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Blood Sugar

Blood Sugar Hypoglycemia is a condition in which the chihuahua’s blood sugar level drops to an extremely low level, causing “sugar shock.” When levels of glucose in the blood drop rapidly, the dog’s body and brain are deprived of essential nutrients. The results of hypoglycemia can be weakness, seizures, coma, and in severe cases, death. …

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Patellar Luxation – Kneecap

Patellar Luxation – Kneecap Patellar Luxation kneecap  is a common congenital (animals are born with this disease) health condition in small dog breeds such as miniature and toy poodle, Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier, Pekingese and other breeds of dogs and cats. Patellar Luxation affects both knees in 50% of all diagnosed cases. The patellar or …

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Hypoglycemia symptoms and treatment

Hypoglycemia symptoms and treatment Hypoglycemia is a sudden fall in the concentration of glucose in the blood below normal levels. The body uses glucose as its primary energy source. The brain, for example, is completely dependent upon glucose to function. The liver is responsible for manufacturing glucose and for storing it in a usable form, …

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