So you decided on getting a Teacup puppy as your pet. Yes, it is a good choice since Teacup puppies are cute, affectionate and adorable. A Teacup Puppy is a significant responsibility and taking good care of your precious pet is necessary. You need to know its diet needs, how to avoid it getting hurt, caring for its health and other stuff. Here are steps on how to take care of Teacup puppies:
1. Schedule a regular appointment to a vet
Teacup puppies are vulnerable to various illness and diseases that can debilitate their health or worse cause fatality. Some of the health problems of a Teacup are heart problems, respiratory issues, worm infestation, and hypoglycemia. A visit and check up with to the vet will alleviate these problems by giving the puppy vaccinations along with deworming. All puppies regardless of the breed have worms, and Teacup puppies are no exception, so a deworming is sorely needed by your pet. Additionally, a vet can tell you what things to avoid ensuring your puppy’s health.
2. Train and instill discipline in your pet
Dogs can become excellent pets once they have trained and disciplined by their owners. The best time to train a dog is when it is still a puppy since it is easier. Some examples of training are litter box training (to teach it to poop properly) using a wee pad or a newspaper and crate training (teaching where the puppy where to rest and sleep) to make your pet get used to using a doggy bed in a safe, comfortable area. Later on, you can teach your precious pup to play and do some tricks. Be watch of some of the puppy’s bad behavior like constant barking. You need to discipline gently it to discourage such behaviors. Finally, when training and disciplining your Teacup don’t scream or spank at it and good behavior must be rewarded or praised.
3. Carefully watch the children playing with Teacup puppies
Who can blame kids for wanting to play with Teacup puppies. Their size and cuteness make them adorable to anyone. However, children by their nature can hurt your puppy unintentionally when during playtime. Supervising kids playing Teacups is a must. The roughness and intensity of the game can harm the pup causing mental as well as physical anguish. Also, teach the children to play gently with their little doggie playmate as well as giving it the respect it deserves. However, it is advisable not to let very young kids who can’t understand your guidance play with your pet.
4. Keep your Teacup puppy safe and comfortable
Keeping Teacup puppies’ safe is paramount for their owners. Due to their diminutive size Teacups are prone to be hurt by accident. Your pup will often jump off any furniture which in turn will cause broken bones or other worse injuries. Don’t let your puppy wander without supervision around the house especially if it’s a busy household with many people. The chances of Teacup puppies getting trampled or kicked by accident are very high and just as bad.
5. Make sure that your pet gets lots of adequate rest
Teacup puppies by nature are very active animals. As a result, they tend to get tired and feel fatigue quite often especially if the activity was strenuous. After playing your puppy will now rest so give it a comfortable doggy bed placed in an area where it won’t be disturbed when it sleeps. Tired Teacup puppies need 14 hours of unbroken sleep to recharge their energy. To ensure that your precious puppy is fit and healthy limit your playtime to one hour at the very least. You may also use supplements to aid your pup’s health.
6. Give your Teacup the proper and correct diet
The right kind of food to feed Teacup puppies’ are vital for their health. Any vet worth their salt can tell you that foods like eggs, meat, and canned chicken can provide the necessary nutrients for your puppy. Along with omega fatty acids, minerals and vitamins found in foods with little grease all of these can do wonders for your Teacup’s health. Don’t forget to include wholesome milk, butter with flax seeds, veggies, and frozen fruit bits to your pet’s diet. On a final note, “Karo” syrups are a must for your precious one’s diet. “Karo” syrups needed to fight hypoglycemia or low blood sugar levels.
7. Give importance to grooming your pet
A well-groomed Teacup is a neat and clean dog. The amount of time and effort you spend on grooming a Teacup puppy depends on the type of dog it belongs. Some Teacup puppies have short yet firm coat. These types are very easy to groom, and they don’t need to be frequently groomed. Other Teacup puppies on the hand have long haired coats that need occasional (or frequent) grooming. The reason is to prevent matted as well as tangled hair on the pup and the hairs can limit its movements as well as ensnare the poor thing’s limbs. Use a slicker brush on long-haired Teacups to smoothen them out and the safety scissors to trim the hair. Meanwhile, short-haired ones only need simple brushing on their coat. Bathing is important for a Teacup. The frequency of bathing a Teacup depends on how sweaty it is and how much dirt it usually picks up during the day. If bathing your pet becomes necessary to do it at once. You can use shampoo on your puppy if the need is great. I advise not to use human shampoo since it can have deadly results of Teacup puppies. Use dog shampoos only.
8. Guard your pet carefully when going outdoors
Teacup puppies are not just for indoor pets and from time to time they need to go out to have exercise or play. The size of a Teacup makes it very vulnerable to tread down or hit accidentally by other people. They could also face attacks from other animals bigger than themselves like other dogs for example. In spite of these dangers, you can go out with your precious without any harm. The best method when going with your precious pup is to carry it in a dog purse or should bag. You could use a leash though you still need to keep a wary eye out and control your pup from going in places where it should not go. Another thing to remember: do not take your 16 week-old precious pet outside in public unless it has been fully vaccinated. Various diseases that can affect a Teacup linger in public areas, and you don’t want your pet getting infected by them.
Your little bundle of adorableness and cuteness is a puppy that needs all the care as well as love it can get from you. Just remember that caring for Teacup puppies are a big responsibility. You will spend a lot of time and effort in caring for your pet, but the bond that you create with each other is worth it.