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My English bulldog pup olf 4 1/2 months recently started having problems with shaking her head from side to side.It' not violent,she seems toatly coherent while it's happening,and it usually happens for 30 seconds to a minute.Is this normal in these breeds,and do I need to be concerned?
 

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Bogey gets the head tremors too. :( Every once in while he'll wake up in the middle of the night with them. The first time this happened, I freaked out and rushed him to the vet. They did every test possible and everything came back normal. The vet (this was not our normal vet) wanted to put him on phenobarb anyway. She said that he would have to be on it for the rest of his life. When we got home, we decided not to give it to him. I looked up stuff on the internet and discovered that it's normal with the breed.

Sometimes if you keep talking to him, or distract him somehow then it'll help stop it.
 

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Is honey OK for head tremors?

I read that chocolate was bad for english bulldogs because of some ingrediant.I want to know if honey would be ok to give to her once in the morning if her sugar is low,and she starts to have tremors again?
 

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Re: Is honey OK for head tremors?

dawn dada said:
I read that chocolate was bad for english bulldogs because of some ingrediant.I want to know if honey would be ok to give to her once in the morning if her sugar is low,and she starts to have tremors again?
Theobromine in chocolate is bad for dogs. No do not give her chocolate. It is not in honey. Whether you should give your dog honey for low blood sugar is a question really for your vet. First it must be diagnosed as hypoglycemia right? I mean if her tremors are seizures giving her honey won't do a bit of good. So I would say that would be a good start. Even if you could get a glucometer and do a blood test in the morning and after a meal like with a human diabetic and compare the readings to the normal dog readings you have more information.

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What about Nutrical? We give that to the small dogs when they have low sugar.
I gave it to my pom when she was a wee bit.
 

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Honey, Kairo syrup, Nutrical---all are great in treating hypoglycemia. The problem occurs if the dog is NOT hypoglycemic & the owner is giving the dog this stuff anyways as it will then cause an extreme spike in blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) & can result in the dog developing some serious metabolic disorders. Take the dog to the vet. A simple 24 hour glucose curve can answer the problem of whether the dog is becoming hypoclycemic or not. Also while the dog is there, the vet can do a thorough check of the ears (dogs with inner ear or vestibular problems can shake their heads continuously, sit/walk with head tilted to one side, walk in cirlces, etc) & rule out any problems with them. Btw, ear problems left untreated can result in damage to the ear canal/ear drum resulting in hearing impairment/deafness.
 

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omg that video is so sad. and this is common? so its not a problem or it is? i couldn't imagine what i would do if nelson did that thats so scary. i hope you find out what works for your pup to keep this head shaking down to a minimum x
 

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Heidi did that for a couple of weeks after her poisoning incident. It's so disturbing to see them like that. Poor babies. I give my dogs organic honey mixed with a little organic apple cider vinegar with their food. It's very healthy. I only give small amounts though so it probably wouldn't be enough for a dog with hypoglycemia. I'm hypoglycemic so I know how that feels! Poor dogs!
 

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Loki did this a bit

Our 5 month old EB shook his head side to side for about 30 seconds to 1 minute also, but it has only happened a few times. It usually happens when he is sleeping or just waking up. We found that once we spoke to him and pet him, he stopped. We think he was having bad dreams. Only once did he do it when he was awake...and this freaked us out. But thankfully, it hasn't happened again.
 
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