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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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My puppy is 11 weeks old past couple weeks she's been

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My puppy is 11 weeks old past couple weeks she's been walking around the house along the walls and acts like she can't hear us calling her and she runs into things she has like a blank stare then sometimes she seems better then later at night or in the morning she's acting sick again please help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about your puppy. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

How long have you had her?

If you look at her gums, do they seem pale in color or a normal bright pink?

Is she eating and drinking?

The first thing I would check, if I could, is her blood sugar level. Staring blankly can be a sign of low blood sugar.

How well does she see? Walking along walls might indicate she is blind or not seeing well at all.

You could try giving her a little honey or Karo syrup (corn syrup) when she acts like this. If this is low blood sugar, and she seems better after getting some Karo or honey, I would have her checked for low blood sugar.

Another thing I would check for is a liver condition called a liver shunt. That can make a puppy seem weak, listless, and nonresponsive at times. This condition can be diagnosed by a blood test.

Let me know what other questions you have or how else I can help.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is your puppy doing?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
Hi Richard,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?