20 Foods Yorkies Should AVOID (2023) - Wet Nose Escapades (2023)

WOOF, what foods Yorkies should avoid? Keep on sniffing!

Posted 11/25/21

Since Yorkies are “toy breed” dogs with ultra-sensitive tummies, they are prone to gastrointestinal issues and pancreatitis. GRRR. If your Yorkie has a BIG appetite like me, it may be hard to resist their cute teddy bear beggin’ faces during mealtime (ARF, to be clear, I don’t beg – I DEMAND). Whenever I’m traveling the world, I like to get a lick of just about everything that my humans are devouring. However, even an alpha dog like myself with the most persistent staredown gets turned down sometimes – well, for my own sake. After all, having an upset tummy is no fun and NOT worth that one bite. ARF, it’s all good since I make sure my humans pay me off with treats and other dog-safe goodies. While I can sniff out quite a few human foods that are pawfectly safe for Yorkies to consume, many human goodies are only OK in small quantities, and other foods that should be PAWS OFF regardless of the circumstance.

Sniff out my list of 20+ Foods Yorkies Should Avoid:

GRRR, let’s start with the BIG NOs:

#1 Gum (sugar-free)

ARF-my-DOG! Gum may freshen your breath, but it KILLS dogs! My veterinarian’s warning was loud and clear – keep gum away from me! And yet, it’s not just gum but any sugar-free candy containing the sugar substitute xylitol, which is deadly to dogs. Even ingesting small amounts of xylitol, which is an artificial sweetener, can cause your Yorkie’s pancreas to release insulin, causing hypoglycemia, seizures, liver failure, and even death. Since Yorkies are small in stature, xylitol is even more toxic and can wreak havoc on their little bodies within hours! Make sure you keep gum (both unchewed and chewed) AWAY from your precious Yorkie. If your Yorkie’s mouth is a vacuum just like mine, then you must pay close attention to walks (and stop looking at your phone).

#2 Avocado

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My humans are huge avocado lovers! ARF-ter all, they are from California. However, avocados are a NO-GO for Yorkies (or any dog, that is). From diarrhea to vomiting, all dogs are likely to feel bad after taking a bite of that healthy green fruit. The big enemy is the dog-toxic ingredient persin, which is found in the leaves, pit, bark, and pulp of the avocado. Persin may even cause fluid to accumulate in your Yorkie’s lung and chest, potentially leading to respiratory complications, heart problems, and pancreas issues. Moreover, the avocado pit can be a huge choking and digestive hazard if ingested, especially for small dogs like Yorkies.

#3 Grapes & Raisins

GRRR, as delicious as they are to humans, grapes, and raisins are toxic to dogs. The toxic substance is unknown at this time, but what is known is that grapes are bad for dogs PERIOD. The barks are loud and clear! They can be so dangerous to your Yorkie’s health that even one grape can make your Yorkie sick. The smaller the dog, the higher the level of toxicity in their body. The more grapes consumed, the higher the toxicity, which can mean kidney failure within 72 hours. ARF, NO!

#4 Chocolate

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Thanks to the ingredients of theobromine and caffeine, chocolate is a BIG NO-NO for Yorkies. Both theobromine and caffeine are very similar to one another since they’re heart and nervous system stimulants. Unfortunately, dogs cannot metabolize theobromine and caffeine; the darker and more bitter the chocolate, the more toxic it is for your Yorkie. GRRR. Consuming chocolate can cause vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, increased heart rate (consumption of 20 mg of methylxanthines per kilogram of body weight), and even seizures, tremors, heart failure, and collapse (consumption of 40 to 50 mg/kg) within 6 to 12 hours. Even without the two toxic ingredients, chocolates are high in sugar and fat, which can still make your Yorkie sick. 🙁

#5 Taro

Taro milk tea, anyone? NOT me! Although my human #1 loves chomping on taro and slurping up the taro bubble tea all over Asia, taro is sadly PAWS OFF for Yorkies. Whether raw or cooked, taro can cause poisoning, oral irritation, e.g. burning of the mouth, tongue, lips along with drooling, gastrointestinal issues, vomiting, and in severe cases, even kidney failure in Yorkies and other dogs. Let me also bark that both the taro root and plant pose the same danger to dogs when ingested. That’s when I turn my nose up at it and bark NO, THANK YOU. ARF, I won’t be beggin’.

