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low blood sugar in puppies

I am getting a little concerned after reading about low blood sugar drops under stress. My puppy has a very long flight with a plane change in the middle. I emailed my breeder to see if they give nutrical or something like that before a long flight. Should I have some with me to rub on her gums when getting her just in case? Do airlines feed dogs? Any info from someone who has had a dog shipped to them would be much appreciated..
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I've had two puppies shipped to me and had no problem with either one. With Milo it was during the dead heat of August and had I known he would fly all day with a stop in Texas (yikes!) I probably would have asked her to wait.

They have to provide both food and water with the puppies so I wouldn't worry about that. I must say I was terrified the first time but by the time Bailey came (alert, playful and interacting with the staff at the airport to the point that they all fell in love) I was not concerned. He appeared to have no ill effects whatsoever from his flight. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again.

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thankyou so much.. feel better. spoke with breeder and told me she had been shipping for quite a few years now and for me not to worry as she had already given me all info I needed.. Still a little scary though.. Guess doggies are shipped everyday.. again many thanks for helping to comfort...
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Your puppy is going to be 12 weeks when you get her, right? I think the information about low blood sugar applies more to the really young puppies that are taken from their mom when they are barely weaned. The main thing to look for in a dog with low blood sugar is lethargy.

How long is the flight? Puppy probably won't feel much like eating when traveling, but maybe the breeder could leave a few kibbles in the travel crate just in case. I'm sure your breeder knows what to do.
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Your puppy is going to be 12 weeks when you get her, right? I think the information about low blood sugar applies more to the really young puppies that are taken from their mom when they are barely weaned. The main thing to look for in a dog with low blood sugar is lethargy.

How long is the flight? Puppy probably won't feel much like eating when traveling, but maybe the breeder could leave a few kibbles in the travel crate just in case. I'm sure your breeder knows what to do.
It's actually regulations that state they have to have food and water in the crate with the puppy so don't worry. Your baby either will or will not eat, but it's there for them. With Bailey most of the food was eaten and the water was mostly still there. With Milo the water had gotten into the kibble so he had soft mushy kibble and some water left when I picked him up.

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It's actually regulations that state they have to have food and water in the crate with the puppy so don't worry. Your baby either will or will not eat, but it's there for them. With Bailey most of the food was eaten and the water was mostly still there. With Milo the water had gotten into the kibble so he had soft mushy kibble and some water left when I picked him up.
That's good to know, I've never shipped a pet. I'm just curious, do they check on him/her throughout the flight?
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