We enter the world of feeding Yorkies from the front door, a kind of “dog restaurant”. The main thing here is good manners. First of all, upbringing is visible in relation to food: patience at the time of preparation, the beginning of a meal only after permission, indifference to food intake by the owners, and disregard for treating strangers. These rules may seem harsh at first glance, but they protect the nervous system of dogs, protect their stomachs and lay the foundation for safety.
Good manners should be cultivated from puppyhood. Feed at a certain time, put a bowl of food for no longer than 15-20 minutes, do not react to a pleading look during family meals, make sure that during a walk the Yorkie does not pick up pieces on the street.
The question “what to feed the Yorkshire Terrier” must be solved even before the puppy appears in your house. You can choose dry food or natural food, but feeding the Yorkie with table scraps is definitely not worth it: this can result in health problems and deterioration in the quality of wool.
For feeding the Yorkshire Terrier, the general rules for feeding dogs are true. However, there are feeding features that are specific to Yorkshire terriers.
The frequency of feeding the Yorkshire Terrier depends on the age of the dog.
Yorkshire Terrier age Feeding frequency
3 – 6 months 4 times a day
6 – 12 months 3 times a day
Older than 12 months 2 times a day
If you are a supporter of “natural”, then the meat should be at least half of the daily diet of the Yorkshire Terrier.
The amount of food for a Yorkshire Terrier is calculated as follows: Every 500 grams of weight 1 tablespoon. That is, a Yorkshire terrier weighing 3 kg eats 6 tablespoons of food.
- Lack of fat in a Yorkie’s diet can lead to flaky skin, rashes or ulcers.
- Lack of sodium and chlorine when feeding Yorkshire terrier causes dry skin and hair loss, lack of copper leads to loss of pigmentation.
- The lack of zinc can be judged by the appearance of plaques, crusts at the root of the hair, in the corners of the mouth, around the eyes, ears, etc.
- Unbalanced intake of iodine compounds when feeding a Yorkshire Terrier degrades the coat, making it brittle and short.
- If you have problems, you can “fill” your pet with vitamins. However, this should not be done without consulting a veterinarian. Hypervitaminosis, like hypovitaminosis, can lead to sad consequences. Therefore, if you have the slightest trouble, you should contact your veterinarian.