Natural Cure For Masticatory Muscle Myositis in Dogs


Dogs have positive and miraculous effects on their owners. They influence the whole social world emotionally, with cognitive development (understanding processes), a great companion. Also they help to relieve anxiety and stress in human beings. Many of us are familiar with dogs and also know about their acting nature. If they are taking too much care of us, why can’t we treat them as our family members? If they are facing any health issues it is our duty to take care of them as they can’t leave us alone in any situation whether it’s sad or happy. So we hope that your dogs are alright and if not!! It is a matter of concern! The best solution you can get for your pets in this materialistic world is through the holistic approach i.e. Ayurveda! Ayurveda has a different branch for that which is known as Pashu chikitsa. As we are talking about dogs, today we will discuss one of their health conditions named “Masticatory muscle myositis” and how ayurveda helps in combating this situation.

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Masticatory muscle myositis in dogs is basically a disease in which the masticatory muscles of dogs are affected. The masticatory muscles plays an important role in chewing, it includes jaw muscles and the temple muscles. Usually in this condition there is an inflammation of these muscles and further it affects the trigeminal nerve and further leads to atrophy of the muscles. It generally occurs in german shepherd and cavalier king charles breed but may occur in any breed. In this condition dogs mainly face difficulty in swallowing, eating, drinking and further lead to a serious consequence. If you notice any kind of jaw difficulty in your dog, it is a must to evaluate it and take your dog to the veterinary doctor to avoid any severe condition. Further we will discuss the cause and symptoms of Masticatory muscle myositis.


Masticatory muscle myositis caused by various things that we are going to discuss below so let’s see: 

  • Infections or Virus: Some infections, parasites, and viruses invade the muscles and lead to inflammation in the masticatory muscles.
  • Cancer: Sometimes masticatory muscles cancer may lead to masticatory muscle disease. Cancer in these muscles leads to an immune reaction and then inflammation of masticatory muscles occurs and further leads to the particular disease.
  • Abnormal Immune Reaction: When there is an abnormal immune reaction in the body it causes immune mediated muscle myositis. The body of the dog produces antibodies which further target masticatory muscles and cause inflammation in masticatory muscles.       


The symptoms in dogs vary as per associated with the affected part and if you notice any of the symptoms in your dog then its must to take your dog to the veterinarian and get a full assessment done. Now let’s see the symptoms experienced by the dog in case of Masticatory Muscle myositis. 

  • Progressive muscle loss
  • Swelling of muscles at the top of the head
  • Difficulty drinking
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Difficulty while moving the jaw
  • Sunken eyes
  • Stiff movements of mouth
  • Regurgitation of food
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unable to open mouth
  • Weakness    


For diagnosing Masticatory Muscle disease firstly a blood test is done to evaluate antibodies against 2M muscle fibers. After that to clear the diagnosis a biopsy is taken from the affected part of masticatory muscles. Biopsy clears how prolong actually the progress of the disease is there and what will be the prognosis of the disease. So this is the diagnostic way that will clear the diagnosis. Now let’s see the ayurvedic view.

Ayurvedic View

As we read earlier it is considered as one of the autoimmune conditions in dogs, the immune system attacks the masticatory muscle and leads to inflammation and then hinders their functions. As per ayurveda it can be correlated to ama dosha, ama produced in the body leads to low immunity and further affects the masticatory muscles. In masticatory muscles there is kapha dosha aggravation which causes inflammation and after that vata dosha gets vitiated which leads to weakness, alterations in functioning of the muscles and later on leads to paralysis. So the line of Ayurvedic treatment for animal diseases is to be considered as elimination of ama dosha and pacification of kapha and vata dosha. Now let’s discuss the management of Masticatory Muscle myositis with ayurvedic formulation by Planet Ayurveda.

