My Mini Dachshund shakes all the time as if he is wet.

@leenie50 (3992)
United States
June 29, 2008 4:05pm CST
My Mini Dachshund is my Baby Boy. His name is Bogie. Not too long ago he started shaking as if he were wet. Most of the time it is after he gets out of bed. He loves to sleep under a blankie. But it's not just then that he shakes. Does anyone know why he does this? It annoys my husband, but I just ignore it. In my book he can do no wrong. I could go on and on about this little love in my life, but if any one else's little Darlin does this, I'd like to know. Leenie50
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
18 Jan 09
The hint for you is that he loves to sleep under a blankie. I have three mini's and one thing I noticed is that they get cold very easily. You might want to try a sweater for your boy. Also check and see if he might have worms or another ailment. It also could be nerves but I would bet on the fact that he's cold. I have blankets on the couch, floor, bed, in their crate and one that is for when we take them for a ride. I also have coats for them along with sweaters. The kennel I got them from has lights over each kennel plus extra heat for the same reason, they reach a point especially in the winter where they get extremely cold. I know that when I get out of bed I immediately reach for my robe as it is much colder when I get out of a nice warm bed, so that may very well be the case for your little boy. So, when he gets up put his sweater on...plus it will help your husband not be so irritated because there won't be "hair flying". Tell him I have asthma and that I haven't had any problems with my dogs or cats triggering or irritating it.
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@sev123 (45)
• United States
18 Oct 08
My daschshund,Diva, does this sometimes, mostly when she is guarding something like her food or toy. She does it when she gets excited also. She has seizures sometimes and it could be a result of that, but I'm not sure.
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Hi sev, Welcome to mylot. I found out that Bogie had an ear infection. He was just shaking all the time. The vet said that because he was so small, that not only his head would shake, but his whole body would. Since I posted this, my little Bogie has passed away. The next door neighbor sprayed weed killer around his house and didn't tell us and Bogie must have gotten into it and it poisoned him. I still miss him something awfull. Thanks for responding. I hope you enjoy mylot as much as I do. leenie
• United States
9 Jul 08
Mine will do this too occasionally. Not sure why. I have 4 of them, Not all of them do it, but one does more than the others. Wow, your hubby must get annoyed easily, there is way more to life to get annoyed over such a small thing like that. Tell hubby get over it, Bogie just shaking it off... lol
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
9 Jul 08
Hi Boots, My husband has asthma and thinks that Bogie's shaking his hair out. He's not very tolerable for the most part but like you said, he'll get over it. I wish I had at least one more like my Bogie. He's the joy of my life. Thanks for responding.
• United States
10 Jul 08
Your welcome, I swear weiner dogs are like potato chips, you can never have just one. My dogs are my kids.. lol