23 month female dobie. She is just comming out of her 3rd heat. Possibly in post E but I am keeping her restricted for another week to be safe as I have a male as well.
The other day she started something new, her head shakes like a human with parkinsons. I approached her and she stopped. I thought it might be that she was excited and nervious as she has been confined to a 8' x 10' part of the kitchen with an x-pen then a safe area and another x-pen to keep her and my male apart.
She has been getting a little restless in the confinement as she and he usually have run of the house. She has been getting quite excited when we come near her as she lives for attention and she is not getting her fill from us or him.
But it happened again this morning, again it stopped when we came near her and started to give her attention. She does get so excited that her entire body shakes as she wags her tail or should I say stump.
Has anyone seen this before. I did call the vet and have an appointment for monday but would like to know a little bit more before then.
Otherwise she is her normal self. and it is not constant it happened twice in the past week and lasted only a few seconds.
i have no idea what it could be ..... it is not shaking of the head like a dog would have with an ear infection is it ? more like a tremor type twitch ? like a tic ? do you notice anything else abnormal with her when this happens ? off balance, staring, anything else ?
I have a feeling it has to do with her being so excited as we come near her. She is not use to being isolated and you can see her stub of a tail wagging so hard her entire back end is wagging and when we get to the x-pen she jumps up on us and the head tremor stops. I have only seen it twice now. We have made a vet appointment for her as we always do at the end of her heat cycle.
I had a bulldog who had head tremors. I had a few different opinions from my vets & breeders. The breeder said it is normal because of the dog still growing - kinda like growing pains. I fed her a biscuit or something & it stopped them pretty quick. She was always alert & acted normal.. it usually happened after she woke up from a nap. Also my vet said that during or after a females heat or whelping this can happen - due to the hormonal changes in her body. So it may be that - probally nothing to worry about - but good idea to take her to your vet. I think it is pretty common in larger breeds like bulldogs & dobermans.
Went to vet last evening. She is not concerned as she has seen it before in female dogs that have been crated during their heat cycle. She asked we keep a journal of day, time, events surrounding tremor and duration.
She also said if it goes on more than 2 more weeks she will look a little deeper, however, she believes that the dog is so excited to get attention and doesn't know if she will be scolded or crated or what ever. She believes it is hormones run a muk and should stop once her hormones settle down.
Since it only happened twice and everything else was normal with her, alert, aware, responsive, etc. etc. my vet thinks the dog doesn't understand why she gets crated when my male is allowed to run free and believes she is being punished or something like that.