Can Yorkies Eat Lettuce? (Solved & Explained!)

Yes, your Yorkie can have lettuce, and while most varieties are around 90% water they do have some nutrients inside as well. Vitamin A, fiber, Vitamin K, and calcium are just a few of the nutrients in standard iceberg lettuce as an example of its nutritional content.

You’ll need to check the type of lettuce you are serving, however, for a more detailed nutritional profile.

Now, as far as serving sizes, you want to keep servings at no more than ¼ of a cup for best results, as too much lettuce can be hard on your dog’s digestive system and may result in diarrhea or vomiting.

Even if your little one likes salad, they aren’t really wired to eat a lot of it, so you’ll have to regulate their intake carefully.

Today we’re going to answer some popular trending questions about what lettuces your Yorkie can share with you. Stay with us and read on to find out some of the many foods that you can add to your Yorkie’s growing snack menu!

Can my Yorkie eat Arugula lettuce?

Yes, your Yorkie can have Arugula, and aside from it’s high water content (which can help to hydrate your dog nicely) it has calcium for their bones, as well as vitamin K to help them to absorb it.

Raw or cooked arugula is fine – raw is best for nutrition, but cooked is a little easier to digest. As long as you keep servings down to ¼ cup per day and start slow, with a small piece or two of lettuce, then your dog should have no problem eating lettuce if they like.

Can my Yorkie eat Romaine lettuce?

Romaine lettuce is safe for your Yorkie to eat and has some good vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and vitamins C and K. Like all lettuce, it’s also quite high in water content, making it a nice summer snack if your dog happens to like it.

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Just wash well first to make sure that any pesticides have been cleaned off and your dog can certainly have up to ¼ of a cup.

Can my Yorkie have Endive?

Also known as ‘Chicory’, Endive is fine for your Yorkie to have in small amounts, but you probably want to cook it first. Raw endive is quite bitter, as you might already know, and most dogs aren’t to touch it without a little cooking and perhaps a nice bouillon broth to place it in.

That said, if your dog likes it, they can certainly have ¼ of a cup any day that you like.

Can my Yorkie eat Butterhead lettuce?

Butterhead lettuce is another safe lettuce that you can give to your Yorkie. From a nutritional perspective, it has Vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron and calcium. Just keep in mind that the nutritional profile of this and other lettuce varieties, while present, is quite small.

Lettuce is mostly ‘water roughage’, so it’s good for hydrating but not the easiest to digest. That said, if you give your dog a piece every now and again and they like it, they can certainly have up to ¼ cup as a daily serving supplement.

Can my Yorkie eat Frisée?

Yes, your dog can have Frisée, as it is considered a type of chicory and therefore safe for consumption by your dog.

Small amounts are best – as far as lettuce goes, dogs have the easiest time digesting iceberg and loose leaf varieties – but your dog can certainly have a little of your Frisée if you feel like sharing a ‘salad moment’ with your furry best friend.

Can my Yorkie eat Little Gem lettuce?

Yes, your Yorkie can enjoy some Little Gem lettuce with you if you like. This lettuce is even slightly lower in fat than many other kinds of lettuce – though in fairness, no lettuce is really on the fatty side!

That said, from a nutritional perspective, this lettuce has useful nutrients such as folate, phosphorous, calcium, and vitamins A, C, and K. Just keep the serving sizes small, at no more than ¼ of a cup of clean and chopped Little Gem lettuce, and your dog can munch away contentedly if they like.

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Can my Yorkie eat Mâche?

Yes, your Yorkie is certainly welcome to try some Mâche, but you want to keep the serving sizes small at first so that your dog doesn’t get a sore tummy. Mâche has a nutritional content that includes vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as thiamin

Also known as ‘Lamb’s lettuce’, it also happens to contain about 14 times of that vitamin A as iceberg lettuce. Just something to consider. Like other lettuces, ¼ cup per day is fine once you’ve confirmed your dog doesn’t feel distress after a piece of two.

Can my Yorkie eat Oakleaf lettuce?

Yorkies can have Oakleaf lettuce and it’s got a few vitamins to go with all of that absorbed water. Examples of it’s nutrition include vitamins B6, B9, C, and E, and it has also got iron and a whole lot of magnesium.

Keep the serving size small, at ¼ cup per day, and your Yorkie can certainly enjoy a little Oakleaf lettuce with you.

Can my Yorkie eat Mesclun?

Mesclun includes folate, vitamin C and A, and is also considered to be an acceptable snack if your Yorkie has developed a taste for salads. Provided that you keep the serving sizes small and introduce it slowly into your dog’s diet, they can definitely enjoy some Mesclun.

Just don’t overdo it. Dogs can easily get sick if they have too much lettuce and that water content means that aside from a tummy ache and vomiting, diarrhea is also highly likely to occur. So, stick to small amounts if you feed Mesclun to your dog.

Can my Yorkie eat Radicchio?

If you have an overweight or a salad-lovin’ dog, then they can certainly enjoy a little Radicchio with you. This low-calorie salad-snack has vitamins such as C, B6, and E, and also has magnesium, copper, zinc, iron, and calcium for good measure.

It’s a healthy snack, but we can’t guarantee that your Yorkie will like it. You’ll just have to try and see for yourself!