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  1. Hi!

    this is a long shot and I'll be speaking to the vet today but thought I'd throw it out there for research.

    i have NO problem cleaning up after my boy and will do ANYTHING for him-my question is more for his own health.

    My boy is a 3yr old mastiff recently diagnosed with MMM (autoimmune disease attacking muscles in his face) and he's having seizures. As a result he is on high doses of twice daily prednisone, as well as bromide and phenobartitone.


    His main symptom now is a HUGE consumption of water (10litres +). During the day he goes outside to wee regularly which I'm encouraging due to his belly looking bloated and him being lazy. As soon as he goes to the toilet he drinks another litre or more.


    At night he drinks before bed and through the night. Despite me taking him out 3-4 times whilst he's snoring he has urine trickling out of him, he's so full!


    so towels everywhere  and morning cleaning carpets is not an issue - I'm getting adult diapers today since I can't find dog ones large enough (he has no tail!).....BUT has anyone put an additive into their water to better hydrate them so they don't feel like they have to drink so much water constantly?


    i have seen greyhound electrolyte type things and will consult my vet his morning but I love to hear from people who have tried and won!

  2. Thanks so much. With my last boy I noticed Cushing at an early stage where the vet thought I was crazy for presenting....but he was 9. This boy is 3 but I'll fight with all I have to do all I can. I am worried he's not on a high enough dose of prednisone tho...30mg morning and 30mg night for a 56kg dog. From reading up he should be on 2mg/kg not 1mg/kg but I'll follow vet advice for now and watch closely 

  3. I have a Rotti x French mastiff who has always had a protruding lump on the centre-top of his head. I believe it's called the "occiput". Recently it appears much bigger. He's 3.

    has anyone had this happen? 

    MY thought would be perhaps he has muscle/fat wasting away from his head/face although it's not noticeable and the rest of him is chunky. No jaw symptoms.

    he has had 2 seizures in 4 months and been to specialists and had full bloods but haven't yet had MRI/lumbar puncture done so not sure if it's related with this bump growth 

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