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I have been reading articles related to this topic and have a terrier mix pup that seems to have all the symptoms. What I wonder is if the progression of the disease ceases around a year old?  Is there a surgery that can give back the ability to open and close the jaw or as in this case, where she can't open it already at six months, is this case too severe to hope for any happy ending. I am in tears for this pup cuz she's been such a trooper through all this. She survived Parvo just to have this affliction next and my heart goes out to her but I don't want to put her through more than this if a decent quality of life can be attained. -Natalie-

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March 17, 2013 at 5:52 AM

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Dear Natalie,

The condition is supposed to be self limiting. It is possible for the bone to reabsorb after growth stops. If it is very bad sometimes surgery is necessary at that time. Don't jump to conclusions just yet. I would try a few holistic therapies first. I would give our homeopathic called Dia-IonX. It contains some homeopathic remedies often used for bone inflammation.

In addition I would give Canine Probiotics, MSM, vitamin C, and Omega 3,6,9 to reduce inflammation. You might also want to consult with a veterinary acupuncturist. I would look for someone that has been trained in TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine). It can help energy to flow more smoothly.

Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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