quivering bottom jaw?? Oscar..

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Oscar2011
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quivering bottom jaw?? Oscar..

Post by Oscar2011 » 14 Dec 2016, 20:14

Hi,

For three days now Oscar's bottom jaw has been quivering/spasming for a short time every now and again. He was at the vets yesterday, they had a quick look in his mouth and said they couldn't see anything obvious and told us to monitor him for 4/5 days. If it persists, the poor boy may need to be sedated for a proper investigation. How does a dog usually tell you if he has a sore mouth? :? Has anyone ever come across a dog with a quivering jaw?

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Re: quivering bottom jaw?? Oscar..

Post by We5Kings » 15 Dec 2016, 15:26

How is Oscar today? I wish I could help but I wanted to say we are thinking of you. Any kind of quivering is worrying. Did the vet have any ideas? Vets are often quite vague ( one v experienced vet once said to us "to be honest, most of it is guess work! :roll: ) Anny and Dude

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Re: quivering bottom jaw?? Oscar..

Post by Pollydoodle » 15 Dec 2016, 18:38

I would try massage head and jaw and gently the neck.
Has he landed in odd way at agility or real rough tug games?
Wondering if it is atrapped nerve spasming. Have you thought about mctimmney chiropractor ...

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Re: quivering bottom jaw?? Oscar..

Post by Bid » 16 Dec 2016, 09:15

SOrry to hear you are worried about your boy. Is it happeneing at any particular place - the garden? a certain walk? It's just a thought, but there is such a thing as flehmans response - they have a sort of gland towards the roof of the mouth, and when they catch certain scents such as a bitch in season they do a strange move with their lower jaw as they sort of appreciate the scent, and sometimes make a sort of sucking sound at the same time. I've ony ever seen it once in my old lab, but I did find ths video ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo4kAxIGjZI
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Post by Pollydoodle » 16 Dec 2016, 11:19

Good point Bid. I'd dismissed it in my head already. I know a few dogs that do it, often looks like their teeth are chattering. One particularly when food is in the offing, can't help but laugh at it does look amusing.

Hope Oscar's is something as innocent.

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Re: quivering bottom jaw?? Oscar..

Post by linny » 16 Dec 2016, 14:19

Ambrose does this a lot ...usually when he's excited about something ....he also gnashes his teeth whilst waiting for something he wants , ball biscuit ,or getting his lead on :roll: . He's done it since puppyhood.....one of his many little quirks :lol:

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Re: quivering bottom jaw?? Oscar..

Post by Oscar2011 » 19 Dec 2016, 16:50

Hi,

Just a quick update, Oscar's jaw issue seems to have settled/reduced a little now, He now only seems to do it directly after a big yawn :? , so we are maybe thinking that he has been nursing some kind of injury or strain - possibly brought on by too much barking at postmen :shock: :lol: . Here's hoping for a quiet Vet free Christmas.

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