TODAY’S TIDBIT: We’re celebrating senior Yorkies this week on AbsoluteYorkies! Yorkies in their more mature years can tend to gain weight because they may not be exercising as much if they suffer from arthritis or other joint issues. So choosing a diet low in fat is essential for your senior Yorkie.
Read the label on the dog food bag or can and check out the percentage of fat. The lower the fat percentage the better. We like Fromm’s White Fish and Potato kibble that has a low fat content (11% fat) and 23% protein (look for food with a protein content of less than 26%). Fromm’s Reduced Activity Senior Gold is also a good choice. Most brand name dog food manufacturers produce a food for senior dogs. If you’re concerned about what to feed your senior Yorkie, talk to your Vet.
Some senior dog foods contain glucosamine designed to help your Yorkie’s joints. And as your Yorkie gets older, she may lose some teeth so choosing a soft food with a low fat content would be the better choice.
Remember: food with a low fat content will help your senior Yorkie maintain a healthy weight. See you on Friday for TODAY’S TIDBIT.