Feeding Young Yorkshire Terriers
Until the teething phase is over, which should occur at about 6 months of age, they will need to be fed three meals a day. However, between 6 months and 1 year two feedings should be sufficient. At this stage in a young Yorkshire terriers life it is very important that you feed them a healthy, well-balanced meal in order for good development and growth. Nutritional deficiencies that are developed in youth are practically impossible to make up for later on. It would be beneficial to supplement your yorkies diet with some vitamins.
As your dog gets older its body will be able to digest far better than when it was a puppy or when it gets very old. In this case a dogs body works very similar to that of a humans.
Feeding Adult Yorkshire Terriers
Once your Yorkshire terrier matures it is possible to start feeding it once a day, however you can continue to divide the meal in two offering half in the morning and half at night. If you are not sure about what to do you can always ask a veterinarian for recommendations on feeding your yorkie. It is still recommended that you supplement your Yorkshire terriers diet with nutrients and vitamins.
Feeding Senior Yorkshire Terriers
Yorkies have a long life expectancy, so most will make it to the over 7 age. There are some dog foods which have been designed specifically for older dogs and take into account their changing nutritional needs. Senior Yorkshire terriers should have a diet that consists of higher carbohydrates which are easier to digest. In all cases it is probably best to talk to your veterinarian to ensure that your Yorkshire terriers diet is providing the essential nutrients older dogs need. The following information will explain the process by which a dog owner should feed their pet. This includes such topics as, 'When to feed your dog', 'How much to feed your dog' and 'What to feed your dog'. By taking in this information you will be able to keep your dog happy, energetic and healthy!