Why Does My Dog Shake

Shivering differs from shaking significantly. However, in the case of a dog, it does not make much difference either. And that is, shaking meant to a dog more suffering, more irritation than in just shivering predominantly owing to catching cold. A shaking dog, however, may quaver out of too much weight or being playful. Both factors, shivering and shaking, go hand in hand with the same background.

Causes of dog shaking:

The causes of a dog’s shake can range from ordinary to grave ones.  To dog adherents, an ordinary shaking resulting in light consequences does not make too panic, however, a shake owing to some serious illness would definitely render them sick and grief struck as though it is some member of the family suffering. Following may be the causes:

1. Physical / Mental Affliction:

Physical pain may involve a bruise, cut, wound, or a blister anywhere over the body of your pet dog. If your pet is too much of a sort of unrest it is going to get itself hurt. Many a times you find it back to home with an injured limb as after an untoward car accident.

Dog Shaking Why Does My Dog Shake

An extreme form of infliction is resulting from trauma of ‘separation’. Puppies exhibit quite sensitive behavior over their separation from their mother parent. While an adult dog may feel same measure of agony at the time of parting from its master. The trauma arising from separation may last for long periods or may leave a permanent mark of agony on a dog’s mind.

2. Cold:

It is usual for your dog to shake and moan while you bathe it just as do human kids, esp. those dogs who are not used to frequent bathing. When a dog is found shaking without any obvious sign, it may be out of some physical complication, so consult your vet. There is every possibility that your dog is going through some traumatic happening. So usual shaking is a highly unpredictable phenomenon. The intensity of shaking varies from breed to breed. There are certain breeds that are not much vulnerable to shaking.

As you bathe your dog it shakes and whines, especially if it’s not used to bathing.  But when you dog shakes for no observable reason, you need to take the matter to the vet. It could be your dog is in a state of shock or trauma. There’s no hard and fast rule on general shaking. Some breeds of dogs are prone to shaking while some are not.

3. Anxiousness and Fear:

Every dog, how much ferocious it may be, feels tense on encountering a prospective match. Both parties may start shaking. A dog shaking is also caused when they confront something bigger than what would they fear. In such a situation they don’t happen to muster enough courage to physically coup with confrontation and hence they shake out there. Shaking, actually, is a phenomenon that occurs in reaction to various kinds of strains on a dog’s mind. On the whole, the phenomenon of shaking is something very natural, so you have no permanent remedy to deal with it. As a dog-tender, only what you can do is to console your dog with the help of some gestures or at least just saying, “it’s OK, man!”, “be bold” or “… good boy” or whatever your dog is used to listen and pick from you gladly so that it can respond to that and get calm to an appreciable degree.

4. Epilepsy:

Epilepsy or seizure is a disease that can attack your dog any time, whether road or home, its attack is sudden and fatal. An epileptic attack is attributed with an abnormality in the dog’s nervous system, or due to unknown reasons. Bouts of Epilepsy are considered equally serious in humans as well. Here, a vet’s treatment would be indispensable.

5. Old age:

Old age dogs are prone to quickly lose control on body movements, especially the movements that are concentrated in head and neck regions. When a dog has half past its average life time, it tends to perform human old age activities on the same pattern an old-age human would do, such as, shaky gestures, passive locomotion, overall weakness, insufficient appetite, hair fall, loss of intensity and frequency in barking and whining, and uncontrollable moves. Very few dogs have been witnessed pass more than 20 years of age.

6. Viral infection:

Flue resulting from viral infection in your dog develops Parvo Kennel cough. Parvo Kennel infection causes dog coughs and shakes in a continual manner.

Dog shaking arising from minor causes is curable; serious cases have to be referred to some vet expert. Keep the atmosphere and the ways of handling your pet quite hygienic for shaking resulting from kennel cough is some times contracted by humans as well.

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