#6 Spicy Food

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Since spices smell super ARF-mazing, it’s hard to stop the sniffing and chops-lickin’. My human #2 may be all about spicy food (from Thai to Indian) and hot sauce galore (Sriracha, Tabasco, Tapatio, Crystal Louisiana – you bark it, he has it!), but it’s something that I have to skip – PAWS DOWN. Just as they can cause an upset tummy for humans, spicy foods can mess up your dog’s digestive system – from diarrhea to constipation to gas to pain. Spicy foods are, indeed, TOXIC to Yorkies and other dogs, unlike in human consumption. While humans can make an educated, self-conscious choice to add a little sriracha or chili peppers to their meal, dogs must rely on their responsible humans to provide healthy, safe food. When it’s spicy, please don’t feed. GRR, so no sriracha for me!

#7 Unripe Tomatoes

OK – here’s the bark on tomatoes! Not all tomatoes are bad for your Yorkie, but you must be careful with unripe ones. Generally barking, unripe tomatoes and tomato plants contain the substance solanine, which is dangerous to dogs. GRRR, solanine is found in the stem and leaves in the green parts of the tomato plant. Hence, if you have a tomato plant, be sure to keep it in a place where it’s inaccessible to your Yorkie. BUT the good news is that the presence of solanine is less in ripe tomatoes, which means ripe tomatoes may be OK for your Yorkie as long as you feed in small amounts as an occasional treat or snack. Nonetheless, my humans rather stay on the safe side by avoiding tomatoes in my meals entirely.

#8 Alcohol

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ARF, Yorkies wanna have a good time too! But that doesn’t mean Yorkies need a sip of your drink to wag their tails to the present moment. Since alcohol and dogs just don’t mix, your Yorkie is pawfectly happy with treats, toys, and perhaps, your undivided attention (drop those phones!). When you’re getting down with a couple of drinks, be sure to resist the urge to let your dog try a lick or two. As ASPCA puts it, “Under no circumstances should your pet be given any alcohol. Letting your dog drink any alcoholic beverages can lead to any number of adverse conditions.” You heard the bark – just don’t do it!

#9 Macadamias, Walnuts, & Hickory

WOOF, let’s get the facts straight – not all nuts are bad for dogs (think peanut butter). However, macadamia nuts, walnuts, and hickory nuts are, generally barking, no good for Yorkies. Macadamia nuts, in particular, are the most dangerous nuts for dogs; their toxicity includes weakness, vomiting, and difficulty walking. While walnuts are not necessarily toxic to your Yorkie, they can still cause significant damage to their health, including pancreatitis and gastrointestinal issues (e.g. blockage) due to their high-fat content. And, similar to walnuts, hickory nuts can also cause an upset stomach and bowel obstruction in dogs.

#10 Garlic

Although garlic can work wonders for humans, it must NOT be part of your Yorkie’s meal PERIOD. While small doses of garlic may not generate major side effects for your Yorkie (besides a little gas), it is still PAWS DOWN in the toxic category. It usually takes 15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight to generate alarming alterations in a dog’s blood (with an average clove probably weighing between 3 and 7 grams). Due to garlic containing disulfides and thiosulphates, ingestion of garlic by your Yorkie can lead to damage in red blood cells. GRRR. Because dogs metabolize garlic differently than humans, your Yorkie could suffer from substantial health consequences, including Heinz body anemia, hemolytic anemia, and methemoglobinemia. Be on the lookout for rapid breathing, dark-colored urine, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of appetite.

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ARF! Now that we got the list of BIG bad foods out of the way, let’s continue the list! Next up is10 foods that could be OK for Yorkie in occasional, small quantities (basically a small lick or two should be fine, BUT ideally your Yorkie should still avoid eating):

#11 Lemons & Limes

WOOF! The citrus flavor found in lemons and limes may be refreshing for humans, but citric acid can be harmful to Yorkies; again, they are prone to digestive issues. Not to bark, dogs don’t necessarily enjoy the citrus flavor anyway, which is bitter and sour to them. In general, dogs cannot digest large quantities. While a few licks may not cause any harm, too much citric acid will lead to an upset stomach, diarrhea, and vomiting. GRRR, no THANK YOU! My human loves cooking with lemon and lime juice, but will never feed me anything with it. Limes, which are even higher in citric acid, are also toxic to dogs – the leaves, peel, or fruit itself can make your Yorkie sick. All in all, lemon juice, lemonade, lime juice, and even grapefruit should be paws off for dogs).

