Contract – Puppy Care Agreement

Proper puppy care is important for a safe and healthy transition to your home

Please read carefully as it could save the life of your new pup

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Hypoglycemia is a common ailment in toy breed dogs, Hypoglycemia is known as LOW BLOOD SUGAR!! Shih Tzus, Yorkies, Poodles, and other toy breeds CAN develop Hypoglycemia even when they appear healthy. This is because they do not have enough fat stored to use for energy. Your new puppy should be monitored closely!!

CAUSE: Common causes are stress (separation from the litter), lack of food, quality of food, or change of food, over exercise, not enough rest or just simply being too cold.

PREVENTION: Feed your puppy a high quality DRY puppy food (I like to use NUTRO puppy food). If your puppy refuses to eat dry food, you can soak it in water to soften it up. DO NOT FEED YUR PUPPY CANNED PUPPY FOOD!! You can add a teaspoon of Karo Syrup or sugar to the puppy’s water to keep the sugar level normal, also keep plain water available AT ALL TIMES! Leave food out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at LEAST until the puppy is 16 weeks of age (longer if the puppy is smaller than average). Never feed the puppy sweets, fried foods, or plain milk. DO NOT allow the puppy to become over-chilled or tired. Keep your puppy warm and dry, while allowing the puppy to get plenty of rest and become accustomed to its new home.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: Symptoms include, but not limited to, slow heartbeat and/or breathing, weak, disoriented, wobbly gate, glassy eyes, seizures, and in some cases loss of consciousness, coma, and even death. Please seek treatment if any of the symptoms arise.

TREATMENT: If you notice your puppy exhibiting any of the able symptoms, try giving your puppy some treats(cheese) or anything the puppy will eat. If your puppy will not eat, try giving it some Karo Syrup or Nutri-Cal (BEST METHOD). If your puppy becomes unconscious try rubbing Karo Syrup or Nutri-Cal onto its gums and under the tongue. Keep the puppy warm, a drop in blood sugar will drop the temperature of the puppy. If none of the above treatments work, SEEK VETERINARY CARE IMMEDIATELY!!

Hypoglycemia is NOT a disease or a genetic inherited sickness. Hypoglycemia is very common in small breed dogs, but can be managed with PROPER care.

I cannot control how the puppy is cared for after it leaves my care, therefore I will not take a puppy back OR replace a puppy that gets Hypoglycemia or passes away from it!

**Under NO CIRCUMSTANCE will Hypoglycemia be covered under the health guarantee.**

By signing below, I have read and agree to the terms of the contract.

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