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Yorkie Puppy Care Instructions


Follow These Instructions The Minute You Get Your New Puppy


Puppy is on a 3x daily feeding schedule of ½ cupfood Royal Canin MINI Starter for Small Breed Puppy dry food along with 1 can of Royal Canin Starter Mousse. Once settled and use to their new home substitute canned with 1 cup organic raw ground beef 80% fat, partially cooked or 1 cup cooked Chicken Breast. 

We sprinkle a supplement called “The Missing Link” with Joint Support on the food daily – 1 to 2 Tsp.  supplementPlease continue as it helps their coats and joints during their development.  It can be ordered Online At or purchased at a local pet store.  Missing Link 1-Pound Well Blend Plus with Joint Support.

We recommend that you stick to this food as changing their diet can cause diarrhea.  If you notice a significant lack of appetite from the stress of new environment, syringe goats milk into puppy’s mouth for meal replacement until appetite picks back up. But please only temporarily and contact me for recommendations. Vanilla yogurt can be given as a weekly treat and recommended upon arrival. If you wish to change brands please do so gradually over the course of a week. We suggest a 3 times daily feeding schedule for the first 6 months and then twice daily to aid in housebreaking.

NO table scraps EVER! Cheerios are good training treats; many prepared dog treats are high in fat, sodium etc. and many are linked to recalls.  Please look at my website and make yorkie treats at home only

 Yorkies along with many toy breeds are noted to be susceptible to Hypoglycemia when smaller in size. I have yet to have this happen here, but when traveling in cars and airplanes, they often get motion sick and throw up many times so please keep on eye for signs when your puppy arrives.  Please hydrate and some form of food right away upon arrival.  If food is refused, syringe goats milk into puppy’s mouth letting the puppy lick it as if drinking from a water bottle.  Also use a small amount of “Nutri-Stat” puppypad









Their system can burn up energy very quickly and you need to limit the amount of stimulating playtime to what they can handle. This can also happen if the puppy is not eating. Make sure puppies get plenty of quite time and rest as they make it through their transitional period of getting used to their new home.   The primary warning sign of hypoglycemia is off balance (pup is wobbly on it’s feet), acting limp and very tired etc. A little daub of Karo syrup or Nutri-Stat will help until you can get the puppy to eat (don’t overdo). If you ever notice diarrhea or vomiting from something ingested contact vet ASAP. Yorkies dehydrate very quickly and conditions can worsen fast.
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Yorkies like to travel but we suggest that you stay close to home for the first week to give them time to adjust to their new home. Limit visitors. When you do vacation, know that many hotels are Yorkie friendly and you may be able to bring them along. Has a listing for pet friendly hotels. If not, please carefully select a boarding facility or dog sitter. Your local kennel club should be able to make recommendations.

If your puppy gets motion sick and throws up, which is common on their first car ride.  Please execute the following, as this is very important for young puppies, especially when smaller in size.

  1. Be sure to add pedialyte to their water making a ½ and ½ mixture.  If the puppy does not freely drink the water on their own, syringe small amounts in their mouth so they can lick the mixture.  About 3 cc’s.  every hour for about 4 hours.  Offer this mixture to them in their puppy play pen as well as soon as you arrive home.  This will keep them hydrated. 
  2. And/Or Give a small amount of puppy paste to them on the roof of their mouth.  About an inch.  Repeat every 1 ½ hour until home. 
  3. Keep puppy warn, wrapping in a blanket, until vomiting has stopped.  



We encourage a lot of natural bones on a regular basis once puppies are approaching 5 months of age.  This gets the baby teeth out to make way for adult teeth.
We also recommend Nylabones, Kongs, bully sticks and hooves for chew toys. Beware of toys with loose parts or squeakers. Do not allow chewing on old shoes or clothing because they will not understand the difference between the old and the new. When you catch them chewing on something inappropriate, respond with a sharp ”no” and replace the “bad to chew” item with a “good to chew” one. If you choose to play tug of war games with your pup realize that in his eyes you will be on the same level as a litter mate. This can make training difficult because the pup needs to view you as the “alpha” in his pack in order to follow your instructions.


You will receive a “Avid FriendChip” Brochure with your puppy.  This covers how to register your dogs microchip information. 

We also suggest that you register your puppy’s microchip with the AKC.  For more information on the AKC Companion Animal Recovery ID System™, visit or call 1-800-252-7894.



Your puppy is trained to go on a re-washable puppy pad in a restricted area. puppy supplies Once the puppy is use to the surroundings you can continue to enlarge the area of your puppy.  For more information on this topic see our website at



Grooming is good bonding time. Baths about twice a month though we do them weekly. Brush outs vary with coat length. We suggest you keep the coat trimmed very short under their tail for cleanliness and to be sure there is no hair to obstruct their bowl movements. It is traditional to trim the top 1/3 of the ear as well. If you choose to use a professional groomer please make sure they do not use automatic dryers. Keep a close eye on teeth. Permanent teeth begin to emerge between 5-6 months and they will sometimes have difficulty losing their baby canine teeth. This is when we give them big natural bones to chew on and plenty of “tug of war” game playing.  This is what gets their baby teeth out so that the new ones can come in straight and in the correct position.  If it is necessary to have some pulled, this is usually done while they are sedated for spay/neuter to avoid unnecessary anesthesia. Isofluorane is the only safe anesthesia for Yorkies.
I will attach instructions on grooming for more details GROOMING.PDF



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