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Treating Hypoglycemia In Dogs And Puppies

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How To Treat A Yorkie Puppy With Hypoglycemia

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Treatments vary depending on the severity of hypoglycemia and the equipment that one has available.

Treatments For Early Stages

If the Yorkie is slow but can still stand on his/her feet put some Nutri-Cal on your finger and let them lick it off. If you don't have Nutri-Cal you can put some Karo syrup, or honey in a spoon and let them lick it out of the spoon.

Check temperature of puppy and if below 101 degrees, wrap the Yorkie in a towel or blanket and then use a blow dryer on the towel or blanket. The towel or blanket helps to keep the body heat in the dog plus it protects the dog from direct heat of the blow dryer.

Once the Yorkie is alert and can walk on their own let them drink some pedialyte water. The pedialyte water helps balance the minerals in the puppy. Use tap water or bottle water if you don't have pedialyte water. Usually after suffering a hypoglycemic episode they are also dehydrated.

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Treatments For Intermediate Stages

If they can't lick your finger or the spoon they are in the more advanced stages of hypoglycemia. Don't ever force it down their throats. Put the Nutri-Cal, Karo syrup, or honey in a 3 cc. syringe. Syringe a couple of drops into the puppy’s mouth. If the puppy swallows the Nutri-Cal continue putting a couple of drops at a time into the puppy’s mouth. Do this until you have the puppy a total of 1 – 1.5 cc. of Nutri-Cal.

Follow the above procedures for raising body temperature and hydration.

Treatments For Advance Stages

As I stated before, you never want to force anything down a puppy’s throat. At this stage the puppy is not going to swallow anything so you now have two alternatives. If you have ringers lactate you want to add dextrose to the ringers lactate to make a 1.2 % dextrose solution. Lift the puppy’s skin around its neck and inject 5 – 10 cc. of the 1.2% dextrose solution under the puppy’s skin. This is the better of the two alternatives. If you don’t have the lingers lactate, dextrose and a syringe, then you will have to use the next method.

In this method you will want to rub the puppy’s gums with either Nutri-Cal, Karo syrup or honey. Then you will want to carefully insert a small quantity of Nutri-Cal, Karo syrup, or honey up the dog’s rectum, using a 3 cc syringe or eye dropper.

If you injected the puppy with the 1.2 % dextrose solution you don't need immediately worry about hydration. You still need to follow the above procedures for raising body temperature.

If you didn't injected the puppy with the 1.2 % dextrose solution you still need to follow the above procedures for raising body temperature and hydration.


If your Yorkie doesn't respond within 30 minutes, take the puppy to see the veterinarian right away. Don't forget to tell the Vet exactly what you did to treat the puppy.

If your Yorkie got better quickly, give your vet a call and let them know what just happened to your puppy and tell what you did to treat the puppy.

Hopefully your puppy is fine now, but I can't stress how important it is to determine what caused the hypoglycemic attack to occur if the first place. If you can't determine the cause the puppy will probably have another hypoglycemic attack and next time you might not be as lucky.

As a preventive measure we recommend leaving food and water out 24 hrs. a day. It is also a good idea to put some Karo syurp or honey in their drinking water. And in some causes we recommend also giving the puppy Nutri-Cal first thing in the morning and right before going to bed. For more Information about Yorkshire Terrier Puppy Health and Care.

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