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Are Puppy Teacup Breeds Worth the Hype?

Are Puppy Teacup Breeds Worth the Hype?

February 13, 2019

There has been a lot of hype around teacup breeds for their petite stature and, of course, undeniable cuteness.

The idea of putting your dog in your bag and taking off to the grocery store seems cool and very on trend, but is there another side to the story? The popularity around small dog breeds has the tendency to focus more on the look of the dog versus the health factors, which can cause problems for owners down the line. PetCenter wants to ensure you’re equipped with what you need to consider before becoming a teacup breed owner.

Focus on the long-term health rather than the look.

The word “teacup” can be misleading as it is a trendy market term that is attractive to buyers seeking small dogs. As cute as they are, small breed pups can come with a big load of health issues. Of course, choosing a healthy pup can not only benefit the owner from high expenses at the veterinarian, but make owning a teacup dog more enjoyable. At PetCenter, we take pride in educating our customers on how to care for their pets. Our pet counselors are knowledgeable and up-to-date with the information needed for the proper care of your pets.

A small dog can be a great companion.

While teacup breeds are appealing and cute in size, it is important to care for them properly. A great benefit in having a teacup breed as a pet is, if you travel frequently, they are much easier to fly with on the airplane. They don’t require much room and travel easily in a small tote comfortably. Teacups also don’t consume much, which keeps the food cost down. They are also good dogs for people who live in small environments, such as a tiny house or a recreational vehicle.

Choose the right breeder.

If you’re not careful, you may buy a dog from a breeder that doesn’t have the same integrity or safe practices that we have here at PetCenter. PetCenter has very strict requirements when it comes to vaccinations and other prophylactic measures and our veterinarian care is bar none. There are many things that happen before teacup breeds leave the store and the puppies must meet our standards before they are PetCenter puppies. You can trust us with providing you with the correct education to care for your pets!

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