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Old 03-15-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! my name is Deanna this is my first post on yorkietalk. A little about myself I have two Yorkies one male and one female, Benji is my first yorkie he is close to 2 years old and is my pride and joy. Raven is my new puppy that I just got 3 days ago. As for Raven im not real sure on her age.

I say this b/c when my husband and I went to buy her we went through the same breeder we got benji from because benji was a healthy and turned into a great dog! When we went to look at Raven for the first time it was love at first sight of course. When I first held her my first question was how old is she? The breeder then began to tell me that she is 8 weeks old born on 1/8/09. I believed him b/c Ive never had a puppy that was 8 weeks old. usually i get my puppies between 10-12 weeks. So of course we got her and I asked the breeder what she eats. he begins to tell me he syringe feeds b/c he likes to be sure the puppy is getting her nutrition while he was gone for a couple hours at a time.

When my husband and I brought Raven home we noticed that she walked like she just learned how to walk her eyes were a slight blue which i didnt notice right away. we began to question weather or not she was really 8 weeks. After much research I know she is not 8 weeks. here are some pictures of what she looks like.

<a href='http://img23.imageshack.us/my.php?image=raven013.jpg'><img src='http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7956/raven013.jpg' border='0' alt='Image Hosted by ImageShack.us'/></a><br/>


I made an appointment with the vet the day after tomorrow and i will know for sure. she's very active Ive been giving her baby food chicken flavor with also some puppy formula (milk) and of course water. I want to make sure im doing the right things im so nervous. The day we bought her home she had diarrhea but that stopped now she hasnt done a #2 in almost 2 days! im concerned?? Ive been trying to stimulate her by whipping her backside with a warm cloth and Ive been trying to give her lots of excersice. I hope she is not constipated?? When do puppys started eating hard dog food? she tried once but couldnt chew it. ive been keeping her warm all day. This is all new to me and im trying my best to make her healthy and happy puppy. Any pointers??
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Hi, and Welcome to YT. The Vet is definitely the best idea. I don't think whipping her backside with a warm towel is so great though. Maybe soaking her in a warm tub of water, to relax her bowels might do the trick. Also you might want to try pure pumpkin to get her regular. Your picture did not come out. Also with the hard food, you might want to soak it in a mix of water and lower sodium chix broth. That will make it easier for her for now. I am sure that there will be many other suggestions to help you and your new baby. Good luck and keep us posted on her progress.

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Hi everyone! my name is Deanna this is my first post on yorkietalk. A little about myself I have two Yorkies one male and one female, Benji is my first yorkie he is close to 2 years old and is my pride and joy. Raven is my new puppy that I just got 3 days ago. As for Raven im not real sure on her age.

I say this b/c when my husband and I went to buy her we went through the same breeder we got benji from because benji was a healthy and turned into a great dog! When we went to look at Raven for the first time it was love at first sight of course. When I first held her my first question was how old is she? The breeder then began to tell me that she is 8 weeks old born on 1/8/09. I believed him b/c Ive never had a puppy that was 8 weeks old. usually i get my puppies between 10-12 weeks. So of course we got her and I asked the breeder what she eats. he begins to tell me he syringe feeds b/c he likes to be sure the puppy is getting her nutrition while he was gone for a couple hours at a time.

When my husband and I brought Raven home we noticed that she walked like she just learned how to walk her eyes were a slight blue which i didnt notice right away. we began to question weather or not she was really 8 weeks. After much research I know she is not 8 weeks. here are some pictures of what she looks like.

