Taking Care of Your
Yorkshire Terrier at Home
Much of what you can do to keep your dog
happy and healthy is common sense, just like it is for people. Watch her
diet, make sure she gets plenty of exercise, regularly brush her teeth
and coat, and call us or a pet emergency hospital when something seems
unusual (see “What to Watch For” below). Be sure to adhere to the
schedule of examinations and vaccinations that we recommend for her.
This is when we’ll give her the necessary “check-ups” and test for
diseases and conditions that are common in Yorkies.
important step in caring for your pet is signing up for pet health
insurance. There will certainly be medical tests and procedures she will
need throughout her life and pet health insurance will help you cover
Routine Care, Diet, and Exercise
Build her routine care into your schedule to
help your Yorkie live longer, stay healthier, and be happier during her
lifetime. We cannot overemphasize the importance of a proper diet and
Supervise your pet as you would a toddler.
Keep doors closed, pick up after yourself, and block off rooms as
necessary. This will keep her out of trouble and away from objects she
shouldn’t put in her mouth.
Daily brushing and regular trimming is
recommended to prevent mats and keep her long coat beautiful.
Yorkshire Terriers often have serious
problems with their teeth, so you’ll need to brush them at least three
times a week!
Clean her ears weekly, even as a puppy. Don’t worry—we’ll show you how!
Highly active indoors, she is well suited to
apartment living and traveling.
She has a tendency to chase small animals;
always leash walk your Yorkie. A harness is recommended!
Can be sensitive to cold, so a warm winter
wardrobe is necessary.
Keep your dog’s diet consistent and don’t
give her people food.
Feed a high-quality diet appropriate for her
your dog regularly, but don’t overdo it at first.
What to Watch For
Any abnormal symptom could be a sign of
serious disease or it could just be a minor or temporary problem. The
important thing is to be able to tell when to seek veterinary help and
how urgently. Many diseases cause dogs to have a characteristic
combination of symptoms, which together can be a clear signal that your
Yorkshire Terrier needs help.