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 ∙Start Off On The Right Paw  ∙Keep Your Puppy Safe At Home  ∙Feeding Your Let's Talk Yorkie Puppy
·Hypoclycemia  ·Housetraining Your Let's Talk Yorkie Puppy

We appreciate the fact that you are putting your trust in us by purchasing a Let‘s Talk Yorkie puppy. Please understand that we are also placing our trust in you to provide a safe, loving home for our Yorkie puppy for the next 16 years.
Here are some suggestions to help you …

START OFF ON THE RIGHT PAW

1. Puppy Proof Your Home

Yorkies are curious by nature and they will run around your home (and they are FAST!) and chew on everything within their reach so it is important that you remove the potential hazards from the areas of your home where your puppy will spend most of his/her time in the first few months.

• Tape loose electrical cords to baseboards
• Store household chemicals and other hazardous items out of your puppy’s reach
• Remove plants and rugs
• Remove or repair “wobbly” furniture
• Block puppy’s access to the back of television cabinets, computer desks, wall units and other furniture
• Install gates
• Set up the playpen

When you think you have completely puppy-proofed your home, lie on the floor and look around once more from a puppy’s-eye-view to be sure. You should also look for items that could fall off of a table or countertop and injure your puppy and items they can reach if they climb onto a sofa or chair. And don’t forget the things you have stashed under the bed!

2. Puppy Supplies

IMPORTANT!!!
PLEASE do not shop for your supplies at a store that sells puppies on the same day you will visit or pick up your puppy!!!

• Food - Royal Canin Yorkshire Terrier Puppy 29
• Bowls - small / shallow - metal or ceramic only (no porous materials)
• Toys - lots!
• Puppy Pads / Newspaper
• Small washable bed
• Play pen - I recommend the IRIS sold at walmart.com - see links page for information
• Enzyme Cleaner - I like Nature’s Miracle
• Shampoo and Conditioner
• Nutri-Cal Puppy - this nutritional supplement will help prevent hypoglycemia
• Clear Karo Syrup
• Lots of Love and Kisses!

DO NOT GET A COLLAR!!! Ask me why!!!

TIP - Get a small rope toy - I wet the ends and keep them in the freezer and give them to my pups as needed to ease teething discomfort. Do NOT use “teethers” made for (human) babies.

TIP - Don’t give your puppy all of their toys all of the time; rotate them instead to prevent boredom.

3. Have a Family Meeting

Teaching children how to handle your new puppy safely, reminding them not to feed the puppy anything but the recommended food, and explaining the “15 minute play time” rule etc. before bringing your puppy home will ensure a smooth transition and keep your puppy safe.

4. Create a “Puppy Vocabulary”

If mom says "down" when the puppy climbs on the couch, dad says "down" when he wants him to lie down, and the kids say "sit down" when they want the pup to sit, the result will be one confused puppy! Coming up with a vocabulary list will make training easier.

TIP - Get the kids involved! Have them make the vocabulary list into a sign and hang it up to help everyone remember the commands.

5. Friends and Family

I know you want to show off your new puppy to everyone you know (and who wouldn’t? … a Let’s Talk Yorkie puppy is worth showing off!!!) but it really is best if you keep the visits to a minimum during the first few days to give your puppy a chance to bond with you and get comfortable in their new home.

If you tell your friends and family you will be doing this before your bundle of joy arrives you will avoid awkward situations. Explain to them that stress is probably the number one factor contributing to Yorkie health problems in the first few weeks at home. Since some stress is inevitable (after all your puppy has just left the only home he/she has ever known), it is important to keep the stress you can control to a minimum.

TIP - I ask my visitors if they have been to a pet store that day and if so I don’t allow them to come in. I also ask everyone to leave their shoes at the door and to wash their hands before handling my puppies and for the first few weeks you should too.
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KEEP YOUR PUPPY SAFE AT HOME

Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Dog


Please Note: this is
NOT a complete list
• Alcoholic beverages
• Avocado
• Bones
• Candy and other sugary foods and drinks
• Chocolate (all forms)
• Coffee, tea and all other forms of caffeine
• Fatty foods
• Fat trimmings
• Garlic
• Gum
• Macadamia nuts
• Milk and other dairy products
• Moldy or spoiled foods
• Onions, onion powder
• Persimmons, Peaches, and Plums
• Raisins and grapes
• Raw Eggs, Meat and Fish
• Salt
• Turkey skin (choking hazard)
• Yeast dough
• Products sweetened with Xylitol

