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I have a 6 month old Yorkie she's been her usual self

I have a 6...

I have a 6 month old Yorkie she's been her usual self eating, drinking, sleeping, playing as usual. But for a few days now i've noticed her mouth/jaw shaking.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have checked her mouth & she has nothing inside that is stuck in her mouth, last time I checked was this morning when I brushed her teeth.
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Hello. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed veterinarian. Please let me know when you are back online so we can discuss Luna's shaking jaw.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
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Hello. There are a few things that can cause trembling/shaking, including pain, fear, anxiety, boredom and being cold. Since Luna is only shaking in her mouth it is most likely due to teething pain. When you brush her teeth you may notice that some of her gingiva looks more red and swollen if she is about to cut a tooth.

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I would make sure she has a variety of teething toys to chew on. The rope toys are usually very helpful and soothing for teething pain. Some of the puppy toys can be put in the freezer overnight and this can be really helpful for their gums. You can also offer a cold wash cloth to chew on (just supervise this so she doesn't chew up the cloth and swallow any of it).

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thank you

You're welcome. I recommend monitoring her and if the shaking does not improve with the teething toys, then having your vet do an oral exam on her to make sure nothing more serious isn't going on. Make sure she is eating and drinking normally during this time.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns for Luna. I hope the teething toys offer her some relief. Please hit accept at the top right of your screen if you are satisfied with my help. Thank you.

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