Yorkie Poos should be given a good quality dry dog food that contains very few filler ingredients. Alternatively, you can make their food giving them vegetables, carbohydrates and protein.
In this article, we will be exploring everything you should know about what Yorkie Poos eat, including what to look for in a dry dog food, how to make their meals from scratch and what foods they cannot and should not eat.
Table of Contents
- What food should a Yorkie Poo eat?
- What foods can a Yorkie Poo not eat?
- How do I choose a dry dog food for my Yorkie Poo?
- How much food should a Yorkie Poo eat?
- How often should you feed a Yorkie Poo?
- Are Yorkie Poos fussy eaters?
- What is a Yorkie Poo’s favorite food?
- Should dogs eat dry or wet food?
- How should I prepare a meal for my Yorkie Poo?
- Can I give my Yorkie Poo the same food every day?
- What can I give my Yorkie Poo as a treat?
What food should a Yorkie Poo eat?
When it comes to what a Yorkie Poo should eat you have two options: store-bought food or homemade food. Both are good options but you should consider the ingredients that go into the food primarily.
For example, if you want to feed your Yorkie Poo dry food then you should carefully check the ingredients and opt for only good-quality brands. This will avoid your food eating any “filler ingredients”.
You should also choose a brand that caters to your Yorkie Poo’s specific needs. For example, how old they are, their activity levels as well as for their size. This will ensure that they are getting the vitamins that they really need.
If you want to feed your dog homemade wet food then you should make sure that you do your research to avoid giving your dog any toxic foods as well as learn to correctly portion the meals and count their calories.
What foods can a Yorkie Poo not eat?
If you are choosing to give your Yorkie Poo homemade food then you should be very careful not to give them any toxic ingredients as their body will not be able to digest the food and they may become very sick.
There are many foods that a dog cannot eat but a non-exhaustive list of them is as follows: chocolate, raisins, grapes, avocado, onion, garlic, most seasonings, sweeteners.
Before adding any new food to their diet you should also make sure that they are able to digest it. Try giving them a small amount of the food first and then gradually increase the amount.
How do I choose a dry dog food for my Yorkie Poo?
When choosing a dry dog food from the store you can easily be overwhelmed. However, you should always rule out low-quality brands. This will ensure that your dog is actually getting the nutrition that they need.
From your selected brands opt for one that caters to your dog in particular. If they do not offer age-related products then choose a different brand.
You should look for a product that takes into account their age, their activity level (i.e. how much energy they are going to need from the food), as well as their size. This will be an indication of a good choice for your dog.
How much food should a Yorkie Poo eat?
Because Yorkie Poos are small they should be fed less than most other dogs. Obviously, you should also tailor your Yorkie Poo’s calorie intake according to their weight and age.
However, on average a Yorkie Poo should be eating around 1.5 cups of food a day. However, the healthy range for an adult is anything between 0.5 cups and 2.5 cups of food a day.
How often should you feed a Yorkie Poo?
You should try to feed your Yorkie Poo around 3 to 4 times per day, giving them small meals that are easy for them to digest. This means that you can often feed them at the same time as you are eating.
Try to space out their meals evenly throughout the day in order to help keep them going.
Are Yorkie Poos fussy eaters?
Yes, smaller dogs are known to be particularly fussy eaters. This is particularly the case if you are offering them homemade meals rather than dry dog food.
However, a dog will not go hungry if there is food on offer. So, if they are not eating their meal simply leave it and do not offer them any treats. They should eventually return to eat it.
What is a Yorkie Poo’s favorite food?
Although they can be picky eaters, Yorkie Poos do tend to favor meats. This can be anything from chicken to beef and sometimes even fish. There is no one food that suits all so give your Yorkie Poo a variety to see what they like.
Should dogs eat dry or wet food?
Because Yorkie Poos are typically prone to dental and oral issues you should opt for dry dog food if you have the choice between the two. However, you should make sure it is one that is suited to their needs.
By giving your Yorkie Poo dry food you are making them chew and bite their food, meaning that you are increasing the amount of work needed from their jaw and teeth. This can help improve oral health.
How should I prepare a meal for my Yorkie Poo?
If you are making your Yorkie Poo a homemade meal you should learn how to correctly portion their meal.
You should feed them 3 or 4 times a day meaning that a single meal should be one-third or one-quarter of their daily calories.
Any one particular food should not take up more than 10% of their calories and carbohydrates and protein should account for 25% each.
When preparing certain foods like chicken or fish it is important that you properly cook the meat and remove any bones.
Can I give my Yorkie Poo the same food every day?
You should try to vary your dog’s diet as this will help them be healthy as they will get all of the vitamins that they need.
By giving them different foods throughout the week you are also reducing the risk of them developing an allergy to a particular food.
What can I give my Yorkie Poo as a treat?
For Yorkie Poos dental sticks are a great treat as they are tasty and also help improve their oral health.
Beyond this, any non-toxic food such as apple, banana, small pieces of chicken etc. are a great treat, but make sure to factor this in to their calorie intake for the day.