title=”Can Yorkshire get constipated and what should I do about it?”
Not only is mother’s milk high in nutrients, but it also provides the puppy with resistance to disease, so it is best for a mother Yorkshire to let her newborn suckle completely on mother’s milk if she has plenty of milk, and also the whole job of nursing can be left to the mother Yorkshire, you just need to assist from the sidelines.
If there is not enough mother’s milk, although it can be supplemented with artificial nursing, it is still not a complete substitute for mother’s milk, and the limited mother’s milk should still be distributed to each baby Yorkshire to suckle. Before nursing, wipe the udder with a hot towel, gently squeeze the nipple with your hand to let the milk flow, and then take the puppies out of the crate and let them nurse.
Nurse every 2 hours for the first week, every 3 hours for the second week, and every 4 hours for the third week, and by the fourth week, puppies will be stealing food from their mothers. Puppies can sometimes have trouble finding the nipple or holding it. It is a good idea for the owner to place the puppy in front of the nipple and guide it to suckle, or stick a tail finger in the puppy’s mouth to let it practice sucking, then help it get close to the nipple while it is still open. It is best that each teat is sucked evenly and that each puppy gets enough milk from the mother so that no puppy from the same litter is too big or too small. If the mother Yorkshire does not have this behavior, the owner must use toilet paper or gauze to stimulate the excretion to make the puppy defecate smoothly.
Often the female Yorkshire will also lick off her puppy’s excrement, and in case she gets dirty, you can wipe her off with a warm towel.
Key points for buying a puppy
1 Before buying, read about the dog and have some understanding of the personality traits and physical characteristics of the dog so that you have the criteria to examine item by item when you are shopping.
2 Look at the dog’s body height to see if it is within the general limits; weight to see if it is within the normal standard range. If the dog is too big or too small, it should not be purchased.
3 See if the dog’s coat is long and straight, and if the hair is silky, pure white and lustrous, and if the hair is too short, too coarse, disordered, bent or too thin, it is a defective breed.
4 Whether the eyes are large and round and have good vision, and whether the eyes and eye area are black and dark brown. If the color of the eye and the eye area is too light, you should not buy it.
5 Whether the nose is smooth and dark; whether the ears are long and close to the sides of the head and have the basic characteristics of long trimmed hair.
6 Whether the head has long hair, long whiskers on the lips, and incisors that meet the requirements of a scissor bite.
7 Whether the forelimbs fit the requirements of being short and straight, the hindlimbs short and strong, the fingers and toes round and hairy and black, and the legs covered with a lot of long hair.
8 Whether the carcass is short and well-proportioned and sturdy, the back and waist are flat and straight, and not to buy a bad breed with a long carcass and a stooped waist.
9 It is not advisable to waste money on those with too light a nose, red eye margins, and curly coats.
10 For dogs with eye droppings around the eyes, stained ulcers around the anus, barking indiscriminately, drooping, loss of appetite, and loose tail hair, they should generally be considered sick.