|08-08-2015 10:53 AM|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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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