This case blog follows the mystery of Oiva’s dry nose. At the moment it is suspected to be caused by an autoimmunediseace called Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE).
In winter 2021 I noticed that Oiva’s nose seemed a little dry. There was nothing alarming, so I decided to follow and see what happens. He’s been a very active and happy veteran, turning 9 years in April.
Chanel spent some time with us and we cross our fingers for a lovely litter. In a few weeks we’ll know if Mother Nature is on our side 🙂
Today Chanel was taken to the ultrasound and she is in whelp! We are waiting the arrival in the beginning of week 16.
Chanel is taking it easy, sleeping and eating. The third trimester is about to begin and now the puppies really start to grow.
Oiva’s nose is getting worse. It’s gotten dryer, and has 2 laserations. Vet appointment ahead! As the symptoms are strongly referring to DLE a biopsy will be needed.
“Nasal dermatoses are diseases of the skin of the nose, that may involve either the haired portion (bridge of the nose) or nonhaired portion of the nose. Most often, when the nose itself is affected, it is a question about an autoimmune disease.
There are several immune-mediated nasal dermatoses found in dogs. The most common of these autoimmune diseases is Pemphigus Foliceaus, the second most common is Discoid Lupus Erythematosus.
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