Masticatory Muscle Myositis Three Years Later

Dog laying on pavement waiting for cookie. Photographed with ambient and flash.Buddy photographed June 2016. He is mesmerized by the dog cookie. Check the photo below where the effect of MMM is more visible with a pointy head. He's still very cute!

 

Dog headshot withambient  and flashBuddy's loss of muscle mass and his pointy head is clearly visible in the photo. This was shot with a combination of ambient light and flash.

Masticatory Muscle Myositis Three Years Later

Recently I've received emails asking for an update on our Buddy.  He had been afflicted by the strange and terrible dog disease called Masticatory Muscle Myositis (MMM). I'm happy to report that he is doing well and remains fully recovered. He plays with his chew toys, eats his treats and is a generally happy dog. The only reminder of his bout with MMM is he has little muscle mass on top of his head and so he has a very bony and pointy head. Of course we have learned to love that little point. His age is slowing him down and he no longer goes down stairs. When it's time to go to the office (basement office) he walks around the house and down the driveway. 

For those of you who want to learn more about this disease please see my 3 other posts with links below. In those first two posts I have very detailed information on symptoms we encountered and the medications our wonderful vet researched, prescribed and ultimately cured Buddy. Remain hopeful!

 

 

 


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