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My dog awoke me in the middle of the night because he was agitated.

My dog awoke me in the middle of the night because he was agitated. At first I thought he had the hiccups. Gave him some water had a cookie put him on the bed but he couldn't settle. Each time he had a spasm he had to get up. I took him back downstairs and now watched closely as he followed me around walking and the back end of his body seemed to have episodic spasms. This was not hiccups and this behaviour lasted approximately 2 hours. He was not in pain he could climb stairs - I put him outside for some fresh air and he rolled around in the snow (no it wasn't a seizure - his normally rolling) he came back in and the spasms slowly subsided. This am he appears to be fine but kind of tired as we all are!!! So before I make a trip to the vet I wanted to be able to determine the likelihood of unravelling this issue and what kinds of tests would be necessary to do so. If he is having seizures they are localized and certainly not gran mal ones - I've seen those. He is a scottie and he just turned 5. Also not scottie cramp as the symptoms aren't right and also not CV. Any thoughts??

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Can dogs get muscle cramps when its really hot outside? My

Can dogs get muscle cramps when it's really hot outside? My 8 year old dog arches her back and cramps when its over 88 and humid. She's fully aware and responsive. She's had blood work -- no problems and xrays -- no problems.

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My 2 yr old great dane gets leg "cramps" in his front left

My 2 yr old great dane gets leg "cramps" in his front left leg. At the onset he yelps in pain but will let us massage it. he appears unable to walk for about 10 minutes and is then fine. theses cramps are becoming more frequent. what can we do to prevent these?

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Dr. Joey

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My dog has had muscle spasms in his legs since he was about

My dog has had muscle spasms in his legs since he was about 3 months old and they are about once a month. He howls in pain like someone is slowly killing him its very scary. I give him bananas every day but they still happen, and recently he was one so bad that there was a huge bump on his leg and he was incapable of getting up or walking for about 3 hours. The bump remained there for about 8 days. I was wondering if there was something else I could do to prevent the cramping and prevent another major cramp.

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Dr. Joey

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Our 14 year old neutered female Scottie had a Scottie Cramp

Our 14 year old neutered female Scottie had a Scottie Cramp episode last night, and today she did have a bowel movement but is very lethargic. She seems to try to drink water but is not seeming to get it into her system. I fed her a few small pieces of cantalope to get some moisture into her and she took it. I also have used a turkey baster to put some water into the side of her mouth, which she does swallow, but doesn't seem overjoyed about it.What are your thoughts? Karl

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Dr. Loretta

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My friends 1.5 year old Havanese male experiences episodes

My friend's 1.5 year old Havanese male experiences episodes of all over body shaking in the morning (only). It seems to be every morning, intermittent for about 4 hours. Its similar to when a dog shakes after being scared, but it also seems to come in waves like shivering. It is only noticable when he lies still, not walking around He eats well, has no other problems and is very playful. Any suggestions?

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Andrea Roberts

veterinary surgeon

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I have a wire haired fox terrier, purebred that we adopted/rescued

I have a wire haired fox terrier, purebred that we adopted/rescued from an owner that INHERITED him but didn't WANT him. She kept Dexter, outside in a fenced yard, year-round in Kentucky temperatures that fluctuate greatly from the time he was approx 6 mos. until I got him at 18 mos. He is very fearful of storms, pants when he is stressed or frightened which is understandable. One thing we noticed shortly after he had been with us for awhile is that he had an occasional "shaky leg". We joked that he had Parkinson's Disease at first, but now both front legs shake. This happens when he is just sitting but he doesn't lay down or seem to be bothered by it, nor does it affect his walking. He is now 8 and the shaking seems to be more frequent than not. When I asked a vet about it, he said it was because of his weight. He IS a bigger than avg. wire fox terrier but at at his heaviest weighs 40 (winter)--27-30 is "regular" for him and we get his weight down in summer. I don't think it is weight

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Andrea Roberts

veterinary surgeon

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My dog trembles for apparently no reason. She was neutered

My dog trembles for apparently no reason. She was neutered about 18 months ago, also had a repair of umbilical hernia at the same time, she came home from the vet the same day and trembled for 24 hrs. (My other dog,a slim dwarf podenco, was neutered at the same time but had less trembling after surgery) Multiple problems followed, infected internal wound being the main one, which needed attention by a different vet. Also further infections of her feet, also in the end needing attention from a different vet. She is 2.5 years old, of small stocky build, but is now overweight, which with diet and increased exercise does not improve.

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Andrea Roberts

veterinary surgeon

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Our pug,Buttercup was found on the kitchen floor,by my

Our pug,Buttercup was found on the kitchen floor,by my son.She was laying there,breathing heavily and could not stand up.She is still unresponsive,still breathing heavily.She is 7 years old and overweight.We think she may have had a stroke or seisure.There are no emergency vets in our area. We don't have a regular vet.We take our dogs to a rabies clinic for their rabies shots and they are up to date on their vaccines.We live in rural Northeastern PA,so aren't near anything.I just don't know what to do at this point.

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