Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is when your pets blood sugar drops and becomes too low and potentially a life-threatening for your pet. In most animals Hypoglycemia is actually not a disease in and of itself but is only an indication of another underlying health problem. If you suspect Hypoglycemia you need to treat it as quickly as possible before it becomes life threatening.

Golden Retriever puppy

SYMPTOMS:

  • Loss of appetite (anorexia)
  • Increase Hunger
  • Visual Instability
  • Disorientation and Confusion
  • Weakness, Low Energy and Confusion
  • Seizures (rare)
  • Anxiety, Restlessness
  • Tremor, Shivering
  • Heart Palpitations

If you notice any of these symptoms be sure to contact your vet IMMEDIATELY, to get there blood tested, if your dog has already loss consciousness call your vet for some at home treatment and of course followed by a visit with a Dr. Unfortunately Hypoglycemia is common in smaller dog breeds.

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My two little pups have actually experienced this many times when they were a couple of months old. Whenever they got too cold, or if we did something outside our routine. I have Nutri Cal and a 24 hour vet number on hand just incase. Thankfully they have recovered and have not had an episode since they have turned one, but in precaution I always have a tube of Nutri Cal in the house or in my purse/travel bag.

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If you have any questions be sure to call your vet immediately or if you would like to know a little bit more about my experience with my pups feel free to leave them in the comments below.

-Dezi

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