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Old 12-13-2009, 11:52 PM
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For the past few days, Caesar has been shivering for no apparent reason. Shivering like a chihuahua. It's really weird. I'm sitting here in my warm cozy house, and he's curled up on my lap.... shivering. Just his whole body is shaking like he's cold. It's not like he's nervous or something, because he's resting right now. I noticed it on Thursday and didn't really think anything of it, and then Friday the dogs went to the kennel (because my brother got married this weekend), and then we picked them up today and it seems worse, it's more constant. Nothing else is different.. he's eating, drinking, playful.

What could this mean and how soon should I get him into the vet??

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Old 12-13-2009, 11:56 PM
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Is it cold? Some dogs seem to be more sensitive to the cold, my parents visited with their dogs this weekend and mine have been fine in my apartment but one of theirs was shaking really bad so I ended up having to turn up the heat and put a coat on her and she was fine.

If its not the weather I might take him in for a vet check... he may be in some pain from something?

I hope you figure out what it is soon! ((((VIBES))))
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is your kennel surrounded by some water ? dogs generally tend to shiver after a bath.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:00 AM
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Thanks. It doesn't seem cold to me in here and I'm always cold. We just insulated the windows which has helped a lot. I don't think it's that.

I read that hypoglycemia can cause that in dogs. I can't fathom why or how on earth he would be hypoglycemic because he's been eating normally I think.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:01 AM
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is your kennel surrounded by some water ? dogs generally tend to shiver after a bath.
He was doing it before he went to the kennel. The kennel is heated and not surrounded by water.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:10 AM
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One website suggested giving a couple teaspoons of honey to see if it's hypoglycemia, so I tried that and now he's not shivering anymore
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One website suggested giving a couple teaspoons of honey to see if it's hypoglycemia, so I tried that and now he's not shivering anymore
thats interesting... are you sure he is eating?

If he is eating you may want to take him to the vet because hypoglycemia can be a sign of other problems.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:15 AM
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Yeah, after the shivering stopped when I gave him honey, I gave him a little more food even though he's had the amount of food he normally gets already today. Plus the kennel owner commented on how big Caesar's appetite was. I'm definitely going to call the vet tomorrow.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:16 AM
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Well just because a dog is eating doesn't mean he can't become hypoglycemic. If something is wrong internally, it doesn't matter how many sugars they consume if they can't process it at a normal rate.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:19 AM
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Yeah that's what worries me what kind of problems can cause this in a dog?
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