HEALTH ISSUES CONCERNING DEERHOUNDS
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CARDIAC OR RESPIRATORY DISEASE? Our thanks to Mark and Jan Cheshire for this item.
One of our Deerhounds Tan has over the last few days developed a problem with her jaw. She cannot open it at all and is in great pain when we try and look. Having been to the vet X-rayed under anesthesia they have found nothing. She has returned home on rimidil and antibiotics and we are syringing fluids to keep her hydrated.
My friend Hayley had a similar situation with one of her flat-coats in the summer and her vet diagnosed botulism but the flatcoat had eaten some rotten fish off the beach. As Tan has been in season she has been nowhere to eat anything she shouldn't. It has been suggested it may be a virus so the question is this.
Has anyone seen or heard of this kind of problem?
Wow! we cannot thank you enough for responding in such an amazing way, along with advice from the vet predliserone steroids are being prescribed as it seems like we may be looking at Myositis
(Myositis is inflammation of the skeletal muscles. These are the muscles you consciously control that help you move your body. An injury, infectioncan cause myositis. Myositis which in most cases responds well to short term steroids)
Several people with deerhounds and other breeds have rang with experience of the same thing and this was diagnosed Myosis -
Update Tan is lapping and so we are feeding a liquid food and we hope with time she will recover. - Many thanks again this has been a useful exercise and your imput has been appreciated.
Further update - Tan is almost back to normal and is recovering well - Sam and Glenis