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My westie is shaking /tremor while she is sleeping... I sleep

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My westie is shaking /tremor while she is sleeping... I sleep with her and have never observed before.. does she need to go to ER.. I read something about Ballistocardiogenic tremors Please help Mike

Steve O. :

HI, I'm Dr Steve. Is she doing this when awake as well or just when sleeping?

Steve O. :

I will check in a few minutes to see your reply

Customer:

Just when she falls asleep

Steve O. :

Tonight is the first time you have seen this?

Customer:

yes

Steve O. :

And she has woken up since she has started the tremors and thenhas stopped trembling. Is that correct

Customer:

Yes when I wake her , they stop.. but I can tell she is not right

Customer:

not dreams ..I know when she dreams

Steve O. :

As ageneral rule, this may not be a true emergency, but in order to have abetter chance at determining what is going on you may need to take him to an er clininc tonight so they can witness the tremors and do an examination to see what may be causing this problem.

Customer:

thanks I will ...

Steve O. :

you are welcome. I hope this has helped. If it has would you please click the accept button so i may receive credit for my answer> Thank you and good luck. If you have mroe questions, please continue

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