My dog is all of a sudden experiencing body twitches. I woke up and thought she had hiccups, but her entire body keeps twitching. What is happening?
Type of Animal: whippet mix
Age: one year
Name of Dog: cocoa
nothing, it started about fifteen minutes ago
I am sorry to hear about this concern.
It could suggest a seizure-like episode, but I can't rule-out other systemic (internal) issues like electrolyte imbalances, an abdominal problem, or pain related.
If you are actively seeing twitching now, I would record it (on a camcorder or phone) and get her into an ER vet for an assessment this evening.
Even if it subsides in the next few minutes, I would absolutely bring her to an ER vet for an evaluation. I would expect a basic blood profile to be recommended by the vet.
2003 UC Davis Veterinary Grad