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my staff has lost most controll of his bottom side lips,he

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my staff has lost most controll of his bottom side lips,he has trouble eating and drinking and,evry couple of miniutes i have to wipe his mouth as he,repetably dribbles, his eyes are wartering constantly,and his jaw shakes from time to time.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Hello,
I am sorry to hear you are worried about Sox.
My name is***** am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
Your description of losing control of lips, eating and drinking, watery eyes and drooling and shaking sound like a problem of the nerves to his face. This could be caused by anything that is affecting those nerves: ear infection, trauma, an inflammatory condition of the nervous system, a brain tumor (which would be unlikely in a dog only 6 years old), or a parasitic disease of the brain and nervous system.
If he were my dog, I would begin by looking into the ears for an infection. If the inside of the ears and the ear drums appear normal, then I would take an Xray to check the inner ear area of the skull.
Basic blood tests to check for indications of infection or inflammation is also something I would do.
If that was all normal, my next step would be a consult with a veterinary neurologist.
If Metacam/meloxicam did not help, then you might try a course of steroids like prednisone or dexamethasone. If that did not help, then seeing a specialist like a neurologist would be my next step.
I am sorry he has this possibly serious condition. Please let me know what other questions you have.
Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Michael,
How is Sox?
Rebecca
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for your feedback, i have now again been to a vet and she is saying the same thing about a nerve in between his ears,he has been prescribed a course of anti inflamatry tablets for 10 days then i am to take him back for further examination.

Thank you regards ***** ***** sox

Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
You are welcome. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with, or answer.
Kindly consider rating my answer, but only when all your questions have been answered.
Rebecca
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Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the great rating.

Rebecca