Welcome to Our Puppy Blog!

Welcome to our blog! I am a small hobby breeder of Schnoodle puppies. My Schnoodles are a cross of the White Schnauzer with a Red Poodle. These dogs do not shed, are great for allergy sufferers, are friendly and easily trained.

We have 4 breeding females and sell our puppies face to face as required by APHIS rules for hobby breeders.

Our breeding dogs are from purebred Akc lines and the Schnoodle puppies are registered with ICA (the registry for Designer breed dogs.)

They will be vet checked, have their first set of shots, and be Ugodog Puppy Toilet Trained. But this is just the beginning! Read through our posts to see the special care and attention we give our litter. You will enjoy watching our Growing Puppies!

We sell our puppies through our Waiting list. We do not post them on the blog for purchase. If you wish to be contacted with updates on the next litter email me at GrowingPuppies@gmail.com

Update: We are so excited for our Spring litters that are arriving in June. Now is a great time to get on the Waiting list.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Beware of Low Blood Sugar!

Some dogs, especially smaller breeds can be susceptible to stress, which can cause a condition of low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia.  In small breed puppies from post-weaning to 4 months of age, the most common form of hypoglycemia is called Transient Juvenile HypoglycemiaEven a brief period of fasting in a small breed puppy can trigger a hypoglycemic "attack." 

What are the symptoms: One of these attacks may appear as weakness, confusion, wobbly gait, or seizures.  Additionally if your puppy is lethargic, listless, or not interested in eating, stress and low blood sugar may be the cause.

What to do:  If your puppy appears to have an attack, a small dose of Maple syrup may help your puppy recover.  Do not wait to administer, as the puppy may not make it to the veterinary.  In severe cases intravenous glucose administration is required. 
Stress and hypoglycemia can cause dehydration and can lead to death.  If your puppy shows signs of stress, you can use a quick remedy for this:  Pedialyte (or generic electrolyte replacement formula) can be purchased at WalMart and is an effective quick remedy for stress & hypoglycemia.  Gatorade or similar electrolyte sports drinks can also be utilized.  Even a quick remedy of plain sugar water can be used, if you don’t have anything else available.   If he will drink the fluids on his own, allow him to do so! 
Please note: Improper administration of fluids by syringe or any other means can result in choking or aspiration and can lead to aspiration pneumonia.

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