What is Maltipoo White Dog Shaker Syndrome?
The canine disease, found almost predominantly with pure white dogs (though over the last decade a few more cases have been popping up with dogs of different coat colors) that causes tremors over the dog’s whole body. The tremors are not thought to cause the dog any pain. There are still studies being conducted to learn why this happens to white dogs; the current theory is that it may be an autoimmune reaction.
If a Maltipoo dog does develop White Dog Shaker Syndrome, it will usually begin to show between the ages of 6 months to 3 years old. Tremors begin over the dog’s full body. In almost every case, once this starts, the tremors become more serious over the course of the first 3 days. From day 4 and onward, the tremors will remain with the same strength until treatment is given.
The dog will:
• Have tremors that can differ from very mild to very severe – in severe cases the shaking will cause the dog to not be able to walk.