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My Dog Is Shaking, Is She Okay?

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Muhammad Nadeem answered
Shaking can be normal in dogs due to cold and after swimming. Some breeds of dogs which don't have coat but have hairs also shake frequently. Some other conditions can also cause shaking. These conditions can be
  1. Nervousness
  2. Pain
  3. Skin parasites
  4. Fleas infestation
Differential diagnosis is necessary for accurate treatment and this is possible by visiting a vet. So, take your dog to vet.
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Shaking or shivering in dogs can be due to environmental and medical factors. Among medical factors, majority of the time cause of shivering in dogs is pain that can be due to muscular and skeletal problems, disc injury, traumatic injury, damage and inflammation of the tissues, exposure to heat and cold, and some diseases. Infection in the ears can cause shaking of head. Fleas and skin parasites can also cause shaking or shivering in dogs. Another possibility is nervousness.

Among environmental factors, exposure to cold or swimming can cause shaking and shivering
. Ideally, you should take you dog to vet and discuss these problems for exact diagnosis of problem and most accurate advice.
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Dogs can shake due to normal and as well as medical conditions. Normal conditions that can cause shaking in dogs are cold climate and swimming. Many medical conditions can also cause shaking in dogs. These can be
  1. Nervousness
  2. Pain
  3. Fleas
  4. Skin parasites
  5. Ear infections
Out of above mentioned conditions, pain is major cause of shaking in dogs. Many conditions can cause pain. So, it will be good to take your dog to vet to find out proper cause of shaking and treatment.
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Tee Jay answered
Is your dog a toy or is it a big dog?

If it is a smaller dog it may be cold.  A shirt or sweater on it would keep it warm.  I have Yorkies so do keep "warm places" for them - meaning I have a heating pad on low where they like to lay (their beds).  This is if it is a "Shiver" shake.

Now, if it is a different type of shake - it could be many things.  Your dog may have a neurological concern to be checked by your local vet.  Your dog may have an obstruction that is causing them to have pain.

I hope this helps!
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My yorkie was shaking around th belly area and a little while later she threw up she seemed fine but about 2 hours later she did it again she didn't eat and now shes sleeping is this a virus
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Shaking in dogs can be due to environmental factors and pathological conditions. Among environmental factors, exposure to cold or swimming can cause shaking and shivering. Among pathological conditions, pain is number one cause. Pain can be due to muscular and skeletal problems, disc injury, traumatic injury, damage and inflammation of the tissues, exposure to heat and cold, and some diseases. Infection in the ears can cause shaking of head. Fleas and skin parasites can also cause shaking or shivering in dogs.

You should take your dog to vet for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Shivering in dogs can be a sign of shock , and should not be ignored . You should seek veterinary advice if the shivering does not stop after 20 mins or so. If the dog is suffering from shock the circulatory system is not supplying the dogs body with enough oxygen in the blood.

# It does not mean their stupid !.
Pami Perry Profile
Pami Perry answered
Lots of these breed just do this because they are board get at less three different kinds of kong toys and a hard ball, nylon bone this well keep them busy you should be able to buy at any pet store.
Also changing their diet to Natural Balance formula potato & duck if you can't find it in your pet store ask them to order it or go on-line to buy it.
Some time it only being board or it could be their diet I recommend you try both.
Elaine Vellianitis Profile
Dogs shake when they are in pain, scared, excited, anxious, and when they feel threatened. It can be any one of those things. The best thing to do, is to take your dog to the vet and just make sure that there are no underlying medical conditions that you don't know about. Better safe than sorry!
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It really depends on the kinda of shaking your dog is having as to what the problem maybe as well as how old she is. It can range from just nerves to seizures when you say "shaking". It would be a good idea to consult your vet to get an honest opinion, and I hope it all works out for her.
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Hi I have a 15 year old Sch that is shaking for no reason, the house is warm she has a coat on and she is not in pain that I can tell.  Can you please give some answers thank you Holly
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Tamara Speelmon answered
I have a yorkie and she shakes when she is very excited (after my husband returns from a business trip). She also does this when she wants attention. Nothing to worry about this is very common in yorkies it is a breed thing.
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My dog has been shaking and panting for a few days now mostly in the evening please somebody help me I love my dog more than anything he is getting older he is about 11 years old in people years but I don't want to take him to the vet because my mother and father say that they will give him steroids that  will just make him worse I thought he was cold but he is panting also and I tried to give him water but he wont drink it please help I don't want to loose my dog I'm 12 year old girl and ive had my dog ever since I was 1 year old ive basically had him my whole life someone please help me.!!
Ady Mat Profile
Ady Mat answered
If your dog shaking and shivering without taking a break then show him to vet otherwise he is just trying get rid of some dust and bug or some water droplets or just charging himself up.
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Julie Woods answered
Your dog may be having seizures.  Please get your dog to the Vet as soon as possible.  Seizures cause brain damage and even death.

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