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Proper Yorkshire Terrier care

Consider the many aspects of breeding before you choose to do Yorkshire Terrier breeding for yourself. Before you choose this option you want to carefully consider what can happen since there are many things that can and do go wrong with breeding dogs. The most important step is to carefully consider your Yorkshire Terrier. Do you know what the specific breed standards are, do you know if your dog has any specific faults and do you know exactly how these faults can be transmitted through genes to the offspring?

In order to reduce the infections transferred during breeding it is necessary to make sure both the male and female have bacteria cultures and brucellosis tests done. You should have a veterinarian thoroughly check the dogs before breeding to make sure they don’t have conditions that can be passed on to the litter such as luxating patella’s, cardiomyopathy or hypothyroidism.

Even if both the female and male are healthy and good options for breeding you still want to educate yourself about all possible hereditary faults that can result in the line you’re breeding. Take the time to research the family lineage on both sides and know what you can do to reduce hereditary conditions.

Next is it important that you carefully consider everything that can go wrong during the gestation period. There is always the chance that the mother dog can die before, during and after whelping. Some of the most common complications include uterine inertia, prolapsed uterus, eclampsia, metritis or mastitis. Also consider whether or not you have the time and ability to take on Yorkshire Terrier breeding.

As the whelping time draws near the female Yorkie should never be left alone and most of the time a Yorkie will need assistance when whelping. So before and after the whelping it may be necessary for you to stay home for several days. It is also important to consider the cost. C-sections may need to be required for small breed dogs such as Yorkshire Terriers and you need to make sure you have enough money saved up should this be necessary. It is also important that you know the signs of any troubles that can occur during breeding and what steps you should take in order to resolve the problem.

For several days before and after the whelping it may be necessary for you to stay home. You also need to take into account the cost of breeding. For small breeds such as Yorkshire Terriers, C-sections may need to be done and you should make sure you have enough money saved up for this just in case. You should also make sure you have researched all the signs of trouble that can occur during breeding and what steps you can take in order to resolve the problem.

Raising the Yorkie puppies is the final aspect of Yorkshire Terrier breeding that you should consider. Fading puppies, toxic milk, septicemia, primary atelectasis, herpes virus, cleft palates and hypoglycemia are just a few of the conditions that you need to educate yourself about before raising puppies.

Would you be able to do this if it was necessary? Even if you can, it can also lead to complications for the female dog. If anything happens to the mother would you be able to take several days off work in order to raise the litter. Would you be comfortable handling tube feeding or bottle-feeding if it is necessary? Once again you have to consider the costs involved. There is the cost of vaccinations, looking for a home for the puppies, paying vet bills and raising the puppies for several years or their entire life if you are unable to find a home for them.

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