Basics of Caring for Your 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:
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, this should come with water as well. 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. Your puppy may be tiny, but he is growing at a quick pace and will thus need good nutrition to support bone and muscle development. 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.
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. Regular feedings will help prevent this scenario, along with some type of sugar bar or sweet syrup that can be rubbed onto the pup’s gums when an emergency strikes.
Vaccinations will also help keep puppies illness-free. 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. When they falls from couches or beds, or even when they intentionally jump, their growing muscles and tendons can be traumatized. 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 if possible, keep those electrical cords – a classing chewing temptation for Yorkie pups (and all pups out there).
Grooming the Yorkie
That thick, fluffy fur sure makes Yorkie puppies incredibly cute, but it also makes them more needy in terms of grooming care. Regular brushing is important, while the fur around the pup’s genitals needs to be clipped to keep it clean. Toenails should also be clipped so they don’t get tangled in the fur or scratch you.
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.