Hello. My 5 month old Australlian Sheppard puppy has been experiencing head tremors for the last ten days. I noticed it on thanksgiving day and thought it was a sugar related thing because his brother and he stole a pumpkin pie and ate half of it before I could get it away from them. The tremors happened again later so I dismissed the sugar overload idea!
The tremors happen anywhere from two to six times a day. He is totally healthy and happy around the tremors. I have read so much on the internet on idiopathec head tremor syndrome and am pretty convinced that is what it is.
My vet had no clue about this syndrome and basically told me to just watch him and keep a journal of the tremors.
I have read that some pups started having this happen after puppy shots and heart worm medication. He started having these tremors exactly a week after his second heartworm med and two weeks after his rabies shot.
Others have said to give the dog sugar in milk (hypoglcemia?) or peanut butter with sugar on it? Another said vitamin D in their food, another said they put their dog on a RAW diet and the shaking went away.
I am finding that if I hold his head and comfort him the shaking subsides, or if I give him a dog treat that also seems to work.
I am asking for a support group on this because it is so disturbing to see my sweet seemingly normal puppy go through these head tremors. I just lost my 12 1/2 year old border collie to a brain tumor and got two aussie brothers to start a new family. I am so distraught by this new developement!
Hi... I came across this post today looking for information about head tremors in Aussies. I read your post and it seems to be exactly like mine.
I have a pure bred aussie that we got from a reputable breeder. He is 6 months old (just like yours in your post) and we saw for the first time what potentially is head tremors (we're waiting to get confirmation from the vet), but like you everything I've read suggests its head tremors.
You post is about 3 years old and so I wanted to know how you dog is doing now. We're still a little bit in shock of this and would desperately like to get some idea of what the future lies for our dear pet.