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sudden shivering in 10 year old dog

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sudden shivering in 12+ year old dog. He leapt off bed but no yelps as if he had helped himself.

his nose is normal and no frothing. shivering continued for little while but eventually stopped at smell of bacon. could it be

Tia but active dog and not overweight or

He jumpeed off bed in his sleep and it was shock?

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  DR.J replied 2 years ago.

DR.J :

Hi , I'm James DVM MRCVS and would like to help you with your question

DR.J :

Sorry to hear about Elvis .

DR.J :

Could you please tell me :

DR.J :

1. is that the first time such a thing has happened ?

Customer:

yes

DR.J :

2. is he suffering from any other condition (is he getting any medications) ?

Customer:

no - a few months ago had pancreatitis

DR.J :

Is he eating and drinking fine ?

Customer:

yes

DR.J :

Any coughing or sneezing ?

Customer:

no

DR.J :

Thank your for your answer.

DR.J :

There could be many things which could lead to this sudden presentation of Shivering

DR.J :

But TIA does not come first on my list as this is a reoccurring even most commonly and is due to other diseases in the background

Customer:

ok thanks

DR.J :

AS Elvis is not a young boy , the list of possibilities grows longer but first we must eliminate to most common and harmless reasons

Customer:

ok

Customer:

he seems fine now

DR.J :

For example - dogs can suddenly shiver when their electrolytes are off balance . this is something that can occur spontaneously which then the body acts quickly to re balance so the shivering stops . this is something which would be more visible in older dogs.

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Expert:  DR.J replied 2 years ago.
It's too bad you left our conversation as I wish to give you some more advice .
The main thing you need to do now is document and observe if this shivering continues . As I mentioned before , Elvis is not a young boy and there might be something else which is going on and resulting in his behavior. As so I advise if you see more episodes or anything else which worries you , I would have a full blood profile performed so we can focus better and see if we can trace the problem and treat it.

A this point I would not worry myself too much over one event but would keep an eye on him to see if anything else happens .

I wish you both all the best

Dr.J

If you have any more questions please let me know .

Expert:  DR.J replied 2 years ago.
How is Elvis doing ?

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