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Im not sure if I am posting this in the correct place but I wanted to share these little videos of Morgan. She does this head shake thing all the time, I mean ALL the time! Every time you look at her she does it, its so funny.


 

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Has she had a check up at the vets ? doesn't seem right to do that all the time,does she still do it when her coat is off ? SORRY I DON'T FIND IT FUNNY maybe a neurological condition
 

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Hmmmm i think i would be worried about that to be honest.
It doesnt look right to me.
She seems very tired too.
Have never seen any dog do that.
It could just be a quirk of hers, but to be safe i would go to the vets and get their opinion.
It could be something simple like an inner ear infection, but who knows?
Dont want to worry you, but it's always good to check everything. xx
 

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I would also definitely get that checked out! I have same question about does she do that without the coat? I bet she does! Never seen a dog do that & I'm not sure there's anything wrong with her ears.
 

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oh goodness!!! Get her to the VET TODAY with that video. That is NOT right. That is something neurological going on, perhaps a type of seizure activity. Oh please get her to the vet. I would consider this very close to an emergency situation. Be sure and bring the video so your vet can see it for himself when he gives her an exam.
 

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oh goodness!!! Get her to the VET TODAY with that video. That is NOT right. That is something neurological going on, perhaps a type of seizure activity. Oh please get her to the vet. I would consider this very close to an emergency situation. Be sure and bring the video so your vet can see it for himself when he gives her an exam.
Totally agree! This video scares me!! I've seen people with this type of movement but never a dog!
 

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We just saw a chihuahua at the vet I work at who was doing something similar, we determined it was a seizure type disorder (kind of OCD type as the dog couldn't stop doing it no matter what) and put the dog on valium for when it has episodes. I agree with the rest of the people YOU NEED TO TAKE HER TO THE VET ASAP! How old is Morgan? Has she ever had full blown seizures? Does she walk in circles? Could possibly be hydrocephalus. The reason I mention hydro is Zoey does something similar when her pressure is up in her head (she had mild hydro).
 

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please get her to a VET... I have to agree with those here.... that behavior is NOT normal and something is going on with her......
Please keep up informed.... we all worry about the chis on here ....
 

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Omg poor dog that's def not right!! She has severe alopecia on her head too and her back leg looked like it was tremmoring after she scratched please take her to the vet and let us know what they say it's really quite disturbing
 

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That makes me sad. :( She is having some sort of seizure activity. :( Poor baby. I would get her in to see a specialist, not just a regular Vet. I hope she is okay.
 

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I can't stop watching this video. I am in shock. She looks so young. How long has she been do this? How long have you had her. I feel so bad for her. The video breaks my heart where she's trying to look at you filming her, but can't control her movement. Please keep us informed.
 

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We are all shocked and disturbed by this video as you can tell!! I would get a referral to a canine neurologist as soon as possible. Please keep us posted!
 

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Yeah i am worried about this wee one too.
Have watched it a few times and it is just not right!!
Please get her seen to and let us know the outcome. xx
 

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Poor little sweetheart. :( Made me so sad and scared watching that. As everyone else said, she needs to be seen immediately. Please keep us posted. She'll be in my thoughts.
 

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No no no....I didnt mean all the time like it is constant. She does it to play, and she seems tired because she just woke up. She has been to the vet, nothing wrong with her.

Sorry guys just wanted to share my goofy girl with you, it is a totally voluntary thing she does and nothing to worry about. When she stops and looks at me in the video she wanted to make sure I was watching. She CAN control it.

Relax she is healthy and happy
 

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Hmmm it is a very strange quirk to have.
Did you mention it to the vet anyway?
Maybe if they saw it they would look into it further.
Seriously it doesnt look right to me at all!! and if she was mine i would want tests done. x
 

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I should add that I when I first saw it I freaked too, that was 2 years ago. I was really concerned because she has hypoglycemia and I was afraid she hurt herself during an episode. But she has been checked out for it, and she even stayed overnight at the vet. The vet called giggling and said it was just her being silly, and playing. She does it when she is ready to play not all the time as in she cant stop.

I do thank you for your concern though, it is good to know you guys care.
 

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It does not look right to me, hun. I would definitely show the video to your vet. Unless the vet knows about this and is looking for an issue, it could easily get passed by.
 

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That is the reason I took her to the vet..for the head shake. He watched her do it in person, ran all sorts of tests, kept her over night. Then determined it is a form of play for her. The first time she did it I was in the car and at the vet with her in minutes.
 

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If this is the case as you say some kind of play for her,is she getting enough excercise and being stimulated,i have seen animals in the zoo doing this behaviour out of boredom
 
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