I never thought it could be possible but today my Jojo began shivering and acting anxiously. He was also panting. I have no idea why he did so - there were no obvious reasons. I tried to distract him and petted him. Eventually he became okay but it took about 30 minutes. I was almost ready to get him to a vet! He is very young (1 year old) and has a good health. The only thing I can think of is that it was a panic attack. Could something scare him that much? Do dogs have panic attacks at all? I am worrying about him because I don't know what to do if that happens again! Emotion: sad

Sarah
It could be a number of physical or environmental things that were affecting him and that you might not be aware of. He can't really describe us what he's actually feeling or sensing, so if I were you, I would take him to a vet for a check up. Just in case.
It could have been anything, it might not have even been a panic attack.

If it was a hot day when he acted like this he might have been suffering from heat stroke.

I would have a chat with your vet to find out what's happening Emotion: smile
AnonymousI never thought it could be possible but today my Jojo began shivering and acting anxiously. He was also panting. I have no idea why he did so - there were no obvious reasons. I tried to distract him and petted him. Eventually he became okay but it took about 30 minutes. I was almost ready to get him to a vet! He is very young (1 year old) and has a good health. The only thing I can think of is that it was a panic attack. Could something scare him that much? Do dogs have panic attacks at all? I am worrying about him because I don't know what to do if that happens again! Emotion: sadSarah

I have a 1yr old male Dachshund I think is also suffering some type of panic attack that I've seen happen both during a thunder storm and during fireworks popping and booming. He shivers/trembles/shakes, pants rapidy and drools and is just pitiful. This just recently happened during a very loud thunderstorm. I've called the Vet and they've called a Rx in for my little guy....so must be some type panic attack. And I'm guessing they could be scared by something that significantly....makes sense! I just hope they outgrow it...but I'm not sure that can be done.
I'm worried about mine. At first my doxen looked like he was having seizures, he shakes so bad goes and hides, I almost died twice this year and he was separated from me for four months, he's only 14 months old. I'm scared for his well being, any advice
The exact thing happened to my dog. Shaking, Panting, and acting very nervous. Wouldn't stay still. I couldn't comfort her. After about 30 minutes she was okay. She's a Chihuahua Jack Russell mix about eight years old
My 2 year old husky/shepherd does the exact same thing (shakes and pants) during fireworks, thunderstorms, and when we have parties. Yes it's a panic attack but since they are only pups they're more sensitive to loud noises and chaos. They don't fully understand what it is so they freak out. They hopefully should grow out of it so just know how to calm him/her because you can't really prevent thunderstorms and fireworks. Whatever you do, stay away from putting your dog medication.