Currently Available Puppies
Paypal to OrchardPups ~ Please click link to send money safe with Paypal ~ thank you!
The Wait List for AKC Pugs is now open for 5 girls and 3 boys. These should all be Fawn babies . Vet exam , shots, worming and AKC pet registration . $1,900 pet fee with additional charge for breeding rights, please ask if interested. $200 due now towards your choice. Born 4/14/19 315-576-1245 Nys871
F2b Mini Goldendoodles Dad is Peanuts and Mom is Marmalade Born 3/25 ready 5/25-5/28 20/25 lbs. very sweet personalities $2000 with $200 due now to reserve
Stunning AKC Standard Poodle Puppies Wonderful companions . The lowest shedding type of pup you can find . Very smart and loyal . Many families fall in love with the kind nature of the poodle . Great for kids, families , loves walks. Pet Home fee is $1400 Due now is $200 to reserve. Sam […]
Beautiful F2B mini Goldendoodle Puppies $2000 Snickers is the Dad 25 lbs White Swirl is the Mom 25 lbs Born 2/25/19 Ready to go home goal 4/22-4/25 Very sweet , beautiful temperaments, and fancy ! Includes : shots , worming, microchipped,vet exam, health guarantee Genetic tested parents . Updates while you wait . 315-576-1245 Nys871 […]
Born 2/19. Ready to go home goal 4/16 Mom is Merry Flash F1B mini Dad is Prince. F1B mini Genetic Tested parents, shots, vet exam, health guarantee, weekly updates
Petite Mini goldendoodles Born 3/1. Ready goal 4/26 Dad is Reddy Fox F1b goldendoodle 25 lbs Mom Scarlette 20lb Cockapoo Genetic tested parents, shots, vet exam, Microchipped, health guarantee. Weekly updates . These are some of the prettiest puppies to be found . Loving nature, nice family medium size pup. This is a half brother […]
Cockapoo boy and girl Dob 2/22 Ready to go home 4/19 Very sweet temperament, nice loving family puppy . One of the lower shedding coat types . Loving nature very happy go lucky $1250. Placement fee $200 due Now to reserve full grown weight shoukd be around 18-24 pounds. NYS#871 please call 315-576-1245 for more information. […]
Smaller Pups May be the Way to Go!
Our pups are all raised in a home environment and socialized with each other, adults, and children. We offer a wide variety of pups, and every one is sweet, loving, and family-friendly.
Please check back often to see pups in the nursery that you can reserve, or to see our pups available to adopt today!
Signs of Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, can quickly become an urgent health problem in toy and small-breed dogs, say experts. Without intervention, there is risk of dogs slipping into a coma and possibly dying.
Juvenile hypoglycemia, which is seen in puppies less than 3 months of age, generally occurs because puppies have not fully developed the ability to regulate blood glucose concentration and have a high requirement for glucose.
“In a nutshell, the brain can only use glucose for energy,” explains Margret Casal, D.V.M., Ph.D., assistant professor of medical genetics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. “If glucose levels drop in the blood, then there is less energy for the brain, which causes neurological signs such as disorientation, tremors and coma.
“Normally, glucose is stored in the form of glycogen in the body, and when necessary, hormones stimulate the breakdown of glycogen to supply the brain and other tissues with fuel,” she continues. “Sometimes in toy and small breeds, the process does not occur quickly enough and hypoglycemia begins to kick in.
“An animal that goes a prolonged period without glucose may eventually slip into a coma and possibly die. In toy and small-breed dogs that timeframe is greatly reduced when compared to larger dogs.”
Among the signs of hypoglycemia are loss of appetite, extreme lethargy, lack of coordination, trembling, muscle twitching, weakness, seizures, and discoloration of skin and gums.
“They usually act like they are drunk,” says Amirov. “They may be lethargic, shivering or refusing to get up and play. Most won’t eat or drink. If you know your puppies well and they are acting out of the ordinary, there’s a very good chance they are going into low sugar shock. A simple case of hypoglycemia is often due to overactivity combined with too much time between meals.
“After a dog has crashed due to hypoglycemia, I follow up with a protein-rich food, such as canned puppy food, to help stabilize the blood sugar and prevent another crash,” she continues. “If a dog doesn’t stabilize and continues to have difficulty after being given glucose, then I take him to the veterinarian. However, during a hypoglycemic attack, time is of the essence.”
Experts recommend rubbing syrup on a dog’s gums, dabbing sugar water on or under the tongue, or giving a concentrated solution of glucose to offset the drop in blood glucose. Providing a simple sugar solution and hydrating liquid are key.
“It also is imperative to keep them warm,” Smolarz says. “I put a kitchen towel in the microwave for 30 seconds. I shake it out and wrap the puppy in it to bring up his body temperature. Low blood sugar can cause hypothermia, so I get them warm first.
“Next, I give the puppy a teaspoon of honey and wait a few minutes. If the puppy seems to be getting better, I follow up by giving small amounts of warm sugar water over the next few minutes.”
Measures to prevent hypoglycemia include feeding puppies and small dogs three or four times a day. A high-quality, nutritious dog food is important in helping to sustain a dog. Owners also should provide a warm environment.
Smolarz crates puppies and adult dogs when they are fed to ensure they eat. “This also helps to prevent the litter bully from stealing everybody else’s food. When they are that small, you have to be sure they have enough to eat. I make sure they have kibble to eat freely, and I feed puppies three to four meals a day until they are 5 months old.”