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    Why does my dog chatter his teeth?
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    lc184844 posted:
    My dog's teeth have been chattering for months. His bottom jaw just kind of twitches up and down at random times. It's becominng more frequent, what does this mean??
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    ShivaChi responded:
    I'm not sure, but my dog does this too. Except she does it only after licking herself.

    Good question.
     
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    Kathy_Snyder_DVM_DACVIM responded:
    It could be some type of seizure activity or neurologic problem. What we call "partial seizures" will sometimes cause some signs of seizure activity, without causing the full-blown twitches most people think of. This may or may not be a neurological disease that is serious or that requires treatment.

    It could also be some type of oral pain or dental disease. If your dog has a painful mouth or problems with his teeth it might be causing him to twitch in response to pain.

    Your dog needs a good neurological and oral exam by a veterinarian as well as a whole-body evaluation.

    Good luck!
     
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    marybquick replied to ShivaChi's response:
    My dog does the same thing. Especially after licking herself. Did you ever find out what it is ? Sometimes when she does it , her breath smells sour


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