DAZZLING YORKIE CARE SHEET
Important Puppy Info: Your new puppy will need lots of care, love, and reassurance upon bringing her to her new home. Please try and schedule a time to get your puppy when you can be with your puppy for a few days straight to give her time to acclimate to all her new surroundings with the least amount of stress for her. It’s also important to realize that Yorkie puppies are fragile & need to be supervised so they aren’t accidentally hurt. Be sure to remind children/adults to be careful with your new puppy.
Feeding: Young puppies need to eat several times a day, & dry puppy food should be down for them all the time to nibble on at will. Be sure to also have fresh water available at all times as well. Please be sure your puppy is eating well & if needed you can mix the dry food with a little soft puppy food, cottage cheese, or even a spoonful of baby food (chicken) mixed in with the dry to encourage your pup to eat well for the first few weeks at home. I recommend keeping your puppy on Royal Canin Puppy 33 Food, which can be purchased at Petsmart or Petco.
Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia can be caused by stress, cold, energy depletion, & not eating. Stress can come from many things including the puppy leaving its littermates & family to join its new home. A puppy quickly expends its energy playing & should have lots of rest & be eating well in order for your puppy to keep its body well balanced and healthy. Toy breeds can become seriously ill or even die from hypoglycemia if not treated quickly. If your puppy should become very lethargic, seeming depressed or weak, pale gums or falling down for unknown reasons; first rub karo syrup on her gums (or something very sugary) & call your vet immediately. I cannot stress enough how important it is to remember your new pup is just a baby and REQUIRES plenty of rest, making sure she is eating well, kept warm & given lots of attention.
Stress: Your new puppy needs to be kept as stress free as possible for the first week or two until it feels secure with you & in its new surroundings. Here are some things you can do to help; Hold your puppy as much as possible. This will teach your puppy that you will protect him and keep him safe. Limit visitors & confusion in your home until your puppy gets acclimated to his/her new home. Everyone wants to see and hold the new puppy, but this is frightening to your puppy so visitors should be limited to 1 or 2 people at a time, with you holding the puppy on your lap while visitors pet him/her. If a lot of people or confusion cannot be avoided, place your puppy in a quiet room away from the confusion and check on him often. Young children should not be allowed to hold your new puppy without supervision, & I recommend the child is sitting down if you allow the puppy to be held by young children. Yorkie puppies are very wiggly, very small & can be severely hurt if accidentally dropped or suddenly wiggles out of someone’s arms & falls to the floor. Its very important that whomever is going to hold your puppy, whether an adult or child, that the puppy is held securely.
Toys: Enjoy your new puppy & have fun playing with him/her! The more time you spend with your pup whether playing, grooming, training, or cuddling will enhance your friendship like nothing else will & is certain to ensure a wonderful, loyal devoted friend for life! Yorkies seem to love soft, squeaky toys, balls, socks-lol, and rawhides too.
One caution about rawhides is be sure your puppy does not actually EAT or swallow pieces. If you allow your puppy to chew them, be sure to take & throw the rawhide away if it becomes soft or the pup is able to bite off pieces. Rawhides are not easily digestible and can cause tummy problems