Lupus in dogs is a disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s own cells and tissue. There are two types of canine lupus, and they each have different symptoms and treatment options. Here’s what you should know.
Autoimmune disease covers a broad variety of disorders in dogs that affect the immune system. Canine autoimmune diseases cause the immune system to attack the body’s own cells and tissue. It can be life-threatening to dogs depending on which organ or tissue the immune system rejects.