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Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
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Experience:  Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 18+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
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My pit , age 2 who we rescued 18 months ago 2 weeks ago

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My pit bull, age 2 who we rescued 18 months ago 2 weeks ago all of a sudden had a dent on his right side of head. It's been 2 weeks today and has gotten worse quickly. It also started to waste under his cheek bone. Vet put him on 60 mg pred for one week now. Cbc blood work all normal and mmm tiger normal. Took him to an internist today and said maybe a trigemial tumor or possibility of dermatomytosis (dm). Recommends a mri. If Tumor he said no treatment. For now put him on clindamycin and lowered pred dose. We are lost and upset.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I paid and was charged $5 last week and never got a response.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
Hi Sir or Madam,
My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.
It sounds like your dog has a myositis.
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_masticatory_myositis.html
http://www.vetspecialists.co.uk/06_Animal_Welfare/Neurology_Facts/Myositis.html
Often a dog will start to have a problem with opening or closing their mouths though the problem with keeping their mouth open or closed often resolves after a few weeks. It sounds like your vet is suggesting appropriate treatment and diagnostic testing.
I hope this information is helpful to you. If you need more information or clarification, please respond and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He has no problems with his jaw. Eating and drinking fine. Mmm titer negative for myositis. They think a tumor ??!
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
I'll opt out since there really isn't much that can be done for a tumor until any diagnostic tests have been done.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Was not helpful. 😞
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
I have opted out to see if any other expert chooses to answer. Please do not respond as that may block other experts from answering.