Playpen; potty pads (can be reusable or disposable); nutrical; small travel crate; hair brush; shampoo/conditioner; treats
Hypoglycemia is a disorder caused by low blood sugar. Toy Breeds are prone to it between the ages 6 and 12 weeks.It could happen later as well, but rarely earlier than four weeks. There are several causes of it : causes are stress, gaps between feedings, low body temperature. This condition is recognized when the puppy is lethargic, does not play, has no interest in food. Puppies often wobble while walking, sometimes even have seizures. I have seen when pups were diagnosed with epilepsy, when it was a simple case of hypoglycemia. Therefore, it is very important to choose your vet wisely, so those types of mistakes in diagnosis will not happen.
Hypoglycemia can occur without warning when a puppy is placed in a new home. It may appear after a puppy misses a meal, has a digestive upset, also becomes overwhelmed with too much handling and playing.
The puppy needs to eat every 3 hours or have food always available for him/her. I personally free feed pups, just easier that way. My pups are used to be free fed, when they leave home. They do not overeat. Your pup also needs frequent rest breaks because over playing also cause hypoglycemia. If it happens, then add pedialite to their water to keep the puppy from becoming dehydrated, also get nutri cal as well.
This condition needs to be treated as soon as possible. If the puppy is lethargic give about 2 cc of Nutri cal honey, or Karo syrup immediately. You can put it in the puppy's mouth, if the pup does not want to eat it, which is most likely the case during this type of situation. If the pup is unresponsive, rub it on his gums. Keep your puppy warm, possible with a towel that has been warmed in the dryer. The pup should start responding within 10-15 minutes. It is also very important to contact your vet in those cases, and possibly check the pup after this type of episode.
Try to get you puppy to eat. Royal Canin wet food is really good to have on hand, also Cesars wet food will work.
Puppy have to be at least 8 weeks old to go to their new home. That is legal age in California. However, the time may be different for each puppy. I normally release pups with two sets of shots, and I also make sure that they are mature enough and ready to go to their new homes. My concern is the welfare of the puppy. Therefore, I usually release pups around 10 weeks or so. Un fortunately, several times I was told that the pup is too "old" to bond, if he/she is older. That is absolutely not true, and if you think that way, then it is better to look for the pup elsewhere. I am not trying to be rude, however, I had this type of experience , and I will not tolerate it because my first and foremost concern is puppy's welfare and readiness to go to a new home.