Congratulations on your new family member. I know that all the excitement of getting your puppy, you may have overlooked some of the important points to insure your new puppy of a long, healthy and happy life.

Puppies health-

All pups that leave here must see a vet within 48 hours (Working days). You must take your new pup to the vet within this time to activate your pups 1 year congenital defect guarantee. If anything life threatening is found to be wrong with the pup, it will be replaced with another puppy. The vets findings have to be in writing and I have the option to get a second opinion.

All pups have had 2 to 4 shots of Ft. Dodge, "The Puppy Shot" 5-CvK-B depending on the pups age. We have a 3 day worming program with "Safe Guard" wormier every 3 weeks. Each pet is treated with oral "Albon" for 5 days prior to being listed for sale. I feed all my dogs "Eukanuba puppy formula, Small bites for their entire life. We no longer feedcanned dog food as too many deaths ar linked to canned food.

Our feeding routine-

Always leave out ground up dry dog food and water 24/7. Treat food is offered here twice daily in a separate container bowl from the dry food. This consists of some sugared human cereal, 1 table spoon of Mighty Dog Chicken & Rice canned food, and one 1/2 jar of meat baby food, any variety but turkey. Then I squirt about a teaspoon of waffle syrup on top of all 3 items, do not stir-mix food items up. Let the pup pick which foods he likes best. I do this every morning & every evening till they achieve 2 to 2.5 lbs in weight. If you do this religiously, you will not have to give any Nutri Stat at all, we never use Nutri Stat any longer on pups that eat on this schedule. For treats, give Honeycomb, or any sweetened cereal which they love and it is great for the prevention of a hypoglycemic event. Remember this is a treat, not a mainstay meal diet.

I give my yorkies baths with any human hair shampoo every 7 to 10 days, but my yorkies are handled by many visitors,  your yorkie may only need to be bathed every 3 or 4 weeks with what ever you use on your hair. Many owners shower with their pups, towel dry them and then continue on with their shower.

A heating pad set on "Low" is a MUST have item for your new pup. Leave the heat pad on 24/7 with a towel folded and laid over the pad. Walmart has these heating pads for $10.

1. THE RIDE HOME-

Puppies may become car sick during the first couple of trips in a moving car. Consider taking another person along to hold your new puppy. Bring a towel along just in case your puppy does get sick. Puppies will let you know before they get car sick by dry heaving.

2. THINGS YOU MIGHT EXPERIENCE THE FIRST FEW DAYS-

Your puppy may be a bit nervous (the puppy is no longer experiencing familiar sounds and smells). This unsettling feeling will end in 3 to 5 days. Nervousness or change of diet & water may cause diarrhea. If it lasts for more than two days, please contact a veterinarian. We use "Endosorb or Pepto Bismol" here to stop diarrhea. 1.5 CC by mouth will stop diarrhea in 12 hours.

Not eating for the first day. Very Important! If your new pup will not eat in the first day after getting him home, Try our "Feeding routine" above, if that does not work, you will have to force feed your pup any human meat baby food any flavor except turkey. Mix in a part of a teaspoon of waffle syrup in the jar and draw it into a 35 CC catheter syringe, provided with each pup we sell. (We use Monoject #535770). Start squirting small amounts ( 1 to 3 CC's at a time) into the far back corner of the pup's mouth (pictured), taking a break about every 3 times for the pup to stand up and get composed. The pup can eat 15 to 20 CC's at one serving, 3 to 4 times a day, or 2 jars of baby food daily. Smaller amounts more times a day is better if you have a sick pup that is throwing up. Try 5 CC's, several times daily instead of the larger amount all at once. Put unused food in the fridge for next feeding. Many times the pup will have to potty after this. Afterwards, place the pup down close to it's heating pad and make sure fresh water is available 24-7. This situation of not eating sometimes happens when the pup gets stressed from leaving their litter mates. 90% of yorkie owners end up getting another yorkie for a playmate. 2 Yorkies are great entertainment. ( Note; If you are giving Albon, you can mix 1 CC of Albon along with the sugar into the jar of baby food and not have to give the Albon separately during the day.)

(ALSO, NEW PET OWNERS WHO SYRINGE FEED THEIR NEW SMALL FOR THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS AFTER GETTING THEM (under 2 lbs) 15 to 20 CC's,  3 TO 5 TIMES A DAY, NEVER, EVER HAVE A LOW BLOOD SUGAR EVENT)












3. SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS TO BE AWARE OF-

Cocidia; This & kennel cough are the most common of all puppy problems; Some blood or yellow jelly looking poop mixed in with stool (Has a strong metallic odor)- Generally this is a case of Cocidia. The blood may also be due to broken blood vessels when a puppy defecates. Whether the blood is due to Cocidia or to the puppy straining, it is advisable to consult a veterinarian. (Treatment is Albon, SMZ, Panacur, Metronidazole, and or shots of Amikacin Sulfate) Albon over several days is #1 treatment.

