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Experience:  UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management
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My shih tzu trembles like she is cold

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my shih tzu trembles like she is cold
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry to hear about this concern. I will wait for you to reply with a simple, hello, so I know we are properly connected.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
though my doggie is playing, I am concerned about her trembling.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hi, Very sorry to hear about this issue. We have to take any type of shivering/tremoring very seriously since there can be several causes. - nausea- pain, which could be abdominal pain or musculoskeletal pain (like an injury)- A recent seizure- An endocrine condition. Specifically, Addison's disease (where the body is producing an insufficient amount of its own steroids from the adrenal glands)- Stress or FearUnfortunately, not much for treatment we can do right now over the counter. But, I do feel this is well worth a vet visit, even today, if getting worse. Hope that info helpsDr. Andy