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Old January 7th, 2010, 11:44 PM
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Cool shakey head boxer

my 2 yo pure bred boxer has period when his head shakes side to side.. will last 3-5 minutes but will stop sooner if we give him something to eat.
Im a Neuro ICU Nurse and it doesnt appeaar to be a siezure. he can walk and follow commands while it is happening.. ANY IDEAS?????
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Old January 8th, 2010, 08:38 AM
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Have a look through this thread:

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread....ht=head+tremor

It's a subject that seems to come up quite frequently. There are many videos of boxer head tremors on YouTube as well (some are in the thread above, too).

My own little dog Heidi experienced these for a little while when she was younger, but we haven't seen any since the spring (knock on wood). In our case, it's not a full seizure, but more of a focal seizure (only the head bobbing is present, and she's fully allert and responsive).
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Old January 8th, 2010, 02:55 PM
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How often does he eat? once or twice a day?
The boxer I co owned did this as well (as I stated in the thread you were linked to) and we had managed to keep it under control by feeding her more frequently ( same amount of food but smaller and more frequent meals)
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Old January 8th, 2010, 05:08 PM
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if feeding more frequently helps, is it possibly hypoglycemia or low blood sugar?
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