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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, 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. 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. 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 works best to make his teeth stronger and keep diarrhea at bay, although a little canned food with dry food should be fine.

Optimal 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 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.

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. They also face the risk of choking when playing with small buttons, rawhide chews and the like.

Even human food can cause diarrhea or vomiting. And keep an eye on those electrical cords, which will always be tempting for Yorkie pups (and basically all kinds of pups).

Looking Great

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. Brushing regularly is necessary, and the fur surrounding the genitals must be clipped in order to keep them clean. Toenails should also be clipped so they don’t get tangled in the fur or scratch 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 get it at first, but surely, they will as they grow older.