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my dog won't stop trembling
well, for the past 4 weeks on monday night, django has gotten up in the middle of the night at 1:00 a.m. to go out and poop. as soon as we walk back in the house, he starts shaking and can't stop. the first 2x times i picked him up and tried to rub his belly. he could not get comfortable and wouldn't stop shaking for 5 hours. i rubbed his belly, gave pepcid, nothing would bring him comfort. he wanted to lay on the floor all night, i guess the hard surface helped.
we had another episode last night. this time, i took him upstairs back to bed and did not pick him up, i grabbed my pillow and blanket and laid on the floor next to him and we both went to sleep, he trembled for about 1/2 hour and then seemed to settle in. around 3:00 i picked him up and stuck him in bed. he trembled a bit but then settled in. it appears as though picking him up and holding him was causing more discomfort then good.
i took him to the vet last week for this issue. the vet took xtrays, blood work, etc. etc. saw a few stones in his bladder. don't know what's causing this. what i do know is that it hurts him cuz he's always making a sad whimpy sound telling me he's in pain. what i can't figure out is why does this happen 1x a week and why at 1:00 in the morning. this would occur every blue moon but now it's become a weekly occurance. we've had no issues with his pooping during the day, he eats plays and all is good except this weird issue which no one can put their finger on. i hate seeing him in pain. any tips or suggestions?