This summer my 8 year old Collie Rough has developed DLE on his nose and eyes. The vet has given him amacyin eye cream and advantan ointment for his nose as a starting point. If this doesn’t work she said we will then move onto doxycycline and Niacinamide. She would like to try and avoid oral steroids because of the side effects. She also said to keep him out of the sun and use a dog zinc sunscreen.
We now walk him at first light, keep him indoors and we were using Filtabac cream as a sunscreen. I’ve had to stop using the Filtabac as it was drying out his nose. As he stays inside I think it is probably OK not to use a sunscreen. However, it has become a frustrating condition the Advantan hasn’t improved it. I’m now trying Advantan Fatty ointment as this is more moisturising and a little stronger. I’ve also bought Doggie Goggles to protect his eyes but how can I protect his nose??
Presently, I’m trying to avoid oral treatments because he has an extremely sensitive stomach and sits on the edge of developing IBD.
His nose is also very itchy and when he does go out he rubs it on the concrete (of all things) making it bleed. I don’t know how to help the itchyness.
Can anyone help with suggestions or share their experience with this condition?