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Old 05-26-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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No vet or any other dog owner has been able to diagnose my boxer so I figured I would ask here.
Approximately every 3-4 months sometimes more my boxer has a tremors, his whole body shakes and his head bobs up and down. He can still walk around so it is not a full seizure. It lasts 5-10 minutues.
It has been guessed to be: a brain tumor when he was 1 (had to have a $1500 MRI to fully diagnose which I could not afford), then possible seizures (put on phenionbartial, I have no idea if spelled that right and yet he still had the seizures)
He had one about a year ago and it did something to his right side. He can not lift his right paw as well and his ear can't perk, just lays flat.
It has also been guessed to be possible brain damage. Before I rescued him, his old (mean, horrible) owner left him outside tied to a pole during a F5 tornado.
Physically and mentally for the most part he is fine. He is smart as a whip so I doubt the brain damage.
Does anyone have any ideas what this could be?
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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How scary! I don't know much about this, but I did find a website that says head bobbing is a common thing with Boxers...here's a link:
Head bobbing in dogs
I can't believe anyone could just tie up their dog during a tornado! How horribly cruel!
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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OMG that dog looks exactly like my boxer when he has his episodes!! All these years they thought it was seizures!!!! THANK YOU!!!
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:06 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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good to know that it is mostly no big deal .... but my goodness, that poor boxer girl looked terrified......
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Lompoc,CA
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My girl boxer has head tremors. Last a couple minutes.dont know why,but
they arent seizures. We give her a dab of Peanut Butter and it snaps her right out of it

Greenchili
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