Definition: Lupus-like disorder of the
claws affecting more than one paw.
Description: SLO is an autoimmune disease of
dogs which can cause severe claw problems in otherwise apparently healthy
dogs. It is characterized by the loss of claws from more than one paw
- eventually all claws may be lost. Other symptoms may include: receding
quicks, secondary infection (often with a strong smell), claw splitting
(usually down the back of the claw), pain, distorted/twisted claws and