If a Yorkie does need to lose a pound or two, exercise
should be increased by 10 minute intervals. For example, if the daily routine is a 20 minute walk, one would want to increase that to 30 minutes, taking care to go at a brisk pace.
grow so much during the first year. With some, growth will be spread out over the course of the first year.
With others, there will be growth spurts….with slower changes some months and incredibly noticeable growth in others.
Pups should not be put on a diet and not over-exercised. It is completely normal to have “puppy fat”, this makes the appearance to be rather round and this is expected.
At about the 1 year mark, weight gain will slow but the dog will continue to grow in height and length…And this causes a leaner appearance. Muscles are just about fully developed and the dog has a sleeker form.
Jack, 4 months old & 6 lbs.
Photo courtesy of Laurie Hoffman (Grandma of Jack)