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Re: Trembling

Posted by:  Leslie Hemsing
Posted on:  March 14, 2002 at 16:32:16

In Reply to: Trembling
Category:   Medical
Posted by:  Shelley
Posted on:  March 14, 2002 at 13:12:17


: My Jack Russell is a 12.5 years old neutered male. He's a great guy called Riley. He has mild epilepsy which I treat. He has developed over the last few years trembling in the rear legs especially and mildly in the front legs. I have checked with the vet and he has advised that this is a characteristic of the Jack Russell and not to worry about it. I am just verifying that there isn't something I could do. This does not seem to affect him at all, he's still the same happy, energetic, dog. Thanks


Dear Shelley,

Trembling is not a characteristic of the Jack Russell Terrier. A JRT will certainly vibrate with excitement or tremble with fear but not all the time.

Trembling can also be sign of a medical condition. Given Riley's senior status and his epilepsy, I suggest you take him to another vet who won't so carelessly dismiss your concerns.

Good luck,