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Large dog with allergies and a problem that no one has an answer for

merlin007
June 17th, 2005, 08:00 PM
:confused: I have a Bullmastiff/Am.Bulldog mix that has been tested and found to have allergies to cats(we have none), house dust, dust mites, and humans. He is receiving shots to get this under control but another problem he has is that at times since very young he will drip like a leaky faucet so bad at times that he soaks many blankets overnight. Bumper has had numerous exams of his face and mouth and nothing was found. Our vet gave him cimetidine because she feels that he is nauseaus but that made it worse. This happens in spells, never at the same time, sometimes worse than others. He gets very agitated at times with this and this has been going on for 4 years but I cannot get any answers. He did have a broken jaw when very young before we got him and his mouth is just a little crooked but he eats and chews bones just fine. I feel that Bumper is having headaches like people get that have TMJ disease but the vet says dogs don't get headaches. Where do I go next?

badger
June 17th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Can you get a referral to a specialist, perhaps a veterinary teaching hospital? Sounds like something that warrants futher investigation. Does he ever vomit?

BMDLuver
June 17th, 2005, 08:14 PM
Sorry, when you say he drips like a leaky faucet do you mean drooling, sweating or incontinence?

Luba
June 17th, 2005, 08:31 PM
Consult with a homeopathic vet I am sure you'll have much better results.

Lucky Rescue
June 17th, 2005, 08:53 PM
He did have a broken jaw when very young before we got him and his mouth is just a little crooked but he eats and chews bones just fine.

Just a thought here, but if he was hit hard enough to break his jaw, he could have malformation from improper healing in the sinus/nasal passages that might be causing this.

I believe to find out he will need to have his nose and passages scoped.

Karin
June 17th, 2005, 11:02 PM
Just a thought here, but if he was hit hard enough to break his jaw, he could have malformation from improper healing in the sinus/nasal passages that might be causing this.

I believe to find out he will need to have his nose and passages scoped.

My thoughts exactly. A minute amount of scar tissue alone also can cause this too.

A blow enough to break his jaw (They are tough one too!)..is enough to fracture the fragile bones of the sinus cavity.

Malformation or healing like LR said will bring on a constant fountain of drool.

kandy
June 18th, 2005, 02:22 PM
I was thinking the same thing - some kind of sinus problem. If the dog has allergies, his sinuses could be getting impacted and then draining. He may need some kind of a decongestant along with his allergy meds? I would think that maybe a vet hospital could help. Good Luck! :)

merlin007
June 19th, 2005, 08:43 PM
Thank you for your replies, the thoughts about Bumper's dripping possibly coming from his sinuses is a good tip as I have asked my vet about the possibility of damage from his jaw but neither of the 2 vets that have seen him seem to be too concerned. Sometimes his dripping gets mucously looking but it goes away when the dripping stops and I have wondered about some type of infection in his face. I will ask another vet what they think and pursue this until I get an answer for the poor boy. I have asked our vet so many questions about this problem that I am looking for another vet that will listen to me. Thank you again.