If you really believe it is a seisure take your dog to the vet immediately. Some seisures make people sleep or shake or both. I would think that the same would apply to dogs. The sooner you know the better. http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/seizures.html
Its only when she sleeps not like at acertain time. Ive kept note of when she does this and she never does it other than when she sleeps. Her legs start to kick and her front legs flail up and down. thanks so much for the site! Amanda
does she moan or make any noises during her sleep? when my dog is sleeping she sometimes has dreams in which her legs start moving as if she is chasing something. she also makes little crying noises. her ears twitch and you can see her eyeballs moving under the lids. when dogs have seizures their body stiffens .their jaws can chomp rapidly or their jaws can open real wide and their heads shake. they can lose control over urine and bowels. you would know if it was a seizure. there is no mistaking it.
my lab twitches a lot when sleeping. her legs go back and forth, sometimes up, she sometimes looks like she's running. she also squeaks, huffs, goes "ruff", over and over. her ears twitch a lot, too. if you're worried check with your vet, but it may be the dreaming.
My dog also has a very active imagination, and constantly yelps, twitches, barks, whines, growls, and a whole range of other things in his sleep. Unless it is lasting the entire time she is asleep, and you can't stop her from doing it when you wake her up, it's almost certainly just a dream.
Most likely this is a cause of active dreaming. I've had dogs do that before. A seizure causes uncontrollable shaking, foaming at the mouth, rolling eyes. If it was a seizure, you'd have it happen more often and not only in sleep.
It sounds like the dog is dreaming. Our goldens make growling sounds, whimpering, their noses twitch, their ears move and their legs move. Dogs do dream while they sleep---I wonder if they are chasing cats or rabbits!! If it continues to concern you, however, take the dog to the vet.
Hi everyone! I am so glad to find this site! I went today and bought a 7 week old jack russell terrier! Solid white - cute as a button! But now I WAS freakin out because he started shaking really bad while he was sleeping. I read this post and felt so much better! He only did this while he was sleeping and if you wake him he stops! Thanks for posting - it really eased my mind!
My dog does the same thing. Sometimes her eyes even roll back when her eyelids are open slightly. I think it's funny, she even kicks and snorts too. I personally think she's just dreaming, she's been doing it every night for 5 years and I've never had any concerns. It's never bothered her either.