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Old 06-12-2018, 11:52 AM
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My Collie Has Anal Fistulas, Losing Fur

Hi Everyone,
Im a my whits end my little man Harvey (3.5 year old Border Collie) has had anal fistulas for the past 6 months, he was on prednasone and a gel for 4 months with no real signs of clearing, I read about Protopic (Tacrolimus) and have been using that for a week but over the course of a week his fur has been falling out below his bum and on his upper legs, the vet seems clueless as he didnt know about Tacrolimus till i told him. He has suggested Cyclosporine but I hear bad things about it.
I did say could it be the result of coming off the Prednisone, he didnt know, I dont know what to do, I cant handle losing him as we lost his great uncle 4 years ago at aged 8.
Please if anyone has experience let me know, im in the UK.

Thank you very much for any advice.
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If your Vet is clueless, he should be referring you to another Vet specialist. Prednisone is an extremely powerful drug, believe me, I know as our dog has been on high doses of it for a couple of months because of an auto-immune disorder. Taking them off prednisone has to be done slowly, in small increments over a fairly long period of time, which is were we are now. If your Vet is suggesting Cyclosporine, he or she must be suspicious of an auto-immune problem of some sort. There are a number of drugs out there that will suppress the immune system, question your Vet, or find one that knows more about it.
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If my vet ever sounded that unsure, I'd be looking for a new vet. Fortunately my Dr. Bailey is a bit old fashioned, more or less a country vet but, he knows his stuff and, tells it how it is, even if you might not want to hear it - I like that in a vet.

Unless you're a vet or, at least a technician, ALWAYS consult a vet about medications, even topical and "natural" or herbal remedies.
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