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lori.j.herrick
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PostSubject: Breaking and Splitting Nails   Breaking and Splitting Nails EmptyThu May 02, 2019 11:55 am


Hello everyone,

I think this is the first post I've made in years. My 5 year old Husky- Kira, has lost two nails and most of her other nails are splitting. She is miserable. She really can't walk much, it's to sore. We've taken her two three vets. She's been on antibiotics for infection, steroids for the inflammation, anti fungal wipes and creams. They do not seem to be helping any. This has been going on since March. We also changed her diet, which I thought was a good diet to begin with. We moved to Purina pro plan, salmon and are taking chicken out of her diet. My next step is a veterinarian dermatologist. I really was hoping someone here would have some advice for me. At this time she is so upset and doesn't want anyone near her paws. I talk to the vet every few days, she's leaving a pain med for her next. I really hate to put her on anymore drugs.

Any advice you may have would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Lori
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking and Splitting Nails   Breaking and Splitting Nails EmptyThu May 02, 2019 3:26 pm

Has your vet considered Lupoid Onychodystrophy? It's an actual disease that causes nails to split, be brittle, and completely fall out at times. Vitamin deficiency can cause this problem but more than likely it will be a deficiency due to something interrupting absorption. Or, the other likely cause is an underlying disease affecting the nail, like that I mentioned or an auto immune disease that is doing many things as well as preventing the broken nails from healing. I would look into any diseases or nutrient deficiencies that the nails could be a byproduct of.


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PostSubject: Re: Breaking and Splitting Nails   Breaking and Splitting Nails EmptyThu May 02, 2019 4:01 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Breaking and Splitting Nails   Breaking and Splitting Nails EmptyThu May 02, 2019 5:08 pm

[quote="TwisterII"]Has your vet considered Lupoid Onychodystrophy? It's an actual disease that causes nails to split, be brittle, and completely fall out at times. Vitamin deficiency can cause this problem but more than likely it will be a deficiency due to something interrupting absorption. Or, the other likely cause is an underlying disease affecting the nail, like that I mentioned or an auto immune disease that is doing many things as well as preventing the broken nails from healing. I would look into any diseases or nutrient deficiencies that the nails could be a byproduct of.

Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Breaking and Splitting Nails   Breaking and Splitting Nails EmptyThu May 02, 2019 5:09 pm


Thank you all for your help..
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