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Is it normal for the Chihuahua to shake and tremble?

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Automatically when your little Chihuahua shakes and trembles, you assume the pet is chilled. After all, what else can it be? With the onset of the cold temperatures and changing seasons, we all shiver a little, right? So, is it normal for a Chihuahua to shake and tremble? If you have oncerns about it, you can contact your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home to ensure your pet is healthy and not shaking for other medical reasons.

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There are often some underlying issues that may cause a Chihuahua to shake and tremble, aside from the cold and changing seasons. A medical issue affecting many dogs of this breed is hypoglycemia.. Small dogs are extremely prone to low blood sugar, especially during the early morning hours before being fed. Your dog may be shaking and appear weak and lethargic. Diet and sometimes a dab of honey can help resolve this issue.

Since breeders keep trying to create the best, most unique and tiniest of Chihuahuas, all that pent up energy in that tiny body comes out through trembling and shaking. After all, this breed of dog thinks of itself as a giant Great Dane.

When the Chihuahua gets excited or anticipates change, especially with new guests and visitors, it may almost seem to shake uncontrollably. If you react to that shaking, at that particular moment, your dog may develop this into a form of communication to express emotion. Ignore your dog temporarily until that shaking passes and then acknowledge him or her.

Some Chihuahuas shake out of fear, especially if previously subjected to some form of abuse. Others may be fearful all the time and need more reassurance from their pet owners. They are nervous and that fear is accompanied with whining and crying. Speak to your dog in a soft quiet tone of voice and remove him/her from the fearful, nervous situation.

Obviously, your dog may be shaking and trembling from aches, pains and discomfort. Be sure to check your dog for any medical issues, especially if the shaking is uncommon for your particular pet. If you have a Chihuahua that shakes, it could be the result of an underlying issue or just that special trait of a little dog with a huge personality.

If you are looking for wholesome, natural and homemade treats for your favorite canine best friend, Led foot’s Pet Bakery near the Rockford area is happy to meet your needs. Check out the website at Ledfoot Bakery. Contact Susan Weitzel at 815 784-6358, Ledfoot Bakery Contact.

If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists

For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland

For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy

For the grooming needs of your Chihuahua in or near the Rockford area, you can contact Sue at for further information.

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