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    Why is my dog shaking?

    I have a 12 year old beagle/basset hound mix. A few weeks ago I noticed he was shaking, like he was really cold. (but he was in the house) A short time later he was also drooling. He went to bed on his own and the next morning he seemed better, but wouldn't get up. That afternoon he got up and seemed perfectly healthy.

    Well, now a few weeks later he seems to be doing it again. He was shaking a little bit earlier tonight, but isn't anymore. He's just laying down now and refuses to get up or eat. He's not sleeping either, just laying down, and he never does that.

    Anybody have any idea what might be wrong? Is there anything I can do to help him? I really can't afford to take him to the vet right now.

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    Well you need to at least call the vet and ask for advice.

    My dog Rudy shakes, but that is his hypo thyriod condition , he is cold all the time unles it is really warm, outside or inside.

    A dog can shake for many reasons, being cold, being in pain, and being sick are the three that are probably the most likely.

    You will not know unless you talk to a vet.
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    I googled shaking and drooling and most of it related to stress from car rides - some others were related to epilepsy.

    You really need to at the very least call your vets office and ask advise - although I am afraid they will tell you to bring the dog in.
    A Lab and two Border Collies - can it get any better than this......

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    Shaking (and sometimes drooling) is also a symptom of Addison's disease. My dog has it. There really is no way to say what is actually wrong until you take him to the vet. We almost lost ours . We had a really good vet that spotted it right away with blood results. There are probably other things that would cause shaking too, and at 12, it could be a "senior citizen" problem.

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