Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar affects many toy breeds of
puppies especially extremely tiny puppies.
Symptoms: It can be recognized
by a healthy puppy suddenly becoming weak, listless, depressed and even unable to stand or walk. Advanced stages include
seizures before lapsing into a coma and sometimes followed by death. If your puppy becomes hypoglycemic, it is very
important that you react IMMEDIATELY!!!!!
Treatment: Give the puppy Nutri-Stat ,
Nutri-Cal or light Karo Syrup. You can also take 4 tablespoons of Sugar to 1 cup of water and syringe slowly into
the side of the mouth if the other 3 products are not available. If the puppy is to weak to take it put it
on your finger and rub it on the roof of its mouth. HIS/HER LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!! Keep the puppy warm at all
times and rub the puppy very easy. It maybe necessary to give the puppy a couple of doses. If the puppy does not
respond, GET IT TO A VET IMMEDIATELY! Hypoglycemia can occur without warning if a puppy is placed in a new home, misses a
meal, or is otherwise stressed. You must remember that puppies eat very small amounts, yet they exert large amounts
of energy. YOUR PUPPY SHOULD EAT 3 TIMES A DAY. Hypoglycemia, usually happens when the puppy is adjusting to a new home ,is
has diarrhea or vomiting. If this happens contact your Vet immediately!