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How to Care for a Yorkie Puppy
Providing love and attention is the convenient part of having for a Yorkie puppy. Now, though hardly as frail as they usually seem, young Yorkies need all the special care in the world in order to become cheerful, well-behaved and healthy adult canines.
Here are important considerations to make as you nurture your Yorkie pup:
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 they reach 3 or 4 months old, they need to have have food available round the clock. Of course, water should be just as available. By their third month, puppy feedings must be scheduled regularly, with a minimum of three small meals daily.
That goes without saying that food has to be superior quality and prepared specifically for young dogs. Although your puppy is small, he is growing rapidly and therefore needs proper nutrition to allow his muscles and bones to grow properly as well. 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.
Because of their miniature size and rapid development, Yorkie puppies are highly prone to hypoglycemia, or low blood-sugar, one of the most significant health threats faced by these young canines. Constant feedings help prevent this, plus some sweet syrup or sugar bar to rub on the puppy’s gums during emergencies.
Vaccinations will also help keep puppies illness-free. They also have to be immunized against rabies as soon as they reach 16 weeks.
Yorkie puppies like to act tough, but they are actually very prone to injuries when left to themselves. Falls from beds or couches or even jumps, can be traumatic to their developing muscles and tendons. Small kids’ toys, loose buttons, and the like can also pose a choking hazard.
Even bits of human food on the kitchen floor can be a cause of diarrhea or vomiting. 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 must also be clipped ever so often so they don’t get tangled in the fur and you don’t get scratched.
Finally, while Yorkie puppies need all the love and attention they can get, you have to learn to say “no” to unwelcome behaviors right from the beginning. Thesepuppies may not understand what you’re doing, but eventually, they will.