I just recently posted on eclampsia. I bet I hadn’t seen a case in six months, maybe a year. Tonight I had the third case in two weeks, and all of them pretty good sized dogs. This kid is supposed to be a Chihuahua, but she weighed fifteen pounds. Of course, maybe five pounds of that was a killer set of jugs. At least she had the decency (luck) to have her crisis during office hours.
Minnie is sporting a big rack, as well. She was eating mostly table food, and mostly meat, at that. Meat: it’s high in phosphorus (which pulls calcium) and zero in calcium. I’m not saying she would have avoided this problem by eating a good puppy food, but she might have.
The real question is, how do I avoid this problem? I’ve got stuff I need to do at home… like sleep.