I posted this question about my whippet here: How can I help my Whippet cope with his shaking and trembling?
This is a question related to my whippets shivering, but a little specific.
He is very nervous, whippets can be like this, but I am having trouble bathing him. He doesn't fight, he's very cooperative, but he shivers and shakes so badly, it's horrible to see. He has been vet checked and is perfectly healthy.
I have tried a couple of different bathing methods:
I've tried filling the laundry tub (as it is high and not too large so I can be up at his height and reassure him). I use warm water and do not run the tap while he is in the tub.
The other method I tried is to use a bucket and soft cloth and gently sponge him in the sun.
There are two concerns I have.
- Being a skinny Whippet, is he getting cold, or is it just nerves?
- If it is nerves, how can I alleviate his stress?