How many litters a year can a dog have?
Licensed breeders must: Not mate a bitch less than 12 months old.
Not whelp more than four litters from a bitch.
Not whelp two litters within a 12 month period from the same bitch.
These will include the core vaccines, which are administered in a series of three: at 6-, 12-, and 16 weeks old.
The core vaccines include the DHLPP (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, and parainfluenza).
Your pup will also need a rabies vaccination, which is usually around $15—20.
If you own a dog, you've heard this rule: 1 year for Fido equals 7 years for you.
Turns out, the math isn't that simple.
Dogs mature more quickly than we do early on.
So the first year of your fuzzy friend's life is equal to about 15 human years.
According to the American Animal Hospital, it is normal for a canine to defecate within a short period of time after eating a meal.
Going No. 2 should happen at least once each day to keep a dog on a healthy potty schedule.
Some dogs will poop more than once per day.
Most dogs come into heat twice per year, or about every six months, although the interval can vary between breeds and from dog to dog.
Small breed dogs may cycle three times per year, while giant breed dogs may only cycle once every 12 months.
According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it's $1,070.
As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.
Depending on the food you buy and sudden medical expenses, the costs could be much higher.
When you take all kinds of dogs into consideration, an average litter ranges between six and ten puppies.
In the case of your little Yorkie, she is likely to give birth to three or five pups on the higher side.
However, some dogs can pop out one puppy depending on various factors.
The 10% Rule of Dog Treats.
Treats should make up no more than about 10% of your dog's daily calories.
For example, if your dog needs 400 calories per day (check out the resting rate calorie counter below), they should have no more than 40 calories from treats, with the other 360 coming from their normal food.