Dottie was fine then looked as if she was going to be sick,had a few poos not diarrea and now seems listless gave her some honey in water anything else i can try ? maybe just stomach ache,hasn't eaten any other food than what she always had
Is she acting groggy, like she can't wake up? I'd rub some syrup on her gums and try and get some protein into her. It does sound like hypoglycemia which is a common problem with the tinies, as you know.
I would rub the honey straight on her gums and inside her mouth without the water (so it will be more concentrated). Try and get her to eat a little protein so her sugars will be stable and not bounce up and then crash down (which happens with just sugar). Baby food meat in a jar, a bite of chicken or steak, or even crush up her dog kibble into a powder, mix with a little water and let her lick it off your finger, or else wipe it on the top of her mouth so she has to swallow it. She's not limp, is she?
Definitely sounds like it was Hypoglycemia. I agree that some Nutri-cal several times a day may be a good idea. I also would maybe leave her some food in her crate at night. Not the greatest to get her on a schedule but the Hypo. puppies need to have it on hand. Make sure she doesnt get overly active when playing as puppies will ofcourse do but from my understanding if they play to hard this can trigger the Hypo in tinies. I definitely think it played a part in Chibi's issues with this.
Saying prayers for the baby.. and checking in on her. Nutri-cal is so great to have on hand with tiny babies.. not to be used instead of making the extra effort of getting them to eat.. but I know that we would certainly have lost one and possibly two of our chis as babies if we had not been able to get the Nutri-cal in them immediately. Please let us know how she is doing. Blessings, Deb
Took Dottie to the vets as she seems lethargic ,2 injections she has an extended stomach so fluids and chicken only temperature was low,taking her back tomorrow morning .She's asleep on a heat mat at the moment Thanks everybody
Oh Michele, I am so sorry. It's a nightmare I know. Those symptoms are similar to what we went through with Ernie awhile back. I did syringe feed him for days (per the vets order) Hang in there, it is so worth the work, as you already know. ((((hugs)))))) Hoping little bits gets better really soon.