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Puppies and Low Blood Sugar

Toy breed puppies are prone to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). It can be caused by stress, too much exercise, and infrequent feedings. Puppies are especially prone to this condition. It is important that they receive frequent feedings to prevent low glucose levels. Some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia include weakness, sleepiness, shivering and in severe cases unconsciousness. It is essential to get some form of sugar into the dog if you notice any of these symptoms.

I usually stick a dab of honey, corn syrup, or Nutrical paste on my finger if I feel my dog/puppy is suffering from low blood sugar. If the symptoms are severe contact your vet immediately! I am not a doctor. It's a good idea to have some unflavored pedialyte on hand for vomiting, diarrhea or dehydration.