Canine Eclampsia (Milk fever)

Canine Eclampsia, also erroneously called milk fever, hypocalcemia and puerperal tetany which is a startling and dangerous condition that is brought on by extremely low levels of calcium in the blood stream. This is considered an emergency and the patient should be admitted as soon as possible. Most commonly seen in small to mid-sized females a few weeks after giving birth, this condition should be watched for closely.