Sometimes we see dogs suddenly shivering, but many owners do not take it seriously. If your dog often shivers, it is usually because of these 5 reasons!
1. Because the dog is poisoned
Dogs shivering may also come from eating things that are toxic to them, or accidentally consuming human drugs or chemical cleaners, etc. The typical symptoms of food poisoning are foaming, twitching or body shivering. Then they become rigid and gradually move to death. Once the dog is found to have accidentally eaten toxic substances, it must be immediately sent to the hospital ASAP!
2. Because the dog is not feeling well
Shivering may also be a pathological symptom, such as chronic kidney failure, neuromuscular diseases, trauma, muscle problems, distemper, epilepsy, etc., which may make the dog shiver. If the dog has been shivering inexplicably, you must send it to the vet as soon as possible to have it checked!
3. Because the dog is afraid
Dogs will react physiologically out of extreme fear and dread. For example, they may start shivering when they encounter unfamiliar surroundings, go to the vet or experience thunder and other situations. This means that the dog is very anxious and uneasy. It may also be accompanied by some other signals, such as curling up the body, drooling, panting, whimpering and so on!
4. Because the dog lacks calcium
If the dog did not eat the wrong thing, but still keep twitching, especially the hind legs twitching that may be caused by a lack of calcium. Generally, dogs are most likely to lose a lot of calcium after giving birth, resulting in postpartum twitching. In such cases, the owner may usually feed the dog some pet calcium tablets, which can solve the dog shivering and other situations!
5. Because of the low temperature
Dogs shivering may be simply because of low temperatures. If you take your dog out in the cold weather and find it shivering, it is time to return to your warm home. If you find your dog shivering at home, please close the windows first to ensure that the room is warm enough. Generally, short-haired dogs, small dogs, dogs whose origin is not in the cold zone will be more afraid of the cold!
What to do after dogs shiver
Dogs will shiver when they are cold, scared or in pain, so be careful to determine the cause. When they are cold, keep them warm; when they are scared, calm their emotions in time; when they are in pain, ask the doctor promptly; when they accidentally eat chocolate, their gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular and nervous system will be affected -initially they will vomit and get dysentery, have rapid heartbeats, get excited, etc.; later they will shiver, have spasms and seizures, etc., so you should take them to the doctor promptly.
Cautions for dog feeding
Normally, in addition to knowing all these above, we should also pay more attention to the dog's diet. It is recommended that the owner should give the dog less food or dog food with high salt content and many additives. It is easy for dogs to have rough hair, tear marks, black and smelly poop and other problems after eating for a long time. Besides, the choice of dog food is very important, and it is recommended that the owner should choose safe and nutritious natural food.