Herbal Remedies By Planet Ayurveda for the Management of Masticatory Muscle Myositis

Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified ayurvedic clinic which formulates various remedies to prevent the health of the healthiest and to relieve the disease of the diseased person. All the formulations are free from any kind of additives, color, resins, gums, added fibers, preservatives and any synthetic materials. The remedies are 100% pure and formulated under the strict guidance of M.D. Ayurveda practitioners so they have no side effects and can be taken under the advice of Ayurveda practitioners. For the purpose of management of Masticatory Muscle Myositis Planet Ayurveda provides 5 remedies that we are going to discuss below  that how each remedy is beneficial in the management of the same. 

  1. Yograj Guggul
  2. Joint Aid Plus
  3. Boswellia Curcumin
  4. Brahmi Capsules
  5. Coral Calcium Complex

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1. Yograj Guggul

Yograj guggul is a classical ayurvedic formulation that is used for vataj disorders since ancient times in the field of Ayurveda. This formulation consists of various ingredients such as guggul (Commiphora mukul), musta (Cyperus rotundus), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), vaividang (Embelia ribes), gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) and various other. This formulation consists of miraculous vata pacifying properties that alleviates the vitiated vata dosha and prevents the degeneration of cells of masticatory muscle myositis. These effects aid in preventing the paralysis of Masticatory Muscle Myositis and assist its management.

Dosage: 3 tablets twice daily with meals.

2. Joint Aid Plus

Joint aid plus is one of the best formulations produced by Planet Ayurveda in capsule form for maintaining bone and joint health. The formulation consists of standardized extract of ingredients such as nirgundi (Vitex negundo), shallaki (Boswellia serrata), guggul (Commiphora mukul), shunthi (Zingiber officinale) and ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). The formulation aids in boosting immunity and providing strength thus regulates the functioning of Masticatory muscles. These capsules prevent bone degeneration in the associated bones with masticatory muscles. It reduces the inflammation in the muscles by pacifying kapha dosha and initiates proper movement of the jaw.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with meals.

3. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia curcumin is a miraculous capsule formulation by Planet Ayurveda which consists of standardized extracts of herbs such as shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and curcumin (Curcuma longa). These capsules consist of miraculous antioxidant properties which alleviates ama dosha from the body and boosts the immunity. The rasayana (rejuvenating) effects in this herbal remedy assist in preventing degeneration of the masticatory muscle cells thus restricting the paralysis of these muscles.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with meals.

4. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi capsules by Planet Ayurveda consist of standardized extract of brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). These capsules include nervine, antioxidant and miraculous vata pacifying properties. The herbal remedy aids in improving the functioning of masticatory muscles and by pacifying vata dosha it prevents the paralysis of masticatory muscles.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Coral Calcium Complex

Coral calcium complex is a wonderful ayurvedic remedy for promoting joint health. These capsules consist of praval pishti (coral compound), akik pishti (agate compound), kamdudha ras (an ayurvedic compound) and various others. The herbal compound assists in providing strength to the temporal and mandible bone thus improves the functioning of the jaw. Coral calcium complex is effective in regulating the symptoms such as difficulty while chewing, difficulty swallowing, weakness and other associated conditions.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.


Masticatory muscle myositis in dogs is basically a disease in which the masticatory muscles of dogs are affected. Dogs have positive and miraculous effects on their owners, so for some reason they are facing the issue related to Masticatory muscle myositis, you must go through the article and get your dog’s problem resolved. This condition occurs due to some infection, autoimmune condition or cancer. These causes lead to inflammation of masticatory muscles and hinders their functioning like chewing, swallowing, drinking, etc. As per ayurveda the condition occurs by accumulated ama dosha, aggravated kapha dosha and vitiated vata dosha at the site of masticatory muscles of dogs. For the purpose of management of Masticatory Muscle myositis you can give your dog herbal remedies by planet ayurveda. These remedies are free from any kind of added preservatives, gums, resins, fibers and any kind of synthetic material so it’s safe for your dog’s health. So without worrying start giving these remedies to your dog for Masticatory muscle myositis and you face any query you must share it on

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit