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Often directed at managing concurrent diseases and controlling controlling keratoconjunctivitis sicca. This entails the use of topical tear preparations, immunosuppressive or anti-inflammatory drugs, and topical antibiotics for secondary bacterial infection of the cornea. Dogs that do not respond well the these methods may require surgery.
Your veterinarian will schedule regular follow-up appointments to examine the dog's progress and manage concurrent diseases and side effects associated with immunosuppressive drugs.
The term used to refer to certain lab tests that use liquid blood parts to detect disease
A medical condition in which the mouth becomes inflamed
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A medical condition in which the cornea and conjunctiva become inflamed
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
A medical condition in which the gums become inflamed
A medical condition in which the joints become inflamed and causes a great deal of pain.
Any disease in which an animal's body creates antibodies that are used against itself.
A condition of an animal involving involuntary spasms of the eyelid.
A protein in the body that is designed to fight disease; antibodies are brought on by the presence of certain antigens in the system.
A medical condition in which the cornea becomes inflamed