July 31, 2008 at 9:55 am #61809
does anyone have an experience of living with a dog that has this condition?July 31, 2008 at 11:12 am #82745AnonymousGuest
nope but it dont sound nice 🙁
its the body attacking itself and those type conditions never seem to be that easy – from quick google, it can be managed but expect more slobber and mushed up food plus vet bills and possibly anaesthetic if the jaw needs manually opening. it seems it can clear up but can also re-occur.
GSD / large breeds seem to be the affected ones
also – if it reaches end stage you can lose the dog to it “In more advanced cases of Masticatory myositis the patient’s jaws will not open even under general anesthesia.” (and IMO its probably kinder to leave them under than a life from a feeding tube)
Claire xJuly 31, 2008 at 12:18 pm #82746AnonymousGuest
I’m sure I did a piece on this for the Malaysian girl that had all those breeds the posts were not that long agoJuly 31, 2008 at 12:28 pm #82747Kerry_and_BeauMember
hope not one of yours laura :-\July 31, 2008 at 3:31 pm #82748
no thank god not one of mine – we have a young rottie in rescue who has it. She looks like the living dead :'( the whole thing happened in 48 hours so came as a massive shock to us all.
She’s eating alright now and her whole body is fine except her head. She’s fine in her self too except is drinking loads and weeing even more thanks to the steriods. I’m off to the vets with her and stephen tomorrow so i’ll hear more about it then. She’s called Harlie and is 16months old;
[img width=468 height=169]http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t142/Dodger_030/HarlieStitched1Small.jpg[/img]July 31, 2008 at 4:13 pm #82749AnonymousGuest
Val – are you thinking CMO which you did a piece on for them ?July 31, 2008 at 4:22 pm #82750
yeah i remember them – the shepherd she had imported from america had CMO.July 31, 2008 at 4:28 pm #82751AnonymousGuest
bedtime reading for you 😉
(i usually find e-mailing the author gets you a copy of papers if you are interested)July 31, 2008 at 4:31 pm #82752
thanks claire you’re a star :-*July 31, 2008 at 4:43 pm #82753AnonymousGuest
Whoops no wonder I could not find it ;D
[quote author=piglet link=topic=12136.msg233573#msg233573 date=1217520795]
Val – are you thinking CMO which you did a piece on for them ?
[/quote]July 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm #82754AnonymousGuest
the other thing to do would be to google it with something like “dog diagnosed with”
see if you can pick up owner stories on other forums
claire xAugust 1, 2008 at 11:16 am #82755
went to the vets today and they are pleased with her. She wouldn’t allow the vet to open her mouth but it wasn’t like a week ago when she was yelping when they touched it. She was on two steriods twice a day and has now been cut down to two tabs once a day.
She’s been giving lots of kisses and cuddles all morning so just another test towards her temperment.
On a brighter note we’ve had a couple interested in her. They saw her in the vets the other week and are wanting to meet her once she is feeling better. 🙂August 1, 2008 at 11:36 am #82756*Nat*Member
Fingers and paws crossed for her Laura :-*August 1, 2008 at 8:30 pm #82757SuzAndTheDivaMember
That is good news Laura, I hope she gets a lovely new home soon :-*August 4, 2008 at 7:23 am #82758Kerry_and_BeauMember
oh lets hope :-*
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