Many breeders do not cover low blood sugar in puppies because they may assume
the puppy owner is negligent by not making sure the puppy eats enough. This is
most always never the case!
SICK PUPPIES REFUSE TO EAT. Healthy puppies eat! Hypoglycemia in a sick puppy is
not the buyers fault. If a puppy you buy takes ill in the first two weeks with a
contagious illness like Parvo, then your puppy will refuse to eat. Many breeders
are no longer giving warranty for Parvo, which is a highly deadly contagious
disease. We DO have a limited warranty for Parvo. To learn more about this
disease and about not buying from a breeder who refuses to give you a two week
Parvo warranty, click HERE.
PUPPIES SOLD TOO YOUNG REFUSE TO EAT. Rarely a puppy who is old enough to go to
his new home may refuse to eat, but this rare in puppies over 10 weeks who are
fully weaned, socialized and handling life without mother. In such puppies, they
will eat if tempted with Gerber meatsticks or goatsmilk. In such puppies you
must force them to take an inch of Nutrical gel every few hours. In my nearly
decade of breeder I have not run into a puppy sold who refuses to eat, so this
tells you how rare it is.
On the other hand a TOO YOUNG PUPPY 6 to 9 weeks, released by a bad breeder is
not fully weaned emotionally , still adjusting to life without mother, and not
ready to leave the home environment where he was born and raised. A very young
puppy booted out by a breeder too soon will suffer from multiple blows. Number
one is fear and insecurity. Number two is the immune system falls from stress.
Stress is a killer and puppies not ready to move to a new environment will
suffer extreme stress. The stress and immune fall is followed, by a change in
the intestinal flora. With the intestinal upset will come refusal to eat or
drink. You have a puppy sick from stress and vulnerable to virus and bacterial
invasion.Breeders, who lack knowledge will vaccinate a 8 week old puppy right as
the puppy foes out the door to its new home. The vaccine in itself lowers the
immune system. Add to that the stress of the move and the stress related
intestinal upset and you are soon presented with a sick puppy. To male matters
worse, the average consumer thinks that canned puppy food is the way to tempt a
young puppy to eat. This results in serious intestinal distress as canned food
is very rich. Also canned food contains endotoxins which are the byproducts, or
"poop" from bacteria ( for lack of a better word). Although the canning process
killed off any bacteria from the animal meat used in making the canned food, the
bacteria "poop" is still left on the meat. Never feed a puppy under 6 months
canned puppy food. Stick to human grade foods such as Gerber baby food single
HYPOGLYCEMIA most commonly is found in puppies who are ill. Puppies suffering
from illness will not eat. It is as simple as that. Do not be tempted to take a
puppy under 10 weeks home from the breeder.puppies sold too young have a high
mortality rate, especially those 8 weeks and under.Not only is the death rate
higher, but the emotional consequences of going into a new environment at such a
delicate young age, can have life long behavioral disturbances. The first 10
weeks or more of life the puppy needs to be near mom, secure, happy, carefree.
Any is ready to go to new homes between 10 to 14 weeks of age. They show the
readiness in so many ways.
If you wait and take home a,puppy who is 12 weeks old,vaccinated, de wormed then
you can rest that your chances of the puppy being ill or piking up a canine
disease or other illness is almost zero. If you have a family with children then
you certainly do not want to risk a too young puppy becoming ill, developing
hypoglycemia from the illness and failure to eat.it is a downward spiral from
there and your children will suffer heartbreak. Look at the whole picture! What
is so hard in waiting a few more weeks for a puppy from a responsible breeder
compared to the joy of a healthy happy puppy with decades you will spend with
your new family member?