***********DOCTOR THAT CAN HELP YOU************
Dr. Michael Dym http://doctordym.com/ He IS taking new clients and works via phone consult worldwide.
Masticatory Muscle Myositis, this horrific auto immune disease is caused by vaccines. It attacks the 2M fiber muscles of the head and face. If you have my pups please get very familiar with symptoms because it MUST be addressed immediately. Time is of the essence because the muscles of the skull atrophy and deteriorate within weeks and the damage is not reversible.
Clean their organs, mercury and thimerisol are in vaccines. I use this Internal Gold Detox Kit by Amber Technology . I buy the 4 .oz bottles for an extended detox. I have seen amazing results after detoxing. Give twice a day.
I also give Now Organic chlorella to help remove mercury from the liver and real Vitamin D3 by Nutrigold and Jarrow MSM to help with inflammation. I used this combo on a 8 month old Standard I boarded for 1 month that was showing signs of MMM as if MMM was lurking getting ready to go full blown. She had been vaccinated for rabies 2 months prior to be flown to California. Her eyes had severe inflammation and were sinking backwards. By the time she left me she was in great shape, but 2 days later her symptoms returned because her guardian did not continue with the above treatment. By no means do I think this is a cure I would consult with one of the 2 homeopathic doctors I have listed below, Dr. Michael Dym of Florida or Dr. Will Falconer of Texas. They both work via phone consult and will mail you the remedy.
Our Kona had not had any vaccines including a Rabies vaccine in over 3 years because I ran titer tests on him to prove immunity to our local animal control. I also have lifetime vaccine waivers now for all of my dogs because they are very susceptible to vaccine reactions and auto immune diseases, tumors and cancer from generations of over vaccination which is inherited. Yes, accumulated vaccination is passed to the next generation this is called inherited vaccinosis. This is the result from decades of the misuse of vaccines.
Symptoms our Kona experienced: Eating slower than usual, not opening mouth much, drinking slow with tongue not coming out very far to lap up water, face extremely sensitive to touch, not able to open mouth, scream in pain if you try to open mouth, lock-jaw, third eyelid protruding (thought it was a spider bite), eyes “sinking” in, drooling, face had a sunken look within 4 weeks like a skull. Then he developed a secondary infection with green mucus coming from his eyes and nose at about week 5 with still no diagnosis. Finally at week 6 I found a vet that took one look at all of Kona’s records from our Holistic vet and palpated Kona’s skull and determined MMM. He stated he had 2 more patients in his practice at the moment with MMM a Boxer and a Labrador, so you see this is effecting all breeds not just Standard Poodles. If your dog has any of these symptoms tell your vet that MMM is most likely the culprit so they do not waste precious time trying to figure out a diagnosis while you waste time, thousands of dollars and your precious dog suffers from testing and pain of MMM.
Have your vet draw blood to check for MMM it is called the 2ME Antibody test and this is the lab the vet needs to send it to
Comparative Neuromuscular Laboratory
Biomedical Sciences Building, Room 2095
9500 Gilmore Dr.
La Jolla, Ca 92093
Please note- If your dog is already on prednisone the 2M test will come back as a false negative. Meaning don’t waist your $ or time on this test if your dog is already on pred.
We were given prednisone by the conventional vet as the only treatment option. Soooo I took the pred because by this time Kona’s eyes were sinking so far back into his skull that he could not see. Now that I finally had a diagnosis I immediately started calling holistic vets trying to find someone to help us. I called 8 more vets in all and none had any experience with MMM and thankfully they were honest with me and would give me a phone number of a colleague or refer me to someone else but it was deadend after deadend. What I have learned is that this was a rare unheard of auto immune disease at one time but has become quite prevalent due to over vaccination and inherited vaccinosis. This page is the most visited page of my website with visitors from all over the World.
Kona was our youngest and from the moment he was born into my hands he was after my heart. I still can’t believe how horribly this has all ended for my Boy. I’m furious and my heart is still broken 9 years after his death. All from vaccines and allopathic “medicine” of steroids and antibiotics. Poison after poison after poison. Poisons will not cure, they may mask the symptoms temporarily only to manifest into another disease. Wake up allopath’s!! Kona developed MRSA shortly after starting prednisone which spread like a wildfire and he became fully engulfed in staph that could not be controlled due to the prednisone suppressing his immune system to try and control MMM so he could eat and drink. There was not 1 square inch of his body that did not have staph on it.
***********DOCTOR THAT CAN HELP YOU************
Dr. Michael Dym http://doctordym.com/ He IS taking new clients
Valid treatment information here from Doctor Dym’s colleague Dr. Falconer:
My guess is any homeopath who’s engaged in full time homeopathic practice has a good chance of curing it, but every case will be somewhat different, as is true in any chronic disease. A good homeopath takes that into account in his prescribing, so he’s only prescribing for the animal in front of him, not for the disease label, if that makes sense to you.
