Tips and Tricks for Yorkie Puppy Care
Providing love and attention is the convenient part of having for a Yorkie puppy. Now, while not quite as delicate as they seem to be, young Yorkies call for special care as they grow up and hopefully become beaming, disciplined and healthy adult dogs.
Here are key considerations for nurturing a Yorkie puppy through his growing years:
Proper Nutrition and Hydration
First off, growing Yorkie pups need lots of food!First and foremost, growing Yorkies need quite an amount of food!First of all, growing Yorkie puppies should get lots of food! In fact, until their first 3 to 4 months of life, they should have a constant supply of food available. Of course, this has to come with water too. As the puppy enters their third month, feedings should be done on a regular schedule, with no less than three small meals everyday.
Goes without saying that food must be top quality and made particularly for puppies. While your puppy is small, he is growing fast and thus requires the right nutrition for proper development of muscles and bones. Dry food is best for making his teeth stronger and for avoiding diarrhea, though a bit of canned food given with dry food should be okay.
Their small size and rapid growth rate together make Yorkie puppies vulnerable to hypoglycemia, or low blood-sugar, which is actually one of the biggest health threats to this puppy breed. This can be prevented by frequent feedings or, in an emergency, by rubbing the puppy’s gums with some sugar bar or sweet syrup.
Vaccinations may also help prevent other ailments that usually affect puppies. They must also be immunized against rabies the moment they reach the age of 16 weeks.
Yorkie puppies like to act tough, but they are actually very prone to injuries when left to themselves. Falling from couches and beds or even intentional jumps can be too much for their growing tendons and muscles. Small kids’ toys, loose buttons, and the like can also pose a choking hazard.
Even human food can pose diarrhea or vomiting risks. And if possible, keep those electrical cords – a classing chewing temptation for Yorkie pups (and all pups out there).
All that fluffy fur makes Yorkie puppies extremely cute, but it also means they need a bit more grooming than usual. Brushing regularly is necessary, and the fur surrounding the genitals must be clipped in order to keep them clean. Toenails also need regular clipping to keep them from getting tangled in the fur, and from scratching surfaces, including you.
Finally, even though Yorkie puppies live on love and attention, you should learn to say “no” to any unwanted behaviors right when they’re young. They may not understand thiswhile they’re puppies, but they will catch on in time.