Feed a high-quality small breed formula. Give smaller, frequent meals and monitor weight.
Brush frequently to prevent matts and tangles. Trim nails often. Clean ears and teeth weekly.
Short walks, indoor play and interacting provide important physical and mental stimulation.
Choose a harness over a collar to prevent trachea damage from pulling during walks.
Small breeds are prone to dental problems, hypoglycemia, collapsing trachea and more. Schedule vet visits.
Take precautions around larger pets, stairs, furniture and more that pose falling/injury risks.
Use positive reinforcement. Prevent small dog syndrome. Socialize them young and maintain training.