Yorkie Needs List:
The items below are suggestions only
- Crate – Should be enough room for a bed, puppy pad, and a small bowl for food and water.
- Puppy Pads – You may also wish to purchase a puppy pad holder to keep the puppy from biting the edges or eating/choking on any of the fibers from the pad.
-Pee Pad Holder - To hold pad in place & deter puppy from playing with it.
- Baby Blankets – Fleece ones from Wal-Mart or dollar stores work well. You do not want too much “fluffiness” from the material or the puppy will bite and eat the material, causing choking and constipation, which are no fun at all. You will probably want 3 to 4 of these, as they will need washing regularly.
- Food – Your puppy will already be eating a dry puppy formula, make sure to begin feeding the same thing as your breeder and gradually change over a 3-5 day period, should you choose to.
- Bed (In crate and play area) – Often with Yorkies, the smaller the bed the better. It should be big enough for them to be comfortable and have room to move, but Yorkies like to snuggle and like the safety of the smaller beds. Some even enjoy the hooded beds that allow them to burrow.
- Puppy Play Pen – (Often called an Xpen) They can fold down to your needs. It is black wire panels. These can be purchased at pet stores or, a regular child’s play pen can be used. This allows a safe place for the puppy to play and nap and still be able to see out. This is also a great place to keep puppy when you are away that allows for more room to play, room for a puppy pad and food and water. If shopping o/l, we found www.chewy.com has excellent prices, 1-2 day shipping, & sometimes if you have an issue & want to return/exchange item, they will say please give to a shelter or clinic! I never had that before! Plus, your account will be credited fast! They will also send you a prepaid ship label. I like to share when i find good items. :) i am not being paid by them in any way. Just an option.
- Tear Free Shampoo – Puppy eyes are sensitive and using tear free shampoo ensures no irritation.
- Conditioner – Yorkie coats are prone to matting and tangles, and their skin has a tendency to dry out with too much washing. Conditioner helps prevent both of these.
- Baby wipes – Wet paper towels will also work for the puppy hiney that may need a little wipe from time to time. Baby wipes and wet paper towels are also good for wiping little mouths after wet food or any discharge from the eyes, or a quick cleanup to their paws.
- Harness – Yorkies have a tendency to lead whomever is walking them by pulling at their leash. This is extremely dangerous for these little necks and tracheas. A harness is the best option when using a leash to prevent any harm to puppy.
- Leash – Yorkies are fast, very fast! A leash is a must have until puppy is trained to stay close to you or when in a public park/area.
- Food Bowls (In play area and kitchen) – Be sure that these are not too deep so that the puppy can get all the way to the bottom to get food and water out. Ones with rubber on the bottom to prevent sliding are also good to have.
- Honey Nut Cheerios (For a treat, also helps with Hypoglycemia) – From past experience, these are a well-loved treat, easy to chew, cheap, and also help to keep sugar levels up.
- Toys (Kong for teething, small squeaky toys) – Make sure that the toys are easy to play with, not so big that puppy cannot pick them up. You also do not want toys with any material that puppy may could chew off and eat or choke on.
- Hydrogen Peroxide – 1 tsp. Yorkies are curious little creatures that will eat anything they can get into their mouths. Hydrogen Peroxide can be administered orally to cause them to vomit, releasing whatever they may have swallowed. This is best done while puppy is inside a bath tub to make cleaning up much easier and allows you to make sure that what was swallowed has been released.
- Nutri-Cal – A dietary supplement that can be found at pet stores/online in a squeezable tube. This can be used when a puppy’s blood sugar drops and in cases of hypoglycemia.
- Clear Karo Syrup – If Nutri-Cal is not available, this can be rubbed onto the puppy’s gums to elevate blood sugar. This syrup can also be added to the drinking water if there are problems with blood sugar over an extended period of time. As always, consult your veterinarian at any sign of hypoglycemia and follow his directions, these are only suggestions.
- Brush – Or comb to maintain a silky, tangle free coat. Yorkies should ideally be brushed once daily. This not only helps with their coat, it also increases their trust in you and their tolerance for bathing and bushing.
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste – Yorkies are known for their not so pleasant breath and require frequent brushings to prevent tooth decay and tartar build up. Be sure to use only dog toothpaste and not human toothpaste.
- Ear Wash – Helps prevent ear mites and dirt and wax build up.
- Nature’s Miracle Cleaner – An enzyme cleaner, non-toxic, that can be used on carpet, flooring and upholstery in case of any puppy accidents.
- ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR VETERINARIAN, THIS INFORMATION IS USED FOR GUIDANCE ONLY.