How to Care for a Small Dog

Feed a high-quality small breed formula. Avoid free feeding to prevent obesity.

Nutrition Basics

Lift small dogs properly by supporting chest and bottom. Don't risk injury by pulling on limbs.

Handle Gently  

Small dogs chill more easily. Provide sweaters, booties, and a warm place to sleep in cold weather.

Mind the Temperature

Opt for small dog dental chews and treats sized for little jaws. Monitor teeth closely.

Tiny Teeth

Use positive reinforcement. Keep sessions short and sweet to match a small dog's attention span.

Training Tips

Short, frequent walks suit small dogs. Monitor for signs of fatigue. Games and play keep them active.

Exercise Needs

ID tags, fenced yards, stairs barriers and ramps help keep little pups safe.

Safety First

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