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    So Franklin had his first head tremor yesterday morning and again a little bit ago he was sleeping both times and woke up from it it scared the living day lights out of me but I'm so glad I knew what it was the first time my husband clapped his hands and took him out the second time I gave him cheese and it stopped both times I just wish I knew why all of the sudden it started happening I did cry the first time it's so scary to see first hand I just hope he doesn't get them every day

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    great and helpful info thanks so much

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    Greetings everyone, I am new here. My year old Bully had this happen this afternoon http://youtu.be/biPs2jB-_IQ It first occurred 6 days ago and we went to the vet the day after. It occurred twice today. We are going to the vet tomorrow. Based on what I am reading its a tremor as opposed to a seizure. Does that appear to be the case. he is almost 5. Its deeply concerning. thanks so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by thafonz View Post
    great and helpful info thanks so much

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    Greetings everyone, I am new here. My year old Bully had this happen this afternoon http://youtu.be/biPs2jB-_IQ It first occurred 6 days ago and we went to the vet the day after. It occurred twice today. We are going to the vet tomorrow. Based on what I am reading its a tremor as opposed to a seizure. Does that appear to be the case. he is almost 5. Its deeply concerning. thanks so much
    Yes, they are tremor... he is very responsive to you. May take a few treats to get them to stop, just keep talking and distracting him. The are very scary to us, but totally harmless to them. My girl has them when she is stressed about something and tired... think of what may have changed for him in the last two weeks (since you said they started two days ago).... food, move, rearrange furniture.. seasons,
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    thanks so much. We've seen two vets and a neurologist. the neurologist confirmed that its "nothing to worry about at all" - simple tremors or "head bobbing". she says that he'll likely out grow it and its pretty common amongst bulldogs, boxers, labs and dobermans. She said to give him peanut butter and that will help minimize, reduce and end the tremor. big relief.

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    Today Agnes's head started shaking in her sleep. It happened twice within an hour, each time for less than two minutes. She was responsive when I called her name and snapped my fingers. I was terrified she was having a seizure and my first search on ebn for "head shaking" Led me straight here. I feel a lot more at ease now. That was truly scary. Aggie is just 10 months old. If I see it happen again, I'll probably make her a very appointment just to be sure it's not something more serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyblankets View Post
    Today Agnes's head started shaking in her sleep. It happened twice within an hour, each time for less than two minutes. She was responsive when I called her name and snapped my fingers. I was terrified she was having a seizure and my first search on ebn for "head shaking" Led me straight here. I feel a lot more at ease now. That was truly scary. Aggie is just 10 months old. If I see it happen again, I'll probably make her a very appointment just to be sure it's not something more serious.
    Be sure to give some type of treat... Green bean, kibble, training treat... Something to distract the muscles.
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    My bully gets them too. He also fly snaps. Our neurologist has him on Prozac for the fly snapping. I hear head tremors are linked with epilepsy though. Our doc actually took him off the anti convulsion meds because she swore he just has anxiety. Hmm.


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    Our English Bulldog started having head tremors hours after we applied Frontline flea and tick medication. The first time we noticed it, the tremors came several hours after the application so we didn't make a connection. The second and third time it came shortly after the application so we were able to figure out the problem. We stopped using flea and tick medication on both of our dogs. Maggie never had tremors again. Neither have ever had fleas or ticks either. I contacted Frontline to report the reaction and they said they've never heard of the problem before. This was probably in 2003. I haven't read everyone's comments - so I don't know if others had anything similar, but I thought I would share this with the group. Our Maggie is 11.5 years old now. The tremors happened when she was a puppy. At the time it was very scary to see the tremors - but luckily they never came back once we stopped using that chemical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graybullies View Post
    Our English Bulldog started having head tremors hours after we applied Frontline flea and tick medication. The first time we noticed it, the tremors came several hours after the application so we didn't make a connection. The second and third time it came shortly after the application so we were able to figure out the problem. We stopped using flea and tick medication on both of our dogs. Maggie never had tremors again. Neither have ever had fleas or ticks either. I contacted Frontline to report the reaction and they said they've never heard of the problem before. This was probably in 2003. I haven't read everyone's comments - so I don't know if others had anything similar, but I thought I would share this with the group. Our Maggie is 11.5 years old now. The tremors happened when she was a puppy. At the time it was very scary to see the tremors - but luckily they never came back once we stopped using that chemical.
    WOW 11.5 yrs old, that is great... interesting on the frontline info. That is the thing with the head tremors, there is no solid reason for them and the trigger is diferent for every Bully.
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    Our sophie started having head tremors after we had to start giving her allergy meds...I changed the kind of alergy meds but she still continued...we ordered some Nuvet Plus and after a week on it her tremors have stopped. ..its worth looking into

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    Yesterday Roscoe had a head tremor episode. Luckily I had read about them here or I would have freaked out. I just adopted/rescued him last week so he may have had them in the past. I couldn’t remember exactly what I was supposed to do but I did remember to remain calm. He was responsive to me but he really doesn’t know his new name yet and isn’t all that excited about toys. I soothed him, tried peanut butter, then honey, and finally frozen banana slices. IDK if the bananas did the trick or it was just a timing thing & he was done. It lasted 3-5 minutes (although it felt like forever). A couple of things just to add to the comments & mysteries—he was vaccinated (including rabies) about 10 days prior, had surgery about 5 days after that, is probably stressed from learning a new household (at least he’s inside & taken care of so that should be good stress), and he was sound asleep and woke himself up with it. I was alone so I couldn’t record it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPickedADaisy View Post
    Yesterday Roscoe had a head tremor episode. Luckily I had read about them here or I would have freaked out. I just adopted/rescued him last week so he may have had them in the past. I couldn’t remember exactly what I was supposed to do but I did remember to remain calm. He was responsive to me but he really doesn’t know his new name yet and isn’t all that excited about toys. I soothed him, tried peanut butter, then honey, and finally frozen banana slices. IDK if the bananas did the trick or it was just a timing thing & he was done. It lasted 3-5 minutes (although it felt like forever). A couple of things just to add to the comments & mysteries—he was vaccinated (including rabies) about 10 days prior, had surgery about 5 days after that, is probably stressed from learning a new household (at least he’s inside & taken care of so that should be good stress), and he was sound asleep and woke himself up with it. I was alone so I couldn’t record it.
    Sorry to hear. I never knew about this till now. Wow ya I would have freaked out too. Glad to hear that he is doing a little better.

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