Hypoglycemia in Pomeranians

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Pomeranian breeds are particularly vulnerable to Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level).  This is a significant health concern which can be dangerous and may result in fatality. Blood glucose or blood sugar is the primary source for providing energy.  With this disease, the concentrations of blood sugar drop below the minimum level required to properly maintain the body for energy and to function normally.  The inadequate blood sugar concentration level causes the body to start using the body fat stores to generate energy, which results in all the symptoms and complications associated with hypoglycemia.

Hypoglycemia in Pomeranian Breed

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Symptoms of the Disease:

  • Lack of energy
  • Feebleness
  • Increased thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Severe exhaustion
  • Wide pupils
  • Shivering
  • Sadness
  • Shocking gait
  • Gums getting cold and white

If you notice these signs in your dog, it is necessary to quickly restore the blood sugar level.  It is suggested to feed your dog with a few doses of honey or glucose and to rub some on its gums. This should result in the dog recovering within 20 to 30 minutes, otherwise the dog must be hospitalized.

A well-timed proper feeding & proper rest is very important in order to prevent hypoglycemia.  If any doubt exists, always consult a veterinarian for advice and proper veterinary assistance.

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