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French Bulldog Head Tremor
dmhammer posted:
Thank you to everyone for sharing your stories, it helped to calm us down when our 2 year old French Bulldog just had his first head tremor. His happened right when he woke up (a common theme it seems) and it happened about 6 times for 5-10 seconds. We gave him milk and sugar which seemed to make them stop. I was interested to read that they also might be pain related because we had taken him on an 8 mile hike (he probably did more like 12 miles running back and forth) which was by far the most physically demanding activity we have done with him. He didn't necessarily seem in pain but he definitely was slower to jump up which leads me to believe he was sore to some capacity. I also wanted to note that since he was a puppy he would have the same type of involuntary movement with his jaw right around bedtime. I never really thought twice about it before because it was much less severe and less noticeable then the head tremor and would last only a few seconds and stop. I thought of it more as a shiver such as one a human would experience in the cold. I am now wondering if the two are correlated. We took him to the vet and they basically just told us to keep an eye on him because he otherwise is totally healthy. I am glad to share these real life experiences because these posts are sometimes more insightful then what the vet can tell you!


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