Idiopathic Head Tremors

Manydogs

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Well I do believe that Purina is crap, but you(all) need to feed the best you can afford or your preference. I personally believe in grain-free, if not raw. To each his/her own.
 

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Well I do believe that Purina is crap, but you(all) need to feed the best you can afford or your preference. I personally believe in grain-free, if not raw. To each his/her own.
Exactly, That is one of my points is that Purina is one of the garbage food brands, and people need to choose the best they can afford to keep the dog healthy.
 

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Rest assured. You did not cause these tremors. Love on your bully, the tremors will come and go and shouldn’t ever seem distressed.

You can try some Karo syrup on a finger, to distract him. It worked pretty well for me.
 

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My Gilbert had head tremors one day about a year ago, the only new thing in his life was a chicken flavored benebone. I took the Benebone away and never had a head tremor since. He eats Acana for breakfast and Primal for supper (with chicken in the protein rotation). He just turned 3.
 

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Both of my EBD's have occasional head bobbing tremors - a few times a year - but no side effects. Recently, my 9 year old started having them multiple times a day which was so alarming. Took her to the vet and she had a bad ear infection. After treatment of the infection the head bobbing reduced tremendously. She still has them more than she used to - a few a month now - but nothing like they were before we treated the infection.
 

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They are named idiopathic for a reason.... because the reason is totally unknown! There is no proof in any vet article I have read, vet or specialist I have spoken to that will tell you there is a reason for these tremors. The reason is unknown. So we can all speculate all day long... we will never know the real reason these unharmful painless tremors occur.
 
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My Gilbert had head tremors one day about a year ago, the only new thing in his life was a chicken flavored benebone. I took the Benebone away and never had a head tremor since. He eats Acana for breakfast and Primal for supper (with chicken in the protein rotation). He just turned 3.
This is so weird. This day, Tank had a new bacon flavored Benebone. The first time this happened, I don’t recall a Benebone involved though
 

helsonwheels

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Regarding food can cause these head tremors, there’s nothing out there that can prove it. My Jake gets idiopathic but a different kind of head tossing, side to side which seems no one has ever seen it before. He’s on a raw diet n raw dry proteins, veggies more in summer cause seems it’s self service garden, n some fruits, another self service raspberry patch. Don’t ask 🤷🏼‍♀️ So why I don’t see its food related. I haven’t seen any issues lately. Idiopathic, it’s basically nothing to worry about. It just looks more out of the ordinary but it’s really ok.

There is something I recently did differently, Jake eats out of a slow feeder now. He inhales his food way too fast, regurgitates throughout the evening and/or in the middle of the night n head starts swinging. Been a few months now that his idiopathic stopped. I’m waiting a bit longer n will remove the slow feeder just to see if it has to do with his inhaling food. Maybe I fell on something. Will see.
 

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