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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I have a 3 month old yorkie. She has been shaking/trembling

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I have a 3 month old yorkie. She has been shaking/trembling almost like vibrations since yesterday morning and dry heaving/coughing and wheezing since yesterday morning too. I took her to the emergency vet yesterday afternoon and they checked her blood sugar (normal) and did blood work (also normal) and said she was fine.. They gave her some fluids and sent her home. It's been 24 hours and she seems to be getting worse. It almost seems as if she has something stuck in her esophagus or something. 2 days ago I caught her with a piece of an onion, which I immediately took away from her. I know they are toxic to dogs so I thought maybe that was the issue but the vet said all her levels were normal and that it probably had nothing to do with it. She has not vomited, and has had no diarrhea or anything, but isn't eating and is extremely lethargic. I feel so helpless!!
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. If basic blood tests were normal, less common disorders such as myasthenia gravis - a neuromuscular disease - and Addison's disease (hypoadrenocortisolism) need to be considered in a young Yorkie demonstrating those symptoms. X-rays +/- barium swallow need to be taken to evaluate the health of her esophagus which may have lost its normal muscular function secondary to either of those disorders. Please give me an update on her.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin