Originally Posted by Dog Dancer
Raingirl posted a thread about this some time ago and I had answered that my 5 year old labX Halo shakes her head like Odin does. It's sort of a gentle side to side shaking (like they're saying no no no). We'd both had the dogs to the vet (possible epilepsy) but the seizures (for lack of a better word) were very rare. Halo has had several of these seizures in the past week, they are very short in duration (30-40 seconds) with no other apparent afflictions. She can walk, and comes to see me. Normally she's sleeping or laying down whent hey occur, but the last one she was just standing in the kitchen visiting. I will be taking her back to the vet on the weekend, but I'm not sure what to expect. Chances something would happen while there are slim to none. Could this in any way be related to her multiple food allergies would you think?? It concerns me that she may be having these episodes during the night when I'm not aware of it and therefore don't actually know how often they happen.
So if it is epilepsy how would they test for that? Is it blood work or do they have to do Xrays to look for leisions or something? Just curious what I'm in for? Tks.
Dog Dancer - Yesterday my two year old golden retriever KD was lying on her back and her head began to shake seemingly while she was sleeping - I thought she was dreaming but when I tried to bring her around she continued shaking just like you said like she was saying no, no - even when she sat up she was doing it and looked a little out of it - I panicked and took her to the vet. Blood work came back all good. Just a few minutes ago she did the same thing, again while lying on her back. I read your thread and I think you said it turned out to be low blood sugar - was that you (sorry, I forgot)? I am freaking out now because I am retired and spend 17 hours a day with my two girls so I am very close to them as no doubt most others on this forum are. Anyone, please I am so afraid of losing her to some stupid disease. They are sisters and the mother died at birth (the only two in the litter so we took them both) the mother was six years old and the breeder said she did not know why she died - I was assuming it was because she had three litters in 6 years but now I'm wondering. thank you all - anyone?