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9/27/09 12:31 P

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Has Lady been spade? Does she do the headshaking constantly? Is it only her head or does her whole body shake? Does your vet think this could be something related to epilipsy or tremors? Maybe a seizure?

There is alot of info on the web relate to dogs shaking their head and tremors, etc.
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It does seem like this is not an uncommon issue and that most of the dogs stop shaking when distracted with food or toys. I hope you can find out the cause of this. Please keep us updated on Lady's condition.

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9/22/09 3:49 P

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Okay, I thought the leaky lipped Collie thing is gross, but apparently the Danes have the Collies beat all to heck... hehehe

With the head shake, I would be concerned about an ear issue in our breed. It pretty much always means an ear infection, or may be a tooth / gum issue also.

Sometimes, though our WILL do a lot of shaking / scratching if I have just trimmed the long hair in and around their ears. Even though I am always careful, sometimes the odd piece of hair will fall deeper inside their ear and then it tickles....

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9/22/09 9:28 A

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Emma is not much of a head shaker, thank goodness. I can sympathize with you though. Every weekend I clean the walls about a foot about the doorknobs,,, we call it the "drool Zone". Eww. That's where the slobber lands when she decides to shake!

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9/22/09 2:31 A

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Did the Vet look inside her ear to make sure there wasn't a sticker deep inside? Our dogs shake their head like that if they get a sticker. I have a Bloodhound. He also is drool city. He doesn't shake his head as much as yours, but when he does, look out hehe. That just goes with the territory. I'm not an expert on Danes though.
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9/21/09 12:22 P

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full on head shaking...might be a Dane thing. My dad used to show Danes...some did it, some didn't. Guess it's luck of the draw? same with drool, the bigger the jowls, more drool. Gotta love Danes though :)

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9/21/09 11:55 A

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Hi their - Hailey shakes her head to (a dane) she does it in the middle of the night, when she gets up but not when distracted with play or chews. Her ears are clear to. Hubby says it is 'clearing out the wax'. I clean her ears after baths to make sure there is not water buildup (had a lb one prone to infections) but it is just he way they are says he (he has had several she is my first)

She also has HORRIBLE bad breath - teeth are fine but sure stinks! Poor baby emoticon Poor us! I find that two milk bones help that tremendously as does chewing on rawhides (the really big ones they have to work hard at) Brushing doesn't and the vet says her teeth are fine.

Sorry this is not much help but I can certainly sympathize!

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i'm no help but good luck! i can surely sympathize!

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oh no, this is full on shaking... like if you give a dog a bath and they shake to get the water off... just with her head though... sorta turner and hooch... shake shake, slobber hitting anything near.... danger zone when you are eating ;)


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shaking or tremors? with mild shakes, a bit of yogurt can help. The calicum is great for that.

I'd rule out a neurological problem 1st though, just to be safe.

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Hi, I have 2 Great Danes. First we got the boy Badger then later we got our girl Lady.
Right away I noticed how much Lady shakes her head. I thought right away ear infection. Her ears looked really clean and there was nothing visible off. When I took her to the vet he looked said they looked great. Yet the head shaking is all the time... and it has the unfortunate affect of slobber flying everywhere. She also has very droopy lips... which our other Dane does not have... so she's this big head shaking slobber tosser. Maybe that's why she shakes?
I dunno... but it's gross and frustrating. Anyone else have this issue? Should I get a second opinion? Just a bad habit?
AND she always has this sorta funny smell... kinda sour. I think it's her lips... like things just sorta hang around in there til they stink... but I've given her baths, washed her lips out and still she leaves this smell everywhere... dog beds get really gross very shortly..
Sorry for the book but any help would be appreciated.


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