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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