If you are trying to find the best dog food for a Yorkie it can be a daunting task. There are so many different brands, but the best food for a Yorkie is these 5 brands that I have listed below. These are considered to be suitable for your precious furbaby. I feed mine Royal Canine which is 4th on the list.
5 best dog foods for a Yorkie:
1. Natural Grain Free Grain Small Breed by Wellness Core.
2. Blue Wilderness Natures Evolutionary Diet Small Breed Adult by Blue Buffalo.
3. Wellness Complete Health Natural by Wellness Natural Pet Food.
4. Yorkshire Terrier Breed Health Nutrition by Royal Canin. Put brown rice with it. It adds more protein since this brand is lower in protein than the other 3.
5. Blue Homestyle Recipe Small Breed Lamb Dinner Wet By Blue Buffalo.
Protein is a very important ingredient in a Yorkie’s diet. It is a source of energy and helps the immune system.
Ingredients to Look For and Ingredients to Avoid
Best dog food for a Yorkie will contain good ingredients and will be high in protein. Yorkies are very energetic.
Yorkies can have some carbohydrates but avoid corn or soy, they are bad for the stomach. Sweet potatoes and brown rice are good carbohydrates and are a great source of protein for Yorkies.
Healthy fats are a good ingredient and are great for the coat, giving it a shiny look, and fats that are good are fish oil.
Dry dog foods are good for a Yorkie’s teeth and since they tend to have dental problems it is good to feed them dried. The dry food should be small bites so it is easier for them to eat and digest. One can add wet food to the dried (Blue Homestyle Recipe lamb dinner).
Ingredients to Stay Away From
1. Meat by Products or poultry by-products
2.Artificial preservatives, such as BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin.
Yorkies have specific needs which must be met. Puppies need more calories than an adult or senior dog do. The best dog food for a Yorkie is dried dog food due to dental issues. You can mix it with wet food also and add some supplements (Probiotics).
Your dog will do well on a high-quality food bought at the store and home-prepared food but get your veterinarian’s supervision and approval. A combination of dried and chicken and rice will be good for your precious fur baby. My 2 fur babies eat white rice, but brown rice is better, but my 2 Yorkies won’t eat it.
Any diet should be appropriate to the dog’s age (puppy, adult, or senior). Some dogs are likely to get obese so watch your dog’s calorie intake and weight. Giving your Yorkie treats can be important in training, but giving too many can cause obesity.
A Yorkies age, sex, medical condition, or dogs for breeding will play a major role in what you feed them and how much you feed them.
A puppy should have about 45 to 55 calories per body weight every day. One thing you might want to consider is giving your puppy or dog probiotics. If your Yorkie’s diet is lacking something probiotics will most likely have it in it.
I started my 2 Yorkies on Probiotics about 2 weeks ago. I will update my post when I know how it is doing for them. I can say with confidence they have more energy and a better appetite. As always I recommend checking with your veterinarian before starting any kind of new products.
So then the best food for a Yorkie I have listed above and while this is not a complete list of the best dog food for a Yorkie it is one that I have chosen, and with probiotics, your Yorkie should get what it needs in their diet.