If you own a Chihuahua, you’ve probably noticed that it shakes so much compared to other small or large dog breeds. In fact, I don’t think there is any other dog breed that shakes as much. In this article, I’ll explain possible reasons for Chihuahua’s incessant shaking.
Chihuahuas are small-breed dogs known for being shy, anxious, and yappy. They are the smallest dog breed in the world and are named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, where they were first discovered. The average weight of a Chihuahua is 3-6 pounds (1.4-2.7 kg) and they typically live for 12-20 years.
Why Do Chihuahuas shake so much?
There are actually a few reasons why Chihuahuas shake so much.
1. Higher metabolism:
One reason is that they are small dogs. Small dogs have high metabolisms and burn energy quickly. This means that they need to eat more often than larger dogs. And when they don’t have food in their system, they tend to shake.
As a small-breed dog, Chihuahua uses their metabolism to regulate their temperature and when they do not feed well, their body temperature drops. This makes them feel cold and they start to shiver.
Another reason why Chihuahuas shake is because of anxiety. These dogs are prone to anxiety and stress. When they get anxious, their whole body shakes. This is their way of releasing the tension they’re feeling.
As shy pets, Chihuahuas may also shake when they’re in new environments or around new people. This is their way of coping with the stress of being in a new situation.
Another reason why Chihuahuas shake is because of fear. When they’re afraid, their body shakes as a way to release the tension they’re feeling. Chihuahuas may be afraid of loud noises, new people, or even other animals.
Finally, Chihuahuas shake because they’re excited. When they see their owner or someone they love, they get so excited that their whole body shakes. This is their way of expressing their happiness.
5.Low blood sugar:
Another common reason for shaking is low blood sugar levels. This can happen if your dog doesn’t eat often enough or if they’ve just exercised a lot and burned off all their energy. When blood sugar levels drop, it can cause your dog to shake.
Sometimes, dogs shake because they’re in pain. This is most common in older dogs who may be experiencing arthritis or other joint pain. If your dog is shaking and seems to be in pain, it’s important to take them to the vet to get checked out.
Of course, one of the most common reasons why dogs shake is because they’re cold. This is especially true for small breeds like Chihuahuas who don’t have a lot of body fat to keep them warm. If your dog is shaking and seems cold, try wrapping them in a blanket or putting them in a warm room.
Another possible reason for shaking is an allergic reaction. This could be to a new food, medication, or even something in the environment. If your dog is shaking and you think they may be having an allergic reaction, it’s important to take them to the vet right away.
Finally, sometimes dogs shake because they’re ill. This could be due to a number of different illnesses, including fever, infection, or even cancer. If your dog is shaking and seems to be ill, it’s important to take them to the vet for a check-up.
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Hi there! My name is Ben Domb, an owner of two pets and I am one of the co-founders of OurPets HQ. I have several years of experience as a pet care professional in the New England region having spent time in various roles including a stint at a veterinary hospital in Upstate New York, Syracuse area. I am a certified pet care professional and mostly spend my time researching pet nutrition and sharing my thoughts in various blogs and columns. With quarantine and COVID restrictions, I have been spending a lot of time a lot with my dogs and cat and loving it! I also run a small consulting business providing advice to parents on pet nutrition, and especially safe homemade options to try. You can reach me at email@example.com