Health & Wellness

Hypoglycemia In Yorkies

Keeping your pet healthy

Hypoglycemia In Yorkies

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is very common in small Yorkie puppies. Young puppies do not have the energy stores developed that adults have, which allow them to maintain an adequate blood glucose (BG) in times of fasting or stress (such as going to a new home).

The physical signs of hypoglycemia include weakness, lethargy, poor appetite, twitching, weakness, collapse, tremoring, seizures and coma. If left untreated, hypoglycemia will be fatal. 

Hypoglycemia may occur after exercise, periods of excitement, or after missing a meal. If your new puppy shows any of these signs, please call us and treat them right away! For a hypoglycemic puppy, we  need to immediately raise it’s blood sugar levels by orally administering glucose or sugar in any form. Our go to sugar source is FortiCal, NutriCal or Corn Syrup.

Most Yorkies outgrow the tendency to have hypoglycemic reactions, but it’s important to control an affected puppy’s blood sugar while its young because untreated hypoglycemia is usually results in death and is the most common killer of small puppies.

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Yorkie dental Care

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Yorkie Teeth Care

Dental disease is the most common chronic problem in Yorkies. Unfortunately, your Yorkshire Terrier is more likely than other dogs to have problems with her teeth. Dental disease begins with the build up of bacteria (plaque) on the teeth and gum line. It then progresses to an infection of the gums and roots of the teeth if left untreated. If you don’t prevent or treat dental disease, your Yorkie may lose her teeth and be in danger of damage to her kidneys, liver, heart, and joints. In fact, your Yorkie’s life span may even be cut short by one to three years!

It’s critical to clean your Yorkshire Terrier’s teeth regularly because dental disease can not develop around clean teeth. Daily toothbrushing is best, but wiping the teeth with a dental wipe or with gauze at least every 2–3 days can remove plaque when daily brushing is not possible. 

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