Sick Great Pyr- Need Advice

Discussion in 'Precious Protectors' started by goatheaven, May 24, 2009.

  1. goatheaven

    goatheaven New Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    South Carolina
    Our Great Pyrenees Deliliah is now 7 and slowing down. She also was just diagnosed with discoid lupus which is an autoimmune disease that affects the nose. It loses the black and stays completely raw. At first we thought she had scraped it because she buries so many things but one year later and many medicines she was finally diagnosed. Has anyone used NuVet vitamins? I have heard great things and wondered if they may help her immune system. Anyone else have a dog with discoid lupus? Any help appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I am so sorry... :( .... your dog is ill.... :hug: ..I wish I could help...... but I don't know......I pray ....that someone else.... may know something .......I will pray for your dog..... :hug: :pray:
     

  3. badnewsboers

    badnewsboers New Member

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    May 9, 2008
    Newport, NC
    Since she is suffering from an autoimmune disease she really needs to be on some sort of steroids like cortisone.
    I don't see how vitamins would help in this case.
     
  4. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    I just talked to someone a couple days ago whose dog has discoid lupus. The people told me that, at one point, her nose was pretty much completely gone. I would not have known by looking at this dog...her nose had a small pink spot on it and that was all. I can't remember exactly what all the supplements were that they were giving her but I know that it included fish oil, shark cartilage, and zinc. She was not on any steriod or any kind of perscription meds--only the supplements. The dog was diagnosed as a 5 year old and is now an 11 y/o, active, healthy-looking dog.
     
  5. goatheaven

    goatheaven New Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    South Carolina
    Thanks FunnyRiverFarm! Do you think you could get the supplement list for me? We tried steroids etc but they only slightly work and then they can not be used full time due to problems with the liver.
     
  6. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    The folks I talked to are friends of a friend...so I will talk to my friend and try to get ahold of them...if that makes any sense...LOL
     
  7. CrossCreekTX

    CrossCreekTX New Member

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    Aug 10, 2009
    Central East Texas
    Maybe I can help. I have Lupus and can't take the meds but this is helping me.
    Twice daily:
    Curcumin95% 500mg
    Cod liver oil 2GM (1/2 tsp)
    Vitamin C 2GM
    Mega Vita Gel Cap

    Once a day:
    Vitamin D3 5,000 units

    Also get some Flax seed oil caps and put some directly on the lesion a couple of times a day.

    Hope she gets better.