Dog Treats to Avoid
• Rawhide
• Hooves
• Greenies

Poisonous Plants
These are some the most common plants
• Amaryllis
• Autumn Crocus - - Colchicum autumnale
• Azalea / Rhododendron - Rhododenron spp.
• Castor Bean - Ricinus communis
• Chrysanthemum - These popular blooms are part of the Compositae family
• Cyclamen - Cylamen - the highest concentration of its toxic component is typically located in the root portion of the plant.
• English Ivy - Also called branching ivy, glacier ivy, needlepoint ivy, sweetheart ivy and California ivy - Hedera helix
• Kalanchoe
• Lilies -Members of the Lilium spp. are considered to be highly toxic to cats.
• Marijuana - Cannabis sativa
• Oleander - Nerium oleander
• Peace Lily (AKA Mauna Loa Peace Lily) - Spathiphyllum
• Pothos - Pothos (both Scindapsus and Epipremnum) belongs to the Araceae family.
• Sago Palm - All parts of Cycas Revoluta are poisonous, but the seeds or “nuts” contain the largest amount of toxin.
• Schefflera - Schefflera and Brassaia actinophylla
• Tulip / Narcissus bulbs - The bulb portions of Tulipa/Narcissus spp. contain toxins
• Yew - Taxus spp.


Warm Weather Hazards
• Animal toxins—toads, insects, spiders, snakes and scorpions
• Blue-green algae in ponds
• Citronella candles
• Cocoa mulch
• Compost piles Fertilizers
• Flea products
• Outdoor plants and plant bulbs
• Swimming-pool treatment supplies
• Fly baits containing methomyl
• Slug and snail baits containing metaldehyde

Medication
Common examples of human medications that can be potentially lethal to pets, even in small doses, include:
• Pain killers
• Cold medicines
• Anti-cancer drugs
• Antidepressants
• Vitamins
• Diet Pills

Cold Weather Hazards
• Antifreeze
• Liquid potpourri
• Ice melting products
• Rat and mouse bait

Common Household Hazards
• Fabric softener sheets
• Mothballs
• Post-1982 pennies (due to high concentration of zinc)

Holiday Hazards
• Christmas tree water (may contain fertilizers and bacteria, which can upset the stomach.
• Electrical cords
• Ribbons or tinsel (can become lodged in the intestines and cause intestinal obstruction—most often occurs with kittens!)
• Batteries
• Glass ornaments

Non-toxic Substances for Dogs and Cats
The following substances are considered to be non-toxic, although they may cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some animals:
• Water-based paints
• Toilet bowl water
• Silica gel
• Poinsettia
• Cat litter
• Glue traps
• Glow jewelry

TIP
: Keep the phone numbers of your vet, the closest emergency clinic, and the poison control center where you know you can find them in an emergency - I have them programmed into my cell phone.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 1-888-426-4435
National Website: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/


Long Island Regional Poison and Drug Information Center 1-800-222-1222
Winthrop University Hospital
259 First Street
Mineola, NY 11501 Website: www.LIRPDIC.org

New York City Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222
NYC Bureau of Public Health Labs
455 First Avenue
Room 123, Box 81
New York, NY 10016 Website:
www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/poison/poison.shtml




  

To Find Your Local Poison Control Center Go To: http://www.aapcc.org/dnn/Default.aspx

The above is a partial list and contains the most common hazards only. For more information consult your Veterinarian.
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FEEDING YOUR LET'S TALK YORKIE PUPPY

Let’s Talk Yorkie is proudly sponsored by Royal Canin, the dog food company at the cutting edge of canine nutritional innovation, and we recommend you feed your new puppy Royal Canin Yorkshire Terrier PUPPY 29 dry food ONLY!




Please do
NOT change your puppy’s food - we have tried them all and have found our puppies do best on this food. Yorkies are fussy eaters with sensitive tummies and this food is formulated to entice them to eat and is easily digestible. It also supports their immune systems, promotes good dental health and beautiful coats.

Leave food out 24 hours a day when your puppy first comes home. Toy breed puppies like Yorkies don’t eat much at one time because they are so tiny but they do eat frequently. Please remember …it is NOT enough to just have food available, you MUST make sure your puppy is eating to prevent Hypoglycemia!!!

If you take care of your Yorkie baby properly now you will be rewarded with many years of unconditional love from a healthy, happy dog.





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HYPOGLYCEMIA

As a new Yorkie puppy parent it is important for you to be able to recognize the symptoms of Hypoglycemia and to know how to treat it. Hypoglycemia is easily treatable in the early stages, but can be fatal if allowed to progress. It is in your best interest and the best interest of your puppy for you to read this information and become educated about how to properly care for your new fur-baby BEFORE you bring him/her home.