Worms in your puppy's stool; There are many types of worms that your puppy may have. The most common types are: A) Tapeworms: look like small grains of rice B) Roundworms: look like strands of spaghetti. Should you see worms in your puppy, do not be alarmed. Take a stool sample to your veterinarian and the puppy will receive worming medication. Worms take several weeks to get rid of, so be sure to keep the puppy away from any other dog's defecation, or his own. Even if the puppy does not show any visible signs of worms, it is recommended that you take a stool sample to the vet within the first few days after the purchase of the puppy. (Treatment is Panacur, Safeguard, Droncit and or Strongid-T wormer)

Ringworm; If you notice a round crusty area about the size of a nickel or quarter on your pup at anytime, it may be ringworm. Ringworm is not a worm, but a fungus much like a human foot fungus (Athletes foot). This is easily treated with a few applications of "Blue Star" ointment and some follow up baths. As a precaution to make sure the ringworm is cleared up, still apply for several days some "Lamisil" antifungal cream available from Walmart. (Treatment is baths with Iodine shampoo, Blue star ointment, and or Lamisil cream)

Kennel Cough; (Tracheal Bronchitis). Symptoms of Kennel Cough are a dry hacking cough, and a shortness of breath. Kennel Cough is quite common, almost as common as the human cold. It is caused by a combination of stress and temperature variations. Consult a vet if your puppy shows signs of Kennel Cough. NOTE:Kennel Cough can remain in the puppy's system anywhere from five days to several weeks. (treatment is being placed in a nebulizer for 5 or 10 minutes a day for 5 days. There is no cure for kennel cough, it just has to run its course just like a human cold.

Giardia; Clinical signs of giardia include weight loss, inability to gain weight, diarrhea, vomiting, lack of appetite and greasy appearing stools. The most commonly used medication for giardia infection is metronidazole (Flagyl). The organisms come from the environment and live in moist to wet areas. They are susceptible to quatenary ammonium disinfectants, Lysol and diluted chlorine bleach. Keeping the dog's environment dry helps a lot.(Treatment is Metronidazole, Panacur and or shots of Amikacin Sulfate) Giardia is a tough one and always requires you to inject fluids under the skin to keep the puppy hydrated.

Hypoglycemia; Hypoglycemia occurs in small breeds. Symptoms of Hypoglycemia are white gums, rolled up eyes, inability to stand up straight and seizures. The small breeds can get Hypoglycemia overnight (Most common time). Small breeds are very fragile, and can get very sick if they stop eating. It is important that you give food all the time, never restrict food. This will ensure that the puppy will receive a steady stream of nutrients. Hypoglycemia occurs when puppies get stressed out and their blood sugar level drops below normal. Should your puppy become Hypoglycemic, a quick dose honey will put the blood sugar level close to normal. Place the puppy in a warm place and within 10 to 20 minutes he will be back up. This would be your first warning that the pup is not eating enough or is getting to much activity. (The quickest treatment is Griffins waffle syrup on the pups gums and tongue, period)

(ALSO, NEW PET OWNERS WHO SYRINGE FEED THEIR NEW SMALL FOR THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS AFTER GETTING THEM (under 2 lbs) 15 to 20 CC's,  3 TO 5 TIMES A DAY, NEVER, EVER HAVE A LOW BLOOD SUGAR EVENT)

Some pup owners who did not follow this simple advise above, ended up paying $100's, even $1000's in emergency vet bills and some even paid with their pups life.
                             Prevention of low blood sugar is the best cure!

4. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOR SMALL BREEDS-

During the first two weeks of getting the pup home, give the puppy a little time to rest each and everyday. They need "Time out" daily and sometimes you have to make them take a nap just like a human baby. If you have small children wanting to play with the pup, you must teach them that the pup needs some time to itself, to eat & rest. (3 to 4 hours out of 12 daytime hours)

The only dog foods I use-

Eukanuba small breed formula supports the healthy development of small breed puppies.  Small puppies need food that supports their amazing energy requirements, because they reach maturity in just 8 to 12 months. These puppies burn more calories and need more energy per pound than larger breed puppies. Eukanuba Small Breed Puppy Formula delivers the precise levels of protein, fat and carbohydrates to meet that specific need. Eukanuba is also recommended for dogs during pregnancy, and while nursing, since these situations demand extra energy. (See feeding routine above)

I grind up the puppies food, dry in a blender so its easier for them to fill their belly at one sitting. I grind up the pups dry food till they reach 2 to 2.5 lbs or 6 months old, which ever comes first.

