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Hypoglycemia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

21 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Having a diabetic dog made me very aware of what causes hypoglycemia and how to treat for hypoglycemic episodes. Before diabetes I did know that toy breeds were prone to hypoglycemia, but I never did a lot of research on the issue. Since working with dogs and their humans I have learned that there are many more reasons dogs can become hypoglycemic.
What is hypoglycemia?
A dog's normal blood glucose levels are 70 - 120 mg/dL. A dog is considered hypoglycemic when levels drop below 70 mg/dL. Since glucose is what the body uses as a source of energy or fuel, it is very important that...
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