Treatment varies with the type of metabolic defect and extent of your dog's symptoms. In most cases, there is little to be done for those suffering from metabolic defects. If the dog suffers from seizures, decreased body glucose, or brain issues, it will need to be hospitalized and placed in intensive care.
Living and Management
Depending on the type of metabolic defect, diet restrictions may be put in place, especially if the defect has led to hypoglycemia. Discuss with your veterinarian about a feeding plan and do not allow the dog to exercise strenuously.
Overall prognosis depends on the type and extent of the metabolic defect, but a veterinarian will always advise against breeding the dog due to high probability of passing along the defect.
A condition of the muscles in which they are diseased
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A substance that causes chemical change to another
The process of making something larger by dilating or stretching it
Condition in which eating and/or swallowing is difficult
Organic substances that aid in the creation of proteins; also the end product of the decomposition of certain proteins.
Low amounts of glucose in the blood