Tips and Tricks for Yorkie Puppy Care
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 the main considerations you need to make as you help your Yorkie pup through his growth:
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 their first 3 to 4 months of life, they should have a constant supply of food available. 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.
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 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.
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 will also help keep most other common puppy illnesses at bay. 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. Falling from couches and beds or even intentional jumps can be too much for their growing tendons and muscles. 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).
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 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. Thesepuppies may not understand what you’re doing, but eventually, they will.