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And we (nor the Vet) have a clue..
Hello - first post - I know I'm new, but we're desperate for answers..

She's a 2yr old Aussie-shepherd mix...

About a week ago we noticed her lower jaw would shake a bit while she was panting/breathing - just thought perhaps she had a sliver in her tongue or maybe bit a bee...

Fast forward a few days and that shaking has now overtaken all of her - whenever she moves ANY muscle, she starts shaking..

Needless to say, it's frustrating NOT having a freakin clue as to what's wrong w/ her - all her blood tests / etc from the vet came back clean..

The first vet thinks she may have Epilepsy? I have my doubts...

The 2nd vet (2nd opinion) is leaning towards: Canine Myasthenia Gravis..

Any ideas?

Thank you!

Anyone?
 

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distemper, sometimes they can go thru it when they are pups and these signs show up later.... the jaw thing is a major sign... ask for a complete work up.
 

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I know there is a dog disease called 'The Wobbles' but I don't know much about it other than it makes a dog shake all over and usually requires spinal surgery to alleviate. Here is the wikipedia entry on it.

It may also be Distemper... even if a pup survives it initially, they may get the neurological symptoms of it again later in life.
 

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Thanks everyone for your input - the symptoms here almost describe her to a T:

http://dogs.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Canine_Myasthenia_Gravis

Classic signs of CMG include:

Muscle weakness in the legs, face, eyes and throat
Normal activity causes almost immediate fatigue
Enlargement of the esophagus (megaesophagus)
Difficulty swallowing
Frequent regurgitation of food
Distinct change in bark/voice

Still not sure.. we're gonna take her to a nurology specialist tomorrow..
 

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Our Border Collie has tremors in his front legs on occasion when he is sitting down, but they don't bother him and no tests have shown anything wrong with them. I was told that muscle tremors are fairly common in the breed too, maybe it's the same for Aussies.

But if your girl is showing more than just the shaking symptom I would definitely have a specialist look into it just to be safe. Good luck, hope you can get it figured out.
 

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Can anyone tell me what kinds of signs to look for while a dog is undergoing treatment for heartworm? We are into about the 5th week since she had the shots and seems to be a bit on the lazy lethargic side. Although at times she is very playful. :(
 

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Can anyone tell me what kinds of signs to look for while a dog is undergoing treatment for heartworm? We are into about the 5th week since she had the shots and seems to be a bit on the lazy lethargic side. Although at times she is very playful. :(
You might want to start a new thread. You are not going to get a response to your answer on this thread.
 
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