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masticatory myositis

Canine Masticatory Myositis Symptoms

Masticatory muscle myositis is a condition whereby a dog’s own immune system attacks muscles in the jaw. Symptoms begin with swollen or painful jaw muscles. In particularly acute cases, he may be unable to open his jaw. Left untreated, masticatory muscle myositis leads to severe muscle wasting, giving affected dogs a hollow, sunken appearance.…
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