Most dogs may be treated on an outpatient basis. However, patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), pemphigus vulgaris, and bullous pemphigoid may have advanced to the point of severe illness and will require inpatient intensive care.
Living and Management
Ask your veterinarian if your dog might benefit from periodic bathing with an antimicrobial shampoo to help remove surface debris and control secondary bacterial infections. Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments for your dog to check bloodwork. Initially, these follow-up appointments might be as often as every 1-2 weeks. Later, the visits may be tapered off to once every three to four months depending on how your dog responds to the medication.
A disease of the skin in which it emits pus
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A lesion on the skin that is filled with pus
A type of antibody in the plasma; there are five of them
A condition of the skin
The outside layer of the skin
Any disease in which an animal's body creates antibodies that are used against itself.
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells