The Beginners Guide To Tips (Chapter 1)

How to Care for a Yorkie Puppy

Providing love and attention is the convenient part of having for a Yorkie puppy. Now, although they’re not quite as sensitive as they look , young Yorkies require tender loving care so they grow up into lighthearted, healthy and disciplined dogs.

Here are key considerations for nurturing a Yorkie puppy through his growing years:

Good 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, they should have food available at all times until their 3rd or 4th month. Of course, water should be just as available. On their third month, feedings should be given on a regular schedule, where at least three small meals are provided on a daily basis.

That goes without saying that food has to be superior quality and prepared specifically for young dogs. 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 ideal for strengthening his teeth and preventing diarrhea, although a tiny amount of canned treats are fine as long as it is combined with dry food.

Optimal Health

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. Constant feedings help prevent this, plus some sweet syrup or sugar bar to rub on the puppy’s gums during emergencies.

Vaccinations may also help prevent other ailments that usually affect puppies. They should also be given immunizations as soon as they enter their 16th week of life.

Safety

They may like acting tough, but Yorkie puppies can actually get hurt very easily if left on their own. 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 cause diarrhea or vomiting. And watch out for those electrical cords, which are always a chewing temptation for young Yorkies (and all kinds of puppies actually).

Good Grooming

That soft, fluffy pile of fur makes any Yorkie puppy adorable, but it also means you have to give the pup some extra grooming care. Regular brushing is a must, but the fur around the genitals has to be clipped to maintain cleanliness. Toenails also need regular clipping to keep them from getting tangled in the fur, and from scratching surfaces, including you.

Instilling Discipline

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. They may not understand thiswhile they’re puppies, but they will catch on in time.

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