|Barked: Fri Dec 3, '10 2:43pm PST |
|Vet called me back. She thinks it was some sort of hypoglycemia attack. From what I gather that's a low blood sugar thing and could be due to any number of things including diabetes, pancreatic tumors, liver problems and a few other things I can't remember. My focus was on the part about it possibly being just because he's only eating once a day instead of multiple times. She told me with him being a small breed this might be his only problem entirely, and feeding him twice or even three time a day should stabilize the issue if that's the case. That obviously is my biggest hope.
She also thinks what he did may have been a seizure OR ataxia, more than likely ataxia because he recovered so quickly whereas a seizure would have left him very tired and lethargic. There's no way to tell for sure, but based on my description that's what she's guessing.
She told me this may have only been the first time I've caught it what with them being downstairs during the day while I'm up doing daycare so blood work asap is important to rule out anything serious. She said it was fine to wait until my kiddos go home as he's doing fine right now, but I have him upstairs until we can get rolling in case it happens again. She said I could rub sugar on his gums or under his tongue if it does.
Hopefully the blood work yields answers and an easy fix for him. I hope to never see any of my dogs like that ever again
I'll update ya'll when I hear back what's up, much thanks for the support!
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