Life with Jasmine and Juliet, Our Rescued Dachshunds

Random notes on our experience with our two rescued miniature dachshunds

Shiver Shiver

on August 20, 2007

Jasmine sometimes shivers and shakes. I don’t know if it’s because she’s cold, afraid, happy or wants attention.

Our routine is that we get up in the morning and we go outside. She relieves herself, I praise her, and then she gets brushed. She loves to be brushed. She sits right in front of me and enjoys the contact and the feel of the brush. However, she also sits there and shakes and shivers. It’s a little chilly in the morning these days, but it’s not cold. She also shivers when she’s afraid of my husband, as well as sitting in the yard after a long, pleasant walk.

Maybe it’s like goosebumps? A seizure? A prelude to a doggy full-body shake? Or is she just nervous for some reason that I can’t fathom?

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3 responses to “Shiver Shiver

  1. crschier says:

    I came across your blog because I have a dachshund as well. It seems like a really sweet story and I see a lot of parallels of when we brough our dog home (we were his third family, so he was skittish). Our boy does the shaking thing too, even when he is laying down next to you. We still haven’t figured out what that is all about. Good luck with the “dog raising.”

  2. ejwines2 says:

    Our boy Darwin shivers like that as well. He’ll be sitting on your lap & will have an intense shiver, then relax for 5 seconds, then shiver again and so on and so on. Not sure what it’s all about, but he’s a happy & well-adjust young man, so I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.

  3. lil buddy says:

    same here,weve just gone to the vet yesterday,to consult about shiver all the time about our mini dachsund,it became worse when he was at the vet. yesterday,he always shiver when he go to banfield hospital everytime,but yesterday is the worse!!,he got into seizure,they got to stabilize him,with a drip of medicine diazapam,and valium,he got stabilize for a while ,but it came again afterwards,the bills goes up to $510.00 for two hours,he went home with take home med. phenobarbitol,he is till shaking and shiver.dont know why?..all the results came back normal..still puzzle us,he is our baby,love him so much…..let me know about your baby’s condition too…we are all riding in the same boat…..

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