Q. My 8 pound Maltese started shaking. He didn't want be held. He just shook, with a glazed look and held his right paw in an odd way. One min.

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A. It sounds as if he may have had a seizure. This can have many causes such as toxins, brain injury, tumor . . . or it may be idiopathic--that is, unknown cause. If it has happened before, or if it happens again, he needs to examined by the vet. If the dog is stable and acting normal for now, I would report the incident to your vet the next time the office is open.

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