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Old 11-12-2012, 12:47 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I'm shocked the ER vet didn't do blood work! Especially since hypoglycemia was such a possibility for your pup. Shocked.

I'd take him to his regular vet and tell them what happened. Ask them about hypoglycemia and how to best handle it in the future. I'd also get a general lab run on him for a baseline. Get a copy and keep it so you have it.

Was your pup with you sister for a long time? Did he not eat all day?

Is he free feeding?

If he is free feeding instead of on a schedule, I think it's time to put him on a schedule. I'm all for free feeding young puppies, but one down side of free feeding is you don't know how much he is eating, or when he really last ate.

If this happened and he did eat normally that day -- you really do need to know if this is a more serious health condition.

My Grace is prone to hypoglycemia because she has liver problems. I deal with it a lot. It can turn bad fast, and can be very serious. If it happens too many times it can start effecting their organs. So it's important to figure out if this was just a one time thing - maybe nervousness, not enough to eat that day, etc....

Or if it is a more serious health issue that you are now just being alerted to as he is getting older.....

Hope he continues to do well.

They sent the report to my regular vet and I'm going there on Friday to see them anyways so I will ask about it. He was only with my sister for 2 hours and he just sat near her. I feed him around the same time everyday, I make sure he finishes his food or at least most of it. I hope it's not going to be a serious health condition. Did it happen to Grace too? I really hope it's a one time thing.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:47 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Glad to hear he is better it is such a worry for you


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Old 11-12-2012, 12:52 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I agree with Tory. I am also shocked that your vet didn't do bloodwork. Since hypoglycemia is the most likely cause for his episode, I can't understand their reasoning. Did they offer bloodwork and you declined?

At six months old he should be able to regulate his blood sugar himself unless he is really tiny. How much does he weigh?

It is important to know what to look for and how to treat it if it happens again. My Lady was diabetic and on insulin, so she had hypo episodes. When their blood sugar drops too low you must act quickly. If he is unresponsive, you need to rub a little sugar onto his gums - Nutrical, Karo syrup, pancake syrup, even jam or jelly. I used to keep those packets of pancake syrup you get at fast food restaurants in my purse, glove compartment, Lady's stroller, etc.

Sugar will bring the blood sugar up quickly, but it is essential he have a good meal with lots of protein and complex carbs as soon as he comes around or he will just crash again.

I also agree with Tory about free feeding. If he is not eating on a schedule you will have no way of knowing how much he ate before you leave for a few hours.

Here's a good article for you to read:

Toy Breed Hypoglycemia
Yes I did decline the blood work since they couldn't find anything wrong with him. He's about 6 lbs now. Wow that is scary for you when they have their hypo episodes. I would be so worried all the time! Do you think the type of food I feed has enough protein and complex carbs? Here is what I feed him Holistic Dry Puppy Food : ULTRA Holistic Puppy Foods : NUTRO ULTRA

I will read the article. Thanks!!
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How often in a day does he eat and how old is he?
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How often in a day does he eat and how old is he?
Jenna said earlier he was six months old.

At six pounds at six months, hypoglycemia shouldn't be a problem.
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How often in a day does he eat and how old is he?

He is almost 6 months and he eats 2 times a day, once before I go to work and when I come home. He normally eats at 645-7 and 515-530 depending what time I come home. But he has a treat while I'm gone, my grand mother takes him out for the bathroom and he gets a treat after he's done his business
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Glad he is getting 2 meals as I thought maybe only one!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:14 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Glad he is getting 2 meals as I thought maybe only one!

No! I will never starve him
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