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    Default Kinda freaking out....

    O started doing this this morning. (Is that right? This this?)

    Anyways, she's doing it again and it's kind of freaking me out. Anybody have any experience with this? Any suggestions on what it might be?


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    Default Re: Kinda freaking out....

    Hi Cheryl, I'm sorry I don't have any experience with this, but are you thinking it may be idiopathic head tremors?


    IDIOPATHIC HEAD TREMORS



    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR DOG’S IDIOPATHIC HEAD TREMORS


    Many dog owners have to watch their precious friends suffer from idiopathic head tremors on a regular basis. This problem can make owners feel helpless as their pets experience uncontrollable “head bobbing.” Some dogs bob their heads side-to-side, while others bob up-and-down. Either way, many have described the bobbing as resembling the “dog version” of Parkinson’s disease in humans.


    Idiopathic head tremors can occur with just about any “bully dog breeds.” Some of these breeds include Bulldogs, Pit Bulls and Doberman Pinchers. Researchers continue to conduct studies. Yet, currently, no one really knows for sure why the tremors occur. Theoretically, the tremors are harmless. However, they can sometimes resemble seizures, which can be very stressful on owners.


    HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR DOG’S IDIOPATHIC HEAD TREMORS


    If your dog experiences these annoying tremors, it’s important to remain calm. According to experts, the head bobbing doesn’t actually affect your pet. Yet, panicking will only cause your best friend to panic as well, which may cause the tremors to increase.


    Instead, evaluate the condition of your dog. Is your buddy responsive and alert? What color are your furry buddy’s gums? Have any other parts of your pet’s body been affected by the tremors?


    A typical idiopathic head tremor episode will generally last around three minutes. Once the head bobbing is over, your dog should return to normal, as if the tremors never occurred at all. If your dog does appear to have been affected, contact your local veterinarian immediately.


    If your dog suffers from tremor episodes several times per day or over a period of a few days, that’s a good reason to visit your vet. Most pets never experience tremors while actually in the vet’s office. So, try to get your dog’s episodes on video. That way, your veterinarian can review the footage and use it to help him/her make an educated diagnosis.


    ARE IDIOPATHIC HEAD TREMORS HURTING YOUR DOG?


    Many dog owners have reported their pets having recurring idiopathic head tremors for a while. Then, they suddenly just stop altogether. Until that happens, keep a journal which details the tremors. This will help you better understand what some of the possible triggers may be for the head bobbing condition.


    In the meantime, remain calm, because these seizure-like symptoms are not life-threatening. That means they have no long-term effects on your dog. The actual point of treatment is to lower the stress and anxiety levels of dog owners who hate watching their pets suffer.


    Dog owners with pets who suffer from idiopathic head tremors say that their buddies are entirely aware during episodes. Their ears stay up as if alert. They respond to your calls and commands as usual. And, their appetites aren’t affected.


    The next time your dog suffers a tremor episode, simply try calling her/his over to you. Then, have your pet sit still so that she/he can focus. Usually, this will help to release your pet from the “tremor trance.” Some owners even say that doggie treats can also release them from the trance.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Default Re: Kinda freaking out....

    I agree with Monica's (@Vikinggirl) possibility, first
    thing that came to my mind.

    Sending loving hugs & prayers, dear {{{Cheryl}}}
    and please, let us know how O continues to be.


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    Oh I don't know... Joey does kind of like that when her bum is itching, but then she also tries to rub her butt against something at the same time... Hope baby O is ok<3
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    Default Kinda freaking out....

    What I've videoed was the extent of it this evening. She simply laid down and that was it. And typically aren't idiopathic head tremors up-and-down in a rapid movement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    Oh I don't know... Joey does kind of like that when her bum is itching, but then she also tries to rub her butt against something at the same time... Hope baby O is ok<3
    I was wondering if her ear was bothering her. But I don't notice anything going on in there. And she's pretty good about whacking her head against the couch if she's got an itchy ear or running up to me and turning her backside to me if she wants me to get her tail pocket cleaned.

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    Default Re: Kinda freaking out....

    I think the movements looks a bit slow an controlled to be head tremors but I have no experience with that Hopefully it was just something bothering her at the moment and it's all gone now
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    Default Re: Kinda freaking out....

    That did look a bit odd, almost like a head tremor but then it also didn't. Hopefully it was just an itch...


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    Default Re: Kinda freaking out....

    I'm pretty sure it was her ear. I looked at it again and it had some flaky waxy crap in it. Her ears are usually very very clean....not sure how I missed it during the inspection this morning. I shot this video after I put ear stuff in..... but I thought you might enjoy Orion voicing her opinion. Video in next post.

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    Orion loves her tail pocket cleaned.

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    Default Re: Kinda freaking out....

    Ahahaha, baby O should have her own TV show, such a drama queen
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    Default Re: Kinda freaking out....

    Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post
    What I've videoed was the extent of it this evening. She simply laid down and that was it. And typically aren't idiopathic head tremors up-and-down in a rapid movement?
    Yes, but when they are starting and they try to 'stop' them it could have a different look -- Banks went side to side when she tried to stop them and hers never really were very rapid
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