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I came home today earlier than DH. All was fine. But, Chloe looked "off". And I can't really explain. She had almost a blank stare to her. I said to Rich, maybe she just had a head tremor???

 

I made dinner and right after dinner she had a head tremor. I called her into the kitchen from the den, she got up came in and I gave her a small cookie. She took it and before she even started chewing, I could tell it stopped. So, I would classify that one as a very minor one.

 

The look on her face earlier... was that a sign of the head tremor to come? A sign of one that happened? I'll never know. There can be nothing going on with my Chloester.

 

I do have a 6:30 vet appointment on Wed eve.

 

 

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I am sorry to hear this.

 

You maybe looking at focal seizures??? Hard to say, but, probably, something neurological is going on.

 

Let us know what the vet says. Sending love and hugs your way!

 

 

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I'm sorry to hear that Chloe had a head tremor again. I remember your first thread about this a while ago. I have no experience with this, so I have no advice to give, I just want to send some good thoughts for Wednesday. Update when you can after the visit....

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Is it kinda like this? Rose only seems to do this at supper time while I'm getting their food ready. I dont even have to give her a cookie to get it to stop.

 

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Is it kinda like this? Rose only seems to do this at supper time while I'm getting their food ready. I dont even have to give her a cookie to get it to stop.

 

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yes, that is pretty much it. I don't allow them to stop by themselves when I am around as it's obviously neurological and it can't be good for her brain!

 

Chloe has been getting them since I adopted her almost 4 years ago, but last week, it took longer to get rid of and it was more powerful.

 

Something is not right with these tremors.

 

 

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To me, the video looked like a focal seizure. I am NOT a vet, but I have seen this with people.

 

I'd video tape her next "episode," and see the vet. Maybe a veterinary neurologist? At least they might know what it is.

 

Sending hugs, prayers and good luck!

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To me, the video looked like a focal seizure. I am NOT a vet, but I have seen this with people.

 

I'd video tape her next "episode," and see the vet. Maybe a veterinary neurologist? At least they might know what it is.

 

Sending hugs, prayers and good luck!

 

 

I was thinking it might be some kind of seizure as well. Not sure though :dunno

 

Hopefully the vet has something to say on Wednesday. Hugs to you and Chloe. :grouphug

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My 17 English setter has head tremors, and all I do is touch her or say her name and they stop. She has been to the vet about it, but at her age there is not much to be done about it. She seems to get them when she is startled or and after waking up, she also gets them when crunching on dry dog food.

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To me the dog in the video does not look like a seizure. My first thought was Essential Tremors. My brother has these. It is in his hands most often and it is at it's worst when he is totally calm. As long as his hands or arms are moving or doing something than the tremors stop. Just a though...

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Here are a couple of links, it seems to be common among Boxers, Dobermans, Bulldogs & King Charles Spaniels. There is some belief that it could be related to calcium levels.

 

Idiopathic Head Bobbing

 

Head Tremors in the Bulldog

 

Bulldog Friends Blog (this is interesting as it follows the journey of their dog from puppyhood to the first head tremor and all the vets, tests, specialists and more tests)

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Having worked Neurology/Neurosurgery for the last 25+ years, it does not behave like a seizure, focal or otherwise. It doesn't seem to bother Rose and short of hooking her up for a doggy EEG, we're (me and the vet)not going to do anything about it for the moment. If it changes then we will look a little deeper.

 

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I have a little rescue westie who has head tremors once in while like you describe. I searched and searched and found on you tube a video of a dog that looked exactly like what Karma was doing. I read up on it and it was idiopathic head shaking.... meaning they don't know why it happens or how to stop it. The good news was that it doesn't harm them (or their brain) and usually doesn't get worse. I just touch Karma and stop her head from bobbing. She doesn't seem troubled at all; it bothers me more than it does her.

 

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