Puppy Care

  1. Things you should know
  • Complete Sections B & C on the back of “Change of Ownership” form and forward to registrations@ieytc.co.za to complete change of ownership.
  • Pups need plenty of safe toys – NO CHOKING HAZARDS.
  • Yorkies need regular dental care.
  • Puppies start changing teeth at 4-5 months of age. It will lose the baby teeth, but for an interim it may have a double row of teeth. A vet that has a lot of Yorkie experience should take out the baby teeth if they are not all out by one year of age.
  • Yorkies are EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO ANAESTHETIC!! Make sure your vet is aware of this and only use Diprivan (Propofol) anesthetic.
  • Bath your puppy at least once a week and brush and comb daily.
  • Be careful of certain plants in your garden as it is harmful to dogs etc. succulents (vet plante), cycads, bougainvillea.   The best is to google poison plants for dogs and learn more there.

2.    Always

  • Have fresh drinking water and puppy chunks available 24 hours.
  • Snip hair short under the tail.
  • Have the hair on the bottom of the paw pads trimmed.
  • Shave the tips of the ears.
  • Have their nails clipped.
  • Deworm every 2 weeks up to 12 weeks – thereafter every three months.
  • Get de-wormer from your vet and NOT A SUPERMARKET!!!
  • Keep your puppy free from ticks and fleas, I prefer Advocate or Revolution.
  • Remember your puppy’s vaccinations – they need all of them!
  • Give firm raw bones not small pieces (never cooked).
  • Give raw carrots.

3.    DO NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!! (Rather be safe than sorry)

  • Give milk.
  • Give table scraps or fatty food.
  • Give cooked bones – any kind, big or small.
  • Offer chunks of meat (no braai-vleis), biltong, pro-nutro or chicken liver.
  • Let small children pick-up/play with/carry around your pup. A pup is not a toy.
  • Let visitors handle your puppy.
  • Lift it onto a bed and fall asleep.
  • Lift it onto a couch/chair and leave unattended.
  • Ever let it go near a pool/fishpond unattended.
  • Leave the small puppies home alone – they stress and stop eating.
  • Diet
  • Royal Canin pellets.
  • If your puppy does not want to eat, give (softly cooked – not dry) chicken breasts shredded and try to determine the cause for lack of appetite.
  • Puppies have to eat at least once during the night, up to 4 months of age.
  • Environment and food changes will cause diarrhea 99% of the time!!
  • Always change food GRADUALLY.

25% new food + 75% old food for 2days,

then, 50% new food + 50% old food for 2 days,

then, 75% new food + 25% old food for 2 days, thereafter 100%.

5.    Vaccinations

  • It is important to keep your puppy up to date on all his/her vaccinations.
  • Keep your puppy’s vaccinations card/booklet in a safe place.
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Vaccination Schedule

Every 3 weeks until all 3 vaccines are done

 NEVER EVER NOBIVAC!!!! NEVER DEWORM OR DO RABIES WITH THE VACCINE

  • Other optional vaccinations are available against Kennel Cough etc.
  • NEVER vaccinate an ill puppy/adult.
  • NEVER vaccinate a small puppy with the 6-in-1 or 7-in-1.
  • NEVER vaccinate a puppy under 1kg with a full dose ONLY 10% OF BODY WEIGHT.

6.    Deworming:

  • Remedies that are available for dogs normally do not give a long period of protection against worm infestations. The remedies will only kill and eliminate the current worm infection in your dog. Thus 10 days after treatment, your Yorkie can be infested again, depending on its lifestyle and contact with places where other pets “mingle”, intervals between treatments can be as short as one month or as long as 3 months.
  • We recommend treatment every 3 months. If you are uncertain of whether or not to deworm – take a stool sample to your vet for a “fecal flotation”.
  • Very important: there is not one deworming remedy that will eliminate 100% of all types of worms up to date!!!!
  • Please DO NOT vaccinate and deworm on the same day. Rather ask your vet for a deworming tablet to give your Yorkie two/three days after vaccinating.

7.    Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

  • Exceptionally small puppies are particularly susceptible to hypoglycemia – more commonly known as low blood sugar; this should be treated immediately!!!! Give a small amount of honey and make sure puppy is eating.

Listless, weak/off balance, vomiting & diarrhea

  • Take your puppy to the vet immediately and just mention it to your vet and remember the glucose content in a drip is not always sufficient for your puppy.
  • Please make sure that the vet you are using knows Yorkshire Terriers!
  • Preferably never leave your puppy at the vet, they will just become more ill and will die quickly of stress due to the strange environment. They get left in a kennel and hardly get any attention, rather enquire on home treatment if possible.

Yorkie pups tend to stress, stop eating and get diarrhea!!!

If your puppy does not want to eat, have him seen by a veterinarian immediately and force-feed with a syringe:

• 2 heaped teaspoons of glucose powder in 12 ml of warm water.

• Add 3 teaspoons of hills a/d to the glucose water.

• Force-feed your puppy six (6 x) times per day and twice (2 x) per night.

The glucose must only be added if the pup’s gums are pale, because too much sugar will result in more diarrhea and vomiting and will push the sugar levels too high that can be fatal.

  • General
  • Our puppies are raised with the utmost love and care!
  • We will not sell a puppy if we are not convinced that it is in good health and excellent condition!
  • From now on, this puppy is your responsibility to give the loving care that it has received from us.
  • Weekly bathing is advised with a ph balanced shampoo and conditioner I use Wampum suited for the use in canines, if unsure what to use ask your vet or breeder.
  • Do not use human shampoos.
  • Do not use cheap pet shop shampoos.
  • Always rinse all products off properly.
  • Always dry your puppy thoroughly with a clean towel AND MAKE SURE ITS TOTALLY DRY BEFORE PLAYING OUTSIDE. Rather keep inside for about 2 hours after bathing.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PURE BRED PUPPY AND ENJOY 😉

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