When you puppy first arrives, you must watch to make sure that your puppy is eating.

The stress of going to a new home and getting over tired from being handled by their new family can be overwhelming and cause them not to eat.

This can cause hypoglycaemia. Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) can be fatal if not detected early. If your puppy appears to be weak or lethargic and has not been eating, give him/her glucose immediately. If they do not improve within 5 to 10 minutes, call your vet.

Feed your new puppy good quality food, as cheaper food has too much by-products in them. It is preferential that they be fed specially formulated for the needs of a Yorkie. The needs of small breed dogs and large breed dogs are very different. A Yorkie cannot handle the large amounts of protein that a large breed puppy needs to grow.

Here we let them free feed, keeping food in their bowl at all times, as most yorkies will not over eat. If you want to switch foods do it gradually adding a little bit more of the new food each day while decreasing the amount of the old food.

Never feed them table scraps. There are some human foods that they can eat but others can be very harmful to their small bodies. Avoid giving them foods high in fat; their systems cannot tolerate that much fat and it can cause pancreatitis.