Hypoglycemia is more commonly referred to as low blood sugar. It is a disorder that occurs mainly in small breeds between 6 and 12 weeks of age. Stress is often the cause; and, it can happen without warning. The puppy will show signs of hypoglycemia after it misses a meal, chills, becomes exhausted from playing, or has a digestive upset. This brings on symptoms because they add stress to the energy reserves.
For tiny pups hypoglycemia is a real threat; even more reason for you to watch your pup even more closely. Watch and make sure your puppy doesn’t become too tired or droopy. Listlessness and depression are some of the 1st signs. Then muscular weakness and tremors [Read more...]