English Bulldog and French Bulldog Head Tremors

English Bulldog and French Bulldog Head Tremors are also known as Bulldog head bobbing, Bulldog head shaking, Bulldog head nodding, and also Idiopathic Bulldog head tremors.

English Bulldog and French Bulldog Head Tremors

Above names are what head tremors in English Bulldog and French Bulldog can be called and are also known as.

There are a lot of meanings and interpretations to head tremors in English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs and some of these meanings and interpretations we will talk about in this article.

It is said that the genesis of head tremors in English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs is largely still unspecified and mysterious.

Although, head tremors in English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs are said and considered not harmful in effect.

The time span of head tremors also known as bulldog head shaking in these breeds are said to be short but sometimes take few minutes before it stops.

And certainly, since bulldog head nodding and bobbing in English Bulldog and French Bulldog is said to be benign then, no treatment is actually required or needed.

What is Head Tremor?

Head tremor is a state whereby a dog moves its head in every direction such as moving its head upward and downward or sideways and all these are being done unconsciously.

Head tremor is said and known to happen to all breeds of dogs. Although, they are very common in Bulldogs.

The birth and cause of this condition called head tremor in English Bulldog and French Bulldog are still very well unknown.

Causes of Head Tremors in Bulldogs and Frenchies

Head Tremors in these two breeds are still very well unknown which is why it is also called Idiopathic Head Tremors.

Even though the cause of head tremors in these breeds is yet to be known, veterinarians linked it to some health issues to be the possible cause of it.

Idiopathic Head Tremors in English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs are linked to health issues such as lack of calcium, cerebellum impairment, low blood sugar [hypoglycemia], canine malady or complication, kidney complications, and so on.

Stress and consumption of poisons can also be connected to this condition [Head tremors].

Above are some conditions that can actually lead to head tremors in English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs.

The demonstration of head tremors in English Bulldogs and Frenchies only takes few minutes and that will be around 2 to 4 minutes.

Tremors of the head also happen to other breeds of dogs; the English Bulldog and French Bulldog are more vulnerable and likely to suffer from it.

Sporadic English Bulldog and French Bulldog Head Tremors

Below will be a very short list and explanation of some uncommon head tremors in Bulldogs and French Bulldogs.

English Bulldog and French Bulldog Intention Tremors

Intention tremors in English Bulldog and French Bulldog are birthed from the cerebellum. And its demonstration is very much alike to some common bulldog head nodding and bobbing.

Bulldog intention tremors normally occur when the English Bulldog or French Bulldog is eating, drinking, or when engaging its body.

English Bulldog and French Bulldog Focal/Partial Seizures

The focal/partial seizures of English and French Bulldog is a condition that concern and affect their heads.

And it is also known to be similar to some known or common bulldog head tremors.

Focal/Partial seizures in English Bulldog and French Bulldog is said and known to affect the area in their brain that controls their movement.

There are also British and French Bulldog sleep disorder head tremors which are also part of the sporadic head tremors in Bulldog and Frenchie.

Signs of Head Tremors in English Bulldog and French Bulldog

Below will be some signs that will show that your English Bulldog or Frenchie is suffering from head tremors.

  • When your English Bulldog or Frenchie is shaking its head up and down.
  • Irregular bouncing of the head of your English Bulldog or Frenchie back and forth.
  • When your English Bulldog or French Bulldog keeps shaking its head side to side.

These signs are said to indicate that your English Bulldog or Frenchie is suffering from head tremors and these are known to last only for about 2 to 4 minutes.

But on rare occasions, if it happens that it is taking more than 5 to 10 minutes or more then, it is advisable to visit your vet.

Are Head Tremors in English Bulldog and French Bulldog painful?

Head tremors in English Bulldog and French Bulldog are not painful. This breed of dog does not feel any pain during the demonstration of head tremors: they are very reactive during the period of head tremors.

Owners are just advised to monitor and take good care of their canines during this period so that their canines do not sustain a head injury.

Types of Head Tremors in English Bulldog and French Bulldog

The occurrence of Head tremors in English Bulldog and French Bulldog is due to different reasons and these reasons we will be listed below.

Toxins

This is the occurrence of head tremors in either an English Bulldog or French Bulldog, and it is related to toxins. These toxins include rat poison, compost, snail baits, chemicals used in cleaning at home, and so on.

Idiopathic Head Tremors

Idiopathic head tremors are the most common of all head tremors in Bulldogs and Frenchies.

The cause of idiopathic head tremors in English Bulldogs and Frenchies is still unknown and can be caused by so many things.

And factors that are known to be the possible cause of idiopathic tremors of the head in English Bulldog and French Bulldog are;

  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Kidney Problem
  • Ear Infection
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Calcium Deficiency Disease

Cerebellar Head Tremors

These head tremors are related to the cerebellum of the Bulldog or French Bulldog. It happens when the cerebellum of the English Bulldog or French Bulldog is damaged.

This happens because the cerebellum is the part of the brain that controls coordination in these two breeds.

Ingestion of drugs

This is a drug-related head tremor. It occurs as a result of the intake of drugs by either an English Bulldog or French Bulldog.

And these drugs include drugs like antidepressants and amphetamines which can both lead to head shaking and nodding in English Bulldog and French Bulldog.

Maintaining and Treating Head Tremors in English Bulldog and French Bulldog

Below are some things to do when your English Bulldog or French bulldog is in its period of head nodding.

  • Since head tremors in these breeds are not dangerous, there is absolutely no reason for you to fear so, it is advisable to remain very calm.
  • Try distracting your Bulldog or Frenchie with food or toys.
  • Visit your vet for a medical prescription of drugs to be taken by your Bully or Frenchie.
  • Surgeries can also be done in the case of cerebellar head tremors and some other conditions like kidney problems and so on.

Final Thoughts on English Bulldog and French Bulldog Head Tremors

It is advisable to always visit your vet regularly because your bulldog head nodding and shaking could be due to some other reasons.

It is well stated above that English Bulldog and French Bulldog Head Tremors are not life-threatening so, you need to be calm always and comfort your canine during this period.

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