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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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She is restless, and intermittent shivering, The

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She is restless, and intermittent shivering
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: The intermittent shivering, she has never done this before and she can't seem to get comfortable, she normally sleeps without a problem, but tonight she isn't and goes from place that place. And simply doesn't seem like herself. She is a chihuahua Yorkie mix (chorkie)
JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help Yorkie. How old is Yorkie?
Customer: 4
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Yorkie?
Customer: No
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 12 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Her restlessness and shivering can indicate pain, anxiety, or the anxiety associated with pain but without supportive evidence we can't know why these symptoms arose. Have new symptoms appeared - vocalizing when approached or lifted, having trouble jumping up or down and navigating steps, ataxia (“drunken sailor”), a change in posture such as the neck held rigidly and head lower to the ground or a"hunch" in her back, and a change in behavior - a normally social dog becoming aloof or, conversely, a normally aloof dog becoming "clingy"? Those are symptoms of back pain often seen with a "slipped disk" in a miniature breed.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin