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Old 06-06-2007, 04:28 PM   #1
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hi guys. the new pup i brought home is adorable and all seems well. he's a 2 month old miniature pinscher, however i find he shivers repeatedly when he's sleeps. this only happens when he first lies down. he's very small and short haired so im thinking he's cold. my room temperature is around 20 degrees celsius, however he does this even if i put a blanket over him and cuddle him. he shivers for about 5-10 mins before he falls asleep. anyone have experience with this? he seems healthy and very active otherwise. thank you

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It is pretty normal for a puppy to look like it is shivering while asleep so I wouldn't worry too much.

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None of mine shivered when falling asleep. Although it could be that he is going in to the state between sleep and consciousness. I know I crash unto my bed when I fall out of it, or I suddenly grab the air.

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lots of small breed shiver, its just a normal thing they do, i would not worry about it too much, if you want you could put a sweater or a blanket on him but it is probably not him being cold, just a normal small dog thing.
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Its hard for pups to go from being snuggled up cozy with a load of litter mates to being all alone and colder ;( takes a little adjusting, dont worry.
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my german shepherd is about 17 months and she still does it. it did worry me at first but luckily im mates with the local GSD dealer that i got her from, and the head of the local KC who is also a GSD behaviorist. So i found out it is normal.

You gotta admit its cute watching them shake when they first go to sleep.

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phew. thats good to hear. it was scaring me he was shivering so much. glad to hear its normal though. thanks!

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Anytime mate. Best of luck to you and you animals.

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If you think it may be because she misses her littermates, try giving her a stuffed animal or something to cuddle with.

I know many people who put warm water in bottles and then cover them with a sock, so the heat feels like their littermates body heat.

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yea i think im goin to try that. he has a round mop ball that he loves playing with and cuddling. even when he curls up in my lap he shivers. however i took a nap with him this afternoon where i brought him in the sheets with him and held him real close to me. he didnt shake at all! im goin to try the stuffed toy and if it doesnt work go with a warm water bottle thnx

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