Alternative Treatment For White Dog Shaker Syndrome


White dog shaker syndrome is also known as generalized tremor syndrome or idiopathic cerebellitis. This syndrome is very common in small white dogs breed like west highland white terriers, Maltese, bichons and poodles. There is presence of tremors i.e. shaking of whole body and nystagmus (disturbed eye movements). It is stress related syndrome that causes in coordination and full body muscle tremors and rapid eye movements. In this article we are going to discuss about the white dog shaker syndrome in detail and also the ayurvedic aspect of disease as well as ayurvedic treatment of the syndrome.

white dog shaker syndrome


In white dog shaker syndrome there is inflammation of the cerebellum. Cerebellum helps in regulation of voluntary muscle movements so this syndrome is also known as idiopathic cerebellitis. In this syndrome there are whole body tremors, eye discomfort in the eye and impairment. The exact cause is not known but it may be hereditary disease. This syndrome is mainly present in small white colored breed dogs and also causes muscle spasm in the dog. In this syndrome corticosteroids are given to the dog to treat the disease. Tremors can be localized to one part of the body , mainly the head or may involve the whole body also.


  • In small white breed dogs.
  • Heredity

Ayurvedic Aspect of Disease

Ayurveda is an ancient therapy which helps to cure the patient by the root cause and also helps the patient to attain a healthy lifestyle. According to Ayurveda there should be the balance of tri dosha and also stated that imbalance of tri dosha causes disease. In white dog shaker syndrome there is predominance of vata dosha and the vata accumulates in muscles and causes tremors of muscles, impaired movements of eyes and pain in muscles. The balance of tri dosha can be maintained by diet, Ayurvedic medicines, lifestyle etc.

Causes of White Dog Shaker Syndrome

  • Idiopathic
  • Autoimmune  system (deficiency of neurotransmitter)
  • Non suppurative encephalomyelitis.

 Symptoms of White Dog Shaker Syndrome

  • Full body tremors
  • Nystagmus (Random eye movements)
  • Hypothermia
  • Anxiety
  • Shaking of whole body

Diagnosis of White Dog Shaker Syndrome

  • Medical history
  • Physical examination
  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Serum electrolyte test
  • CSF sample (cerebrospinal fluid collection)
  • MRI

Treatment of White Dog Shaker Syndrome

  • Corticosteroid use
  • Analgesic use
  • Anti inflammatory medications 
  • Anti anxiety medications
  • Muscle relaxant medicines

Adverse Effects of Steroidal Use

  • Increased appetite
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination

As there are adverse effects of allopathy and by Ayurveda we can maintain the balance of dosha i.e. vata to control the disease. This disease can be treated with allopathic medicines but it results in many health complications whereas Ayurvedic medicine provides excellent health benefits with the treatment of disease and the main purpose of Ayurvedic medicine is to diminish a disease with its roots. The concepts of universal interconnection, the body’s constitution (Prakriti), and Dosha are the primary basis of Ayurvedic medicine. Goals of treatment aid the person by eliminating impurities, reducing symptoms, increasing resistance to disease, reducing worry, and increasing harmony in life as described by Acharyas Charak and Shusruta in samhitas.

Ayurvedic Treatment of White Dog Shaker Syndrome by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a globally recognized firm that provides best herbal remedies to the patients. It extracts pure raw materials from the herb and makes a 100% genuine product with no side effects and the best overall result since 20 years. Planet Ayurveda provides the best Ayurvedic medicines to treat the imbalanced dosha. Its products are pure vegetarian and naturally extracted from the herb and medicinal plant. Planet Ayurveda strictly follows the government guidelines for making their product best. Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified herbal supplements manufacturing company. Planet Ayurveda has herbal supplements which have very high and positive results. The following herbal remedies from planet Ayurveda are

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Brahmi Capsules
  3. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  4. Neuroplan Syrup

Product description

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsule contains 500 mg purified extract. Ashwagandha capsule are used which are beneficial in white dog shaker syndrome. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is used for its antioxidant properties, neuropathy due to diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, tonic that enhances physical and mental stamina, immunity booster and nerve tonic that is used to pacify the nervous system.

Dosage-: 1 capsule twice a day after a meal.

2. Brahmi Capsules

Major ingredient is Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). It is beneficial in brain disorders. It also rejuvenates brain cells and increases the efficiency of the brain). It is the one of the drugs of medhya Rasayana and maintains a healthy mind. Brahmi is one of the Medhya rasayana, so it improves intelligence. It decreases the level of cortisol. Brahmi helps in the reduction of symptoms of mental disorders such as Alzheimer’s disorder. Brahmi improves concentration and sharpens memory.

Dosage-: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after a meal.

3. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

Vrihat Vatchintamani ras is a classical herbal formulation specially prepared to balance the vata dosha. Major ingredients are Swarna bhasma, Abhraka bhasma, Rajat bhasma, Loha bhasma, Pravala bhasma etc. It has the best effects on muscle stiffness and helps in maintaining the movements of muscles. It is indicated in paralysis, migraine, vertigo and psychosis.

Dosage-: 125 mg once a day after a meal.

4. Neuroplan Syrup

Major ingredients of neuro plan syrup are Brahmi(Bacopa monnieri), Mandukaparni(Centella asiatica), Shankhpushpi(Convolvulus pluricaulis), Jyotishmati(Celastrus paniculatus), Ashwagandha(Withania somnifera) etc. This syrup is beneficial in strengthening memory and intelligence. It helps in improving nervous functioning and breakdowns. It helps in stimulation of CNS.

Dosage-: 2 tablespoon twice a day.


It is better to take Ayurvedic medicine because it has no side effects with best results over the years. Ayurveda treats patients with ancient methods and effectively cure the patients. So the above mentioned medicines of herbal Ayurveda are best to treat this because all the medicines are free from any preservatives and other chemicals that affect your health. All the herbs are purely vegetarian and made up of 100% naturally occurring organic herbs. For more detail of our products check out our website and for queries you can send your queries to our email id  In a nutshell, it can be concluded that with appropriate and timely management of vata levels of the body, the quality of life of the patient can be improved effectively.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit