The teacup poodle is the smallest breed you’ve ever seen. Those little hands and feet will immediately attract your attention and make you feel warm to this little animal. If you imagine holding a puppy the size of a leaf, it must be a teacup. In general, teacup puppies are lighter than normal puppies. It has nothing to do with physical disease, but it’s a special breed. They grow up a little bit slowly, but they also develop into cute and intelligent dogs. These dogs weigh between 4 and 6 pounds and are no more than 17 inches tall. All owners who want to adopt a teacup need to know the size of the breed they are adopting.
Having a teacup dog can seem complicated. But small puppies come from the brooding family and try to mate with larger puppies to produce these lovely teacup dogs. Although the animals mate for long periods of time, they don’t pose a physical threat. Teacup dogs are more likely to suffer from several diseases, which take longer to cure than other breeds of dogs. If they don’t get the right treatment at the right time, the complex mechanisms of their bodies can also pose a threat. At this point, the average life span of various teacup dogs is between 6 and 10 years old. But if health risks are complex and there are no appropriate solutions, life expectancy can also be shortened.
It is better to take the necessary precautions than to regret them later. If you have a cup of tea at home, it’s appropriate. Although these animals are lovely and can play and roam, it is also important to take care of them. In other words, teacup dogs can also be infected with some diseases, which can make their lives miserable. Therefore, some of the most common health problems are as follows:
(1) Heart disease
One of the most common problems with teacup dog infection is heart problems. If not, temporary chest pain or other symptoms may occur. In addition, sleepiness can be reported. It is recommended to see a veterinarian immediately.
(2) Tracheal obstruction
When you hear your dog cough or have any type of breathing problem, it’s because this condition is called a blocked trachea.
Teacup dogs can have this early on. However, if problems are detected early, antibiotics can cure the disease.
Another common health condition is hypoglycemia. If proper treatment is not started, the situation will even worsen over time. Sometimes, teacup dogs die. Therefore, necessary care and proper attention to diet are necessary treatment conditions.
(4) Digestive problems
Since the teacup poodle is very small, overfeeding is strictly prohibited. It is even suggested to gradually switch to raw food to help dogs cope with food changes. However, make sure that the food you give is 100% natural and fresh to avoid various digestive problems, which are common in teacup varieties.
How to take care of Schipperke? When we take care of Schipperke, we should pay attention to Schipperke's physical condition, activity level and various unexpected situations. Taking care of Schipperke can bring us challenges and fun.
When we train Schipperke, we should know that the dog training process does not require the owner to be mean or even harsh.
Schipperke is generally healthy and has no serious health problems, and has a long life span. Of course, like most purebred dogs, some genetic health conditions of Schipperke dogs are known, including eye diseases (especially multifocal retinopathy and progressive retinal atrophy, or PRA) and von Willebrand disease (hemorrhagic disease).