#12 Onions

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NEWSFLASH: There is no part of an onion that isn’t toxic to dogs! In simpler barks, onions are toxic to dogs PERIOD, including the leaves, juice, stem, root, and core. Whether cooked or raw, onions are a big NO-NO for Yorkies. Unfortunately, onions may lead to anemia in dogs, in which the symptoms include lack of energy, lack of appetite, pale gums, and even red urine. Although Yorkies may tolerate small amounts of onions, my humans will NOT take any chances (typically, a 45-pound dog would experience toxicity levels after consuming a medium-to-large-size onion).

#13 Milk & Dairy Products

Ice cream for dogs? ARF, maybe. Well, just a tiny lick. OK, let’s bark the truth! Dairy products like cow’s milk aren’t entirely off-limits for Yorkies and other dogs – as long as it’s only a tad bit. However, like humans, some dogs ARE lactose intolerant, which means they will have trouble digesting it. Regardless of your Yorkie’s lactose status, you probably should not give milk and other dairy products to your Yorkie on a regular basis (although a little cheese here and there should be OK). From bloating to loose stools to upset stomach to diarrhea to vomiting, your Yorkie is likely in some discomfort after excessive intake.

#14 Ripe Tomatoes

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Even though ripe tomatoes are not necessarily poisonous to dogs, they CANNOT be given to your Yorkie in huge quantities. ARF course, a tiny, ripe cherry tomato may be tolerable for your Yorkie as an occasional chops-lickin’ snack (be sure to slice to prevent choking). However, too much will hurt their sensitive tummies. Due to the acidity and the potentially toxic substance of tomatine (as found in a tomato), my humans play the safe route by keeping these juicy, squirting goodies away from my little wet nose. Even as an Italian Yorkie, I couldn’t get a lick of pasta pomodoro – but thank goodness my humans always packed treats to buy me off!

#15 Coconut

From coconut oil to coconut flesh, coconuts are non-toxic and could even work wonders in improving your Yorkie’s health. The anti-inflammatory properties found in coconut are super beneficial to their skin and joints, and the plethora of antioxidants helps boost their immune system. Nevertheless, it DOES contain triglycerides, which may generate an upset stomach along with other gastrointestinal issues in dogs.

#16 Coffee & Tea

Besides the hot temperature factor (which can cause burning), caffeine intake in dogs can cause hyperactivity, restlessness, hypertension, elevated heart rate, seizures, and even collapse. However, the good news is that a lick or two of your coffee, soda, or tea shouldn’t cause any caffeine poisoning to your Yorkie. WOOF, the big thing to watch out for is coffee beans and tea bags, which are PAWS DOWN toxic to dogs.

#17 Oranges, Tangerines, & Mandarins

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Despite the fact that oranges, tangerines, and mandarins offer some ARF-mazing health benefits to dogs (think vitamin C, potassium, and fiber), Yorkies cannot consume these mouthwatering citrus fruits in large amounts. But, there’s really no need to lower that tail – as barked out earlier, dogs generally don’t lick their chops to citrus fruit anyway. If your Yorkie enjoys this juicy treat, then a small slice each day shouldn’t do any harm. Be sure to avoid giving your Yorkie the peel as the thickness can cause major discomfort in their little tummies.

#18 Raw Eggs

Just like in humans, feeding your Yorkie raw eggs is extremely risky due to the possibility of salmonella contraction. Even though dogs may have been consuming raw eggs for centuries in the wild, your Yorkie should not be eating eggs completely raw – as a precaution. If you are adamant about feeding eggs to your Yorkie, make sure you cook them thoroughly before serving to destroy any contaminating bacteria. From B12 to iron to protein, egg consumption does boast a range of essential minerals and vitamins for dogs.

#19 Salty Foods

WOOF, we all know that salt can make any food taste paw-lickin’ good! BUT get your paws off that salt shaker when preparing food for your Yorkie. Salt can make your dog very dehydrated, and excess intake will even cause diarrhea, tremors, vomiting, and seizures. Excessive salt consumption can even lead to sodium ion poisoning, which may be deadly to dogs in extreme cases. Hence, lunch meat, cured meat (no jamón, por favor), or any type of salted meat or food must be completely avoided in your Yorkie’s diet.

