Treats are part of the relationship between you and your dog. As much as he/she may get excited when you get home, they also understand how to “work” for food, or in this case, treats. Yorkies (and most dogs) love treats, but which ones can you give them?
Here is a list of some popular dog snacks today.
– Slow-Cooked Chicken Jerky
Jerky has become very popular because it’s healthy and nutritious while still being tasty. Made by slicing lean chicken breasts into thin strips and then slowly cooking them. The strips are then air-dried to preserve nutrients at their fullest while reducing fat content since there is no frying involved in the process. According to the FDA, chicken jerky is perfectly healthy for dogs.
It can even help with their dental hygiene since they will be chewing on it. According to the FDA’s website, there have been numerous cases of dogs being sickened by jerky treats from China. However, just because a treat is made in China does not mean that it is automatically dangerous. There are many companies today selling high-quality products made in America and if you do a little research you can find some great ones at stores like Walmart and Petsmart.
– Peanut Butter
This treat isn’t perfect but it’s tasty and your dog will love it so much he’ll beg for more! What you need to do before giving your dog any type of peanut butter is make sure it doesn’t contain Xylitol. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in many products including Peanut Butter, gum, and toothpaste.
It isn’t harmful to humans but can be lethal for dogs. If you want to give your Yorkie some peanut butter then go with one that only contains peanuts (and maybe salt).
– Cheerios (and other similar cereals)
Cereal is another great treat that isn’t perfect but it’s still something that most dogs love to eat. Many people like using this as a training treat because they’re easy to carry around since they’re so lightweight and tasty enough for most dogs to love them.
Just remember that these treats aren’t the healthiest option out there. They’re okay in small doses but I would recommend using them as a reward for something good, like sitting down when you tell him/her to sit.
– Apples (and other similar fruits)
Fruits are a great way to spoil your dog. Not only is it tasty but it’s also healthy and nutritious while being easy on the wallet! You can even bake these snacks at home by taking some apples or pears and cutting them up into bite-sized pieces before coating them with a little bit of cinnamon and sugar mixture on top of some parchment paper and putting it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Your dog won’t be able to get enough of this.
– Oatmeal Bites
If you’re looking for something easy to make at home then oatmeal bites are the way to go! It’s as simple as taking some rolled oats, adding them to a blender with water, and cooking them on low heat until they solidify into little cookies.
You can even add some peanut butter or fruits on top before baking them in the oven for about an hour at 350 degrees. These snacks are healthy, delicious and your dog will love them! Just make sure not to give him/her too many since they do contain sugar and other ingredients that may upset their stomach.
Water may not be the most appetizing treat in the world but it’s one of the healthiest. Many dogs don’t even get enough water in their daily diet so do them a favor and give them some more! Some great ways to make sure your dog drinks more water are by adding some ice cubes made with broth, putting some frozen fruit pieces inside his/her bowl, or maybe even using a pet fountain to ensure they always have fresh, cool water on hand.
You only want to give your Yorkie puppy good quality snacks such as those listed above. Remember to do research before making any decisions and keep an eye out for ingredients like Xylitol when you’re buying peanut butter, gums or toothpaste. With this information, you should have no problem finding the perfect snacks for your Yorkie puppy’s diet!
What can Yorkie puppies chew on?
Yorkie puppies chew on whatever they want. Poodles will chew up and destroy your belongings and shoes and other puppies don’t care what you think is theirs to chew on. They just like to do it, for no rhyme or reason.
Fortunately, some things can be chewed on that are not only okay but also great for your dog’s health.
The first things to look for are toys that you can buy at the store as well as objects around your house that may be able to occupy your Yorkie puppy’s time and attention, such as:
– Paper/Cardboard rolls (from paper towels or toilet paper)
– Nyla Bones