I just got my new puppy chihuahua a couple weeks ago. The second night i had him he just fell over where he stood and his body stiffend steight out like and just was a pittiful sight. I dont understabnd it one minute hes fine playing with the other dog and then 3 times now hes lying on the floor lifeless. I was tod kairo corn syrup i tried i did help him come around a little but this time tonight he is still yet to hardly wake up and wont really move i wrapped him in a blanket because he seemed so cold. Im worried hes trying to die. I hope he is just drained and needs to sleep it off.
I hope you have taken him to the vet by now. it sounds like water on the brain, or seizures. I wouldn't wait for an appointment, I would just run him to you vet. It is possible, he could die and very soon. Good luck, and let us know how his is doing
a friend of mine had a problem with his dog that sounds exactly like this. it was Eclampsia. It is caused from a deficiency in its bodys own natural calcium supply or from receiving to high a dose of supplemented calcium. Symptoms, are glassy eyes, restlessness, nervousness, whining, stiffness, muscle twitching, rapid heat beat, shivering and teeth chattering. If you think this is the case then you need to take it to the vet asap or it WILL die. actually, if you think its this or not it sounds like your dog needs medical attention now so take it in.
Correct me if I'm wrong someone (wouldn't be the first time) but Eclampsia occurs in females and is usually (not always) secondary to pregnancy-induced hypertension. Am I correct here? This is a puppy from my understanding and is a male at that. I highly doubt he is experiencing Eclampsia but who knows...I have been wrong before.
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Oxford, I believe you are right. Pre-eclampsia is a medical condition when hypertension arises in pregnancy in association with significant amounts of protien in the urine. So, unless there is something about men that we do not konw of.......this can only occur in females
***Edited By: riley1 on 6/23/2009 4:28:07 PM*** Reason: *
Its most likely a sugar drop... I am saying so b/c you gave him/her kyro syrup and it helped. So I suggest giving a little more. When this happens it is recommended to give about 2-3 ccs or mls , and than 1 cc or ml every 20 mins until she/he regains sugar levels, no more than an hr. I am surprised at your breeder that they did not prepare you for this buying a Chihuahua. It is very common. I have my new owners avoid sugar drops by buying Puppy Nutri-Cal and giving it 2-3 times per day. When and if you get him/her over this try doing so and you will find your puppy much more healthier and happy. You need to now, give more kyro-syrup, and than get that puppy eating!!! If it won't take an interest in food, than get some can puppy food, and take a finger full, and scrap it off to the back of your pups mouth. 2-3 finger fulls every 30 mins, for 2 hrs, than 3-4 every 2 hrs, tell the puppy wants to eat himself. Also keep puppy warm. It is messy to force the pup to eat... but he /she will die w/o the food! PERIOD! And next get to the vet ASAP. If the puppy does not regain its mobility after the kyro syrup, you will have to bring him to the vet, or you will loose him/her.