#20 Greasy & Fatty Foods

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GRRR! Fatty foods, stay away! Even though dogs are carnivores and love devouring meat like their wolf ancestors, they should never eat too many fatty foods as part of their diet. Deep fried foods should also NEVER ever be a consideration when it comes to feeding your Yorkie. Sadly, Yorkies are prone to pancreatitis, which can be triggered by consuming high-fat foods. Pancreatitis is a serious health condition that may require 2-4 days of hospitalization, leading to death in severe cases. This condition most commonly occurs after a holiday meal or big family dinner when your Yorkie slurps up a good amount of high-fat table scraps. Whenever your Yorkie takes a bite of some fatty foods, the pancreas gland expands in response. As the pancreas releases digestive enzymes in your dog’s stomach, its function disrupts when too many fatty foods are given to your Yorkie. Symptoms of pancreatitis include panting, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, and fatigue among other alarming signs. Emergency veterinary care is needed immediately – do NOT wait!

What if your Yorkie eats one of these foods?

Hopefully, your utmost care and monitoring of your Yorkie will prevent emergencies from happening. But, of course, accidents happen even to the most pampered and looked-after Yorkie with the best pawrents. In the unlikely event that your Yorkie accidentally sneaks in some bites, please monitor closely for any reaction or behavioral changes. If you see your Yorkie behaving abnormally, please consult a veterinarian immediately. Acting fast can save your Yorkie’s life! If it’s related to poisoning, your veterinarian office will refer you to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Hotline, available 24/7 at (888) 426-4435. Bear in mind that there is a $75 fee, which allows them to operate 24/7, including holidays without any external funding.

In mild cases of an upset stomach, white rice can help soothe your Yorkie’s tummy. Cook the rice with extra water until it’s soft and watery similar to porridge. You can also throw in some shredded chicken to make it irresistible for your Yorkie. Try taking your Yorkie out for a walk to see if he or she can eliminate it. As Yorkies are prone to have digestive issues, my humans have dealt with enough cases of my upset tummy. Oftentimes, I just need to poop it out, and then I bounce back to normal. Again, always consult a veterinarian, if necessary.

WOOF! Hope you find my list of “20 Foods Yorkies Should Avoid” useful. Be sure to keep it handy for future reference!

Be sure to my pawbulous list of 15 Human Food for Yorkies!

Markin’ it up,

Roger Wellington a.k.a. The Doob

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What foods should Yorkies avoid? ›

Avoid green potatoes, garlic, and onions, and make sure you don't use seasoning or cooking oil.

What are common Yorkie food allergies? ›

The most common food allergens in dogs are proteins, especially those from dairy, beef, chicken, chicken eggs, soy, or wheat gluten. Each time a pet eats food containing these substances, the antibodies react with the antigens, and symptoms occur.

What are the most common allergies in Yorkies? ›

Common allergens that trigger skin reactions in yorkies include dust, mold, pollen, fleas, and detergents. The inhalant allergens especially, have been further tied to the development of atopic dermatitis in yorkies, an inflammatory skin condition.

What human foods are good for Yorkies? ›

Human foods that are safe for dogs include:
  • Carrots. Share on Pinterest Some human foods are safe for dogs to eat. ...
  • Apples. Apples provide many important vitamins for dogs, including vitamins A and C. ...
  • White rice. ...
  • Dairy products. ...
  • Fish. ...
  • Chicken. ...
  • Peanut butter. ...
  • Plain popcorn.
Feb 14, 2019

What fruits can Yorkies not eat? ›

What Fruits Are Not Good for Dogs?
  • Avocado. This fruit contains persin, a toxin that makes dogs throw up and have diarrhea.
  • Cherries. Cherry pits contain cyanide. ...
  • Grapes. Grapes can cause sudden kidney failure in dogs. ...
  • Tomatoes. The green parts of the tomato plant have solanine, which is toxic to dogs.
Dec 5, 2021

Are scrambled eggs good for Yorkies? ›

Eggs are perfectly safe for dogs, Eggs are a great source of nutrition for your canine companion. They are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and fatty acids that help support your dog inside and out. Remember that eggs are only as good as the chicken they come from.

