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head tremors

Hello everyone....

I am new to this site and happy that I found it.  It is nice to have a place where everyone here can offer some advice.   My Dana who is 9 months old had his first head tremor last Tuesday.  They are so weird because I seen 3 on Tuesday and then no more until Friday and then Sat and Sun they were seen also.  He had a couple each day.  Then nothing since and here we on Thursday woo hoo.  I have a bulldog breeder friend that suggested I up his protein/calcium daily with supplements so we have been using  yogurt and peanut butter last week and this Sunday I went out and bought cottage cheeese and give this to him daily.   I just wanted to know how many have dealt with these nasty tremors and have you found anything to bit them farewell.   Dana is on Taste of the Wild but we did just switch him back to this food about 2 or so weeks ago.  This is a food he was on but on vacation we couldn t find it at our local store so had to grab pedigree which I figured might be ok being his breeder had used it on her older bullies.  She had him on pro plan when we got him.  Any suggestions or advice would be great.  All I can say is when you seen the tremor is sure does look scary

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AmyandSophia's picture

Lots of us have bullies who have had head tremors.

I switched Sophia's food and that stopped it. You can give a little ice cream or peanut butter or karo syrup when it happens, that usually stops them. 

Be careful giving cottage cheese, very high in sodium. Stick to plain, non-fat yogurt...about a tablespoon each meal. That will help with digestion.

Taste of thr Wild is fed by lots of folks here. It's a good food.

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thanks

Can you tell me what you feed your baby?  So are you thinking I should not give him cottage cheese or only at one meal.  And I have been giving him 1 tbsp.  I do have plain yogurt but it is not non-fat.  Someone had told me to not get the non-fat and use whole fat. To be honest with you I haven t really been giving him to much because he doesn t seem to like the taste of it to much.  I am concerned about weight gain as that is not good on our bullies either.  Can i ask why not a flavored yogurt?  I am new to this and I just want to do whatever I can to help him get rid of these. 

Thank you so much for responding back to my post and helping me with this

Cindy

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Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

Our Newman. Gets head shakes...

We give him Karo syrup and they stop immediately. We put a big spoonful of plain yogurt on his grain free food and that seems to help. I don't know that fat or no fat matters since its just a spoonful. We've never used the flavored ones, not sure why not unless there were allergies to the fruit. 

AmyandSophia's picture

Hi, I have 4 dogs of different breeds, and I feed....

Purina One Lamb and Rice. But my bully doesn't have allergies, and she does just fine on this commercial brand. If she had allergies, I would have her on Natural Balance or Taste of the Wild.

i would not give cottage cheese at all because of the sodium. Plain, fat free yogurt is good, it won't add calories to the diet but gives nice probiotic digestion aid. Less gas:-). Flavored yogurt is okay as long as it is fat free....but I give plain old fat free yogurt and mine all love it.

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Our Guy

Has one once in a while.  He is fed raw and it seems beef spleen or too much liver may have something to do with it.

He usually only has one when he is awakened suddenly or woke up anyway, I use what ever I have to redirect him, like dip my fingers in my coffee and rub it on his lips and he quits .....or any food  I can grab fastest.  Just calling him may work for you sometimes to just get his attention.  I'd also read everyone else's post and try different things till you find the best methods for you.

I have to say in most cases because I'm not a vet or an expert of any kind, that mostly it seems to upset the owners more than the dog, that's true here anyway....

Good Luck

Steve

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My girl only gets them when

My girl only gets them when she is stressed, and they started when she was in the hospital for a week and a half. She had some long major ones there and they captured it on video tape. She has been home for about 3 months and on the first few days she had two and when they happened I pulled her close and pat her head and spoke real calm to her and she snapped right out of it. The other few time we were at the vets office and again I did the same thing and she was fine. They only lasted a few seconds.

We have struggled with head tremors..

 Our bully seems to be very chemically sensitive. I feel like I noticed the first bouts of them around his rabbies vaccine at 6 months but I do think diet and stress could trigure them. We were traveling and ran out of his dog food (Arcana pacific fish formula) and picked up (instinct grain free formula). Tremors began within 12 hours and I switched his food 2 days later when we got home back to what we origionally get and they slowed and if not stopped completely within the day. We also would put a teaspoon of peanut butter and honey in a kong and gave it to him 3 times per day to keep his blood sugar up and don't know if it helped but he had no further tremors. They are so scary and hard to watch. I would try the honey or syrup instanly when you notice them and I understand that alot of people like the taste of the wild but it just might not be right for your little one. doesn't mean that it is a bad food. Try marking your bullies health patterns on a calender. Like food, exercise, weather.. then if they happen you could look back and see if there was anything that stands out that day that may of been different or unique. This would take time to see a pattern though.

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tremors have not made in appearance in some time.

I just wanted to post a quick update.  We have not seen an tremors for some time.  The only thing that i am doing right now is adding no salt cottage cheese to his food about 1 tbsp .  Not sure if this is doing it but I will take it.  We also still have him on Taste of the Wild and so far so good. 

Cindy

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