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Hello Dr. Bruce,
Chucho (our dog) is 5 years old and a cheasapeake Bay retreiver.
This has been going off and on every 10 mins. or so for the last 15 hours. He gets a muscle spasm around the top of his head (chewing muscle) and then his teeth grind. (We don't know if it occurred all night while we were sleeping...he seemed better when we went to bed)
He woke me up this morning because he was looking for a place to "hide" in the closet and other corners in the house.
He is reponsive when his teeth grind, he wimpers and looks at us. His teeth seem to keep grinding involuntarily. Also he just was put on 3 X500mg X 2 daily cephalexin daily for a skin rash and 1 x 20mg of prednisone for the same thing.
Finally he just got a lepto shot. When he was 1 years old he also got a lepto shot, but had an allergic reaction, and had to get prednisone for the swelling.
Thanks for all your help!!!
Matt and Laura
Hi Dr. Bruce, I don't know if you just got my last reply...it didn't seem to go through. We don't have a webcam...sorry.
Basically what happens is the muscle spasm begins on the top of his head and then his head turns to the side slightly and his teeth clench. Then he begins to wimper for 2 to 3 seconds and then it is over.
It has faded since I first talked to you about 20 mins. ago. He is just laying down outside in his favorite spot.