What can I give my Yorkie to stop itching? ›

9 Wonderful Ways to Relieve Your Yorkshire Terrier's Itchiness
  • Give Them Fish Oil Every Day. ...
  • Taking an Oatmeal Bath. ...
  • Soaking Them in Green and Chamomile Tea. ...
  • Water and Baking Soda Applications. ...
  • Using Aloe Vera Gel. ...
  • Feeding Them a Balanced Diet. ...
  • Grooming is Needed. ...
  • Applying Paw Balm.
Mar 3, 2022

What can I give my Yorkie for skin allergies? ›

Benadryl is a great medication for use in dogs with mild-to-moderate allergies. Seasonal allergies, food allergies, environmental allergies, and allergic reactions to snake and insect bites all respond to Benadryl in most cases.

Are Yorkies allergic to chicken? ›

Can Dogs Be Allergic to Chicken? Just like human beings, it's possible for dogs to be allergic to just about anything in their environment or any ingredient in their food. So, yes, it's possible for a dog to be allergic to chicken.

How do I know if my Yorkie has allergies? ›

Symptoms of Allergies in Dogs
  1. Itchiness.
  2. Hives.
  3. Swelling of the face, ears, lips, eyelids, or earflaps.
  4. Red, inflamed skin.
  5. Diarrhea.
  6. Vomiting.
  7. Sneezing.
  8. Itchy ears.

Why do Yorkies itch so much? ›

In dogs, rather than sneezing, allergies make their skin itchy. We call this skin allergy “atopy”, and Yorkies often have it. The feet, belly, folds of the skin, and ears are most commonly affected. Symptoms typically start between the ages of one and three and can get worse every year.

Are Yorkies allergic to eggs? ›

Can dogs be allergic to eggs? The answer is definitely yes. Eggs are among the most common canine food allergies. If your dog has an egg allergy, their immune system overreacts to the proteins found in egg yolks.

What not to do with a Yorkie? ›

Don't let your Yorkie jump down from heights. Don't connect your Yorkie's leash to a collar. Don't skip veterinary wellness checks. Don't stop puppy-proofing the house, no matter your Yorkie's age.

Is peanut butter OK for Yorkies? ›

Whether speaking to new or seasoned pet parents, veterinarians are often asked 'can dogs eat peanut butter? ' The good news is that regular peanut butter is safe to give your dog as a treat. Just make sure to avoid peanut butter with Xylitol, a sugar substitute found in lower or sugar-free products.

What vegetable dog Cannot eat? ›

What veggies are bad for dogs? The following veggies are considered unsafe for dogs: Garlic, Onions, Shallots, & Chives: Garlic, onions, shallots, and chives are toxic to dogs, whether raw or cooked. They have substances that may cause anemia and damage red blood cells.

Can a Yorkie eat a banana? ›

As a pet owner, you might have wondered which fruits or vegetables are okay for your dog to consume. If you've ever asked, “Can dogs eat bananas?” the answer is yes.

What veggies can a Yorkie eat? ›

Dog-Friendly Vegetables
  • Kale. Benefits: Kale's key vitamins like K, A and Iron provide bone health, proper vision and immune function, fetal development and energy metabolism. ...
  • Spinach. ...
  • Carrots. ...
  • Green Beans. ...
  • Broccoli. ...
  • Beets. ...
  • Celery. ...
  • Cucumber.

Can Yorkies drink chicken broth? ›

The short answer is YES. Dogs can have chicken broth – but read on for the benefits it provides, how you can serve it, and other cold weather food options.

Is it OK to give a Yorkie bacon? ›

Bacon, bacon grease, ham, and fat trimmed off meat or bones contains a lot of salt and/or fat and at the least can cause indigestion, vomiting, and diarrhea in both dogs and cats. These foods can also cause pancreatitis, a serious, potentially deadly inflammation of the pancreas.

Can Yorkie dogs eat bacon? ›

Yes, dogs can eat bacon, but it's not recommended. For a meat-eating animal, there's no doubt that bacon is a tasty and tempting treat. But bacon is also salty, fatty, processed, and just generally not good for your dog. If your dog sneaks a small bite of bacon, it's not cause for alarm—it's not toxic per se.

What can I wash my dog to stop itching? ›

Chamomile, calendula, and green tea have properties that soothe and cool irritated skin and reduce inflammation, making them great additions in a dog bath for itchy skin. These soaks are best for dogs who have hot, itchy patches of skin that are at risk of getting rubbed raw.

Why is my Yorkie scratching but no fleas? ›

Although scratching with their feet is the most common way a dog will address skin irritation, they may also choose to bite or lick themselves to try and soothe the irritation. This could be brought on by food allergies, bacterial infections, environmental allergies and plenty of other complications that aren't fleas.

