Low Blood Sugar in Ferrets
There are two types of treatments for hypoglycemia, one of which is given when the episode is occurring -- to raise blood sugar levels immediately -- and the other to treat the underlying condition, to prevent hypoglycemia from recurring.
For serious symptoms that impair the ability to take sugar through the mouth, you may need to rub corn syrup, honey, or 50% dextrose on the inside of the cheek using a cotton swab; however, first consult your veterinarian.
Living and Management
Your veterinarian will want to monitor your pet periodically for signs of a return or progression of signs of hypoglycemia.
Having the ability to produce disease
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A condition of poor health that results from poor feeding or no feeding at all
A hormone created by the pancreas that helps to regulate the flow of glucose
Low amounts of glucose in the blood
A condition in which the liver becomes inflamed
The condition of being drowsy, listless, or weak
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