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Strange back movement at rest

Hi again - I should have included this with my original post entitled "Strange eye movements", but I didn't have a video. Anyway, this is my same 1-yr-old Golden, Bantam, who I posted about regarding eye flutters. We notice large "wave" type movements in his back when he is resting (not asleep)... wondering if this could be related to the eye movements. They do happen regularly as well. Our vet knows of this situation, and is getting back to us after consulting a neurologist co-worker. Just wondering if any of you golden owners have seen this before.

Thank you! So far, I've had some kind and helpful responses. I'm going to enjoy this forum! Below is a video from this AM of the back movements. Kind of an odd angle, but you can see what I mean hopefully:
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Does it move like that when you do not touch him? I'm seeing his skin react to your touch, which is fairly normal.

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Does it move like that when you do not touch him? I'm seeing his skin react to your touch, which is fairly normal.
I agree with the question already asked and the added comment...The video you provided would be more helpful if you didn't touch him. That said, if the movement is the same, in addition to the eye movement, my thoughts are similar to those mentioned about the eye movements. There is most likely something neurological going on that requires being checked out by your vet first. I suspect your vet will refer you to a specialist who will be able to provide more assistance. I hope it's not serious. I read replies from others regarding the eye movement. This one seems to have everyone puzzled a bit which is even more reason to seek your vet's evaluation. Keep us updated on what you learn. BTW, wishing you and Bantam all the best.

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The back movements happen without us touching him. My husband's hand was just there in the video! Thank you for your responses. I hope to figure out what is going on with Bantam.
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Has he ever been really ill? Throwing up, diarrhea, fever, nasal discharge, eye discharge?

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Hi mylissyk - No, he hasn't been ill at all. Very healthy pup!
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Unless I see that without him touching him I have to say that every golden I ever had would do that when touching them like that. That to me is totally normal. Getting him checked out if there are any other things going on would be the safe bet but that looks totally normal to me.

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