Tips and Tricks for Yorkie Puppy Care
Offering love and attention is the simplest part of taking care of your 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 important considerations to make as you nurture your Yorkie pup:
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, 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. As the puppy enters their third month, feedings should be done on a regular schedule, with no less than three small meals everyday.
Needless to say, food needs to be in premium quality and made for the special needs of 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.
Best of Health
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. 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 should also be given immunizations as soon as they enter their 16th week of life.
They may like acting tough, but Yorkie puppies can actually get hurt very easily if left on their own. Falls from beds or couches or even jumps, can be traumatic to their developing muscles and tendons. They also face the risk of choking when playing with small buttons, rawhide chews and the like.
Even human food can pose diarrhea or vomiting risks. And watch out for those electrical cords, which are always a chewing temptation for young Yorkies (and all kinds of puppies actually).
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 important, while the fur around the pup’s genitals needs to be clipped to keep it clean. Toenails also need regular clipping to keep them from getting tangled in the fur, and from scratching surfaces, including you.
Lastly, though Yorkie puppies thrive on a human’s love and attention, you need to learn to say “no” to negative behaviors while they’re young. They may not understand thiswhile they’re puppies, but they will catch on in time.