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Unread 09-15-2006, 01:32 AM   #1
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Unhappy Dog shakes violently while sleeping

My girlfriend and I just got a 6 week old yellow lab puppy, the problem is, when he sleeps he shakes violently and wont make any noise, he does stop when ever we wake him up, but he is kind of worthless for a few seconds.

Also, is it normal for such a young pupp to sleep alot?



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Unread 09-15-2006, 06:02 AM   #2
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Hello, I have a golden lab pup too! Yes puppies sleep loads, cherish it while they do! They grow so quickly and their energy increases rapidly too until they are one big fluffy bouncy ball that hardly ever stays still.

The shaking while sleeping sounds fairly normal to me if it's what I think it is. If he's sort of kicking his legs around and doing almost a bobbing up and down motion then that is completely normal, even my 2 year old choc lab does that, we always think it seems like they're dreaming they're chasing rabbits or something. Sometimes they make little barks under their breath too which I'm sure you'll hear sometime soon during his sleep.

If on the other hand you mean the puppy is shaking like it's shivering or something like that then I personally am not sure about that one. I'm sure someone else on here would be able to tell you but if you're worried it might be worth just ringing the vets to give you peace of mind?

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Pups sleep alot, and I mean alot!!! So do not worry about how much he sleeps.

As for the shaking that could be normal, he could be cold , he also could be showing signs of Hypo-Thyriodism. My male Doberman did this before he was diagnosed and before he was on meds. He still does it but not as frequently.

Shaking can also be a sign of pain or fear. You have had him to the vet for his check up right ? You can always call your vet and ask, calls cost nothing and can ease your mind.

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I am curious about finding out about the symptoms of Hypo-Thyriodism. My 1 1/2 year old fawn female doberman shakes every night as she is trying to fall asleep. She is in bed with me, and even if I cover her, it doesn't help. She is also licking constantly, her fur is extremely brittle, and thin. Otherwise, she seems perfectly healthy.

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Sburke did you find out why your doberman was shaking? I have a 14week old doberman and for the last 3 days i have noticed her shivering when she is lying down.

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I am curious about finding out about the symptoms of Hypo-Thyriodism. My 1 1/2 year old fawn female doberman shakes every night as she is trying to fall asleep. She is in bed with me, and even if I cover her, it doesn't help. She is also licking constantly, her fur is extremely brittle, and thin. Otherwise, she seems perfectly healthy.
Hi sburke and welcome to the forum Is your dog a rescue/shelter dog? The licking contantly isn't a good thing and can cause further skin problems if not kept in check. Nipper (See Avatar) My Staffy did lick her self quite a lot but I did try and stop her when it got excessive. It's a form of soothing and comfort to them but it must not get obssesive! So keep a eye on it and try and redirect her to play time or some other fun activity to take her mind of it. HTH And let us know how you get on
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