moofie Posted January 3, 2016 Share Posted January 3, 2016 (edited) No idea what the technical terms are, but wondered if anyone has experience of this? i noticed earlier this week that Throp's cheek on his left side of face has sunken so his eye socket looks more protruding (i'll try get a photo when its light). He'd been occassionally rubbing top left side of head on leg or bedding, i checked his ear and skin in that area at the time then realised he looked uneven. We saw the vet Thursday as Hattie was in for her jabs anyway. Vet checked for feeling in muzzle, ear & eye reaction & all seemed to be working, he's eating ok and seems to chew biscuits both sides from what i can tell, but he doesn't have any back teeth now. Vet said it could be a paralysed nerve and idiopathic. They could do biopsy to see whats going on with the muscle but for now just to monitor. Today he saw hydrotherapist for his laser treatment ( usual water treadmill out of action) and she noticed his face before we mentioned it (i assumed she mean't the dirty tongue stained fur on that side ) she did some checking of his muscles in that area. He's seeing the ortho vet later this week for a check up so shall see what his opinion is. Throps currently on tramadol, PLT & cartrophen injections for his dodgy leg & otherwise seems fine in himself. Edited January 3, 2016 by moofie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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