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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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Oh, the poor baby!! I've never heard of anything like that, so don't have any brilliant ideas, but just wanted to say I'm sorry. I'd be all worried, too!

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I wonder if he hears something that worries him, that you don't hear.
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I would be getting a second opinion from another vet if it persists....(but maybe thats just me being overly cautious)

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Is he having a stool prior to trembling?



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his system is regular, he plays, is as happy go lucky as usual. then, in the middle of the night he goes out to poop and 2x it's been to pee, comes in and shakes. it happened again last night. i have to take him to the vet next week for his shot. the vet told me to log everything because there might be something that's triggering this. i don't know if it's the stones in his bladder and the pressure of eliminating causes them to move...no clue all i know is that last night he was in discomfort. i gave him a little mylican, laid down with him on the carpet and about an hour later he settled in for the night. as soon as i picked him up and put him in the bed, he starte shaking and then settled in for the night. i had 3 vets and a radiologist review his films last week when i took him in.
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I know trembling is a sign of pain, but am sure there can be other causes also. Stomach problems would have been my guess, but it seems you have been told he is okay. Please keep us posted on what you are doing.. Do you live in Florida?
I think a second opinion is necessary also...or another opinion..Hugs and prayers. Keep us posted, please?

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Well, I don't know about dog bladder stones but if its anything like human stones it is really painful. I just had lithrotripsy to break up a stone the size of a peanut m& m that was blocking my ureter and it wasn't fun...it was hellish. I feel so bad for your little guy and hope you can find an answer to his pain. The only thing I can think of would be something with the spine if it is hurting him when being picked up and getting into a position to poop...but why only at night would be the question. please keep us posted.

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Did the vet xray his back? My older girl is prone to back problems and she shakes and can't get comfortable if she strains her back.
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I am so sorry, I hope that you find something out. Is he crying out in pain at all?

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