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Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

December 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Dogs

Also known as hypoglycemia, this is a common, yet serious, condition that most often affects very young and toy breed puppies.  Symptoms can include weakness, lethargy, trembling, slowness to wake up, and sometimes seizures. If you suspect your puppy is experiencing low blood sugar, rub a small… Read more


Hypocalcemia in an African Grey Parrot

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Birds

Congo is a wild-caught African Grey Parrot, presumably about 25 years old, who came to us late on a Thursday night because he’d stopped eating. We sent him home after gavaging him (administering formula directly into crop with a tube) and drawing some blood. Due to the time of day, we couldn’t get… Read more