Why is my basset hound shaking?

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Do you have a furry friend that seems to always be shaking? If so, then chances are your basset hound is experiencing what’s known as tremors. Most dog owners will recognize the signs of trembling and fear when it comes to their four-legged family members but learning more about why these tremors can provide insight into how best to care for them. 


In this blog post, we’ll discuss what causes Basset Hounds to shake and how pet owners can help keep their beloved little buddies feeling safe and secure in any situation.

Why is my dog shaking for no reason?

Watching my dog shiver for no apparent reason can be quite concerning. Of course, we love our fur babies and want nothing more than to see them happy and healthy. Shaking is usually a sign of fear or anxiety, however, it can also indicate a medical condition in some cases. 


It is important to take your pup to the vet if they are shaking with no known cause so that it can be assessed and taken care of. Even if it means being overly cautious, it’s better to have peace of mind that your pup is alright!

When should I be worried about my dog shaking?

If you’re concerned that there is something wrong with your pup, it’s important to be aware of the fact that shaking can be a sign of health issues. Generally speaking, it’s best to err on the side of caution and take your pup to the vet if they’re shaking more than usual or displaying other symptoms like extreme fatigue or lack of appetite. 


It’s also important to note that shaking can be caused by things like stress, cold weather, and even excitement. Of course, if your pet is regularly shaking then it’s probably not a good sign and you should bring them in for a checkup just to make sure everything is okay.

How do I treat my dog shaking?

If your dogs are shaking, the first thing to do is identify the cause. It could be due to stress or anxiety, fright or pain, dehydration, or low blood sugar. Depending on the reason for their shake, treating your dog can vary. For example, if it’s an issue of fear or anxiety then you can offer calming words and petting and try to alleviate the source of their distress. 


If it’s physical distress like pain or dehydration then appropriate measures like fluids or medication may need to be taken. You can always consult a vet regarding your dog’s symptoms as they will be able to give an accurate diagnosis and suggest further treatments if needed. Regardless of what the situation is, making sure your pup feels safe and secure is key in helping them cope with their shakes.

Why do basset Hounds shake their heads?

Basset Hounds are an adorable and unique breed of dog that often do things that confuse us, shaking their heads being one of them. The reasons why they do this could range from a variety of explanations. 


One possible theory is that they shake their heads to get rid of an itch or bug. Or, maybe they’re trying to shake off water after playing in the lake or pond. Whatever the reason may be, it always looks super cute when these low-slung canines tilt their heads back and forth.

Can anxiety cause head tremors in dogs?

As pet owners, we all want to be sure our furry friends feel secure and safe. Anxiety can have a severe effect on our canine companions, and this includes causing them to experience head tremors. Though head tremors usually aren’t anything to worry about, it is important to look into the reason why they are occurring. 


Visiting a veterinarian or a behavioral specialist will help you best determine what is causing your pup’s head tremors and the best way to alleviate their anxiety and distress. With some patience and persistence, you’ll be sure to find the right solution for your pup’s anxiety!

Final Takeaways

When it comes to basset hounds, shaking is something that may be normal behavior in certain circumstances. That said, if you believe the shaking is out of character or an indication of a larger issue, it’s always best to get your pet evaluated by a veterinarian. Your vet can determine any underlying medical issues and provide treatment that can help alleviate the shivering and restore them to their usual, wonderful selves. 


With full bellies, comfy naps on the couch, and plenty of adventures with their family and friends – basset sounds like nothing more than being surrounded by people who adore them. So give your basset hound some extra love today, and offer yourself a moment of peace knowing that whatever shakes come along; you are prepared!


John McCaine

John McCaine

I've been caring for hound dogs for all my life. My parents had a beagle when I was born - he was my babysitter as a toddler LOL.
So out of love for hounds I started this blog to share what I know with dog lovers everywhere.

About Me

I’ve been caring for hound dogs for all my life. My parents had a beagle when I was born – he was my babysitter as a toddler LOL.
So out of love for hounds I started this blog to share what I know with dog lovers everywhere.

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