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Why is my dog shaking?


Dogs are incredibly loyal and loving animals, but sometimes they worry us because they shake for no apparent reason. If your favourite furry friend is shivering, you’re probably wondering what’s wrong and how you can help. In this article we will look at why dogs tremble and what we can do to help them. We will also discuss some of the diseases that can cause tremors in our furry friends, as well as different methods to prevent and treat these problems. Whether you are an experienced or new owner, this article will help you understand and care for your faithful companion.


Your dog trembles due to stress


  • Stress and anxiety are common reasons why a furry dog may tremble. Our four-legged friends can become stressed or anxious for many reasons, such as changes in routine, loud noises, past traumatic events or separation from their owner. When a dog experiences this behaviour, it may also drool, have rapid eye movements and avoid eye contact.


Solutions: Teething toys can relieve stress and anxiety in our four-legged friends. Just as yoga or meditation can be calming for humans, chewing can be a zen activity for dogs. When anxious, puppies tend to chew to soothe those feelings. At MAIKAI PETS, we offer a full range of 100% natural teethers, including natural olive wood, deer antlers and Himalayan cheese. You are sure to find what you are looking for in our shop.


Your dog is shaking due to illness


  • Illness and pain are also potential causes of tremors in furry dogs. Some diseases, such as Lyme disease, parvovirus, hypoglycaemia and Cushing’s disease, can cause tremors. Similarly, certain pains, such as arthritis, hip problems and muscle aches, can also cause tremors.


Solutions: If your dog is shivering frequently or showing other signs of illness, such as fever, loss of appetite, vomiting or listlessness, it is important to consult your vet for a thorough examination and appropriate treatment.


Your dog is shivering because of the cold


a dog in bed who is cold


  • Temperature changes and cold snaps can also be a cause. Like humans, dogs can cool themselves and shiver to generate body heat. Our furry friends may also shiver after exposure to extremely cold or hot temperatures. Cold snaps can also cause chills, as well as other symptoms such as sneezing, coughing and nasal congestion.


Solutions: To help a shivering furry friend, you can provide a warm place to rest, such as a soft bed with a blanket. You can also give him dog clothes so that he doesn’t get cold during walks.


Your dog trembles due to fatigue


  • Fatigue and urinary incontinence may also play a role. Fatigue may be due to intense physical activity, lack of sleep or an underlying illness. Urinary incontinence may be due to urinary tract infection or kidney disease. These conditions can lead to increased fatigue in our furry friends, which can manifest itself in the form of tremors.


Solutions: The best solution is to give your dog enough rest and sleep. Make sure he has a comfortable place to rest, such as a dog bed or pillow. You can also try massaging it to relieve muscle tension. If you find that fatigue persists despite rest and sleep, it is best to consult a veterinarian to rule out any other underlying cause.


If your furry friend is shivering, it is important that you know the possible reasons for this behaviour and look for ways to alleviate it. By taking care of your pet, you will contribute to keeping them happy and healthy, while strengthening your relationship with them. Do not hesitate to consult your vet if you are concerned about your dog’s health. With a little patience and dedication, you can help your dog overcome his tremors and lead a happy and healthy life. Finally, don’t forget to give your faithful companion love and affection so that he/she feels more and more loved and confident.