What is Hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia occurs when the blood sugar level drops extremely low usually due to lack of food, or by using up all stored energy without it being replenished. Smaller sized puppies like Yorkies are prone to this because they have such tiny bodies and can only store a little bit of food/energy at a time.

It is important to understand that just because a puppy has an episode of hypoglycemia, does not mean that the puppy is truly “hypoglycemic". True hypoglycemia is a chronic condition caused by overproduction of insulin by the pancreas. Hypoglycemic incidents in Yorkie puppies are always preceded by a stress of some kind, such as: weaning, teething, vaccinations, a change in environment, shipping, over-handling, cold temperatures, intestinal parasites, infections, etc. Many Yorkie puppies simply play too hard and stress their system or just forget to eat.

Signs / Symptoms

Drowsiness or Collapse
If your Yorkie is seems to pass out or stumble around as if it's drunk, the problem may be drowsiness from hypoglycemia.

Shivering
When a small dog's blood sugar wavers, its body has trouble maintaining a constant temperature. A hypoglycemic Yorkie may shiver, which can be a warning sign that something is awry. Provide a protein-rich food and make sure the dog has a warm bed to snuggle after eating. It may take a little while for the nutrients to hit its bloodstream, but the dog should stop shivering within 30 minutes or so.

Listlessness or Depression
A Yorkie that isn't interested in its favorite toys, isn’t eating, stares off into space, avoids eye contact or generally seems "down in the dumps" may be suffering from hypoglycemia. Bring food to the dog and offer small bites until it has the energy to feed itself. Usually, after a few bites, the dog will perk up and finish the meal.

Muscle Weakness
A Yorkie with weak muscles will sit or lie down more often and will not jump around or climb stairs. For Yorkie owners who are used to seeing their little dogs fly around the house, muscle weakness can be perceived as a personality change. If you suspect that your Yorkie is suffering from weak muscles, offer high protein foods more often and speak with your veterinarian.

Seizures or Tremors
With careful monitoring of a Yorkie's blood sugar seizures and tremors are unlikely. However, tremors or even full blown seizures can happen if other symptoms are overlooked. If this happens get your dog to a veterinarian immediately!


What to do?

It is always easier to PREVENT hypoglycemia than treat it. You can reduce the risk of having an incident by:

1. Keep food and water available at ALL times and make sure your Yorkie is eating every 3-4 hours, even if only a small amount, and even if you have to hand feed him/her.  Just having food available is not enough!
2. I recommend putting clear Karo-Syrup in your puppy’s water until the Yorkie puppy is 16 weeks old. After 16 weeks start to reduce the amount of Karo-Syrup you are using SLOWLY over a period of time - do not stop all at once!
3. Feed 1 - 3 pea size drops of Nutri-Cal (a high-calorie palatable dietary supplement) first thing in the morning, last thing before bedtime, when your Yorkie is handled a lot, has experienced “stress” or has played hard. Very small Yorkie pups and those prone to incidents can be given Nutri-Cal up to 5 times a day.
4. Give your puppy a small play area. Do not allow him or her to run freely in the house or yard. Too much physical activity can cause your puppy to tire which could cause his or her blood sugar levels to drop. Your puppy may also find him/her self too far away from the food dish and not have the energy to get to it.
5. Allow only fifteen (15) minutes of play at a time, followed by food AND rest. Do not allow the Yorkie puppy to get overtired and do not wake a sleeping puppy. Supervise children closely to make sure the puppy is not playing too hard and is getting the rest he/she needs.
6. Keep the puppy warm, don't let it become chilled.
7. Be sure to keep Nutri-Cal with you at all times. Take it with you every time you take your puppy out of the house even if it’s just a trip to the vet.

If hypoglycemia is caught in the early stages, rub Nutri-Cal on the puppy's gums, under the tongue, and on the roof of the mouth. Use a heating pad to slowly warm the puppy to proper body temperature. When the puppy starts to respond feed canned food or baby food and watch your puppy closely to be sure that the incident is truly over. Be sure to eliminate the stress that caused the episode so that it doesn‘t happen again.

If hypoglycemia is caught in the more advanced stages, rub Karo-Syrup as stated above, slowly warm the puppy to normal body temperature and keep him warm. Call your veterinarian immediately and inform him that you have a hypoglycemic Yorkshire Terrier puppy and/or take your puppy to the nearest Animal Hospital.


NEWSFLASH

Hypoglycemia Can Be Caused by Xylitol

Puppies and dogs can develop severe hypoglycemia after consuming sugar-free food sweetened with Xylitol. In humans, Xylitol has little to no effect on glucose levels, but in dogs Xylitol is a strong promoter of insulin release and can cause severe hypoglycemia with collapse and seizures. With the increased appearance of Xylitol-sweetened products in the US, Xylitol toxicosis (systemic poisoning) in dogs is becoming more common.

