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hello and thanks for posting
Oliver have any different foods/treats yesterday?
and was defecation normal? on no medications?
Unfortunately, you describe a constellation of pretty non specific signs (such is often the challenge of vet med) so while it sounds like there is a GI component to this, there also could be something musculoskeletal.
No way for Oliver to have gotten into any rodenticides, like De-Con, I presume?
Yorkies are a little over represented for pancreatitis as well, which we sometimes don't get to know what triggered it.
It says that you are in the US, but I don't know where in the US but my advice is going to be to get Oliver in asap to your regular vet.
while I can't know from what you are describing what systems are involved, there is little doubt that he is uncomfortable and that in itself justifies a vet visit. I wish you both well. -- Dr . A
I'll switch us to a Q & A format as it seems that you are not online or in chat. I will continue to monitor should you have further questions. -thanks! - Dr. A
Thank you for the follow up on little Oliver. Did your vet do labwork and testing for pancreatitis? The other thing I want to be sure is ruled out is a disease that we call "the great imitator," meaning that it can present with symptoms that range from a general just not doing quite right, to a metabolic emergency. This is Addison's disease, which is a deficiency in steroid hormones.
I by no means want to be alarmist in any way, but there is a reason for Oliver's shakiness and I want to be sure that the possibilities are thoroughly explored especially as he still seems to be having bouts of shaking and is not eating well.
The other things to make sure were checked: A full neurological exam, including range of motion to make sure that it isn't a back or neck twinge, or anticipation of one, that is making him feel off. Anal glands. I know this seems odd, but sometimes dogs that have impacted anal glands or an anal gland absecess starting act as you describe. I think most of us vets have had the experience of suspecting xy or z, and it turns out that it was very uncomfortably full anal glands.. Keep me posted and i hope Oliver is back to his normal self as you read this.. Dr. A
Yes, I think that Oliver needs to be seen again. I am not disparaging your vet, but when I am here and you are there...I like to direct pet owners to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). On their site, there is a "find a vet" function into which you plug in your zip code. AAHA is a voluntary accreditation program that assures a standard of care and commitment and it is easily understood that an AAHA hospital will serve you well. It is kind of like triple AAA for motels, but a lot more rigorous. Again, there are plenty of vets that are excellent that do not work at AAHA hospitals, but in the absence of knowing your geographic area, I think an AAHA hospital is a safe bet re: getting Oliver a good check up. Best of luck- Dr. A