Low Blood Sugar in Dogs and Cats

Hypoglycemia

This is when there are low levels of blood sugar (Glucose) in the dogs body. Glucose is a main energy source in an animal’s body, so a low amount will result in a severe decrease in energy levels, possibly to the point of loss of consciousness.

Symptoms

  • Lethargy
  • Disorientation
  • Seizures
  • Blindness
  • Increase in appetite
  • Decrease in appetite

Causes

  • Poor nutrition
  • Starvation
  • Portosystemic shunt
  • Inflammation of the liver

Treatments

The low blood sugar should be immediately treated with a glucose supplement. At home you can rub some honey on their gums, be sure to take the dog to the vet, if symptoms continue to worsen.

This condition is common in the following Dogs & Cats

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