Puppy Care

Getting Started - REST- NO constant running around and visiting everyone the first 2 weeks


You can let your puppy on your cleaned washed off concrete patio , but not on grass where squirrels and rodents and bird run around until your puppy is at least 5 months old and has a better immune system. Puppies do not have as strong immune systems to handle all the bacteria like an adult dogs system can handle.

Don’t let puppies under 4 months ( teacups under 5 months) run for hours in your house as they will burn too many calorie. Please do not allow your puppy to run all over longer then an hour at a time and then place back in playpen for a couple hours. You can set your playpen up with baby mobiles, toys, bed at one side, also potty area at other side. The first month a slow quiet lifestyle is vital because a change is environment is stressful and puppy needs peace.

Please no going all over showing everyone your puppy for at least a month when the pup is brand new and adjusting to your home and life.

If Puppy under 4 months Will Be Home Alone Over 3 Hours A day You Need To Provide Visual and Audio Stimulation
Place the puppy playpen near a television and put on a news or children's channel so the puppy can hear voices and see people. Placement of playpen near a window so the puppy can see outside as well as baby mobiles hooked to top of playpen will provide visuals. A radio can provide audio. Your puppy will not be depressed if you provide sound and visual stimulation while you are at work. On extra small puppies you will need someone to go home middle of day to give puppy supplementation. Puppies grow each month and this is a temporary situation and by several months old they usually can handle 4 or so hours home alone.

Pet Safe Heating Pads
Once a teacup Chihuahua puppies reach 6 months in age, they go from a frail puppy to a sturdy little dog, and most no longer require alot of special care, BUT those 3 lbs and under will continue to require supplements and more supervision.

A simple, but critical item every new owner should have is a heating pad. Yes, caring for your teacup Chihuahua puppy means keeping them warm, even in summer if you keep your ac on and temp of house is under 72 degrees, a heating pad should be used at night. Basically, if the temperature in your home ever falls below 75F degrees, then I would recommend getting a heating pad for your puppy to keep them warm IF PUPPY WISHES. Never force a puppy to remain on a heating pad

Now, there are two types of heating pads. There's one kind made for humans, and another made for animals. The difference between them is the maximum temperature they are capable of reaching. Human heating pads generally run hotter than dog heating pads, even on lower settings. Obviously if you have the choice, find one that is designed for dogs. If you use a human type then wrap in a thing towel and cover cord with cloth. Use on low heat sitting

Children - Keep an Eye on Them for the Safety of Your Dog
Imagine being stuck on a rollercoaster with no way of getting off, you begin to feel nauseous and, well, that'd probably be the worst ride of your life. Similarly, small puppies can be put into this situation when young kids pick them up and carry them around. Being carried around can cause nausea, and nausea can ruin a puppy's appetite. If a puppy's not eating, especially at such a young age, there's a possibility for low blood sugar to manifest itself. Have children sit with the puppy.

Flea Treatment
Fleas! A filthy insect! At some point, most people have to deal with these annoying parasites, so learning how to handle them now will prepare you for when they appear; a must for any owner!
The best way, I've found, is to use REVOLUTION DROPS given on the nap of the neck every 2 months STARTING AT 4 months old. Flea medications you should NOT be given through the mouth.

Puppies can burn through calories at an extremely rapid pace because of how active they tend to be. This can be dangerous because sometimes the puppy burn through more calories than they are taking in, which then leads to low blood sugar.One way to prevent this from happening is using a calorie supplement, known as Nutrical. Give your tiny Chihuahua an inch of this during the middle of the day.

And that just about does it for this puppy care guide. After reading through it, I hope you are better informed on how to care for your new, delicate and tiny Chihuahua puppy, and that you utilize this information to the fullest. This puppy care guide can help your teacup puppy grow into a healthy, full grown dog, that you and your family can love for a very long time!