Treat your dog’s shaking and trembling from home

Starting from $11/month.

  • Unlimited vet visits and follow-ups
  • Prescriptions delivered free to you
  • 100% licensed veterinarians

What causes dogs to shake and tremble

Learn why dogs tremble and what to do about it.

Why dogs tremble?

There are many reasons why your dog may tremble, including fear, stress, excitement, old age, pain, and toxicity—to name a few. Whether they’re shaking due to a thunderstorm or to keep warm, it’s important to recognize when trembling may signal something more serious.

Fear, stress & anxiety

Trembling is a common response to fear, stress, and anxiety that environmental factors can trigger. This includes thunderstorms, fireworks, people passing by, and loud noises. Shaking is also a great way for dogs to release some pent-up tension caused by stress after certain situations. For example, when they’re in an unfamiliar location or around new people, dogs may shake.

Dogs can also experience feelings of stress and fear due to a traumatic event, a lack of socialization, or old age.

Treating your dog’s anxiety can help reduce the severity of symptoms, including shaking because of fear and anxiety. If you’re looking to manage your pet’s anxious behavior as soon as possible, schedule an online vet visit with Dutch. We’ll connect you with a top licensed veterinarian who can prescribe treatment to help your dog, without leaving home.

When to see a vet?

If you notice your dog is trembling, the first step is to assess your pet and their environment, looking for potential triggers. Certain situations where temperature regulation, stress from environmental factors, and excitement are the culprit may not warrant a trip to the vet since they’re generally not a cause for concern. You can contact Dutch to help identify what’s causing your dog to tremble. For example, if their shaking is due to a behavioral issue, a Dutch-affiliated vet may recommend anxiety meds for dogs alongside training to minimize symptoms.

There are other moments when trembling indicates something more critical, like toxicity, muscle injuries, and underlying conditions. It’s a good idea to speak to a vet to get your dog back to their happy self.

How it works

  • 1. Choose your subscription plan

    Choose an annual or monthly membership plan with Dutch to get started.

  • 2. Online vet visit

    Pick a time and get care from a licensed vet from home.

  • 3. Prescriptions shipped free to you

    We’ll create a treatment plan to help your pet and deliver it direct to you.

  • 4. Ongoing care & follow-ups

    We’ll keep track of how your treatment plan is going & you can follow up as much as needed.

Prescription treatments, delivered to you

Help your dog live a healthier, happier life with expert vet care — wherever you are. With Dutch, you can connect with a licensed veterinarian online anytime and have prescription and over-the-counter medication shipped free to your door.

Get customized treatment plans that combine medication, education, vet-designed behavior modification (if needed), and ongoing care for an array of health issues — starting at just $11/month.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a visit with Dutch like?

When booking a video call with a vet, you'll be asked a few questions about your pet’s health issue. Depending on the issue, you may also be asked to fill out a longer questionnaire about their symptoms and share photographs of them so our veterinarians can better understand what’s going on. You’ll then pick an appointment time that works best for you.

During your video call, one of our licensed veterinarians will talk to you about the symptoms your pet is experiencing, ask you questions, review your pet’s medical history if you’ve provided it, and answer any questions you have. The vet will ask to see your pet and their environment. And they may ask you to perform some simple checks on them if needed.

After your video call, the vet will send you a message with a custom treatment plan to help your pet feel better, including a link to buy any recommended prescription or over-the-counter medications. Place your order and we’ll ship it free.

Who is Dutch for?

Dutch is for dog and cat owners wanting a more cost effective and timely way to handle common pet issues. We eliminate the unnecessary vet visit as well as the stress related to getting your pet to the vet. The Dutch experience is designed to connect you with a vet via video call for general advice and recommended OTC product offerings. In certain states, vets may prescribe medication and therapeutics and our partner pharmacy will ship it right to your door.

What’s included in a Dutch membership?

All Dutch members have unlimited access to U.S.-licensed veterinarians over video chat and messaging for up to 5 pets. In many states, our vets can also prescribe medication for pets. Our vets will create a specialized treatment plan for your pet that can include prescription and/or over-the-counter medications, as well as behavioral modification, diet, and/or enrichment advice. A Dutch membership also includes free standard shipping and free, unlimited follow-ups with our vets through messaging and video calls. In addition, our Annual + Insurance plan includes $10,000 of emergency insurance. The cost of medication is not included in membership.