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Well, last night, I was getting ready for bed, and Angel was sitting in her basket. She looked kind of funny, so I went over and asked her what was wrong-she started shaking uncontrollably. I put her on the floor, and she just layed down, and kept shaking...

I called the vet, who told me to check her temperature, and try giving her some nutrical, to see if she would eat-she lapped it right up, looked happy, but still shaking!!!

The vet said "Sounds like White Shaker dog syndrome" So, I'm bringing her in in the morning.
I have gotten no sleep-she has, my kids have-none for me-I'm too worried.

Does anyone know what the vet will do in the am to diagnose her? I figure bloodwork. My poor girl! She looks like she has no clue that she;s shaking!

I'm so worried about my poor little baby!!
 

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Awww. Hugs and Kisses. Keep us posted. Sorry I can't give any advice or information.
 

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are u serious??? is that the only symptom for that disease?
Kodie shakes all the time for all different reasons. Is she still doing it today?? Maybe she didnt feel well last night... or maybe she was cold... etc... i dunno i'm not a doctor i just wanna look on the bright side of things that hopefully she doesnt have White Shaker dog syndrome. -_- Let us know what happens! Find out if there are any other symptoms she should be having besides shaking? Kodie sends hugs and kisses to Angel!!!
 

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Oh no!! I hope Angel is okay!!!
I wish I had some advice, but I don't know anything about shaker syndrome. Please keep us posted and give Angel a big hug from Peanut!!!!
 

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If bloodwork is clear and she continues to shake, ideally she should see a neurologist. Since Maltese are prone to certain types of encephalitis, it is often a good idea to have a spinal tap done to rule that out before treating with steroids for White Shakers.
 

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I just read some of those articles Ladysmom... I was wondering... say i'm talking to Kodie and telling him we are going out... and he gets really excited and shakes... is that okay? (sorry if thats a stupid question) Kodie shakes when hes excited, nervous, cold.... it says that things like that trigger White Shaker dog syndrome.
 

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She was defiantley having some kind of neurological episode-she couldn;t walk, then her paw came up to her face and she toppled over-it wasn't a seizure, she just seemed like she was completely with me, but had no control over what was happening.

The vet said she'd run tests as she thought they were necessary. She also said it would help if Angel had an episode while in front of them. It also lasted much longer than a seizure would.

But now, she's FINE. She was running around normally this morning. Who knows? Hopefully the vet can shed some light-I just don;t want her to be scared. (I think my reaction may have scared her more than anything her body was doing.)

Thanks for the good wishes-I hope maybe it was just an isolated thing, but I think deep inside I know it wasn;t.
 

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My Lady has been epileptic since I adopted her and I have had another epileptic dog in my life. There are different stages to a seizure and the last stage, after the actual seizure has ended, can actually last for hours. I believe it's called the post-ictal phase and in Lady, it resembles drunkeness. She's disoriented, wobbling, bumps into walls and paces. Here is a link to an excellent website on canine epilepsy:

http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/

I'm glad your vet is running tests. Depending on the results, I agree with JMM about taking her to a neurologist. As you say, what she experienced was not normal.

BTW, how old is Chanel?
 

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This sound very simular to what my first maltese missie had. My vet called it white dog symdrom. Same thing I belive. She started shaking like that. Then when I took her to the vet they put her on the floor and she started to walk around in circles but walking right into the table like she could not see it.,


I still called it seizure and other may too as she still cannot contol what she is doing. yes puppy may be aware but have no control of functions. Such as walking and falling over. Walking and bumping into walls and even you.
Sometime it could last 5 min others will last all night.

If this is case and your baby has this, the Vet will prescibe some medication. Not sure what kind as when my puppy had this it was a bout 10 - 12 years ago.

I hope your puppy is feeling better today.
 

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I hope all is well for Angel.
 

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I called the vet-they did blood work, which includes a toxicology screening-to make sure she didn't get into anything. (I hadn;t even thought of that)

She did general physical neurological tests, and if I wanted I could consult with a neurologist. She recommended waiting until the bloodwork came back-oh-she also did a UA and fecal-JIC. (Heck-I'm glad she's being thorough)

I will call a neurologist, as soon as we get an all clear on the blood.

She said my little girl is SO ready to come home, but I have to wait for my kids to get home...lol.

Oh-she's a rescue-breeder? No clue. She's not even a year old.
 

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In those links I posted it mentioned certain types of poisoning mimicking the symptoms of white shaker dog syndrome which is why your vet did a toxicology screening.

I asked Angel's age because usually epileptic dogs don't begin having seizures until they are a year old (and up to age 4 or 5). Seizures in puppies are usually secondary (caused by a disease or a head injury). When Lady had her first seizure
3 days after I adopted her, my vet did a whole battery of tests. Specifically, thyroid or liver abnormalities can cause seizures and Maltese are prone to both of them, too.

Dealing with anything involving the brain is trial and error - ruling out and narrowing down causes. Since your vet did a toxicology screening, that will rule out anything of an emergency nature. I'd take your vet's advice and wait for the rest of the test results before scheduling an appointment with a neurologist since it could turn out that another type of specialist is needed.
 

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It sounds like you're on the right track with Angel. It could be a seizure...I had an epileptic, too. She started at 13 months.

If you have a video camera, keep it handy and video tape the next episode to show the vet. It might be worth buying a cheap old one off e-bay or from a thrift/pawn shop.
 

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Angel is home, just fine, and wondering why all the attention...little muppet has no clue about those 10 years I lost off my life.

The vet said the bloodwork should be back by today, and that hypoglycemia also may be the cause. (Me, I thought she was a little too old for that-but I guess not!)
I've been giving her nutrical, just in case. I'll be seeing the neurologist if the bloodwork shows nothing.

Thanks for all of your concern!! I'll let you know when the bloodwork comes back!!
 
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