Idiopathic head tremors are a series of repetitive, horizontally (“no” gesture) or
vertically-directed (“yes”), involuntary muscle contractions involving the head and neck.
A typical episode lasts about three minutes (yet may seem to last much longer as you are
watching it!). Dogs remain fully conscious and aware during the episode, and when the
episode ends, your dog should be completely unaffected. The tremors are benign –
meaning the dog is not caused any pain or distress, and there are no short or long-term
THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS A SEIZURE !