Pomeranian breeds are particularly vulnerable to Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level). Hypoglycemia in Pomeranians is a significant health issue 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 low 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.
Symptoms of Hypoglycemia in Pomeranians:
- Lack of energy
- Increased thirst
- Loss of appetite
- Severe exhaustion
- Wide pupils
- Shocking gait
- Gums getting cold and white
Treatment for Hypoglycemia:
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 regarding your Pom’s health, always consult a veterinarian for advice and proper veterinary assistance.