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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-06-2009, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Canine Discoid Lupus Rx

My 5-year old GSD Max most likely has canine discoid lupus. A biopsy is required for definitive diagnosis and the treatment is steroids. Has anyone had any experience with alternative treatments?

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Re: Canine Discoid Lupus Rx

Not personally, but check this

http://canine-lupus.blogspot.com/200...meopathic.html
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Thank you. Do you know if there are any negative effects from sulfur or Aurum. Met, two of the recommended treatments?
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Re: Canine Discoid Lupus Rx

Sorry to hear about your boy..Can you tell us more about this prognosis? Iwill refrain from alternative suggestions untill then and reading more about the CDLrx.

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Oh and nice the site you mention above has further links so that is a great help.

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Re: Canine Discoid Lupus Rx

Thanks from me and Max for your interest. Here are some additional links on the disorder. I'm trying to avoid having to put him on prednisone.

http://my-pet-medicine.com/2008/01/0...erythematosus/
http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/delupusdisc.html
http://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/dlupus.html#discoid%20lupus
http://www.naturalcanine.com/Merchan...tegory_Code=DL
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Thank you for these sites. I am bookmarking them just in case.
My Boy Friend works at Harvard Medical & will want to research this further for his knowledge also.

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Originally Posted By: CyndieMy 5-year old GSD Max most likely has canine discoid lupus. A biopsy is required for definitive diagnosis and the treatment is steroids.
Have you considered taking him to a dermatology specialist? Once the biopsy is confirmed and you have a definitive diagnosis I would highly recommend taking Max to a veterinarian who specializes in dermatology. Since you are in L.A. there should be a veterinary teaching hospital near by. (Sean sees a derm. specialist and he has been a Godsend.) Best of luck, please keep us updated.

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Thank you. There are a number of doggie dermatologists in the area.
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Here's a photo of Max with his pink nose Max's pink nose

http://i434.photobucket.com/albums/qq66/maxshphrd/IMG_0120.jpg[/img]]Pink nose
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