Why older dogs rear leg shake or twitch?
probably something to do with the nerves in there legs it's a age thing not an illness or anything
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There is a certain area on a dog's body that is referred to as the "saddle region." It vaguely consists of the back, sides and flanks. Rubbing or scratching a dog in the saddle region (the exact spot varies according to the individual pet) will cause the hind leg to simulate a scratching motion. Thi…s is called the "scratch reflex." In other words. the dog thinks it feels good No. in other words, the dog likes what you are doing, therefore he shakes his legs to have an itch because your tickling him. No. In other words it is a reflex reaction that the dog cannot help. Kind of like having your knee hit with that instrument that the doctors test reflexes with. (MORE)
Answer . You have depleted the energy reserves of your muscles, but that's a good thing, since it trains the muscles to be more efficient, forces your body to build muscle tissue and helps your cardio system become more healthy.\n. \nKeep it up, it's good for you.
sounds like he/she ate something that wasn`t good for it keep watch and if it gets worse take to the vet asap
Answer . I presume it happens when the dog is sleeping. If so, he is just dreaming about chasing cats and rabbits.
Your dogs leg may be twitching because it may have gotten hurt or because it doesn't have strength with in its body......
To get off water, dust, and other debris in their fur. Or they shake because it is too cold. They also shake when they are nervous or frightened.
Answer . Well, it depends on if the dog is wet or not. If it is, this is it's way of drying off. If He/she is dry, I do not know.
Say your dog has just been in water, it could shake because it is cold. Normally, if I'm on a walk, I'll leave him, but if we're at home or something, I'll wrap him in a towel. If only their legs are shaking for no reason, I'll take the dog to the vet, just in case it has something wrong with its le…g muscles. Normally, I wouldn't worry about it. My dog sometimes has days where he just sits there and trembles. I thought he was really sick but decided to just watch it for a bit. In an hour or two, he just stopped. he has done it a couple of times, but I just watch it and nothing has happend. (MORE)
Most dogs do it to have their belly rubbed. It is also a submissive behavior, the dogs is showing that you are the master.
When a dog dreams, sometimes it will physically "act out" what it the dog is dreaming. For instance, if he or she is dreaming about digging or running, the paws may twitch. Some dogs bark and growl in their sleep, too. It's nothing to be worried out about at all--it's completely normal.
I assume you mean - when you're scratching the dog. It's an involuntary movement that means - that's the sweet spot -- "that's just where I need to be scratched."
\nthere are many causes:\n. \nTrauma to the spinal cord between thoracic to lumbar-sacral region.\nAny brain lesion/mass/tumor.\nAny infection of the brain/brain stem(spinal cord).\nRabies.\nDiabetic neuropathy.\nOsteoarthritis of spine.\nosteoarthritis of rear legs.\nIntervertebral disc disease.(d…isc prolapse)\nAny blood clot in abdominal Aorta.\nCongestive heart failure\ndiscospondilitis.\nIatrogenic (caused by human etc.) nerve damage.\nDisuse atrophy (muscle not used due to other systemic disease)\nHip dysplasia.\nold age. (MORE)
It's normally when we get bored or uncomfortable we tend too get restless and it becomes quite nice to do and you can't stop I also tend to tap tables sometimes but people winge when I fidgeted and shook my legs in bed alot its because were restless
there could be lots of reasons these are a couple of suggestions i hope they help. Maybe the dog is cold or even if your dog suffers from bad nerves. or even it could just be a twitch. I have a dog and she tends to twitch her legs in her sleep but just because shes dreaming. It wouldn't be nothing s…erious. (MORE)
When initially prescribing lexapro to me about 2 years ago, my doctor stated that the side effects were much less noticeable with this drug compared to the celexa I had been on, and especially for men. As a now 36 year old male who's been on the drug I can say this, my depression was abated, but I …felt extremely "flat" or numb and couldn't experience emotions. Also, my sex drive became almost non-existent and though it was told to me that it is extremely rare for men to experience, I gained 15 pounds which I have tried very hard to get rid of through rigorous exercise and healthier diet. I have been unsuccessful in doing so - and this includes 6 months training for and completing a marathon. After 2 years of counseling, I now decided that I no longer need the depression relief and have started for the second time to withdraw from the drug. I can tell you that the withdrawal side effects are very real. I did a taper down program this time over a period of a month where I tapered from 20 mg down to 5 and now am at 0. I have been extremely irritable and have dizzy spells almost every 10 minutes. My tongue tingles a lot and I have been having extremely vivid nightmares and dreams. My hands don't shake, but my body definitely twitches and I do get the "brain freezes". It is a very weird feeling, but I will gladly go through this to the end so I never have to have another SSDI inhibitor in my body again. I am interested to see if the weight comes off, sex drive comes back and emotional flatness goes away. (MORE)
It is possible your dog is suffering from vestibular disease. Have him checked by your vet. few things that cause this is ear infection old age or some pet medication.
