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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 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, they should have food available at all times until their 3rd or 4th month. 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 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.

Best of 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 must also be immunized against rabies the moment they reach the age of 16 weeks.

Safety

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).

Grooming the Yorkie

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 must also be clipped ever so often so they don’t get tangled in the fur and you don’t get scratched.

Instilling Discipline

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.