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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dogs back leg and front keeps goi g into spasm he

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Hi my dogs back leg and front keeps goi g into spasm he trembles a bit and his head is bobbling
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. You've described both sporadic myoclonus - sudden contraction of a muscle group such as a facial twitch or limb jerk - as well as episodic postural repetitive myoclonus - head tremor that is a high frequency "yes" or "no" movement of the head and is often confused with focal seizures. Is there a chance that Odi has been intoxicated by a drug or chemical? Were blood tests performed by his vet looking for metabolic disorders such as hypocalcemia, hypoglycemia, hepatic or uremic encephalopathy - all of which could cause such tremoring?