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    Misha is nearly 11 (August) and has been doing these little twitches for a split second every once in a while. It's like a very, very mild shudder and he doesn't appear to be in any pain and seems very mentally with it. His only problem at last vet visit (7ish months ago) was some arthritis which he takes rimadyl (1 or 2 doses every 2-3 months if he's flung himself about and sore). Other than that he's been really healthy and all tail wags. Any advice?

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    Not sure if this is related, but I've had 2 dogs that have had seizures and they often seem to start with & be associated with the head shudders.
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    Cassie did this for years. She did have one seizure and it was after this that the shaking started. The vet could not explain what these shudders were. It never seemed to affect her. Now Honey (12 yrs) shakes a little bit but nowhere near the amount Cassie did.

    Maybe someone else can shed some light?
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    hello, I read with interest your message regards twitching in your 11yrs old baby, Can I say I am relevantly new to the forum and my first message was regards to twitching., my neurologist said it was a Myronic Twitch, however knowone in the forum have heard of it,he was on rimadyl for a week before he had a cataract operation on both eyes and it was after taking it for a few days that he developed the twitch, which starts with his eyes blinking a lot then the tremor goes throughout his body, he doesnt seem to be in any pain whatsoever, and is very lively, I feel he is a little underwieght for his age of 9mths (11lbs)he is going for an MRI scan on Tuesday of next week so I am hoping it will give me peace of mind as to what is going on (if anything).I will definetly be in touch when I find out as it may help you . Give him a big hug from me and my babies.

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    I have never heard of Myronic Twitch, but am wondering if it is Myoclonic Twitch?
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    It maybe as you say MYOCLONIC Twitch!!, as I have a bit of a hearing problem, may have heard the vet wrong

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    Ok, a myoclonic twitch is an involuntary spasm of the muscles and can be as innocent as that jump you can do when you are just falling asleep, or the little twitch you can get at the corner of your eye, but it can also be associated with a condition called myoclonic epilepsy which causes abnormal body movements.
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    Than You Caraline, information appreciated. I will know for definite when he has had his MRI scan on Tuesday.

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    Good Luck with the MRI, will be thinking of you, having been through that recently I know how you are feeling!
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    Let us know how he goes with his MRI Joan. Good luck.
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