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What should i do if my dog is shaking and shaking and shaking and I'm just standing there watching him?
I have a 2 year old Pomeranian that has always been very fearful of me. I have always used a very low and gentle voice with her. She knows the sound of my voice and knows when to come to me, but she is still extremely timid.
When she is afraid of something I will try to get her to calm down by telling her it is ok. This usually works for her and she will usually stop shaking and looking around the room and will just come to me.
So the problem I have now is that she is having a really hard time. I have always been extremely gentle with her so I am not sure how to handle the situation.
Sometimes she is shaking and she will not even come close to me, but I will try and talk to her softly. Sometimes she is shaking and shaking and shaking and I just stand there watching her. She is also scared of cats and even the sound of cats.
What is the best thing I can do for her? She was recently diagnosed with a thyroid condition, so maybe that could be causing the shaking, I don't know.
Thank you so much!
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was 12. This is a condition where the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone and symptoms like shaking, being lethargic, and weight gain are usually seen.
I was also diagnosed with a vestibular syndrome, which is basically a form of vertigo that can cause a dog to shake when the dog is in a high position or with a certain head position. This is a vestibular disease, not the same as the inner ear problems that cause vertigo in humans.
I was told that the condition would be controlled with thyroid medication, and that there was no cure. My vet is very understanding, and has been wonderful to work with. However, the shaking is really hard for me to handle, and sometimes I get frustrated.
I just don't know if there is any way to help. I would love to see her get more confidence with me and that she can be more relaxed, but I also don't want to cause her more fear or stress.
Do you have any thoughts of what you can do? I do not want her to be afraid of anything.
She is a wonderful dog that does not mean any harm towards anyone, she just doesn't want to be touched, and sometimes not even to be petted.
Kimberly, what you are experiencing is the same as my life as a human. My thyroid condition was the same in the morning and the same in the evening. At noon, it was different. At 7 pm, it was different. At midnight, it was different. By 4 am, it was different again.
You are experiencing the same in your dog. She is experiencing the same thing that you do. It is called the circadian rhythm, or a daily pattern. It is normal.
I am on medications and I still experience the same thing. My condition has changed daily and I experience the same thing with my dog.
However, there is something that you and your dog can do that has a positive effect. Your dog can experience the same thing that you do, in a safe environment.
We experienced this when we were in the military. I would sit in a chair with my head resting on my hand, like you see when someone is sleeping. At that point, if I began shaking or if my dog began shaking, I would reach over and pet them and tell them that I loved them. I would say "it is ok". Sometimes this would calm them down.
You have to make the commitment. You have to learn to do this with your dog every single day.
This is something that will change their lives and make them more confident. This is why we can't do things when we are tired or sick. This is why we have a day and get up in the morning.
It is hard at first. I remember when I first experienced it and how frustrated I felt. However, once we made the commitment to work with our dogs daily, we started to feel better and have better health.
This is also why dogs like dogs. They want to please their humans. They don't want you to be upset. If they feel stressed, they can't do anything.
You have to keep making the commitment to do this. Once you are committed to doing this, it will change your life and your dogs life.
I have experience with both of these conditions. They are normal for every human on earth, but if you get hypothyroidism or a vestibular syndrome, they are very, very rare.
If your vet says to you that the shaking is normal and it is not something that is dangerous, then just trust your vet.
You need to learn how to do this and do it with your dog every day. Make the commitment that you will work with your dog every day.
This is the best way to help your dog and yourself.
Kimberly, thank you for sharing your story.
Thank you for sharing your story.
It is a very good thing to share, but the problem is that I can't seem to get the dog to do this. I can only get her to come over to me and be close, but she always tries to get away. She seems to be more afraid of me when she is shaking.
I just don't understand it. She seems very calm around other people. She just seems really shy around me.
Is there any way that I can help her? Do I need to start a new routine?
I think she just doesn't like me because I'm a woman, but she is more afraid around other males than females. I think if she could be around other dogs it would help a little bit. I don't know.
Does she trust you at all? If not, I would just leave her alone for a while