What home remedy can I use to stop itching? ›

To help soothe itchy skin, dermatologists recommend the following tips:
  • Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to the skin that itches. ...
  • Take an oatmeal bath. ...
  • Moisturize your skin. ...
  • Apply topical anesthetics that contain pramoxine.
  • Apply cooling agents, such as menthol or calamine.

Is Zyrtec better than Benadryl for dogs? ›

Other safe antihistamines for dogs include Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine). They produce less sedation than Benadryl does but could still make your dog drowsy. Warning: Make sure your OTC allergy medicine only contains antihistamines.

Can I put coconut oil on my Yorkie? ›

Coconut oil is generally safe for dogs to eat in small amounts or have applied to their skin or fur. When it comes to selecting a brand, virgin coconut oil is best, as most of coconut oil's benefits have been observed with this type.

What meat is best for dogs with allergies? ›

Novel proteins are meats that dogs aren't often exposed to – such as pork, fish, venison, or duck. It's less likely that dogs are allergic to novel proteins that aren't in their normal diets. That's why you can find novel proteins like lamb, rabbit, or turkey in the best food for dogs with allergies.

What foods should dogs with skin allergies avoid? ›

Beef, corn, dairy, and wheat are some of the most problematic ingredients. It may seem counterintuitive, but it can take a long time for symptoms of food allergies to become apparent. Often dog's appear to 'suddenly' become allergic to a food that they have been eating for months.

How do you get rid of dog allergies naturally? ›

12 natural remedies for pet allergies
  1. 1 Limit pet's access around the house. ...
  2. 2 Try a herbal remedy. ...
  3. 3 Invest in an air purifier. ...
  4. 4 Get lots of vitamin C. ...
  5. 5 Clean regularly. ...
  6. 6 Groom pets outdoors. ...
  7. 7 Use a natural nasal spray. ...
  8. 8 Get hard wood flooring.
Mar 26, 2019

How much Benadryl can I give my Yorkie? ›

Benadryl dosage for dogs.

According to the Merck Veterinary Manual, the safe dosage is 2-4 milligrams of medication per kilogram of weight, or 0.9 to 1.8 milligrams per pound. This amount can be administered two to three times daily, depending on your dog's symptoms.

How do dogs show signs of allergies? ›

Common symptoms include scratching/itchy skin, licking (especially the paws), and face rubbing. Affected dogs may also experience red skin, loss of fur, and recurrent skin and/or ear infections. You may see red skin or fur loss on your dog's paws and lower legs, face, ears, armpits, and belly.

Why do Yorkies always lick? ›

So, to summarize, a Yorkshire Terrier may get carried away in licking their owner due to a combination of offering affection to their Alpha while simultaneously getting attention, tasting something salty, and enjoying elevated endorphins. This may seem like a lot to go up against.

Why is my dog still itching but no more fleas? ›

If your dog is itching but doesn't have fleas, it's a good idea to visit your vet. The problem can be due to an allergy, an infection, or another cause.

Why do Yorkies lick their paws so much? ›

Licking their paws is a common behavior in Yorkies, and there can be a few different reasons for it. The most common are allergies, skin infections, anxiety or stress, and boredom.

What vegetables are good for dogs with skin allergies? ›

The best foods for dogs with allergies include proteins like rabbit and duck, veggies like green beans and broccoli, and fruits like apples, watermelon, and pears.

Is chicken bad for dogs with allergies? ›

Chicken tends to be a common food allergy or intolerance in dogs. Some dogs can have small amounts of chicken, but should avoid it as part of their main diet. Others have to steer clear completely.

Is it good to crack an egg in dog food? ›

Is it a good idea for my dog to eat a cracked raw egg over dog food? Yes, it is. It contains many beneficial components like protein, vitamins, and fatty and amino acids, making it a nutritional ingredient for homemade treats. But just as with any other good thing, moderation is key.

Should Yorkies sleep with you? ›

Many Yorkies sleep in tandem with their owners. They have learned to train their bodies to shadow their human's schedule. Therefore, it is common for a Yorkshire Terrier to wake up just at just about the same time as people do.

Is A Yorkie a jealous dog? ›

The Yorkie personality is active, curious, protective, and they also love attention. Some Yorkies have a very arrogant attitude and can be overly jealous and protective of their owners.

What don't Yorkies like? ›

Don't like cold or wet weather

Tying into the house breaking issue, Yorkies don't like cold, wet or windy weather. Some will refuse to go potty outside it it's too cold or wet. They don't have an inner coat, which is why they may feel th cold more than some other breeds.

