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Old 12-14-2009, 12:25 AM
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what if he has an insulin-secreting tumor??
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:40 AM
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I can't think of a single disease that does it in dogs. Hyperglycemia can be caused by lots of fun stuff but hypoglycemia is a different beats.

Lots of exercise can cause hypoglycemia, is that perhaps the case? Body expends all its fast energy reserves and doesn't get much back.


But then again, it might not even be hypoglycemic. If it comes back and honey fixes it repeatedly, then that could be the case, but normally the body is extremely good at conserving glucose since it's so important so hypoglycemia is relatively rare. I wouldn't say a one off honey-fix means he's hypoglycemic.

Anyhow the only thing I can really think of that's wrong internally that would cause it is:
1) Body isn't filtering blood correctly and letting too much sugar out through the urine.
2) An issue with the enzyme (I think it's an enzyme at least) Glucagon, which is pretty much the opposite of Insulin. Insulin stores glucose into glycogen, and Glucagon liberates glucose from glycogen.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:52 AM
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Mary shivered when she was in severe pain associated with her pancreas. I pray this is not the reason your dog is doing this.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:16 AM
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He hasn't shivered since the honey, which was yesterday. So I didn't call the vet yet. I wonder if I should still take him in if it stopped.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:18 AM
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if you are nervous and taking him in will make you feel better go ahead... but if he stopped now I probably wouldnt go in unless it started up again!
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:29 PM
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Is it possible she's just nervous? One of my dog's gets nervous over everything and starts to shake. When the fire alarm beeps, if the fan over the stove is on, in the car....just a nervous pup.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:55 PM
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hmmm , very interesting...
I would keep a close eye on your dog and see if anything changes. Just make sure the she's comfortable, has a normal temperature, and if it occurs again, take her to the vet asap.

Can you just call and talk to your vet over the phone for advice? try that and see that they say, that would probably be best!

good luck and keep us posted!
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:08 PM
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I'm pretty sure he wasn't nervous.. he was resting, plus he's not a nervous dog at all. My other dog is but not Caesar. I will call and see what they say.. it still hasn't happened since the other day.
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