Reason 1 - Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
This is most common with very young Pomeranian puppies although it can happen at any age. The time that a baby Pom is most vulnerable to this rapid drop in blood sugar levels is from birth to 3 months old. What can make this happen? Most often it is due to stress…And this can be a bit tricky since an owner may not see any reason for stress at all!
Pomeranian shakingThe transition from the breeder to a puppy’s new home is the biggest stress inducer that most will experience (although separation anxiety can also produce quite a bit of worry as well).
While it is a very happy and exciting time for owners, it is a time of huge changes for the pup. They are taken away from all that they know and put into a completely new setting. Everything is different…from smells in the home to the new people that they must become accustomed to.
For this reason, it is highly recommended to always have honey on hand. Alternatively, some use Karo syrup, however it can act as a laxative and cause more issues. While treatment should be given at home, a puppy with hypoglycemia must be brought to the closest veterinarian or animal hospital ASAP.
Let’s first go over the signs. Aside from shaking, you may see that your Pomeranian is having trouble walking…he or she may seems wobbly or may even fall over or walk into a wall. Fainting is most certainly a sign, however before it reaches that point, your Pom may seem overwhelmingly sleepy, along with the other signs.
If you feel that this may be happening to your Pom, you will want to take a dab of honey and gently rub it into your puppy’s gums. In this way, it enters the bloodstream quickly. This allows a temporary stabilization, giving you enough time to seek professional medical help. Why must you bring your Pom to the vet? With some, IV solutions must be given to properly balance out sugar levels. This is not to be taken lightly, as hypoglycemia is fatal, if severe and untreated.