Your puppy will have had a puppy shot (covers 5 different diseases) at 7 and 10 weeks and wormed at 2, 4, and 7 weeks. When you take your puppy to the vet for its initial health check, you will want to discuss with him when he recommends he next shot or vaccination. Puppies are born with some immunities from the mother, but these only last for a short period of time. Vaccinations and booster shots are to help the puppy raise their own immunity to diseases; so it’s important to continue vaccinations according to your vet’s recommendations. [Read more...]
Yorkies tend to have a long thick coat, if you let it grow out. If you would rather not have to put as much maintenance into brushing your dogs coat you may want to keep it in a “puppy cut.” Unlike most animals Yorkies do NOT shed.
You will need to get your puppy used to grooming because it is an extreme hassle to groom a dog that won’t sit still. If your pup is not used to it and doesn’t cooperate with the groomer if you take it to one you may end up getting a fee for the extra work the groomer had to do. [Read more...]