Shaking Miniature Yorkie?

My miniature yorkshire terrier – not teacup- shakes really bad when she is hungry…but once fed she stops. She gets fed 3 times daily. Im wondering if this is normal as she is so small, or should i take her to the vet?
I took her to the vet a month ago and they said i was feeding her the right amount of food everyday…I measure it each time

Tiny and toy breeds can suffer from hypoglycemia, which means they have difficulty regulating their blood sugar levels.

Low blood sugar can cause shaking, shivering, lethargy, disorientation, even seizures if it gets severe enough. Tiny puppies like this need to be fed several times a day, and even as adults they usually need to be fed at least twice daily.

I'd recommend that you feed your pup more often, perhaps 4 times a day instead of 3, this should help her. You can also add a little bit of Karo syrup to her water once a day. If these measure don't help, I'd recommend talking to your veterinarian about it.

Best of luck with her.

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9 Responses to “Shaking Miniature Yorkie?”

  1. Casey says:

    are you sure she is not a mixed breed?
    if she's pure Yorkie then YES take her to the vet!
    better safe than sorry.

    hope your puppy is okay:P
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    interesting.
    never heard of this before

  2. mel says:

    her blood sugar is getting too low. you need to feed her small meals thoughout the day. with alot of small and toy breeds you have to keep their blood glucose levels up-when it gets too low she will physically get sick.

    i have a yorkie also, and was told by the vet that they need to be fed little amounts throughout the day.. try that and see if it helps her-i dont think you are feeding her enough throughout the day..
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  3. anne b says:

    Sounds like it's genetic. FYI there is no such thing as a "Miniature" Yorkie. There is only Yorkie. So yes, you have a "teacup", and all the health problems that come with that.

    Take your dog to the vet.
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  4. Banana says:

    My miniature Yorkie used to do this, but as she got older it stopped, so maybe its just because your dog is young? Take her to the vet as a precaution, but I doubt there's anything seriously wrong.
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  5. Ashley H says:

    well, since they are so small she just probaly overly exicted is she she really young like a puppy if so that's just what they do! But if it gets worse i would take her to a vet asap!

    ~Ashley~
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    watching animal planet and reading books!

  6. Lindsay B says:

    There is NO such thing as a MINIATURE Yorkie. See AKC.ORG for the breed standard. They only come in ONE size. If indeed someone sold you a MINIATURE any kind of dog, you are in for a meriad of health problems. Hope you have a wallet full of $$$.
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  7. Wolflover says:

    Small dogs have a tendency to shake and quiver, especially when they are hungry and their blood sugar is low. My cousin's chihuahua also shakes when hungry, and I've known of other small dogs who have done this also. Because they are so small, it's natural, and it's nothing to worry about.
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  8. suzy49 says:

    Tiny and toy breeds can suffer from hypoglycemia, which means they have difficulty regulating their blood sugar levels.

    Low blood sugar can cause shaking, shivering, lethargy, disorientation, even seizures if it gets severe enough. Tiny puppies like this need to be fed several times a day, and even as adults they usually need to be fed at least twice daily.

    I'd recommend that you feed your pup more often, perhaps 4 times a day instead of 3, this should help her. You can also add a little bit of Karo syrup to her water once a day. If these measure don't help, I'd recommend talking to your veterinarian about it.

    Best of luck with her.
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    http://www.the-puppy-dog-place.com

  9. liane says:

    HYPOGLYCEMIA (LOW BLOOD SUGAR)
    Hypoglycemia is a disorder of the central nervous system caused by low blood sugar. It occurs mostly in toy breeds, but it can also occur in the larger breeds as well. Hypoglycemia can occur without warning when a puppy goes to a new home, misses a meal or doesn't eat full meals, becomes chilled, overtired, or exhausted from too much handling or playing. Signs to look for are depression, weakness, being wobbly or jerky (the head appears to be tilted to either left or right side, the neck appears stiff and in a locked position, and the body may soon appear the same way and the teeth may be clamped tightly), convulsions, seizures, or coma, which can result in death. The gums will appear white or gray instead of pink.
    TREATMENT: The blood levels of glucose must be restored immediately! DO NOT HESITATE. YOUR PUPPY'S LIFE IS AT RISK. If your puppy is conscious, give it a little Karo Syrup under its tongue, or rubbed on its gums. Do NOT pour excessive amounts into the mouth

    REMEMBER…STRESS WILL CAUSE A SUDDEN DROP BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL. AVOID STRESS. ANY TIME YOUR YORKIE APPEARS SICK FOR ANY REASON, TAKE IT TO THE VET IMMEDIATELY. YORKIES CAN DIE VERY QUICKLY. WITH PROPER DIAGNOSIS AND CARE THEY CAN BOUNCE BACK QUICKLY ALSO. NEVER TAKE CHANCES WITH ITS LIFE.

    There is no such thing as a miniature yorkshire terrier!
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