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Can Yorkshire terriers eat apples? Important information

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For Yorkshire terriers to grow well and stay healthy they need a balanced diet that is good for dogs.

During the summer, when apples are prolific and people have them growing on trees at home, many ask if apples can be given to Yorkshire terriers and how to properly feed dogs with this fruit. Apples can be used as a treat if needed.

However, you should always keep a few things in mind when feeding your Yorkshire terrier.

Can Yorkshire terriers eat apples? Apples are mainly water making them a refreshing treat in the summer months. They can be high in sugar content and certain types can be too tart for feeding. You should be careful not to feed too much as this could upset your dog’s tummy.

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What nutrients will a Yorkshire terrier get from eating apples?

Apples have a number of nutrients that are good for your Yorkshire terrier

They are juicy and contain high levels of Vitamin C. They are low in calories and have not fat or cholestrol.

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Apples are high in antioxidants and can aid digestion and good gut health due to the type of fibre that they contain.

Can Yorkshire terriers eat apple skins?

Apple skins are loaded with Vitamin C and Vitamin A along with a certian quantity of healthy fibre.

Your terrier will get a good influx of vitamins from eating apple skin.

However, you should always thoroughly wash any apples that you feed to your Yorkie as they have often been treated with pesticides, which, although not harmful to humans, could affect your dog.

Give them a really good wash before feeding.

Never allow your dog to eat the apple seeds/pips – they contain cyanide which is poisonous.

Feeding rules

The best way to feed apple to your Yorkshire terrier is to cut it into bite sized chunks and either feed it to your dog by hand or put a small amount in her dish to eat.

Try feeding apples on hot or warm days, when your dog is thirsty and would like a nice refreshing treat.

Introduce apple gradually and slowly so that you do not upset your little ones stomach.

Preparing apples for Yorkshire terriers

You should always use fresh apples that are clean and free from any pests, bruises or other visible problems.

Wash the fruit thoroughly before you consider giving it to your dog.

Yorkies are small dogs and you should cut the apple into small pieces that you dog will find easy to pick up and chew.

You could also mash the apples up into a paste and feed this as a sort of apple sauce for Yorkshire terriers, which could be fed alone or mixed into your dog’s dog food.

Don’t be concerned about the thought that it might look digusting, dogs love that sort of thing.

can yorkshire terriers eat apples

How often can I give Yorkshire terriers apples?

Your Yorkshire terrier needs to have a good, balanced diet and apples should not play a large part of her daily food intake.

A slice or two of apple makes a good serving for your Yorkie but it should only make up about 10 percent of your dog’s diet.

If your Yorkie truly loves apples then you could try a dog food that includes apples as part of it ingredients such as this food that we found on Amazon.

When not to feed apples to Yorkies

It is never a good idea to feed apples to young dogs or expectant mothers. These Yorkies need as much balanced nutrition as possible and you should stick to feeding good, balanced dog food.

If your Yorkshire terrier is unwell or receiving treatment from the vet then you should keep to the diet recommended by your vet.

You should also avoid feeding apples to your dog if she has an upset stomach, loose stools or any other health condition.

Never feed rotted or damaged apples to your Yorkie and, if in any doubt about the suitability of apples for your dog you should speak to your vet before feeding apples or any other fruits.

Don’t leave any uneaten apples or their pieces lying around, they can attract flies and other pest and they will quickly turn brown and go off.

Once your dog has finished, clear them up and throw them away – or into the compost bin.

Conclusion - Can Yorkshire terriers eat apples?

Taken sensibly and carefully, Yorkshire terriers can eat apples and they make a great, refreshing treat, particularly on a hot day.

Don’t overfeed apples to your Yorkie and make sure that she has access to clean water and she eats her regular food.

Only feed good, clean and fresh fruit and make sure that you wash it before feeding.

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