My dog has started shivering time to time starting a few days ago. I am pretty sure its not because he's cold because it isn't cold in the house.
I quit smoking 2 weeks ago, so I must admit that my patience level is very low and I get irritated and frustrated very easily now. I am aware that this is probably effecting my dog in a very negative way. I am not as friendly to him, and I think I have been getting more strict (in a scary way for the dog) because I can't tolerate some of the small things he does that never bothered me before. I don't hit him, but I'm sure he can sense the irritability and anger in my voice and eyes. I feel really bad for the dog, because he seems to shiver when he's on my lap or when I look at him. There's really nothing much I can do to control my patience and frustration, and I am certainly not going to start smoking just to make the dog feel better.
I don't think the situation is going to get better any time soon. Is it selfish to just let the dog be afraid of me (if that's what it is) for the next few weeks or months? I don't want to sound selfish, but as much as I love my dog, my well being is much more important than the dog's.
Just some random thoughts...could it be that my dog was addicted to nicotine and he's acting this way because he's not getting his fix? I didn't smoke in the house, but he is usually sitting right next to me while I smoke outside, plus all the smoke on my clothes couldn't be good either. I smoked a pack a day, so he must have been exposed to a lot of nicotine.
I also know hes been suffering from constipation and diarrhea for the past 3 weeks after changing to hypoallergenic food. Could it be that he's trying to tell me that he's not feeling well?