Chronic onychodystrophies are a group of diseases that are frustrating and potentially expensive to manage. Despite appropriate diagnostics, an underlying etiology may not be identified. Long-term therapy may result in resolution or remission; however, relapses are common. In many cases, the disease persists in the face of appropriate therapy. Seven dogs with chronic onychodystrophies were treated with onychectomies. Treatment resolved the clinical signs for a follow-up period of four months to six years.

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