Your Yorkshire Terriers Health

A Yorkshire Terriers health should be of the utmost importance to its owner. A healthy Yorkie usually results in a happy, playful and loving pet.

Yorkshire Terrier health considerations should begin at birth.

The milk that their dam provides is full of vital vitamins like Collistum. A puppy that misses this first milk may have a lower immunity level than his sibling's. After this a puppies vaccines should start at about 6-8 weeks and then are given boosters every 2-3 weeks after that.

Vaccines continue until the puppy is 4 months old. Remember that purchasing a puppy younger than 3 months is not adviseable so one older than three months would only need 1 or 2 booster shots. Once this initial series of shots is completed then there are annual shots that your veterinarian and yourself should arrange.

When you get your puppy be sure that it has had its innoculations. The following infectious canine diseases should have been covered in the vaccination process:

1. Distemper

2. Canine Hepatitis

3. Leptospirosis

4. Rabies

5. Canine Parvovirus

6. Parainfluenza

Checking on your Yorkshire Terriers health annually is something that you should not forget. Be sure to make annual appointments well in advance and keep to them. Most vet's will want to check your pets blood, perform a faecal examination and listen to and check its vital organs.

Please keep in mind that it is very easy for a dog to be infected by parasites. Parasites can come in contact with your dog through other dog's faeces or even insect bites.

Yorkshire Terrier health issues should be seen as being of the utmost importance so if you notice anything out of the ordinary or have suspicions that your pet has a problem be sure to get in touch with your vet.

If your yorkie seems to be a bit under the weather and you are not sure what is wrong with him, you might want to consult a vet online. This is a very cost effective way of getting answers right away, usually in a matter of a few hours and with an average price tag of $12.

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If your yorkie is in serious pain, injured, if he seems very ill, or if it is an emergency situation please do not use an online service, take him to see a vet straight away!

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