We just got a puppt, she was 12 weeks old and was fine. About a week after we got her, she started to have these spells and began to fall over. Almost as if she was losing her balance. Now if we see she is about to fall we call hername and she stops, but now her head just tshakes up and down at random times. does anyone know what this could be? THe vet switched her food becuase they said it could be due to high protein, but it has been 2 weeks now and there is no change
With out seeing it, it sounds like a seizure or maybe another sort of neurological problem. Did the vet do any blood test or just guess the food to be the cause? I have never heard of any sort of tremor being caused by food. I would definitely take her back to a vet. If it was me it wouldn't be the same one you went to before.
My sheltie is doing the same thing, we have no idea what is going on. The vet says possibly seizures and to put her on meds. But I feel like we are over looking other possibilities. How is your sheltie now? What conclusion did you and your vet come to?
I had posted this on the other post also. Most herding breeds, and herding mixes can have a mutant gene called MDR-1. Those affected lack the protein that is resposible for removed certain drugs from the brain. Resulting in a nurotoxic build-up. This build-up can cause the tremors, seizures, and eventually dealth. The most common drug is Ivermectin, commonly used as the hear de-wormer Heart Guard. It is also a widely use livestock dewormer. Sheties, collies, aussies, border collies, OES, are just to name a few. You can check out the info at www.busteralert.org. It is about a mini aussie, but the results in all affected breeds are the same. There is a simple dna test for it, and a list of drugs that have been known to cause a problem. If you dog has taken anything, you would want to look into to ASAP
If nothing else, contact a nurologist, there is a definate problem going on.