Muscle spasms are localized twitches that result from overexertion, neurological damage, or a physical injury.
Though spasms are not dangerous in and of themselves, they can be painful, especially if they are sustained for a long period of time.
They may also be an indication of a more serious condition, such as a pinched nerve, a slipped disc, or muscle damage.
Muscle spasms are typically detectable as tremors beneath the skin, though a visit to the veterinarian is usually recommended for a proper diagnosis both of the spasm and of the underlying cause.
When your dog participates in strenuous physical activities or doesn’t get enough fluids, muscle contractions may be interrupted, resulting in localized spasms.
Spasms are often a sign of muscle strain or physical damage.
Though the spasms are not life-threatening, they can be painful and may be indicative of a more serious condition that requires medical intervention.