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    Default Re: FAQ: Has your bulldog ever had Idiopathic Head Tremors?

    Yes, they freak me out. I have noticed a trigger in our 6yr old bulldog- he gets them when he is cold, (like after a bath) or when he has had an unusual amount of activity or stress. We give him a spoonful of honey and that seems to stop them. He has an episode probably every 3 or 4 months.

    Is it due to low blood sugar?

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    Default Re: FAQ: Has your bulldog ever had Idiopathic Head Tremors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bearkam View Post

    Is it due to low blood sugar?
    it is unknown what the cause is, most can identify a trigger, but vets have not been able to determine a cause. They are common in dobermans, rottweillers, and bulldogs
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    Default Re: FAQ: Has your bulldog ever had Idiopathic Head Tremors?

    Chum gets them randomly..sometimes he'll go months without one and other times hell do it daily for a week straight. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to them. Some say they give their bullies honey or a sugar treat but with Chumley just the distraction of Chewing makes them stop instantly. The sugar doesn't even get into his system yet So I know it's not a low sugar thing with him...I've even put a treat in his mouth and pulled it out quick and the tremors disappear...I've never withheld the treat to see how long it actually lasts...I've tried but he looks at me so pathetically while his head shakes I always give in...
    when they first started I went to two vets for two separate opinions...one wanted to do extensive testing..the other explained it's common in bulldogs...it's not painful and more upsetting for is to watch than it is for them...he said you can spend thousands in tests and it still won't help anything ...that was 4 years ago..we live with them now. I think thats my biggest fear of leaving him alone when we go away for the day or on vacation...that he'll have a tremor that lasts a long time with nobody around to snap him out of it with a treat.
    Good luck with bear I'm sure he'll be fine as long as they're tremors and not a seizure I think you're ok!

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    Default Re: FAQ: Has your bulldog ever had Idiopathic Head Tremors?

    My bulldog has had head tremors for 2 years now. A tablespoon of natural honey in her food daily keeps them away!

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    Default Re: FAQ: Has your bulldog ever had Idiopathic Head Tremors?

    My bulldog has had head tremors for 2 years now. There doest seem to be a trigger. A tablespoon of natural honey in her food daily keeps them away!

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    Default Re: FAQ: Has your bulldog ever had Idiopathic Head Tremors?

    My bully has had head tremors the past two nights, they only last 30 seconds or so and they stop immediately if I give him any type of food. He's extremely responsive (walks and listens to commands). I understand that this is common in the breed; however, I am worried that this may continue or worsen. I am going to give him yogurt with his dinner and peanut butter before bed in hopes that this might help. Has anyone experience these episodes on a frequent basis?

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    Default Re: FAQ: Has your bulldog ever had Idiopathic Head Tremors?

    Yes, i did with my first boy, Nitschke but once we got his allergies under control they became fewer and fewer


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    Default Re: FAQ: Has your bulldog ever had Idiopathic Head Tremors?

    Our little pup had head tremors. I'm pretty sure it was brought on by allergies. She hasn't had any in quite a while. As a side note, apparently, giving plain greek yoghurt solves the issue. We gave her yoghurt for a while.

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    Default Re: FAQ: Has your bulldog ever had Idiopathic Head Tremors?

    https://youtu.be/9amcDF1Z2hY

    This is our big boy Trip, he is 4 1/2 now and we have had him a little over a year. I want to say he gets a head tremor at least once a month...I did notice he was getting them once to twice a week on a well know food for english bulldogs so we stopped that and he is now on Taste of The Wild. I cant really trace a factor except alot of times its when he first wakes up...he knows he is having it and will wake us up if we are sleeping or let our daughter know if she is in her room and we are at work. We tried all kinds of things from yogurt, ice cream,carrots, to even playing a game tossing a fruit loop one at a time in the house so he would chase it...lol nubz helps alot but lately i notice if we give him some dry food in his bowl by the time he is done so is the tremor. Thats what we did after filming him when he chewing on the nubz..The first time I saw him i cried not knowing what to do...but i know it doesnt hurt him and there seems to be no after effects but still wish he didnt have to go through that ...hope this helps another bully family

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    Default Re: FAQ: Has your bulldog ever had Idiopathic Head Tremors?

    Yes, I think it is common for this type of breed.

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