I want to share with you what your 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 pen" 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/chewy 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. Potty pads I get at Amazon/chewy as wel. I buy the XL Simple Solution, XL American Kennel Club, or All-Absorb" Basic training pad. If your Yorkie is very small you may want to use a playpen for children. 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. Any toy puppy breed, 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 night mear and causing bad health, We will let you know what puppy food the babies are on. Karo syrup is great to use the first few days in there water. Just incase they are not eating that good it will help the sugar level to stay up. We advice you to keep them on the same food. If you change the diet they may not eat it or get sick.
*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!
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 2 to 3 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 had 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...
HOME MADE LIVER TREATS!
These are Wonderful for them when they get a little older. You can freeze them in small containers or zip lock bags. Take a bag out and keep in refrigerator. This treat is soft and wonderful for puppies too! Liver is a rich source of protein, fat and provides vitamin A, B vitamins, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It is a good source of iron, zinc, copper, phosphorous and niacin. However, because of it’s high vitamin A content, you shouldn’t feed your dog liver daily or in great quantities.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a blender, blend liver until smooth then pour into a large mixing bowl. Add other ingredients and stir until well mixed then pour onto greased pan 13 x 6, Bake for 30 minutes. Cut into tiny squares and store in small containers, stays in refrigerator for four days then throw away.