Dog's legs shake as an involuntary reflex while being scratched."It's a completely involuntary reaction, which explains why yourdog may look as puzzled as you do when it starts to happen."
Why does my dog twitch and her face distorts when she tastes human blood. Once she licked my daughter's leg when my daughter was bleeding and her face started twitching and then it happend again.?
It can probably detect a horrendous incurable disease or virus in the blood so doesn't want to ingest it. Get to hospital straight away! Seriously though,... blood tastes bitter and coppery and isn't really nice so maybe the dog just doesnt like the taste of it.
Your dog twitches because it needs a friend. If it already has a friend then maby you need to spend more time with your dog
it's one of many subtle coping mechanisms. if someone is aggitated by something, they'll twitch their legs. when i stopped doing it it gave me time to observe others that do it and yeah people that are more flamboyant and active will tend to do it more. or if they can't sit still. i find that if you… control your breathing to breathe slower you're less inclined to be aggitated and thus inducing the leg twitching. interesting note is: a lot of times when someone needs to use the restroom they'll do the leg twitching (MORE)
if the dog is sleeping they could be dreaming of chasing a mailman or sumthin IDK my dog does it too.
Why a dog twitches: Well first off, he/she should'nt twitch when they are not sleeping. Or they may have a bug like a tick. This can simply be solved with tick or bug cream at any local store that sells pet products. IF he/she is sleeping and is twitching, there are many reasons for it. like: 1. Th…e dog is having a bad dream. IF he is moaning, then he if having a night mare. You should gently wake the dog up, give it you'r sent and give it a bone or a treat. 2. if the dog starts randomly growling, emedeatly wake it up!! It is having a wash-out. Were it replaces its real life with its dream. This could become a tumor, if not quickly woken up. 3. If a dog twitches its ears when its sleeping, he is having a nice dream, try not to wake him ;) 4. Also if the dog is gently snoring he/she is having a nice dream. No matter what kind of snore it is, it doesnt matter depending on the dog. 5. If a dog twitches his tail in his dream, put some food in front of him/her that they could eat. they could be in pain in their dreams and food will wake them. WHAT EVER YOU DO, don't wake them up by tapping them or any thing. That can scare them and they could bite you, don't hit them if they do. It is a force of reaction. Because they were probably in a fight in their dream. All dogs twitch in their dreams, but not all do the same thing. (MORE)
\nnothing, my dog isn't shaking or twitching. if he was i guess i'd assume he had turned into a chihuahua
\nIt's usually just because they are dreaming. Mine twitches his feet in his sleep and apparently it's because he's running in his dream. He also slightly barks in his sleep.
when dogs shake, it means one of these 3 things; 1. it is scared 2. it is cold 3. it is excited
Female cats exhibit odd behavior when they go into heat. They rubagainst things, twitch their tails and at times tremble. They mayalso eat more, become restless and emit a high-pitched "cat call."
Well, you may need to work on those legs, or you are pumping too much weight for the level you are at. You do need to stretch your limit, but do not stretch it so far you risk injury. Well, you may need to work on those legs, or you are pumping too much weight for the level you are at. You do need …to stretch your limit, but do not stretch it so far you risk injury. Well, you may need to work on those legs, or you are pumping too much weight for the level you are at. You do need to stretch your limit, but do not stretch it so far you risk injury. Well, you may need to work on those legs, or you are pumping too much weight for the level you are at. You do need to stretch your limit, but do not stretch it so far you risk injury. Well, you may need to work on those legs, or you are pumping too much weight for the level you are at. You do need to stretch your limit, but do not stretch it so far you risk injury. Well, you may need to work on those legs, or you are pumping too much weight for the level you are at. You do need to stretch your limit, but do not stretch it so far you risk injury. (MORE)
this sweetheart sounds like he needs a good checkup with your vet to make sure it is nothing serious, but because of his age he could have arthritis.
