Posts with tag hypocalcemia


Dam’s Lack of Milk Is Rare, but Likely Genetic

It’s a good thing that agalactia, the lack of milk in a dam, is a “really uncommon” condition in healthy dogs because “sadly, there’s not very much information about it,” says Margret L. Casal, D.V.M., Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia. “There’s a lot more information… read more


Knowing the Signs of Eclampsia Can Save a Dam’s Life

Eclampsia has many names: you may know it as “milk fever,” but in the veterinary field, it’s referred to as “puerperal hypocalcemia,” and in later stages, as “puerperal tetany.” Mostly seen in dams weighing 25 pounds or less, the potentially fatal condition can, however, occur in any nursing canine, according to Margret L. Casal, D.V.M.,… read more