When you purchase a teacup from us there are a few key things to keep in mind when feeding a teacup puppy. Below you will find out what you need to keep your teacup puppy happy and healthy, the recommended foods, as well as the proper feeding times, and much more.
You can watch the video below for a full breakdown or continue reading for the recommended foods for your puppy.
The 5 Foods To Feed Your Teacup Puppy
Until the teacup is eating well, supplement your puppy with Fortical at least twice a day. We will give you two bottles of Fortical with your teacup purchase. We recommend you give your puppy Fortical first thing in the morning and before bed at night. We recommend you purchase more when you run out in order to prevent hurtful sugar drops.
2. Teacup puppies should be free-fed dry food
Choose a high-quality puppy food that is specifically formulated for small breeds or teacup puppies. These foods are designed to provide the right balance of nutrients, including proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Look for a food that lists a high-quality source of protein (such as chicken or fish) as the first ingredient.
Until your teacup puppy is fully grown you should always leave his preferable healthy dry food down. Teacup puppies are normally fully grown around six months.
Due to their small stomachs, teacup puppies tend to eat a little at a time. Therefore frequent trips to eat are required to maintain their blood sugar levels. The dry foods that we use for teacups in the nursery are Royal Canin Puppy X-Small, Small Dog Breed Puppy Eukanuba, and Small breed Puppy Bill Jack. All excellent quality foods that help the puppies grow, build strong immune systems, and help brain development.
By the time the puppy is ready to go home Sugar Sweet Georgia Puppies knows your teacup puppy’s preferences and will send you home with the correct food.
3. Wet Food and Yogurt
We feed the teacup puppies Royal Canin Starter Mother and Baby dog wet food until they are 12 weeks. After that, we transition them to Purina Pro Plan Puppy chicken and rice. We also feed the dogs Greek non-fat vanilla yogurt. Please make sure it is non-fat as the fat in yogurt tends to give puppies diarrhea. Non-fat vanilla yogurt is a great source of Protein and puppies love it.
Treats can be a part of your teacup puppy’s diet, but be mindful of their size and calorie content. Opt for small, low-calorie treats that are specifically made for small-breed puppies. Use treats sparingly and as rewards for training or positive behavior. The treat we recommend is Bill Jac Little Jacs.
Ensure your teacup puppy has access to clean and fresh water at all times. Hydration is vital for their overall health and well-being.
When you buy a puppy from Sugar Sweet Georgia Puppies the owner gives you his cell phone number in case of an emergency.