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Hypoglycemia is caused by low blood sugar it mainly occurs in toy breed dogs between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks. Infrequent meals is the leading cause. The first signs of hypoglycemia are listlessness and depression. They are followed by muscle weakness, vomiting and/or diarrhea, tremors (particularly facial tremors), and later convulsions, coma, and possibly death. The entire sequence of symptoms may not be noticeable. The puppy may simply appear to be sleepy or weak, wobbly, and jerky. You may find your puppy stiff, unable to coordinate, or in a coma. Hypoglycemia can occur without warning when a puppy is placed in a new home or during the shipping process. It might occur after a puppy misses a meal, becomes too cold, or plays too much.

  The best way to control or avoid hypoglycemia is to feed them every 4 to 5 hours. Treatment is directed toward restoring blood sugar levels. Begin by rubbing honey, syrup, or nutrical on the gums. The sugar is absorbed quicker into the bloodstream thru the mucous membranes than thru the stomach. To prevent recurrent attacks make sure your puppy eats adequate frequent meals and offer snacks between meals. if your puppy experiences a hypoglycemic episode you will need to contact your vet for further instruction. Hypoglycemic episode or "sugar crashes" can overload a puppies system and create an opportunity for pathogens causing a rapid decline in your puppy's health. Your puppy will also need to be monitored closely as he/she is more at risk for recurrent episodes now that his/her glucose storage is depleted. If at any time we feel a puppy is too small or "not a good fit" we reserve the rite to refuse sale and a full refund will be given. 

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