I am the owner of 3 Collies (2 of them rescues) and a Sheltie who is also a rescue. My newest rescue boy has an autoimmune disorder common to Collies. It is called nodular granulomatous episclerakeratitis. He has been on steroids for over two months with no positive results. I’m hoping to help him with natural treatments instead of steroids. The side affects of the steroids were not pretty–voracious appetite, large consumption of water with the resulting increased urination, and general lethargy and irritability.
Since Collin’s autoimmune system is in overdrive, I’m trying some herbs mixed in with his food–sarsparilla in particular. I’m also giving him salmon and sardine oil for the Omega 3s. And my last efforts will be to try Young Living Essential Oils on the pads of his feet. I’m using Valor, Oregano, Thyme, Grounding and ImmuPower oils mixed in with a carrier oil and applied to the pads of his feet. I’ll let you know how this works in a week.
As you can see from the picture, the third eyelid of Collin’s right eye is swollen and red.