<a href='http://img23.imageshack.us/my.php?image=raven013.jpg'><img src='http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7956/raven013.jpg' border='0' alt='Image Hosted by ImageShack.us'/></a><br/>


I made an appointment with the vet the day after tomorrow and i will know for sure. she's very active Ive been giving her baby food chicken flavor with also some puppy formula (milk) and of course water. I want to make sure im doing the right things im so nervous. The day we bought her home she had diarrhea but that stopped now she hasnt done a #2 in almost 2 days! im concerned?? Ive been trying to stimulate her by whipping her backside with a warm cloth and Ive been trying to give her lots of excersice. I hope she is not constipated?? When do puppys started eating hard dog food? she tried once but couldnt chew it. ive been keeping her warm all day. This is all new to me and im trying my best to make her healthy and happy puppy. Any pointers??
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I bet you meant wiping her backside! Lol
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I don't have any answers for you--I'm pretty new at this, but I wanted to wish you good luck with your new little one.
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Hi everyone! my name is Deanna this is my first post on yorkietalk. A little about myself I have two Yorkies one male and one female, Benji is my first yorkie he is close to 2 years old and is my pride and joy. Raven is my new puppy that I just got 3 days ago. As for Raven im not real sure on her age.

I say this b/c when my husband and I went to buy her we went through the same breeder we got benji from because benji was a healthy and turned into a great dog! When we went to look at Raven for the first time it was love at first sight of course. When I first held her my first question was how old is she? The breeder then began to tell me that she is 8 weeks old born on 1/8/09. I believed him b/c Ive never had a puppy that was 8 weeks old. usually i get my puppies between 10-12 weeks. So of course we got her and I asked the breeder what she eats. he begins to tell me he syringe feeds b/c he likes to be sure the puppy is getting her nutrition while he was gone for a couple hours at a time.

When my husband and I brought Raven home we noticed that she walked like she just learned how to walk her eyes were a slight blue which i didnt notice right away. we began to question weather or not she was really 8 weeks. After much research I know she is not 8 weeks. here are some pictures of what she looks like.

<a href='http://img23.imageshack.us/my.php?image=raven013.jpg'><img src='http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7956/raven013.jpg' border='0' alt='Image Hosted by ImageShack.us'/></a><br/>


I made an appointment with the vet the day after tomorrow and i will know for sure. she's very active Ive been giving her baby food chicken flavor with also some puppy formula (milk) and of course water. I want to make sure im doing the right things im so nervous. The day we bought her home she had diarrhea but that stopped now she hasnt done a #2 in almost 2 days! im concerned?? Ive been trying to stimulate her by whipping her backside with a warm cloth and Ive been trying to give her lots of excersice. I hope she is not constipated?? When do puppys started eating hard dog food? she tried once but couldnt chew it. ive been keeping her warm all day. This is all new to me and im trying my best to make her healthy and happy puppy. Any pointers??
No pictures are showing up. I would suggest giving her a little karo syrup, sure dont' want her to become hypoglycemic. Sounds ike your'e doing everything else right
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Hi there and Welcome to YT! i'm sorry I can't answer all of your questions, but as far as when she will start eating hard dog food my puppy Mia started at 8wks.. and she loves it! I also give her soft canned food.. i'm sure someone else will be able to help you on the rest of your question's! good luck with your puppy!
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Oh my goodness! She looks more like 4-5 weeks at the most. Did you get a registration application showing when the litter was born?
Look at this site: Yorkshire Terrier, understanding yorkie puppy vital growth stages how to be a puppy She has pictures of puppies at different ages. All are a little different, but just like you, I highly doubt that puppy is 8 weeks.
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Welcome to YT and congrats on your new puppy. I agree with the others that your vet should be able to tell you more--teeth development? She looks very young.
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in my opinion she does looks like 4 to 5 weeks old....
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You can look through the Yorkie nursery here and see the differences in puppy ages too. I found these this post that has both 4 and 5 week puppies pictured: http://www.yorkietalk.com/forums/yt-...-pictures.html

Your puppy is a cutie for sure, but I would be concerned about the age.
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I just went to the website you posted. That one pic with all the moms and babies was just so cute. Thanks for posting.

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Look at this site: Yorkshire Terrier, understanding yorkie puppy vital growth stages how to be a puppy She has pictures of puppies at different ages. All are a little different, but just like you, I highly doubt that puppy is 8 weeks.
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She does look like 4 to 6 weeks.Make sure you have nutracal give this to her as needed. Probably 3 to 4 times a day. Make sure she eats and drinks about 4 times a day. Let us know what the vet says. I would report this Breeder..This Baby is too Young and should be with its momma....
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