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My name is Chris and I will be getting an 8 week old male chi next Saturday. I plan to have a puppy pen that is large enough to accommodate his carrier, a place for his pee pads, and toys and food & water dishes. I plan to feed him four times a day and put him in his pen to relieve himself, hopefully! Any other suggestions?
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Hi Chris, You may want to get a few blankets (even baby blankets are fine) and, depending on where you live, a few sweaters. We've lived in Fl for some years with the chis but still find that at night this time of year and after around Jan, they will shake if it's too cold and don't have a jacket an sweater when outside. I don't know about others but we always used the little vests with hooks to walk them when they were little (and even now with the smaller ones up to 6lb). You can find them at walmart and also online through ebay, etc.
We also found out over time with the pee pads to get a holder (walmart has them for about $15 here) or, you may find that the large pads sold at walgreens for people can work better. This was a suggestion previously to me from another great chi mom. We bought tons of great dog toys and not one of the chis plays with them. They play with all the cat toys though (smile). One loves stuffed toys but they are usually small bears she can lie against and drag around at intervals. Some may have other experiences. Believe it or not, hubby wanted a sling to take our smallest one around (mostly the one that stays with him on his lap or in the car) and it actually is used a lot.
Your chi will let you know in time what their preferences are and you can go from there as there are so many options and it's always a thought as a good chi owner. We did eventually get a dog kennel/stroller and it's been fantastic for us but that's not something everyone or every chi wants. It's easier for us with more then one small chi if we are in a store or have to stay somewhere for the smaller ones. The 7 lb chi we have doesn't really get any use from it but it does give the other ones some security. Lots of options and you have time. You seem to be really ready for the little one. Congrats and welcome.
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Hi Chris, It sounds as if you are ready!!! I use washable human bed pads. They come in 30x36, 34x35 and smaller. I wash in a regular cycle, with no bleach. Dry them on low heat with no fabric softner sheets. They have lasted for years!! I like them much better for the enviorment. At this puppy's age, he won't have much control over his bladder and bowels for a few more weeks. Just be aware, after he wakes up from a nap, after eating, and "just because" he'll have to go. Use a term, 'hurry up', go potty, or whatever you decide. Our sheltie knows piddle, and poop!!! As for the feeding that seems about right. Have on hand some karo syrup, or honey in case of low blood sugar. You can read about that in some of the posts here. Good luck and welcome. Ask any questions relating to chi's and you'll get a slew of answers!
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Thanks for your reply. I have a question though about low blood sugar. How do I know if my pup is suffering from that? Are there signs I should look for?


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Hi Chris, You may want to get a few blankets (even baby blankets are fine) and, depending on where you live, a few sweaters. We've lived in Fl for some years with the chis but still find that at night this time of year and after around Jan, they will shake if it's too cold and don't have a jacket an sweater when outside. I don't know about others but we always used the little vests with hooks to walk them when they were little (and even now with the smaller ones up to 6lb). You can find them at walmart and also online through ebay, etc.

We also found out over time with the pee pads to get a holder (walmart has them for about $15 here) or, you may find that the large pads sold at walgreens for people can work better. This was a suggestion previously to me from another great chi mom. We bought tons of great dog toys and not one of the chis plays with them. They play with all the cat toys though (smile). One loves stuffed toys but they are usually small bears she can lie against and drag around at intervals. Some may have other experiences. Believe it or not, hubby wanted a sling to take our smallest one around (mostly the one that stays with him on his lap or in the car) and it actually is used a lot.

Your chi will let you know in time what their preferences are and you can go from there as there are so many options and it's always a thought as a good chi owner. We did eventually get a dog kennel/stroller and it's been fantastic for us but that's not something everyone or every chi wants. It's easier for us with more then one small chi if we are in a store or have to stay somewhere for the smaller ones. The 7 lb chi we have doesn't really get any use from it but it does give the other ones some security. Lots of options and you have time. You seem to be really ready for the little one. Congrats and welcome.


Just a quick question. How do I know whether or not my pup is suffering from low blood sugar. Are there overt signs to be on the lookout for?


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Yay a new pup. congrats and sounds like your being well prepared. Here is a link for some info on low blood sugars in chi's. I'm sure there is more information out there but its a start. Cant wait to see pics of the new guy when you get him.

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Chris, a puppy with low blood sugar acts sort of like a 'drunk'. Staggering, going in circles, falling, just not acting right--really lethargic. Give some honey, karo syrup, what ever under the tongue if he cannot swallow. It is a medical emergency, so call/drive to the vet asap. Make sure he eats after he recovers. Hopefully you will never need any of this advice!!! Sometimes even after playing hard, they can 'crash', so just be aware. Don't worry too much. 12 weeks is better to leave momma, but if he can't stay, then go ahead and take him home.
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Chris, a puppy with low blood sugar acts sort of like a 'drunk'. Staggering, going in circles, falling, just not acting right--really lethargic. Give some honey, karo syrup, what ever under the tongue if he cannot swallow. It is a medical emergency, so call/drive to the vet asap. Make sure he eats after he recovers. Hopefully you will never need any of this advice!!! Sometimes even after playing hard, they can 'crash', so just be aware. Don't worry too much. 12 weeks is better to leave momma, but if he can't stay, then go ahead and take him home.


Susan, Thanks for your reply and advice. My breeder called and told me they wanted to keep the pup with his mommy until he weighs at least two pounds. Right now he weighs only 1.4 lbs. Both mom and dad were between 3 and 4 pounds so he is going to be a little guy for sure. He is only 8 weeks old now so I may have to wait about a month before he is big enough to be separated from mommy. I'm excited!


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