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    Thanks again, tonight we noticed he has swelling on his forehead, called the vet and probably will have him in again tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoicesInMyHead View Post
    Arwen's breeder had her on Canidae All Life Stages, and I have continued that for the few days she has been here at her new home. I will be switching her to Fromm in a couple of weeks, once I know she is completely comfortable and done with the stress of the transition to my home.

    I hadn't picked what formula of Fromm yet. Have you kept Maggie on the Salmon n Veg? Do you just feed that to all your dogs? It sounds like if Arwen tolerates the Salmon, that might be a good choice for her to head off any possible chance at MMM, however remote it may be. Thanks!

    I wouldn't be too concerned about the MMM as it's not something that bulldogs are known to get. It seem more prevalent in other dog breeds, but trust Maggie to have to get something that is rare in bulldogs

    I like all the Fromm 4* range but out of all of them they seem to do the best with the Beef frittata, and then the salmon and surf n turf come in as close 2nds. Your baby is so young that the chance of allergies at the moment is not great. They seem to develop allergies as they grow older. I would certainly go ahead and start on the Salmon, and the nice thing about the Fromm 4* range is that you can swap and change amongst the flavours. So each bag could be a different protein source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnsmum View Post
    Thanks again, tonight we noticed he has swelling on his forehead, called the vet and probably will have him in again tomorrow.
    I would certainly get him to the vets ... you sometimes see some swelling where the cheeks would be but the forehead is not something I have heard of before. Maybe he is having a reaction to the prednisone. I hope he is ok!!!

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    We went off to the vet this morning and by noon the swelling had increased in size so the vet lanced and drained it. turns out he had a nasty abscess. specimen is off for testing and we are still waiting for the blood results for MMM. My vet feels pretty certain that he does not have MMM and we have discontinued the prednisone while he is on antibiotics. He was only on the steroids for 4 days...we will see what tomorrow brings. I have a pretty unhappy boy right now but he's been up to pee and drink. wish me luck and thanks very much for your comments and information. It really helped.

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    kazzy220-we got the results of the MMM blood test today - negative!!! It looks like we were dealing with an upper molar problem. I have spoken to a dental specialist referred to me by my vet and we will be getting that sorted asap. Thanks again for your support, I really appreciate it.

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    Hii im so sorry to hear about your pup.. What were her symptons when u first noticed ?

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    @finnsmum So glad that you finally got it figured out!!! Hopefully your pup will be feeling better soon!!

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    Hey everyone!!

    Well since it's been about 1 year since Stella was diagnosed with MMM she has been on and off Prednisone. She weighed 48 pounds this time last year and now ways 62! Because of her weight game we have switched to a different steriod. She seems as happy as can be though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lskaliser View Post
    Hey everyone!!

    Well since it's been about 1 year since Stella was diagnosed with MMM she has been on and off Prednisone. She weighed 48 pounds this time last year and now ways 62! Because of her weight game we have switched to a different steriod. She seems as happy as can be though!
    Maggie had it once ... we gradually reduced the steroid and she was fine for the rest of the year. Then she got it a second time ... did the same thing - reduced the amount of steroid gradually and then she was off it. So far it's not come back again. How many times did Stella have it before she was put on steroids permanently??

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    She was put on steroids immediatelly once she was diagnosed. She was on 2 a day and them we gradually went down to half a pill every other day. So she's been on steriods for 6 months and then off and now back on. But now they have decided to switch her to a different steroid that's not as harsh.-374732_10100179299699091_33001392_43964988_387448297_n-jpg

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    How long was she totally off the steroids before the MMM came back? @lskaliser

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    Probably 3 or 4 months

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