Why Is My Dog Shaking?

Dogs shake off water efficiently, removing up to 70% of the moisture on their fur in just four seconds.

Shaking Off Water

Shaking can be a symptom of stress in dogs. It's a way for them to relieve tension after stressful situations.

Stress and Anxiety

Shivering or trembling can be a sign of pain. If your dog starts shaking without an obvious reason, it's best to consult a vet.

Pain and Discomfort

Excessive head shaking can indicate an ear infection, especially in breeds prone to them. Always dry your dog's ears thoroughly after they've been in water.

Ear Problems

Ingesting toxic items like chocolate, cigarette butts, or xylitol can cause trembling, seizures, and other serious symptoms in dogs.

Toxin Ingestion

Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia can cause shaking. This condition is most common in toy and small-breed dogs and young puppies.

Low Blood Sugar

Sometimes, shaking can simply be a sign of happy excitement in a dog and will resolve when they are given access to the object of that excitement.

Happy Excitement

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