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Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

Craniomandibular Osteopathy - dog health experiences

Craniomandibular Osteopathy dog experience
Dog Owner:
Location: Poole/Dorset/England

My Cairn terrier puppy has been diagnosed with craniomandibular osteopathy ( lion jaw/ swollen jaw) today after having problems with him since we got him at 10 weeks old, he is now 6 months! He showed signs of fever, neck pain and was treated with antibiotics and anti inflamortories but everytime he came off them he was ill again within a week so the vet felt he had meningitis and was certain that he needed a spinal tap to determin if he needed steroids. I watched my puppy in extreme pain on one side of his jaw on a couple of occasions and noticed him having difficulties chewing in the end so took him to a new vet who immediately diagnosed him and took X-rays to confirm which showed on his left side of jaw he had a a thickening and would be giving him alot of pain and the reason for his fever. I've looked up on the net tonight about it and feel very disappointed that it took so long to diagnose.

Craniomandibular Osteopathy dog experience
Dog Owner:
Location: Minneapolis, MN

My chocolate labrador puppy Sam was diagnosed at 3 months of age after presenting with fever and high white count. When Vet tried to open his mouth for exam, he screamed. He was sedated and examined that day to see if any lacerations were present in throat causing infection. Nothing presented itself. The Vet then examined his mandible and felt it was thicker than normal. Radiographs were sent to U of M canine dental specialist where he felt Sam might have periostitis ossisicans in which case the bone would reabsorb back into the body after a couple months with no permanent damage. I took my dog back to the Vet at 4 months for exam and his mandible looks thicker if anything. My Vet feels the disease is craniomandibular osteopathy but won't radiograph him again until he is 6 months old. My puppy has not had anymore fevers or infection since 3 months old and seems to be able to open his mouth and eat just fine. We are praying this doesn't get much worse.

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