Head Tremors

Many boxer owners report that their dogs have episodes of what are described as "head tremors." They are not seizures, and do not seem to affect the dog's attitude or behavior in any way. They often begin while the dog is still a puppy, and happen intermittently (often very rarely) throughout the dog's life. Usually, they occur when the dog is relaxed or sleeping.

Veterinary examination of these dogs finds no association with hypoglycemia, seizures, epilepsy or any other identifiable condition. While observation of head tremors can be disturbing and frightening to the boxer owner, take comfort in the fact that they do not seem to shorten the dog's life, interfere with his activities or cause any consequent problems whatsoever.

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