Low Blood Sugar in Ferrets

Treatment

 

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.