Mind you, as deep seated chronic disease, it’ll take time and attention to symptom details to get to cure. As it’s autoimmune in nature, I’d also be heavily supplementing the immune system along with the homeopathy.
The AVH site I link to here [ http://vitalanimal.com/recommended-resources/ ] shows the percent of one’s practice that’s devoted to homeopathy, and also lists who’s taken the trouble to get certified. I’d be looking for someone fully engaged in homeopathy who’s a certified vet homeopath, and odds are, he/she could effect cure.
And yes, I think it’s safe to say MM, like all autoimmune diseases, is a manifestation of vaccinosis. There’s nothing more confusing to the immune system than injecting viruses into a body, completely bypassing the natural route of exposure the immune system has adapted to over millennia.
Here is Dr. Falconers contact info http://vitalanimal.com/contact/
Using Dr. Dym or Dr. Falconer would be my 1st choice~~~~They have experience with MMM and do treat it very successfully.
I’m a big fan of Neprofin now. It is an enzyme powder that relieves inflammation.
Pain Plus is a potent herbal pain tablet, just crush and mix with something soft such as cottage cheese. MMM dogs can choke very easily, please learn how to give the Heimlich Maneuver to your dog in case of choking. It’s very easy and effective.
Natural antibiotic called Vibactra Plus I would start on this right away to head off sinus infection or any other infection to come. Vibactra Plus may be given with the Internal Gold Detox kit as well.
Bovine colostrum for immune support. I would start on this right away.
Lastly, if you feed kibble stop. Kibble contributes to the inflammation. Switch to nutritious home cooked meals or to very high quality raw foods.
ALL of the products I have listed here will not interfere with homeopathy, so they can be used without worry. Give them 3 times a day except the Vibactra Plus, give that 4 times a day.
If I was granted one wish in my life I would ask for my dogs back and I would change everything that I thought I was doing right.
Here is a nice blog full of helpful information
How I Saved My Dog’s Life With Homeopathy and Raw Food – See more at: http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/AnimalWellness/Shasta.aspx#sthash.jtbXs3iT.dpuf
I suppose there are more ways to cure MMM so I’m sharing this acupuncture treatment below.
Feb. 2013, Just found this online for treatment of MMM. Find a good vet trained in acupuncture.
Therapeutic rationale for treatment of this is geared to reduce inflammation without using prednisone or other steroids.
Traditional Chinese Medicine dictates that Masticatory myositis often appears to be caused by Blood deficiency. An herbal formula that may be used for this is Bu Gan Tang (Nourish the Liver Decoction). Patients that benefit from this usually have no or minimal evidence of spleen compromise or dampness changes (mucoid stools, very gassy).
Jia Wei Si Wu Tang (Augmented Four Materials Decoction) may also be beneficial for this condition on older dogs like yours. The starting dose of granular concentrate is 60mg per pound of body weight or approximately 1/4 teaspoon per 15 pounds of body weight divided into 2 daily doses.
Acupuncture is a very important part of the treatment of masticatory myositis!
Points to consider include LIV 3 and SP 6 to nourish Blood and Yin, LI 4 to regulate the face, and St 6 and BL 7. The practitioner should also consider BL 17, BL 18, ST 36 and CV 12 to help engender Liver Blood. Other useful points are ST 7 and ST 10.
Antioxidants naturally help to reduce inflammation. They are both beneficial and safe for this condition and are recommended to be used along with Acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
Carnitine, Vitamin E and Selenium are the three anti-oxidants that have proven to be helpful for many cases of masticatory myositis in dogs. A therapeutic trial of an antioxidant combination is safe and warranted. A product currently available, that is a natural, safe, patented antioxidant combination called VitaLife may be a valid consideration for your dog.
I hope this information is helpful to you and if I can offer any other suggestions, it would be my pleasure.
Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM
My name is Paula, and I have a 2 year old lab. She was diagnosed with MMM about a month ago. It was her turning her head sideways one morning when I gave her some crust from my toast that really made me aware that something was wrong. She had be laying around a bit more, but I thought maybe it was the heat. Anyway, over the last month she has been on heavy prednisone. The old addage that the treatment is worst than the disease. I have began to taper her off, but it has come back. I was reading the article from Dr. Carol Osborne about her poodle. Can you tell me how Kona is 4 months after the natural treatments? My heart is breaking and the sadness is sometimes engulfing. Trying to know what is best for her. I had already found ‘Angel’s Story’ with the treatment from Dr. Karen Becker….the internet can be a good thing sometimes. If you have anything that would help me, I would appreciate it.
I love the good you do in the world.
If you have any of my Standard Poodles you must not vaccinate them ever again FOR ANYTHING. 2 Rabies vaccines proved to be too much for Kona so certainly any 3 year Rabies “booster” requirement will surely spur this auto immune disease in your dog. Find a Holistic vet and tell them about your dogs family history, get a lifetime vaccine waiver.