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My dog is a shichi when she's lying down she seems to quiver

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My dog is a shichi when she's lying down she seems to quiver not all the time but I am worried about her
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your dog?
Customer: She just quiver quite a bit she is a bit nervous she does t like loud noices I have just gone back to work after 9 weeks lock down could it be this I'm out fot 4 hrs in the mornings
JA: The Expert will know what to do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?
Customer: No
Hi there,you are through to Dr Linda.
I'm sorry to hear this.
Do you feel she could be anxious at the time it is happening?
How long has it been going on?
Any other symptoms such as weight loss, reduced appetite, coughing etc?
Any possible source of pain e.g. ear infection, mild lameness, blocked anal glands or red skin?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No not really her appetite is always up and down anyway
If everything else is normal and there is no sign of any underlying health issues anxiety may be the reason for the trembling especially if her schedule has recently changed.
It would be no harm though to get a health check if not done recently , just in case.
If we do feel anxiety is the problem there are things that can be done.
I would start with a set schedule which is predictable for her.
I would also consider calming supplements such as Zylkene.
Confidence building activities are worth pursuing e.g. basic command training.
It is also useful to keep her occupied with exercise she likes e.g. fetch or frisbee and with food puzzles and toys.
Some dogs may require strong anti anxiety medicine which would need to he prescribed, if the above tips do not help.

Hello, how is your dog getting on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She's fine now thanks
Oh wonderful! Thank you for letting me know :)
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