Helen what are you talking about. What she is describing sounds like seizures that need to be reduced by medication from the vet. They could be due to anything, if it was my dog I would be in the car on the way to the vets right now.
Well I didn't know that . I've only had Toby for a month. And I agree you should call up your vet and find out what's going on and if he says to come in I would just to make sure he's ok. And Toby does the smae thing sometimes but its very rare, he shakes just out of nowhere, its only happned once or twice but nothing too serious so please if you think that something's hurting him call the vet immediately and try to watch him as often as you can to make sure he hasnt done anything that could trigger it.
***Edited By: tobysmybaby on 7/22/2006 10:04:55 PM*** Reason: add
One of my females shakes to pieces when it storms, the lights go out, smoke detector. Even if the satilete goes off she shakes. Amost to the point of hyperventilating. She sure has never been abused. They will do that when they are scared or in pain. Has she maybe gotten hurt someway you didn't know about?
Is the whole dog shakeing or is it just the legs. Is there a pattern?Say during a storm or before of after exercise. Basically think idf there are any outside connections. There are some ailments like muscle wasteing that could be a factor, it could be many things.
I have a beagle mix who is also 11 years old. He shakes like that sometimes... nothing else seems to have an effect on it - he doesn't appear to have arthritis, it's not a change in the environment or the weather... he just shakes. Otherwise... my Quincy is the healthiest, most active 11 year old dog I've ever seen... I will say that I notice it more when he's laying around. Perhaps the muscles just get sore. AS I get older I notice that I'm stiff and sore when I get up in the mornings... LOL!
It is possible that he might be having minor seizures - but the vet doesn't seem too concerned.
My advice would be keep an eye on it and if it gets worse... then worry and take him to the vet - otherwise as long as he's comfortable - don't worry!
My dog trembles when his Lymes disease acts up, that's how I know to take him to the vet for meds, matter of fact two weeks ago he started to tremble. lasts a few minutes, I took him last week and sure enough he tested positive, again. Back on the meds he is.