I want to share with you what you Baby Doll Face Yorkie is use too. This way we can make transition easier on them. Here at Irresistible Yorkies, we strive for quality, disposition, temperament and non Stress for our adults & puppies. By using this outline I am able to produce healthy happy puppies & adults. I spend a lot of time working with our baby Yorkies so they are well socialized and happy!
I use Iris fencing and purchase one with 4 sides, and also the one with two panel. This gives you a 6'x3' oblong run.. It is plastic, and light weight. (Amazon seems to have the best prices). The bed down one end, potty pad down the other. With the food and water in the middle, up against the fence. (I use the Lixit, for water it stays much cleaner) This keeps the puppy away from anything that can harm them. It’s great when you are at work or busy and can’t watch them. Amazon.com has them for less and most of the time shipping is free. Potty pads I get at Amazon too. I buy the XL Simple Solution, American Kennel Club, or All-Absorb" Basic training pad. If your Yorkie is very small you may want to use a playpen. That way they are off the floor and won't get chilled. They have also left the other siblings and are alone now. Be sure to have stuffed animal they can curl up with that has NOTHING for them to chew off, or filled with beads. Get one made for dogs...
Food Dish I prefer the ceramic bowl for the dry food. that is what I use with them here. They stay nice and dry. Any toy breed dog, must have food and water at all times. There tummy is very small and they only eat a few pieces at a time. If they are not able to get to the food and water, you can have a low sugar problem. Every few hours they will need to snack on food. We give you a quart size container of puppy food they are on. Since dog food in general is a nightmear and causing bad health, We will let you know what puppy food the babies are on. We advice you to keep them on the same food. If you change the diet they may not eat it or get sick.
I also give them Honey Comb cereal when I leave for work or at bedtime if they are tiny. This is important because if they do forget to eat it helps keep the sugar up level up too. I put 2 in there bed, and they love them and are waiting for you to leave so they can have the sweets!!! However, I use them while they are getting use to the new home and are eating well.
*Chews - I always use products that are USA made. Nylabone Healthy Edibles are wonderful for puppies and adult dogs. (These are made from real food not plastic). It melts or pieces are so small they will not choke. I get the chicken flavor for puppies it is easier for them to digest.
*Always use a harness with any Toy Breed dog. The throat area is very sensitive and can cause a collapsed trachea... We hand make Comfort Harnesses, ask to see them!
TINY YORKIES - DO NOT & WILL NOT LET MY PUPPIES LEAVE ME UNTIL THEY ARE STABLE ON DRY FOOD. Until at least 3 weeks.
I am not a veterinarian and have not been to school to be a Vet. But something I want everyone to be aware of is vaccinations and any kind of medicine. Toy breed puppies & adults are very small compared to a larger breed puppy. With this being said, it is important that you understand your yorkie should only have one shot per visit to the Vet. These shots are NOT done by body weight, so a Lab puppy gets the same shot as a Yorkie puppy. So if a yorkie gets two shots at a Vet visit it can make them very sick as it is to much for their system. Even a larger yorkie is not big for the amount of the vaccine they get. Vaccinations should be given every 3 to 4 weeks at a time no sooner. Part of what they are treated for is "Parvo" most people do not know it lives in dirt/grass. You can not tell where it is, it also lays dormant for so long and comes out again. So until the puppy has has all puppy shots as well as booster, they are not fully protected. (till 10 days after last shot)
PARVO VIRUS LIVES IN DIRT & GRASS PUPPIES NOT FULLY VACCINATED CAN GET PARVO. IT IS VERY SERIOUS AND IS DEADLY...
Not long ago, Food Safety News published a post on the tainted jerky treats from China fiasco I’ve written several articles about over the years. As the author of the post notes:
“More than 10 years after the first reports of pet and people illnesses linked to jerky treats from China, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is no closer to finding the root cause of the problem.”1
From August 2007 through the end of 2015, the number of reports of illness linked to the treats included more than 6,200 dogs, 26 cats and three people. More than 1,140 of the dogs didn’t survive their illness. Three years ago, in June 2016, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) issued a news release stating, “Dogs are still becoming ill after eating jerky-type treats, although illness reports have declined.”2
Around the same time, the FDA published an update on its ongoing investigation into the issue. There have been no “official” updates since then.
Susan cites the case of a 4-year-old Yorkie in Oklahoma who was given Golden Rewards Chicken Jerky Treat purchased from a Walmart in Edmond. Zoe the Yorkie ate the treat at 10:00 am, and by 2:00 pm she had diarrhea. Zoe’s veterinarian told her mom that it didn’t look good, and little Zoe died less than 24 hours later. Toby, Zoe’s brother, also ate a treat and became sick, but was expected to recover.4
The reports Susan received last year from pet parents indicated their dogs were being diagnosed with Fanconi syndrome — the same condition linked to Chinese jerky treats since 2007. In Fanconi syndrome, the tubules of the kidneys don't function properly. In healthy kidneys, the tubules reabsorb vitamins, minerals and sugars back into the body to be reused. These tubules in a dog with Fanconi aren’t able to perform their reabsorption function.
Solutes including amino acids, glucose, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and bicarbonate are dumped into the urine and passed from the body. The loss of these solutes leads to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and other problems. Typical symptoms are vomiting, lethargy and anorexia.
HOME MADE JERKY TREATS!
A dozen years is far too long for a tragic situation like this to drag on, with no real resolution. Thousands of pets and their heartbroken families have paid a heavy price. If you’re a pet parent, please don't buy or feed commercial chicken jerky treats, chicken tenders, chicken strips or chicken treats made in China to your pet. Buy only food and treats sourced and made entirely in the U.S.
Better yet, why risk your pet’s health with store-bought treats when it’s so simple to make homemade chicken jerky treats in your own kitchen? All you need is a basic dehydrator and a package of free-range organic chicken breasts to make all-natural, entirely safe chicken jerky your pets will love.
Homemade Chicken Jerky Recipe