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I noticed this morning that Poppy’s left leg spasms while she was standing up and she kicked out and looked at her leg. 
 

I noticed this happen a couple of times as well about a month ago. I haven’t seen it since. 
 

Is this something to get checked? I don’t remember seeing it happen ever with Flash before. 
 

Thanks. 

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If it has happened in the past as well  it suggests that there might be either a nerve caught in the spine somewhere  or some other slight damage to the spine.   Does your dog ever look uncomfortable,  favour one side or one leg?    If it happens again I would get it checked out  -  it may well be nothing - but it would bring you peace of mind to at least have the spine checked.

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She doesn’t show any discomfort or any favouritism to a particular side. 
 

And it doesn’t happen regularly- only occasionally but as I said I don’t recall seeing it happen to my previous Doggy so that’s why it caught my eye. Of course if your not looking for something you probably don’t see it. 

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My mum took her to the vet today. He gave her a thorough check (although not being allowed inside the vet means you can’t be sure) but going on what the vet says he said she is perfectly fine and there are no issues.

He said it might be (paraphrasing my mother) some kind of epilepsy in that area and he was going to discuss it with a specialist but he couldn’t find anything wrong.

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6 hours ago, Spinstorm said:

My mum took her to the vet today. He gave her a thorough check (although not being allowed inside the vet means you can’t be sure) but going on what the vet says he said she is perfectly fine and there are no issues.

He said it might be (paraphrasing my mother) some kind of epilepsy in that area and he was going to discuss it with a specialist but he couldn’t find anything wrong.

Well that is a new one on me  - however its great news there is not problem with the spine.    I have an epi boy - but its the normal type of epilepsy  - and affects his whole body from head to tail   -   which is now totally controlled  naturally  - no vet meds.      You will obviously be keeping an eagle eye on her now.   Might I suggest you keep a diary, noting the date/time/type of  spasm/length of spasm etc.    If you also can note what she was doing beforehand  -  down to even what she had eaten the day before/that day  etc    - it may bring up some type of  pattern to help you or any  vet etc.

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I have noticed it:

- When she is sitting on my lap. She gets up and looks at her left leg like it is bothering her. This is not always but enough that I have noticed it.

I am not so concerned about this because she is a big doggy now and doesn't fit on my lap so squashing her left left probably would cause some discomfort.

- I have noticed it also when she has gotten up from sleeping twice and she has a few muscle spasms and her leg kicked out after coming to say hello (like your doggy does when they have been asleep and just woke up and have come to see you.

 

Again it could just be that she is sleeping on her leg funny and she gets up and it is sore and stiff and has a spasm. I have never noticed it just randomly when walking or doing anything else. But the times it has happened when she hasn't been sitting on my lap it didn't happen right away so that is what concerned me.

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