How many times a day should a Yorkie eat? ›

The recommended amount on the dog food label is simply a starting point; your dog may require more or less. In general, a Yorkshire Terrier eats 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup daily. Puppies require 3 to 4 meals daily, and an adult dog should eat twice daily.

Are carrots OK for Yorkies? ›

While some of the vegetables we love are unsafe to feed our dogs, carrots are a perfectly safe and nutritious treat for your dog.

Are apples good for Yorkies? ›

Apples are a fantastic addition to your dog's diet; they provide vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fibre. They also provide a way to keep your dog's teeth clean and helps to freshen their breath! However, you should be sure to remove the core and the seeds of the apple before giving it to your dog.

Can Yorkies drink tap water? ›

Tap water is generally safe to drink in small amounts, but there are better options for your pooch to hydrate itself. Most dogs can survive drinking tap water just fine, as long as the owner can vouch for the purity of their tap.

Can dogs drink Gatorade? ›

Gatorade and other similar electrolyte drinks aren't harmful to your pet if given on an occasional basis. In addition, electrolyte drinks can be helpful to older, sick, or weak dogs in need of salt and essential minerals to replace something that may be lacking given their condition.

Can dogs eat ice cream? ›

Unfortunately, although it may be tempting to share your cone with your four-legged friend, it's best to avoid giving ice cream to dogs.

What fruits and veggies can Yorkies eat? ›

Dog Friendly Fruits and Vegetables
  • Apples. Apples are a great source of Vitamin A & C as well as fiber. ...
  • Bananas contain natural sugars that can give your dog a boost in energy. ...
  • Blueberries are great for humans and dogs too! ...
  • Broccoli. ...
  • Brussel sprouts. ...
  • Cantaloupe. ...
  • Carrots. ...
  • Celery.
Jul 15, 2017

What not to do with Yorkies? ›

Don't let your Yorkie jump down from heights. Don't connect your Yorkie's leash to a collar. Don't skip veterinary wellness checks. Don't stop puppy-proofing the house, no matter your Yorkie's age.

Do Yorkies have a sensitive stomach? ›

Since Yorkies are “toy breed” dogs with ultra-sensitive tummies, they are prone to gastrointestinal issues and pancreatitis.

Can Yorkies eat cheese? ›

While cheese can be safe to feed to your dog, there are some things to remember. Cheese is high in fat, and feeding too much to your dog regularly can cause weight gain and lead to obesity. Even more problematic, it could lead to pancreatitis, a serious and potentially fatal illness in dogs.

Is carrots OK for Yorkies? ›

Yes, dogs can eat carrots. Carrots are an excellent low-calorie snack that is high in fiber and beta-carotene, which produces vitamin A. Plus, crunching on this orange veggie is great for your dog's teeth (and fun) and it is included in many dog foods.

What are Yorkies scared of? ›

Overview. One of the most common reasons for owners being reluctant to take their dogs for walks in the neighborhood is their dog's fear of traffic. It's not uncommon for dogs to be afraid of cars and traffic and this is particularly common with toy breed dogs such as the Yorkshire Terrier.

Do Yorkies only like one person? ›

Are Yorkshire Terriers a 'one-person dog'? The quick answer is no, not usually, but there are always exceptions. Yorkshire Terriers are a very adaptable breed that will be happy in a wide range of households: single owners, small families and large families.

What age is a Yorkie full grown? ›

A Yorkie is done growing by the 1 year mark. Most Yorkshire Terriers slow down in growth by 9 to 10 months and usually finish growing completely by 12 months.

How can I tell if my Yorkie is in pain? ›

What are the typical signs of pain in dogs? General behaviour: Shaking, flattened ears, low posture, aggression, grumpy temperament, panting or crying, excessive licking or scratching a specific area, reluctant to play, interact or exercise, lameness (limping), stiffness after rest, loss of appetite.

Do Yorkies have a licking problem? ›

So, to summarize, a Yorkshire Terrier may get carried away in licking their owner due to a combination of offering affection to their Alpha while simultaneously getting attention, tasting something salty, and enjoying elevated endorphins. This may seem like a lot to go up against.

How long can Yorkies go without food? ›

Dogs need food and water to survive. However, if they are otherwise well, they can survive for around 5 days without food, as long as they are drinking.


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