Teacup Yorkie Care
Teacup Yorkshire Terrier
are wonder fun tips that you can read and use. This Teacup
Yorkie Care information will assist you in the first several weeks
with your new Teacup Yorkie. Due to their small size teacup puppies must
replenish their energy more than larger dogs. The only
way of doing this is to ensure that your teacup Yorkie puppy gets
nourishment from food. Teacup puppies eat very small
amounts of food at a time, they are not like the larger dogs that can
eat twice a day. It is important not to change the type of
food that your teacup puppy is eating in the first two weeks.
If you decide to change the food, ensure that you do it slowly by mixing
the new food each day until you gradually make the change. Please
note that if you drastically change the food it can make the puppy not
The first thing to
remember is that a teacup Yorkie puppy is stressed when they are moved
from environments. Remember that the puppy has been taken
away from their mom and siblings and brought to a new home with
strangers. It is important that you try to make it a
safe, quiet and peaceful environment for your new puppy.
Please treat him like a newborn. Refrain from loud
noises, screaming and keep the new teacup Yorkie puppy at
refrain from taking the puppy out to the mall, workplace or to visit
family or friends in the first two weeks because they stress a lot.
Teacup Yorkie Playtime:
Please ensure that your puppy has 10 minutes of play time twice a day.
Please refrain the teacup Yorkie from running around longer.
Teacup puppies can get a sugar attack if they run too much at first.
Let the puppy adjust to your house for two weeks before you allow more
T-cups should be left in a
confined area. This is very important because it will help you
housebreak the puppy easier. We recommend that you purchase
a play pen and place the teacup puppy inside. Keep
food, water and training pads in there. Please ensure that the training
pad in away from the food. You can also keep your teacup
puppy in the kitchen or bathroom. Do not let the puppy run loose in your
house until they are a little older as they may loose track of where
their food is.
leave a teacup Yorkie unattended unless he is in his playpen or in a
confined, safe area.
and Teacup Puppies: Kids should be watched closely at first.
Ensure that if a child wants to hold the teacup puppy, he/she should sit
on the floor. Sometimes teacup puppies tend to jump out of
people's hands and if they fall it can result in a head injury that can
cause death. If the child is on the floor then the chance of this
happening is much lower.
hypoglycemia in Teacup Puppies? This is a sugar attack which
is lack of nutrition. Teacup puppies are not problematic but
they can't skip meals. One thing that might help is a
paste called Nutrical. This can be given twice a day to the
teacup puppy for the first month. Please refrain from giving this paste
more than twice a day as this may make the puppy sick.
teacup puppy stops eating, you should buy chicken and rice baby food and
give approx. 1/3 of the bottle every four hours or so. Keep doing
this until the puppy starts to eat. Once the teacup puppy starts
to eat on his/her own, then gradually hand feed less until the puppy is
eating on his own.
most important thing is to make sure that you keep food and water next
to your Teacup Yorkie Puppy at all times. This will prevent
hypoglycemia (low sugar) caused by not enough food intake. This is
dangerous and can be very harmful to a teacup puppy..
Symptoms of hypoglycemia:
Hypoglycemia can occur without warning specially in the morning.
It can happen to any healthy puppy and it can be very scary. It is
important to educate yourself in case of an emergency.
Things to look for:
Teacups get very sleepy or don't want to play. They can act
weak, tired, walking with an unstable gait as if they were drunk,
falling over, laying on their side paddling with their little feet and
being unable to get up. In very severe cases they can
just lay on their side and be totally unresponsive.
If you see any of the
above symptoms you need to act IMMEDIATELY. If the puppy is not
given some kind of nutrition containing sugar, the puppy can go into a
coma and this can result in death. You can give honey,
karo syrup, pancake syrup, sugar water to the teacup puppy.
Give several doses until the puppy gets better. You can give 7 cc of
this or so. Once you feed some on this to the teacup puppy
he/she should start to feel better within 10 minutes.
Consult your veterinarian.
Once you do this procedure
the Teacup Yorkshire Terrier should start to look normal. Do not
trust this because he will go down soon again unless you follow with
food. The best thing is to buy baby food and give 1/3
of the jar every 4 hours until the teacup puppy starts eating on his
own. Please consult with your veterinarian on how much food
to give your teacup puppy because it all depends on their weight.
If your teacup puppy does
not respond with any improvement within 10 minutes after the sugar
intake or appears unresponsive, take him immediately to the
closest veterinarian. In severe cases, if their sugar drops too
far it is necessary for them to receive (dextrose) from the
veterinarian. In some extreme cases the veterinarian might
give the teacup puppy intravenous IV. Make sure that you
tell your vet that you think that puppy might be having a sugar attack
and specifically ask for a shot of (dextrose) before he does anything
else. Ask them to hand feed the puppy as well.