It's just like cat's, you're dog is twitching because it has'nt got used to being spayed because it's trying not to give birth to the baby's. So the female dog try's to force the baby's up and eat them.
well it's like this, if you've been sitting down for some many minutes, and you're stiff, when you stretch you start shaking your leg because you' rereleasing the stiffness from your leg
When you squeeze your muscles really hard (like in a stunt) your muscles may shake because they're working so hard. It's totally normal, it happens to everyone.
What if your male older cat has been having back pain and his back legs twitching and giving out on him he growls in pain what could this be?
The biggest concern I have is a saddle thrombus - a large blood clot that has lodged at the end of the aorta and is blocking blood flow to the hind limbs. If this has occurred, you should take your cat to the vet immediately.
From the American Civil War--The battles of the civil war were bloody and gruesome. Often after a bayonet charge, the dead and wounded would often end up in a tangled and bloody pile. When the fighting ended, the stretcher-bearers would come out to sort the dead from the wounded. One way they had… to sort the bodies between the dead and those still living, was to lift a leg or an arm and jostle it, to see if they got a rise out of the body. As you can imagine having one's limbs shaken while already wounded was quite a painful experience, so a soldier learned to move or wave one of his arms or legs by himself to indicate to the stretcher-bearer that he was alive. After a time, the stretcher-bearers would first yell to the piles of bodies "shake a leg or arm" as they approached. After a time, the shortened "shake a leg" began to be used in any situation where one wanted to rouse someone to action. (MORE)
Shaking legs is a sign of fear or other strong emotion. Possibly you are afraid to become involved with him, or possibly you are afraid that you won't become involved with him.
check it over,she prolly has something small in it. Try giving her a bath and make sure u get her paw really good. If it continues take her to the vet and see if they can do anything.
Many animals dream, just like you do. In their dreams, they are running around, chasing things and having fun -- just like when you dream, you move, the dog moves around when it's dreaming.
boys can shake his leg because it is a habite and he likelike the way it feels. A boy can also shake his legs because he is streesed out! It feels better if he shakes his legs very fast in just in hisunderwear and it is good for legs.
in the song neighboors know my name trey songz says legs keep shaking his new headboard
There are fast twitch muscles fibers in all of your muscles, especially in your legs.
dogs dont have dewclaws on their back feet. Only 4 toes on the back paws is normal
Your probably upset, or it's just a habit only shake my legs when I'm nervous or stressed .
I think you should take your dog to your veterinarian, particularly if your dog's legs only shake or tremble when he is going from standing to lying down. This could be a symptom of nerve damage or muscle weakness, which needs to be diagnosed and potentially treated before it gets worse.
Your dog is probably dreaming about something. I don't think there is anything bad happening.
because its a certain spot they like to be petted which she cant get to herself! :D
What does it mean If your Dog is shaking and is throwing up in her mouth and is walking with her tail between her legs?
It means it is nervous of something or someone. Comfort it and if that does not work.... take it to the vet! ASAP
The leg muscle twitches because the pleasure is so great that it causes your body to unintentionally flex muscles in the area of pleasure.
It generally means that it is scared, sick, in pain, misses someone or it's freezing. If it does not get better bring him to a vet. Other signs that it might be sick are: loss of appetite, vomiting/diarrhea, decreased activity, urinating more or less frequently, hairloss or itching, stiffness lamen…ess or difficulty rising. (MORE)
It means.. Take action or Get going or Get moving or move quicker Shake a leg means to hurry up. For example "Shake a leg we are already late for the game."
Both the crying and the twitching could be pointing towards a painful injury of some kind. See a vet!
With some dogs, it's hard to tell if they are truly awake, as some can sleep with their eyes partially or fully open. Some dogs are naturally twitchy, but if you notice an excessive twitchiness, especially if it is accompanied by nausea and apparent dizziness, the dog may be having a seizure or a st…roke, and you ought to get a vet's opinion as soon as you can. (MORE)