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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My name is ***** *****. I have a 12week old shit zu poodle

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Hi..my name is ***** *****. I have a 12week old shit zu poodle mix puppy. In the last 30min she has been acting disoriented wobbly cant stand up. When i stand her up she wobbles real bad then falls over. Shes unresponsive when i call her name. Her eyes are open.
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Customer: Shes a 12 week old puppy. Shes unresponsive when i call her name. Shes wobbly when i stand her up she wobbles and falls over.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

The first thing to reach for is a concentrated sucrose/glucose syrup such as Karo. Hypoglycemia should be suspected in any miniature puppy acting in that manner. Dosing is empirical but approximates 1 mL (1/5 of a teaspoon) per 1 lb of body weight. You should see a positive effect within 30 minutes. If you don't have such a syrup at home, please run her over to her vet who can administer the glucose intravenously. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish and please keep me posted.