About Teacup Puppies
As the name suggests, teacup puppies are the ones that have a smaller size than any regular dog breed. They are undoubtedly one of the cutest types of dogs ever. But, before buying any of these dogs, it is essential to know a few things about them...
Teacup puppies are also known as pocket-sized dogs or micro-dogs because of their small size. Apart from being small, they also weigh considerably less than other dogs of that size and age. For example, the approximate weight of a Maltese is around four to six pounds, but a teacup Maltese will weigh somewhere in the range of two to three pounds.
The term "teacup" doesn’t define any specific breed of dog. In fact, such a breed doesn’t even exist in the dog breed registries. It is only used to signify the size of the puppies.
Some of the common breeds that are considered in the group of teacup puppies are Shih-Tzu, Yorkie, Maltese, Malti-Poo, Morkie, Shihtese, Shorkie, Yorkie-Poo, Poosh/Shi-Poo, and Malshipoo.
Caring for a Teacup Puppy These dogs require special care from their owner. These puppies can suffer from hypoglycemia, seizures, breathing issues, and several other health problems. So, it is essential to pay special attention to them:
Teacup Puppy Diet Teacup puppies should ideally eat at least three to four times every day within a gap of approximately three to four hours. This will help to avoid hypoglycemia. Apart from giving regular food, dog-owners should also include Karo syrup in their meals. It prevents the puppy from suffering from low blood sugar levels. The diet should also contain foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Don’t Leave Teacups Alone Teacup puppies become anxious when they don’t see their owner around. This creates a stressful situation that leads to behavioral issues. It is best to have a fixed routine for the dog that includes playing with them for short periods.
Teacup Sleep Requirements Also, teacup puppies require 14 hours of sleep daily. So, it is wise not to play with them for hours.
Vet Care It is wise to schedule vaccination for these puppies. Dog-owners should also take them to the nearest veterinary doctor for regular checkups.
Although these puppies require more attention than usual, their affectionate eyes and cute size makes up for everything. They are a treat to have in the house. Call or contact Petite Pet Puppy Boutique today to learn more about our Teacup puppies.