was she born with hypoglumic?
Do you think she was born with it? Is there a way that i can call the vet where the breeder had taken her to get her health shots to see if she was sick before we even purchase her?
Puppies aren't really born with hypoglycemia, it's not so much a disease as a disorder. It's something small and tiny breed puppies are pre-disposed to as their small size and low level of muscle/fat means that they can have difficulty storing glucose and regulating their blood sugar levels.
When the blood sugar level falls sharply and the body isn't able to maintain glucose levels, hypoglycemia results.
Hypoglycemia can be triggered by stress, sudden changes in diet or scheduling, fasting (going without food for longer than normal or before vigorous exercise, infections etc. It could be that the stresses of moving to a new home, and changes in diet etc. were the 'triggers' for your puppy.
If this puppy had experienced episodes of hypoglycemia before you purchased her, then the breeder should have alerted you to this fact and told you what symptoms to look out for and how to treat it. Even if she hadn't been hypoglycemic before, breeders of toy and tiny puppies often fill new puppy owners in about hypoglycemia to be on the safe side.
You could check with the vet who took care of these puppies to see if there were any recorded episodes prior to her being sold, but without a health contract on her there's nothing you can do about it even if that is the case.
I would suggest you make sure that the next puppy you buy hasn't experienced this before, and learn all about how to recognize and deal with this condition before you bring another tiny breed pup into your home. It's something you may well come across again with a small dog.
Hope this helps. Best of luck in the future.
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