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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My Shih Tzu's head shakes a little when I hand feed him

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My Shih Tzu's head shakes a little when I hand feed him sometimes.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Nobu is about 7 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Nobu?
Customer: Nobu was treated for Lyme Disease a year ago. We have him and his sister for six years as a rescue.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

You appear to be describing intention tremor - a tremor of the head and neck that occurs when focusing on something such as a food bowl.This type of tremor is associated with cerebellar disorders. You might see other signs associated with the cerebellum such as hypermetria ("oversteppping") and problems with equilibrium.

Can you upload a video of Nobu's behavior to YouTube and then give me the link to it? This is a good example in which a picture is worth 1000 words.