Never restrict food or water from your healthy yorkie. Something to eat and drink should be available 24/7 for your pup. Never put a pup under 1 year of age on a feeding schedule, food and water out, always.

CLOSING NOTE-

Remember, the puppy is fragile and must be treated like a baby for a few more months. Be very cautious when you take the puppy outside. Keep the puppy away from public parks where dogs defecate until the puppy is fully vaccinated (4 shots). Do not let your puppy come into contact with another dog unless you know that dog is fully vaccinated. Do not walk your puppy near wooded areas where raccoons, squirrels or predators may live. Owls and hawks are bad about getting tiny dogs. Never leave them unattended outside alone.

Important: Your young puppy is not the new play toy for your neighbor's dog which might carry all kind of health problems just waiting for a new host. Don't pass him around with other people till he is out of his puppy stage, 5-6 months, this type of activity causes extra stress on the pup which may cause many unwanted health problems or worse. (Getting dropped).

Please be very careful in the decisions you make for your new puppy, Passing the pup around (#1 cause of death is dropping the pup on a hard surface),  small children holding the pup without supervision (#1 droppers of pups) or children carrying the pup in the wrong manner (cutting off the air supply),  big dogs may seem gentle, but I have been heartbroken over many stories of a bigger dog killing a yorkie for the fun of it, or over food. Falling out of a car or truck when you open the door to enter or exit, (#2 cause of death) A collar with a bell is a nice safety addition when the yorkie is out and about with you just to remind you of their present or a rubber band around your fingers to remind you that your little buddy is in the car. (I use small sheep or turkey bells on my yorkies when we are out) Common sense and double checking is the best medicine.


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HOUSE-BREAKING YOUR NEW PUPPY.
Remember; You get out of housetraining what you put into it!
The importance of thorough house-breaking cannot be overemphasized. The younger the dog, the more difficult the job will be. Unless you do what has to be done, whether directly house-breaking or paper-training as an intermediate step, as discussed below, the dog will not learn. All the reasons that make dogs worthwhile, enjoyable companions are destroyed if the dog cannot be trusted in the house.
There are two basic house-breaking techniques, one which uses paper-training as an intermediate stage. Direct house-breaking is by far preferable, but is not convenient to everyone's lifestyle. If you have a yard of any sort, just outside your door, it is not only possible but best to house-break directly. Apartment dwellers may have to rely on the intermediate paper-training method or litter box training.
Direct house-breaking is simple. Basically, it involves taking the puppy outside frequently, allowing him to relieve himself, and returning him to the house. Once inside, he is confined to either a 1/2 bath, laundry room or a playpen. In either case, the puppy will be restricted to a small area in which he must play and sleep, an area that he will be extremely reluctant to soil. If he does soil the area, and accidents will happen, chastise him mildly and take him outside immediately to the area he has used before, to remind him that the only permissible place is there. Remember to be fair to him though. A young puppy needs to eliminate often, so take him out frequently in the early days before he has built up a measure of control. He must be taken out about an hour after each feeding. With age, he will be able to contain himself for longer periods and the necessary outing will be reduce to approximately four a day, but let him work up slowly.
A majority of house-breaking problems originate with the "kind" owner who lets an untrained puppy have the run of the house. Then the puppy falls into the habit of soiling the floors and furniture, and for years afterward he may be subjected to constant corrections. The choice is between a couple of weeks of close confinement resulting in efficient house-breaking and the possibility of years of dissatisfaction accompanied be non-stop corrections. Furthermore, it's not as if the dog is in solitary confinement. Give your puppy plenty of attention and playtime both in and out of his confinement area.

House-breaking in an apartment is a more difficult task. Your veterinarian may advise you not to take the puppy out into the city streets until his shots fully protect him from diseases he might contract there. On the other hand, it may be difficult to make frequent trips down to the street from a high-rise apartment. Such cases call for use of the paper-training method or litter box. Cover about 1/2 the floor of the paper-training room, preferably a 1/2 bath or wash room with several thicknesses of newspaper, and confine the puppy to that area. Wait for him to use them, then pick up the soiled papers and replace them. Continue in this fashion for a day or two. Our puppies are started on paper-training even before they are weaned from the mother. As he seems to understand the paper idea, widen the bare area until you have a papered space equivalent to about two full newspaper sheets. Allow him to use that area until his is old enough to go to the street. Then begin more outside training. At that point, watch carefully for any indication of need for relief (he may search frantically for the papers) and then take him out IMMEDIATELY.
As with direct house-breaking, keep him absolutely confined (in this case to the paper area) until the lesson is fully learned. Make sure he is taken outside, or allowed access to the papers, just before the household retires. Be patient and GOOD LUCK!!!


35 CC syringe
Placement in mouth when feeding
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