Comments on How to Keep Your Yorkshire Terrier Fit

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

3/19/2012 1:34:36 PM

good article, thank you

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CC   Duncan, BC

1/21/2011 9:58:17 AM

1/4-1/2 cup per day?? On the back of the bag of my Yorkies food it says 1/2 - 3/4 cup per day.

She free feeds on her kibble and I cook for her. She is three. I feed her 4 small meals a day instead on two bigger ones. I find that she doesn't have any food left in her tummy by morning when the last feed is at 5:30pm. So she gets her "snack" before bedtime. Works great. No more throwing up bile on occasional mornings. My dog is 12" (back) and about 9" tall. She has maintained a weight of just under 7 pounds for the past 1.5 years. She walks at least three times a day and at least two play/discipline/trick training sessions per day. I also cook for her and is where her 3/4 cooked food comes in/per day. Plus she free feeds on kibble as said. Se is not a gorger, just easts what she wants and that's it until next time. Usually cleans her plate but sometimes she doesn't eat all of it. I measure each of High Quality, organic protein, carbs and fibres too. I use a ratio of 40% protein, 30% car and 30% fibre. We skip the (brown rice or rolled oats) fibre at dinner time and last snack. Is a learning curve but she is healthy. Soft coat and nice teeth. (we brush at least 1X daily) I also add a touch (1/8 tsp) of lemon juice to her distilled water to help keep her PH in check. Comments welcome. Thank you for this info.

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Suzanne   Indianapolis, IN

9/7/2009 8:24:57 AM

The yorkie in the picture, what is this dogs colors called. I have a yorkie, she looks like this one and her papers say her color is blue and gold. She weighs about 9 lbs. is this a standard yorkie or what would you call her?

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