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Old 02-27-2010, 07:15 AM
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When i got up this morning Pixie just wasnt right. She was all floppy and wouldnt stand up or anything, it was like she had a far away look in her eyes.

So my first thorght was she must have low blood sugar, she didnt eat very much yesterday, her last meal was at about 5pm.

I remembered hearing on this forum to give honey in this situation. So i but some behind her teeth and she lapped it off my finger to. I then just gave her puppy meat, as its quicker for her to eat. She has perked up somewhat now and is looking interested in things again.

I'm so worried about her now. Billy never showed any signs of his when he was a baby.

Would someone please tell me what the proper stuff is called for hypoglycemia (sp) and also what else i should do if it happens again.

Should i get her checked at the vets?

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hope shes ok, i would prob get her checked out at the vets just to be sure

i think its nutri-cal calorie suppliment
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You did the right thing with the honey, glad to hear she is a bit better now.

With little pups you are better to feed them little and often - when I got Poppy I fed her 5 times a day - her last feed was at 11pm and I left a bowl of food with her at night too. At times I even hand fed her to make sure she was eating the food.

Keeping a level blood sugar is key, so with constant small meals, hypoglycaemia shouldn't happen. Once Poppy got a little older and over 2lbs, I then just fed her three times a day, I still leave a little food out for her at night though.
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I'm offering her food every 2 hours now and she seems much better.

Think she just had an off day yesterday and didnt eat much.

She is so different to Billy, not nearly as out going. I think she will need alot more socialising than billy ever needed.

But anyway, she has been playing and is sleeping now so hopefully she is over it. I'll be keeping a very close eye on her from now on.

Thanks for your replys.

Any other tips would be very much appreciated.

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O no i hope she pulls through soon. Its strange that she whould have this ive never ever experienced it with any of my puppies/dogs i have bred. The Honey was fast thinking keep a close eye on her if you get very worried take her to the vets. Good luck x
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awww I hope she will be ok xx
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hope she is ok, never experienced it with tulula, but i was feeding her 4 times aday! lol good luck and i hope it sorts it self out
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Yes, frequent small meals to keep her blood sugar stabilized. Some people put a squirt of honey or syrup in their water. ??

Be sure that you don't just treat the low blood sugar with plain old sugar. (Nutracal, honey, syrup, etc.). You must follow up with a protein and/or carbohydrate to keep the sugar from going up and then plummeting back down again. So you did EXACTLY the right thing by giving her the meat along with the sugar.

You acted perfectly. So keep a close eye on her. Make sure she eats every few hours. And if you see the hypoglycemic symptoms again, treat her just as you did with the sugar followed by the meat. That was the right thing to do.
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