Description: A condition in which glucose levels in the blood are abnormally low.
May be caused by bacteria, stress, Xylitol which is found in sugar-free gum, or by excessive insulin injection to animals being treated for diabetes. May also be the result of diarrhea or parasitism.
Symptoms: Symptoms include drowsiness, seizures, depression, muscle weakness, tremors, and disorientation.
Diagnosis: Diagnosed via blood test.
Treatment: Treatment includes reversing the decline in glucose levels. It is helpful to feed smaller meals throughout the day. Frequent feeding may prevent toy-breed puppies from developing hypoglycemia.