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Friday, September 9, 2011

Low Blood Sugar, Hypoglycemia in Papillons, Phalenes + other Toy Breeds.

Hypoglycemia , Low Blood Sugar:
Papillons, and other Toy Breeds are tiny dogs;

 the puppy you take home will most likely weigh no more than 2-3 LBS, and low blood sugar, (Hypoglycemia) can result just by playing too hard, transfer stress, or any other stress, as other dogs, children, adults, and not having adequate food intake.

Symptoms are:
  • lethargy
  • lack of energy
  • glassy eyes
  • tremors
  • and in an advanced stage seizures.
You will have to take immediate action in raising your puppy's blood sugar, by giving him:
  • Nutri Cal (available in pet shops, on line, or veterinarian)
  • Karo Syrup
  • Honey
  • Molasses
  • or to the minimum: sugared water,
followed up with a nice tasty meal. If your puppy refuses to eat, have a jar of baby food handy, and spoon him a little bit at the time in his mouth. If you still can not manage that he eats, you will have to go to a veterinarian.
Prevention:
Give your puppy several  nutritional meals / day.
Always have those above mentioned articles in your home.

But hypoglycemia can also happen when your puppy has an infection, or other illnesses. If you suspect that he does have a health problem, immediate veterinary care is needed.

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