Last Modified on Jun 16, 2014
Shaker Syndrome or white shaker syndrome is a poorly understood malady, largely affecting small dog breeds, that causes uncontrollable shaking. White shaker usually strikes dogs when they are young, and seems to strike dogs with white fur most often, which explains the name. An autoimmune and neurological interaction seems to be at fault, but generally dogs are able to endure the condition, which can be kept at bay through various therapies.
Natural Pet Care for White Shaker Dog Syndrome
If your dog is suffering from white shaker syndrome and you're looking for an effective pet remedy the place to start would be with our resident naturopath's recommendation to give your dog supplemental L-histidine in order to moderate immune function. Also be aware that this may be a side effect of certain dog vaccinations.
Hello Ted, I am very concerned about my 6 yr. old maltese dog. He has always been a very active, happy dog until two days ago. He started shaking vigorously and would not eat and seemed to be terribly afraid to just move. His limbs became very weak and is difficult for him to even jump on the sofa anymore. His gums look healthy and I checked his limbs for breakage and he's ok. My bf brought his dog to stay wt us and ended up being pregnant and having puppies, I thought he was reacting to the change of having puppies and all the attention on the other dog. I looked it up on the internet and found that these small white dogs can suffer from a syndrome called white shaker syndrome. They are usually treated with PREDNISONE which I have read is not very good to give to animals because of the side effects. I am planning on taking him to the vet this monday to get a diagnosis but I do not want to treat him wt drugs, I want to treat him naturally. He has improved in the past day though. I hand fed him and he looks a little more relaxed. I am a Reiki healer and have been doing reiki on him also. Can you please let me know the best way to treat him... I will greatly appreciate it.. Could you also start a new entry under ailments for this syndrome... I'm pretty sure there are many of us that are looking for a natural treatment for this syndrome...
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