Medical Reasons Causing Chihuahua To Shake
Generalized Tremor Syndrome (Gts)
Also known as steroid responsive tremor syndrome or white shaker dog syndrome usually affects dogs between the 9th month and two years of their lives.
The disease was first noticed in small, white dogs, but it has affected dogs of any size, breed, or color. The causes of this syndrome and the dog’s shaking are unknown. It can be easily misdiagnosed as anxiety or hyperglycemia.
Immediately contact your vet to run a complete physical check on your Chihuahua, and then depending on how severe the tremors are, your Chihuahua will be receiving inpatient or outpatient care.
The general treatment course consists of corticosteroids.
Poisoning is a severe problem in pets. There are many types of poisons, including antifreeze, rat poison, insecticides, rodenticide, household cleaners, etc. In addition, poisonous plants and animals can affect many different breeds of dogs, including Chihuahuas. Common poisonous substances in nature include berries, mushrooms, grapes, onions, garlic, chocolate, coffee beans, fish, meat, milk products, nuts, potatoes, raisins, spinach, tomatoes, tea, and wheat.
Typical signs of poisoning include drooling, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, to name a few.
If your puppy eats something toxic, contact your veterinarian right away to administer proper treatment.
Distemper is caused by a virus that attacks the brain and nervous system. Dogs not vaccinated or improperly vaccinated gets affected the most due to weak immune system.
It is fatal in puppies less than six months old. Symptoms include lethargy, loss of appetite, seizures, tremors, and paralysis. In addition, it can cause neurological symptoms like tremors and uncoordinated movements. In case you start observing the symptoms, take your Chihuahua to the veterinarian immediately.
Distemper is easily treated with antibiotics but requires immediate veterinary attention and life-saving support. Treatment generally involves antibiotics, physical therapy, IV fluids, and airway dilators.
This disease occurs when an animal’s thyroid gland produces too many hormones. It usually affects older dogs, although younger ones can develop hyperthyroidism later in life. The symptoms of Hyperthyroidism vary depending on which organ system is affected by the disorder. Some signs include excessive urination, increased appetite, weight loss, muscle tremors, nervousness, restlessness, diarrhea, vomiting, and even seizures.