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What would cause trembling?

I don't think I am worried... just yet. But Cash has 3 separate times now over the past few months just started trembling all over, and then it just stopped. First time it lasted about 20 minutes and for no apparent reason. We happened to be at the vet later that day, and she checked him out, but of course by that time he was fine. 2nd time it was after he was outside and it was cold, and when he came in he ran right for the heat coming from the vent, so we thought he may just have been chilled. But this morning he did again before going on his walk. It was very warm today and he was fine by time he got to the park. Of course, this reminds me of when he was very sick when he was just 1. he trembled then, but was in obvious pain. he does not seem to be in pain these past three times.

Would you be concerned? what would you watch out for? any ideas are appreciated.




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My dog Boo Boo is on Prednisone for Addison, tremors are common, but it could also be just part of muscle wasting from his CHF, depending on the dog tremors can be part of muscle wasting, and that would be a dog with medical problems. A healthy dog should not have tremors on a regular basis, in a health dog it could be cold, fear, viral infection, it is not a problem unless it happens more then a few times. Neurological problems also can cause tremors, they are rare. I would not be concerned unless it happened on a regular basis.

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It has happened under such different circumstances, and so infrequently that I'm not sure a vet would find anything, even if you took him. Maybe start keeping a journal and see if you can see any pattern to it? Boy, I wish these guys could talk!!!


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Karen, Good idea about the journal.

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I've had that a few times with Bailey. Never any regular pattern. I just thought something frightened him. I held him close each time till it passed.

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The weird thing, Sergio was napping, I for the first time, I noticed him trembling a bit, also. It couldn't be from the cold. He was doing it in his sleep, but it just lasted a few seconds. I just never noticed that before.
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Michele, both my boys do the sleep/tremble thing for just a few moments at a time. I always assume they are dreaming. This was full body shakes, as if he had a fever, but no fever, and it lasted more than a few minutes. He was easily distracted by food, but continued to shake. and then it just stopped. One time we think it could have been cold, but the other times it didn't make sense. There didn't seem anything that would scare him. But you never know what goes on in their heads. I wish they could talk,




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Gucci has had this a few times, both times I think it was associated with constipation, but it could be anything that scares or upsets them. I think with her it was the bowel pain, IBS. I'm sure dogs can have IBS too.

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Gryff gets them too. We call it the shakeys. No idea what it really is. Little White Dog Syndrome is the best I've got.

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