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Hyperglycemia is a central nervous system disorder caused by low blood sugar. It occurs in Toy Breeds between the ages of 6 and 12 weeks. Most often, it is brought on by stress and can occur without warning when a puppy is placed in a new home or while being shipped and is something new Toy owners should be on the look-out for.
The first signs of low blood sugar are those of listlessness and depression. The condition is recongnized when teh puppy lies down and does not play. Another sign is if the puppy staggers when it walks or falls and does not get up or just appears exhausted for prolonged periods after playing.
To prevent this from happening, put honey on the puppy’s food or give it 0.5cc of nutracal twice a day as a precautionary measure. If the puppy has a low blood sugar, give baby pedialite instead of water to keep the puppy from becoming dehydrated. Treat as soon as possible. DO NOT PANIC if you find the puppy limp and he seems to be unconscious. Give the puppy honey immediately and rub it’s little body to keep the heat generated. keep the puppy from getting too cold and stiff. If within 10 minutes the puppy has not responded, take it to a vet immediately.
Here are a few tricks of the trade for minor puppy illnesses that have worked for us. We are not Veterinarians but we have found these “home remedy’s” to work in a pinch….
** CONSTIPATION: Mineral Oil (1cc per day
** UPSET STOMACH: Pepto Bismol (2cc every hour until vomitting has stopped.) If the throwing up does not stop within 8 hours, contact your vet.
** DIARRHEA: 2cc Kaopectate every 1 to 3 hours
In the wild, animals instinctively seek out healing herbs to help them when they are ill or undernourished. In fact, Asclepius, the ancient Greek god of medicine, respected dogs very highly for their ability to seek out and eat medicinal herbs in the wild. This ability is shared by other animals, including cats. We are coming to realize that nature often has the answers – but animals have always known this!
Natural medicine can help your pet just as it can help you. While there is always a place for conventional veterinary medicine, natural medicine can compliment conventional veterinary care and in many cases cure your pets just as well – without the side effects and damage to health that can accompany synthetic drugs and antibiotics.