We are aware that there is ongoing research into Craniomandibular Osteopathy and a wonderful helpful follower of our blog has provided us with this link.
The Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland, and the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Research Programs Unit, Molecular Medicine, University of Helsinki and Folkhälsan Research Center, Finland, have been investigating the genetics of CMO in Cairn, Scottish, and West Highland White terrier with positive results.
The gene responsible for CMO is identified and thus can be prevented by applying the newly available genetic test. So if you are sadly being challenged by this disease, please take a look at this report as it might help
My Scottie was diagnosed with this debilitating disease at a few months’old. I was devastated! He was my 5th Scottie and I had never even heard of this disease. Our vet was fantastic, but did not discount the option of euthanasia. We opted to treat with cautious anti-inflammatory meds. Alfie is now 15 months old. His condition regressed once he stopped growing and he is now a normal, boisterous Scottie with loads of character. My message is- dont give up! I must say that had he not improved, I would certainly have put his welfare first and taken appropriate action. But there CAN be great endings with this horrible condition!