I am not a Veterinarian and the information here is not intended to replace the advice of your Veterinarian.
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HOUSETRAINING YOUR LET'S TALK YORKIE PUPPY

Housetraining a puppy requires time, vigilance, patience and commitment. The more consistent you are the faster your puppy will learn. A puppy is considered housetrained when it has not had an accident for two to three months.

Paper Training

A puppy under 6 months of age cannot be expected to control his bladder for long periods of time. When your puppy must be left alone for any amount of time and when you can not pay 100% attention to him, put him in his play pen which is set up with a sleeping space, a playing space, water and a potty area. If you clean up an accident in the house, take the dirty paper towels and put them in the potty area to help your puppy recognize the area as the place where he is supposed to potty.

Establish a Routine

Your puppy will do best if you remember he will probably need to eliminate after waking up from a nap, after playing and after eating. Putting your puppy on a regular feeding schedule will make it more likely that he’ll eliminate at regular times as well. This makes housetraining easier for both of you.

Supervise

Don’t give your puppy an opportunity to soil in the house. Your Yorkie puppy can’t tell he has to go potty until he has to go “right now“. If the paper is too far away he won’t be able to hold it long enough to get there so he should be watched closely for signs that he needs to eliminate like sniffing around or circling. When you see these signs, immediately take him to his bathroom spot. If he eliminates, praise him lavishly and reward him with a treat.

Oops!

Expect your puppy to have accidents in the house – it’s a normal part of housetraining. When you catch him in the act do something to interrupt him like make a noise or just pick him up. Immediately take him to his bathroom spot, praise him and give him a treat if he finishes there.

Never punish your puppy for eliminating in the house. If you don‘t see it happening do nothing but clean it up. Rubbing your puppy's nose in it and taking him to the spot and yelling will only make him afraid of you and afraid to go to the potty in front of you. And of course you should NEVER hit your puppy! Your hands are instruments - use them to show love not to punish. Raising your voice slightly is usually enough to let the puppy know it did something that displeased you. Yorkies live to please their owners and it shouldn’t take long for your puppy to figure out that using the potty makes you VERY HAPPY!!!

The most important thing is to properly clean up the mistake because puppies will continue soiling areas that smell like urine or feces. It’s also extremely important that you use supervision and confinement to minimize the number of accidents. If you allow your puppy to eliminate frequently in the house, he’ll get confused about where he’s supposed to go which will prolong the housetraining process.

Proper Cleaning Of Accidents

Carpeting and Upholstery:

Using paper towels blot up as much of the liquid as possible - the more urine you can remove the easier it will be to neutralize the odor. Re-wet the area with cold water and blot again removing as much moisture as possible. The last step is to use a pet odor neutralizer following the instructions on the label.

Floors:

Blot up the liquid with paper towels. Wipe the area with cold water then dry it. Use a pet odor neutralizer following the instructions on the label.

Bedding and other machine washable items:

Add a box of baking soda or pet odor neutralizer (read the label for instructions) to your regular detergent to neutralize odors. Hang items to dry.

TIP: Heat will lock in stains and odor so do not use hot water to clean mistakes or the put washable items in the dryer.

Teach Your Yorkie Puppy To Walk On A Leash

There are many things to teach a new puppy but one of the first should be walking with a leash. Walking on a leash not only teaches a dog proper manners when out in public, but also helps establish your role as the leader which is essential when teaching a puppy the rules of the house. The added benefit of the walk is socialization; this is how your puppy will become familiar with the world beyond your home, other dogs and people so get your puppy used to wearing their harness and walking on a leash even before they are ready to go outdoors.

Puppy Walking Supplies

• Harness - light weight - keep the size of your puppy in mind when choosing
• A non-retractable leash (no longer than 6').
• Your puppy’s favorite treats to use as rewards.

At first you will just want to get your puppy used to putting the harness on and taking it off remembering to give your dog lots of praise and treats. Gradually keep the harness on for longer periods of time allowing the puppy to just walk around the house wearing it. Once he/she is comfortable with the harness (some pups take only a day or two others take longer), add the leash and do the same thing - let them walk around with it attached to the harness while indoors. The next step is for you to hold the end of the leash and “go for a walk” around the house.

YOUR PUPPY SHOULD NOT BE WALKED OUTSIDE UNTIL ONE WEEK AFTER ITS HAD ALL OF ITS VACCINATIONS!!!
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