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02/13/2011: Esprit from North Yarmouth, Maine: "Hello: I am seeking information on an autoimmune disease cure for a dog's Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy (aka SLO). This disease causes severe claw problems. Briefly, the interior of the claw (the quick) bursts through the outer claw covering. Claws also break painfully and distort. Quicks recede, secondary infections occur and lameness. When interior of claws are exposed, bleeding occurs and it is painful for dogs to walk.
Does anyone have any cures? Thank you."
06/25/2011: Rusty from San Diego, Ca replies: "tetracycline 500 mg for a month or so along with 500 mg niacinamide both together three times daily with food each time to avoid stomach issues. Tramadol if needed at first to calm and allieviate pain."