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Hi, my dog is acting strange. She will not stop shivering

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Hi, my dog is acting strange. She will not stop shivering today and noticed she was crying more and trying to get into the house past few days. I thought at first it was the bad weather she was afraid of. She had a cut on her leg a few weeks back. Could this be an infection? She is a japanese akita and its so hard to get her to a vets.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
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Is she spayed?

Is she eating?




Customer: replied 5 years ago.
She had her womb out a few years ago. She is eating and drinking perhaps not as much as usual. No vomiting or diarrhea.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
What color are the gums?

Breathing normal?

Limping or lameness?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

seems to be breathing normal and not limping just really the shivering at the moment. Im not with her at moment but didnt notice any change to gums


Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Is she on any medications?

Does she have any past medical history that is important to know?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no medications and no past history apart from womb out
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
The problem with trembling as a sign is that it us often non-specific and can be due to:
- Anxiety
- Pain
- Discomfort
- Fever
- etc.

You do not report other major signs of illness. If there were other signs of illness such as:
- Vomiting
- Diarrhea
- Lethargy
- Loss of appetite
- Belly pain
- Back pain

That would help explain where the trembling is coming from.

If the trembling does continue, an evaluation by your veterinarian (temperature, listening to the heart and lungs, etc) would be the first step to consider.

This way before spending money on tests that may or may not help, we can better help determine why there is trembling to better direct testing or even medical therapy

I hope these recommendations and tests get to the bottom of this for you!
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