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My dog is 14 and is a border collie and possibly Lab mix…

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My dog is 14 and is a border collie and possibly Lab mix though she is mostly white. she has 3 sec. periods of jaw vibrations and eye flutters. May have none in a day or sometimes three or four episodes in one day and cn go several weeks without any?? Sometimes I have noticed a yawn or several swallows right before this happens. Sometimes when standing up after sleeping. She also constantly want to rub her head on the floor, in the snow, on a bush, on us, on the floor. Some years ago she had a bad ear allergy and her eyes water some. She also has had two spells of spiking sugar levels in blood and urine. No cause apparent except possibly stress. They seem to adjust after a few days and are very infrequent.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?

Panda

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Panda?

A x-ray showed cervical vertebrae degenerative disc.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Thank you for your question about Panda. Do you feel that she's still eating and drinking well? Is she having any other weakness or issues?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No, she eats very well --is never satisfied. drinks normally
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Thanks for that information. What I'd say would help your vet out in this situation is to try and video what you're seeing. You can use a smart phone to get a short segment to be able to show them. Is she having a focal seizure? Is she having some discomfort that is causing this? Dental issues can cause some similar things. I've seen some dogs get very excited / stimulated and have similar jaw motion. Do you think you can get a video of it to show your vet?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have thought about that, but it only last about 3 sec. then gone and never can know when it is going to happen!
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

That is good that they are as infrequent as they are and as short as they are. If you have a smart phone on you at all times, it may be something you can catch on video. I would be curious that it is a reaction to something environmental. If everything else is going well, then I wouldn't be overly worried about this.

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