Why is My Maltipoo Shaking? Causes & Treatments

There’s no doubt that it can be terrified to actually see your dog constantly shaking, especially if it is something you haven’t seen before. Us humans know that shaking is a sign of being cold, but it’s not always the same with dogs. However, it is uncommon for dogs to shake unnecessarily, but sometimes it can be a sign of distress.

With that said, in this article we are going to explain the reasons behind your dog constantly shaking and what you can do to prevent it from occurring again. So, if you are being worried about your dog shaking and doesn’t have the slightest idea on what to do, then continue reading to put your mind at ease.

Why is My Maltipoo Shaking?

There are lots of reasons why your maltipoo might be shaking with more serious conditions being white shaker syndrome, food poisoning or even low blood sugar. However, there are even cases where dogs tend to shake when they are excited, scare of something, cold or tired after having a long day. The good news is that all of these are normal dog behavior.

When it comes to identifying what is causing your dog to shake it can be a bit challenging. But apart from that, there are several things that might be the reason behind your furry friend constantly shaking.

White Shaker Syndrome

Why is My Maltipoo Shaking

Most people haven’t heard of this before but it is known to be a bit common especially among smaller pure white breeds, even though there have been cases among other colors too. You’ll find dogs affected by this disease start to experience symptoms from anywhere between 6 months to 3 years, with the average being around 1 year.

If you haven’t heard about this condition before then there are lots of things to learn especially if you are a dog owner that falls into this category. This disease is said to have dogs experiencing tremors over their entire body and you can expect this tremor to get worst over the next few days. They will eventually become worse whenever the dog starts to get active or even excited and the symptoms will reduce when the dog is just simply relaxing.

If it’s a case where you believe your maltipoo to have white shaker syndrome then you might want to seek medical help as soon as possible in order for your veterinarian to diagnose the problem. In order to treat this illness your vet will provide you steroids which usually starts at high dosages but reduces over a period of time.

As you can see, there are ways in which your dog can be treated so that he can live a comfortable life once more. Though some dogs may experience vision problems which is related to the disease but it is pretty much rare.

Other Factors That Could Cause Your Maltipoo Shaking

If you don’t think that your dog is sufficient from white shaker syndrome, then don’t worry, because there are other potential cause that could be the culprit behind your maltipoo shaking.


It might be that your dog is just excited and whenever they are you can expect them to start shake. It might be that your about to take them on a walk, give them a treat because of good behavior or they see someone they know coming to their direction.


Another thing that might result in your dog constantly shaking is that they are cold. Base on theory it is said that dogs that is smaller in size tend to experience more temperature drops more compared to larger dogs and there fur types tend to play a role as well. If the weather outside is too cold, you should definitely get your dog a coat so that he/she can stay warm


It could be that your maltipoo is scared if something or someone. When dogs get scared, they will start to shake. Things that could result in your dog shaking includes thunderstorms, fireworks or any loud banging noise that’s loud.

Food Poisoning

This is without a doubt one of the worst thing your dog could experience. It could be that your dog have eaten something it shouldn’t have whether it is indoors or outdoors while you take them for a walk. If you suspect this to be the issue, then it is best to take your dog to the vet immediately before the situation gets worst.

Low Blood Sugar

It might be that your dog is suffering from low blood sugar and this usually happens when their glucose levels goes below normal level and can lead to your dog being unconscious or even death. There are several other symptoms that comes with this including your dog not having any energy, etc.


As a new dog owner seeing your dog shaking while dreaming can be a terrible feeling. There are times when the shaking can intensify, causing their eyes to turn and your dog start to make weird noise. During this time you don’t have nothing to worry about because your dog is completely safe.


This is another common cause behind your dog shaking. The thing is that these tend to varies in severity. So, what you can do is check your vet just to make sure everything is fine and this will help to ease your mind.


Seeing our furry friend constantly shaking can definitely be a bit worrisome especially if we don’t know what is causing the issue. The good news is that sometimes your dog may be shaking because he’s excited or just in a happy mood.

Alwayne Gray

Welcome to my blog! My name is Alwayne, I'm delighted to have you here. I'm a doodle lovers that is passionate about sharing my knowledge with new or experienced doodle parents. Doodle breeds are very well known to be intelligent, loving, hyper and very friendly

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