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Old 08-13-2008, 10:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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12 years ago my female boxer started with these tremmers. Only her head shook and it looked like she was saying no constantly. It lasted for approx. 2-3 minutes and then it was over. I had bloodwork done and it came back normal, the vet told me she had Epilepsy and that I needed to medicate her immediately. She was 12 weeks and I was devistated. I decided to watch and keep track of how often and how long these "seizures" happened, which was about once a month. We did not put her on medication, she still has these tremmers and she is fine. We just keep her calm and if they get really bad, i'll hold her head until they have passed.

If your dogs bloodwork is normal, just monitor the situation. As long as she is not causing harm to herself or they happen on a frequent basis I wouldn't be concerned.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I have a 8 month old boxer that has started these tremors about 2 months ago. There is a lot of talk about allergies, seizures, and this just being normal. i did have them do an allergy test on her today to see if that is the cause and i think i am going to try new food to see if this stops. Has anyone had this same problem and did you ever figure out the cause? I am hesitant on putting her on seizures medication if this is not the true cause of these tremors. if anyone knows anything more PLEASE write me back!!! I want to figure this out. she is a wonderful dog and hate to see her have these.
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I have Dakota a 5 1/2 year old white boxer. he's been having these for about two years or so. he gets them about once or twice a month if that lasting about 3 min. it happens at all times of the day. he will just lay down and shake his head up and down.Its kinda funny but sad at the same time. he does respond to my voice and his eyes are opened normally. I'll usually just lay with him and pet him for comfort. after he has them he acts like nothing has happened and goes on with his day. Not sure if its help but just letting everyone know that it is common. take care
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Sorry to bring up an old thread, I just wanted to provide some possibly useful information.

I just experienced this with my 3 year old Boxer (Zoey), we got home from a long day and she was perfectly normal, crazy as usual. She laid down and my wife noticed her head was shaking a little bit, I lifted her head and she looked at me, i noticed it too. Then I realized, WE DIDN'T GIVE HER 2nd SERVING OF FOOD!, fed her right away, and the tremors went away.

It seems like when they lack nutrition or maybe sugar, it can cause this.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:57 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Hello - I JUST had the samething happen to my 6mos old pup - I was sooo worried - he was fixed last week right after that these tremors started - only the head not the body....went to the vet and he says its very common in boxers - it does not harm them in anyway and they will grow out of them....apparently things do trigger these tremors in my case it was the anethesia...after a straight week of the tremors they have stopped two days ago. I was told its nothing to worry about as it does not cause any discomfort or lead to anything more serious. Its just seems worse and we feel helpless - you should just get him checked and confirm what my vet said to me. Hope this helps!
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
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They're most likely idiopathic tremors. Tremors with no known real reason. They seem to be more common in Boxers. Making them chew after the tremors can help to end them as the muscles in the face and neck have to do something else instead of the tremor.


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