It is important to read this page because "prevention" is always better than "cure"!

Young small breed puppies can get a condition called hypoglycemia.
As your puppy gets older he is less likely to be at risk but he can still get this up to 6 months of age, older dogs can have this but is is more unlikely.

Dogs most at risk for hypoglycemia are small breed puppies, the highest risk being the tinier puppies in the litter.
The highest risk for a puppy is when the puppy goes home and leaves their natural dog family and our family and begins their new life with your family.

The breeder cannot be held responsible for hypoglycemia in your new puppy!
Your puppy was given to you in good condition and now it is up to the new owners to care for their puppy diligently before the dog gets into crisis!
It is the responsibility of the new owner to do their "due diligence" in caring for your new puppy,
just as if you had a baby, it is your own responsibility to learn proper care of your new baby.
Breeders will do their best to guide you in your puppy's care, but you are responsible for your puppy's care.
 We
are happy to assist new pet owners with some helpful care suggestions
because we care about our puppies and do not wish them to get ill after leaving, 
we want the best for them.
Any time spent with you, giving our suggestions in care, is loving concern for the puppy and we do our best, to assist you with your new puppy, but it is still your responsibility to educate yourself how to care for your new puppy.

We do our very best at www.morkies.ca to educate people with their new puppy regardless of their size as any puppy in this breed can get hypoglycemia even if it is a large puppy, (because a large puppy is still very tiny compared to a larger breed), if not cared for properly. 

We have raised your puppy healthy and stable to the point of being able to transfer ownership to you,
but you need to take responsibility for your new puppy at this point.
Our tiny puppies are stronger than other teacup puppies are and we also hold them longer than other breeders do to give them the best chance once they go home because we care for them so much!
But eventually we must release them and let their owners take responsibility!
If your lifestyle is too busy, then its best not to have a small breed puppy at all
as they are not the strength of a large breed and require diligent care to avoid getting ill so they can make it to an adult.
Note* this breed, Maltese and Yorkies are the most fragile as a puppy, but once they pass the puppy stage, they are fairly free of health issues and are one of the most longed lived dogs!
They also have the nicest temperaments and make the best companions, so they are well worth the effort!

It is best to rub honey on your puppy's gums as soon as you get him home and evening and morning for at least the first week until your puppy's stress is lowered and they are adapting to their new home.
This can help to prevent hypogycemia. Diligent care is required for a new puppy especially if your puppy is small.
Small puppies are the highest risk for hypoglycemia and must be carefully monitored.

Hypoglycemia can be prevented and also treated, however left untreated can become fatal to a young puppy.

Hypoglycemia can be caused in young puppies from stress, such as:

Rub the syrup on the gums and under the tongue if your pet is unconscious.
Honey is excellent because you can rub it right into the puppy's gums and the puppy will absorb it.
**Honey is a favorite because it is a natural sugar, food and full of nutrition, not just sugar.

If your pet is not unconscious and can swallow you can give the sugar with a needle less syringe. If your pets blood sugar drops it may also begin to suffer with hypothermia, so you'll need to help keep your cat or dog warm with a  hot water bottle and blankets.  This treatment can also work with puppies and kittens who are failing to thrive.

*After giving initial first aid get your pet to your veterinarian immediately.

*If your puppy is vomiting you need to take the puppy to the vet immediately because your puppy will quickly dehydrate and can suffer kidney damage or even death.

Please note, the information on this page is only a guide, to offer some helpful suggestions. 
 Seek veterinarian aid for complete treatment for hypoglycemia as your puppy may be dehydrated and need to be on an IV for a day or 2 until hydrated again.
Your puppy can most likely be saved if you seek immediate veterinarian help, the longer you wait, the harder it will be for the veterinarian to recover your puppy and your puppy may be lost. The veterinarian's will do their best to save your puppy, but it is harder for them to recover a puppy that wasn't taken immediately. Every hour counts for a tiny puppy, they will continue to get worse until you get the proper help.
If you attempt to care for the puppy at home, you may lose your puppy, when the vet most likely could save him/her.
If you delay, it is more challenging for the vet and the puppy may not respond.

We realize we may lose some customers after reading this page, as not everyone is up for the challenge of a small breed,
but we would rather educate you with these warnings so you are sure you are willing to put the care into a tiny breed
than have you purchase a puppy from us then have it get ill because you don't understand how to care for the puppy.
We do our best to help our clients before our puppies go to their new homes, but it is not possible to teach or clients everything,
you must  be in tune with your puppies needs and you must do everything possible to educate yourself!
Most clients have 2-3 months after purchasing before their puppy goes home, so they need to educate just as if you were expecting a child you would spend those waiting months educating yourself, so when your baby  finally arrives, you are prepared for everything and anything!

If you are truly committed, then we would be happy for you to adopt one of our precious puppies.
Many have and are so happy with their babies!