Yorkie Food and Health
Yorkies are unfortunately prone to a lot of health issues, including collapsed tracheas, pancreatitis, luxating patella, and liver shunt. They also tend to have sensitive digestive systems, meaning they need a steady, well-balanced diet. The best food for Yorkies are those that contain plenty of calories to fuel their active nature, and that provide proteins for their growing muscles. Wellness provides both of these things in their food. This food is also helpful for Yorkie bones, as this breed faces joint problems.
A Yorkie puppy needs about 200 calories per day, and many owners recommend feeding a total of a half cup of food over the span of the day. This is also true for very active adult Yorkies, while less active Yorkies need only about 150 calories per day. As they get older, they will likely need less food. Feel your dog’s ribs to make sure there are no “sharp” edges.
When feeding your dog, you’ll also need a dog bowl. One of our top picks is the Bone Dry Lattice Ceramic bowl. Stainless steel is also a good bowl material because it’s durable and easy to clean. Some of our favorite stainless steel bowls for Yorkies are the Proselect stainless steel bowl or the GPet stainless steel bowl.
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On top of bowls and food, it’s also important to think about your Yorkshire Terrier’s overall well-being. This means taking them to the vet for regular checkups and necessary vaccinations, but also means that you might want to invest in pet insurance. This will ensure that the expense is covered (or at least manageable) should your pup get into an accident or experience any health issues.