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Dr. Louis Gotthelf, Veterinarian
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Experience:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Owner of a small animal clinic and an ear/skin clinic 35 years
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why is my dogs head shaking up and down as if she is

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why is my dog's head shaking up and down as if she is having a seizure? We can easily get her out of this "seizure" but it is happening frequently this evening and hasn't done it before. Help!
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Louis Gotthelf replied 11 years ago.
If the dog is having a seizure, then these can be solitary or they can come in clusters. You should check with your vet to see if they are true seizures and if they are, you can start phenobarbital to control the seizures.