If you have purchased a puppy from us
please read this page carefully.
Here you will find feeding instructions
and how to care for your new Teacup or
are wonder fun tips that you can read and use. This Teacup Care
information will assist you in the first several weeks with your new
Teacup Puppy. Due to their small size teacup puppies must replenish
their energy more than larger dogs. The only way of
doing this is to ensure that your teacup puppy gets nourishment from
food. Teacup puppies eat very small amounts of food at
a time, they are not like the larger dogs that can eat twice a day.
It is important not to change the type of food that your teacup puppy is
eating in the first two weeks. If you decide to change the
food, ensure that you do it slowly by mixing the new food each day until
you gradually make the change. Please note that if you drastically
change the food it can make the puppy not feel well.
The first thing to
remember is that a teacup puppy is stressed when they are moved from
environments. Remember that the teacup puppy has been taken
away from their mom and siblings and brought to a new home with
strangers. It is important that you try to make it a
safe, quiet and peaceful environment for your new puppy.
Please treat him like a newborn. Refrain from loud
noises, screaming and keep the new teacup puppy at home.
refrain from taking the puppy out to the mall, workplace or to visit
family or friends in the first two weeks because they stress a lot.
Teacup Puppy Playtime:
Please ensure that your teacup puppy has 10 minutes of play time twice a
day. Please refrain the teacup puppy from running around longer.
Teacup puppies can get a sugar attack if they run too much at first.
Let the puppy adjust to your house for two weeks before you allow more
T-cups should be left in a
confined area. This is very important because it will help you
housebreak the puppy easier. We recommend that you purchase
a play pen and place the teacup puppy inside. Keep
food, water and training pads in there. Please ensure that the training
pad in away from the food. You can also keep your teacup
puppy in the kitchen or bathroom. Do not let the puppy run loose in your
house until they are a little older as they may loose track of where
their food is.
leave a teacup puppy unattended unless he is in his playpen or in a
confined, safe area.
and Teacup Puppies: Kids should be watched closely at first.
Ensure that if a child wants to hold the teacup puppy, he/she should sit
on the floor. Sometimes teacup puppies tend to jump out of
people's hands and if they fall it can result in a head injury that can
cause death. If the child is on the floor then the chance of this
happening is much lower.
hypoglycemia in Teacup Puppies? This is a sugar attack which
is lack of nutrition. Teacup puppies are not problematic but
they can't skip meals. One thing that might help is a
paste called Nutrical. This can be given twice a day to the
teacup puppy for the first month. Please refrain from giving this paste
more than twice a day as this may make the puppy sick.
teacup puppy stops eating, you should buy chicken and rice baby food and
give approx. 1/3 of the bottle every four hours or so. Keep doing
this until the puppy starts to eat. Once the teacup puppy starts
to eat on his/her own, then gradually hand feed less until the puppy is
eating on his own.
most important thing is to make sure that you keep food and water next
to your Teacup Puppy at all times. This will prevent hypoglycemia
(low sugar) caused by not enough food intake. This is dangerous
and can be very harmful to a teacup puppy..
Symptoms of hypoglycemia:
Hypoglycemia can occur without warning specially in the morning.
It can happen to any healthy puppy and it can be very scary. It is
important to educate yourself in case of an emergency.
Things to look for:
Teacup puppies get very sleepy or don't want to play. They can act
weak, tired, walking with an unstable gait as if they were drunk,
falling over, laying on their side paddling with their little feet and
being unable to get up. In very severe cases they can
just lay on their side and be totally unresponsive.
If you see any of the
above symptoms you need to act IMMEDIATELY. If the puppy is not
given some kind of nutrition containing sugar, the puppy can go into a
coma and this can result in death. You can give honey,
karo syrup, pancake syrup, sugar water to the teacup puppy.
Give several doses until the puppy gets better. You can give 7 cc of
this or so. Once you feed some on this to the teacup puppy
he/she should start to feel better within 10 minutes.
Consult your veterinarian.
Once you do this procedure
the puppy should start to look normal. Do not trust this because
he will go down soon again unless you follow with food.
The best thing is to buy baby food and give 1/3 of the jar every 4 hours
until the teacup puppy starts eating on his own. Please
consult with your veterinarian on how much food to give your teacup
puppy because it all depends on their weight.
If your teacup puppy does not respond with
any improvement within 10 minutes after the sugar intake or appears
unresponsive, take him immediately to the closest veterinarian.
In severe cases, if their sugar drops too far it is necessary for them
to receive (dextrose) from the veterinarian. In some extreme
cases the veterinarian might give the teacup puppy intravenous IV.
Make sure that you tell your vet that you think that puppy might be
having a sugar attack and specifically ask for a shot of (dextrose)
before he does anything else.