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Why Does my Golden Retriever chatter her teeth? What is a

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Why Does my Golden Retriever chatter her teeth?
What is a good diet for her she is 6 yrs old
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

1) Do you have a video of her chattering her teeth?
2) When does this occur?
3) Do you see any drooling?
4) Is she intact or spayed?
5) Does she have any dietary sensitivities? Any particular efforts with her food (low calorie for weight control? organic?)

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Tks
No Video, after she cleans herself but I have noticed it when she seems nervous or stressed.
No drooling & she is spayed
No dietary sensitivities. She gets loose bowls if she gets different food that is why I want a healthy diet plan. Right now on Costco dry f& canned food.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

The chattering that you're seeing, does it look like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El_8HNgssy4

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No it's much more rapid.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

A potential exists for this to be seizure activity. If this is a chronic issue for her, I would recommend that you try to catch video of this happening and log how often it happens. When we think of seizure activity, we typically think of pets losing consciousness but this is not always the case. Sometimes pets maintain consciousness during certain types of seizures. It would be wise to have blood work run on her to be sure that an underlying cause (such as organ dysfunction, electrolyte issues, etc) isn't to blame.

As far as the food concern, when do you see loose bowels? When she's given treats of a different type of food or she's given a fast change of food instead of a slow change? Please tell me more and give examples, if needed.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Checking in, Billie. How is your girl?