication.

One thought is that these contribute to immune problems.
08-08-2015 08:05 AM
at004 so after some timd, Pannus has hit back my dog stronger than before and is going blind The originial medication Sercoseryl has been discontinued and we have been using Vita-Pos but not helping a lot.

Unfortunately we had to change our home thus now he is outside. We built a house for his with drapes all around to prevent sunlight.

What do u recommend we do now? is Vita-Pos strong enough to help restore his vision?

Our vet isn't too happy about his eyes, he is blind in one now, and almost blind in the second.

Appreciate any guidance.

07-04-2014 10:08 AM
at004 GREAAAAT NEWS Just got my dog back from a checkup at the vet, the pannus in his eyes have reduced dramatically !!! He can see really good now although there is still a bit of cloudiness left but very very very few, hopefully during the course of the treatment it will go away.

I want to thank you all for your replies and advise !! THANK YOU
06-27-2014 12:15 PM
vickip9 My vet prescribed prednisone and cyclosporine. The prednisone is a steroid, so it can't be used for long durations as it damages the cornea. However, it is great at reducing the inflammation when used for the initial few weeks in combination with cyclosporine drops daily. Then the prednisone can be stopped and just use cyclosporine every day from there on out.
06-27-2014 10:25 AM
mspiker03 You might also do a forum search for pannus - I am sure there have been other threads on the issue!
06-27-2014 10:24 AM
mspiker03 We use tacrolimus and prednisone for leynas pannus. And with the prednisone back ordered we got dexamethasone (spelling???). I forget what we started with, but it was like 3x/day with the prednisone and 2x/day with the tacrolimus and now we are down to 1x a day for each.
06-27-2014 08:32 AM
at004 Hi everyone, so day 2 after medication, i can't really tell there is improvement, like sometimes my dog can navigate through doors and places on its own and sometimes he runs into walls

how long do you believe it will take to notice improvements?

Do you believe that both Tobrex and Solcoseryl eye gel are good medications for treating Pannus?
06-26-2014 04:05 PM
BowWowMeow The UV rays comes from the sun so light inside the house is just fine. They make a product called Doggles to protect dog's eyes from the sun.
06-26-2014 02:27 PM
Mister C
Originally Posted by at004 View Post
hello so i took my dog to the vet today and it turned out to be pannus. the vet said that he is almost half blind. now i took my dog back home and noticing that he can barely see can't go up stairs, running into stuff

i usually keep him loose in the garden but now i decided to keep him in house to make sure he is fine... im sensing he is very scared now so I'm starting next to him at all times.
I haven't encountered pannus before but I did have a blind dog for a while. Our old flat coat retriever had macular degeneration and lost her sight quickly. Like your dog, she seemed scared and confused at first. But she adapted quickly to her blindness. She taught me a lot about dealing with a disability.

I did what I could to help her out by not moving any furniture, not reacting when she ran into stuff, and taking her on the exact same walk each day. She knew that route well and enjoyed her walks.

I hope your dog recovers his eyesight.

Best of luck,

06-26-2014 02:11 PM
Originally Posted by BowWowMeow View Post
Pannus is not contagious and the disease is reversible! I have seen dogs who were almost completely blind turn around after getting eye drops. You will need to keep your dog inside more often now though because the UV rays cause the disease. My dog even had a little viser she wore on walks in the sun!

I don't know the medications anymore but hopefully someone whose dog currently has pannus will be able to help you there.

thank you so much for the comforting reply. I will definitely keep him inside, however do you think that the normal lights in house annoy him or is it safe?
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