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Dog Shivering and Trembling: Causes and Treatments

September 11, 2019

dog shivering and trembling causes and
treatment many things may cause a dog to shiver or tremble it could be from joy
at your home or it could be from eating toxic foods
what are the most common reasons of Dodge shivers or shakes is treatment
necessary and when should you talk to your vet
went to see a vet dogs shake and tremble for all kinds of
reasons excitement pain old age even nausea
shivering and trembling maybe symptoms of something serious like poisoning
kidney disease or injury so if your dog suddenly starts trembling or shivering
it’s important to take note of other symptoms such as diarrhea vomiting or
limping then talk to your vet right away dog shivering and trembling common
causes and treatments a few of the more common causes of
shaking shivering trembling or tremors in dogs include
distemper caused by a virus canine distemper most often occurs in puppies
and adolescent dogs that haven’t been fully vaccinated it’s a common cause of
tremors in dogs other signs of distemper include eye and nose discharge fever
coughing and other symptoms treating distemper generally involves
supportive care while your dog’s immune system fights the virus treatment may
also include antibiotics airway dilators physical therapy and fluids to help
manage dehydration generalized tremor syndrome GTS GTS is
also called steroid responsive tremor syndrome or white shaker dog syndrome
first noticed in small white dogs such as Maltese and west highland white
Terriers it can occur in dogs of any size read or color no one knows what
causes GTS GTS symptoms usually start between nine months and two years of age
treatment generally consists of corticosteroids like prednisone results
can often be seen within a week of starting treatment nausea just like
people dogs can get nauseous from motion sickness medication eating too much or
eating the wrong thing such as a toxic plant they also can get nausea from
kidney or liver disease as well as other diseases shaking may be a sign that your
dog is nauseous other signs include listlessness lip
smacking swallowing or salivating more than usual hiding yawning and vomiting
treatment for nausea depends on what’s causing it poisoning is one cause of
nausea so if your dog is suddenly vomiting or appears nauseous
call your vet or the Animal Poison Control Center at eight eight eight four
two six four four three five immediately old age and pain as dogs get older some
developed tremors in their hind legs sometimes the tremors maybe in the front
legs as well these tremors usually don’t affect how your dog moves or walks it’s
easy to assume that symptoms like shaking legs are due to your dog just
getting older but trembling can also be a sign of other issues such as pain so
always talk to your vet if you’re aging pet develops tremors poisoning several
toxins or poisons can cause tremors or shaking in dogs some of these are
harmless to people but toxic to your pet for instance items that can be poisonous
for dogs include chocolate cigarettes which can cause nicotine poisoning and
xylitol the sugar substitute found in many chewing gums snail baits containing
metaldehyde can also cause severe muscle tremors and convulsions symptoms of
poisoning can vary they include tremors weakness disorientation depression
drooling vomiting diarrhea and seizures if you think your dog has swallowed
anything potentially toxic call your vet right away or call the Animal Poison
Control Center at eight eight eight four two six four four three five
seizure disorders epilepsy a neurological disorder can affect dogs
symptoms may include collapsing jerking stiffening muscle twitching loss of
consciousness drooling chomping tongue chewing or foaming at the mouth dogs can
fall to the side and make paddling motions with their legs treatment
includes medications to control seizures such as phenobarbital or potassium
bromide excitement you really don’t have to do
much to make a dog happy just you’re coming home at night is more than enough
to make some dogs shake bark even urinate with excitement while dogs often
grow out of some of these traits you can help your canine companion calm down by
keeping your greetings calm and brief you may want to train him to sit before
offering a greeting in return other causes of shivering and trembling
in dogs there are other less common reasons for shivering shaking trembling
or tremors and dogs chronic kidney failure can lead to tremors so can
neurological problems that may include inflammatory brain diseases or seizure
disorders an an Estonian crisis a condition related to an underactive
adrenal gland and demyelinating disorders may also lead to shaking in
dogs dogs may shake when their anal sacs are full
if you have questions about your dog’s shivering or trembling or about any
canine health and wellness issue talk to your vet
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