20 Foods Yorkies Should Avoid (2023) - Wet Nose Escapades (2023)

WOW, What Foods Should Yorkies Avoid? Keep sniffing!

Published on 25/11/21

Because Yorkies are "toy" dogs with very sensitive tummies, they are prone to gastrointestinal problems and pancreatitis. GRRR. If your yorkie has a BIG appetite like me, it can be hard to resist your cute teddy's pleading faces during the meal (ARF, to be clear, no please, I REQUEST). Whenever I travel the world, I like to try almost everything my people gobble up. However, even an alpha dog like me with the most persistent gaze gets turned away sometimes, well, for my own good. After all, an upset stomach is no fun and is NOT worth the bite. ARF, it's okay, I make sure my people repay me with treats and other safe dog treats. Although I do smell quite a bit of human foodexcellentMany human treats are safe for Yorkies to eat, which is only fine in small amounts, and other foods that should DISAPPEAR under any circumstances.

Smell my list of 20+ foods Yorkies should avoid:

GRRR, let's start with BIG UNFREE:

# 1Tire(Without sugar)

ARF-my-DOG! Chewing gum may freshen breath, but it kills dogs! My vet's warning was loud and clear: keep the gum off me! And yet, not just chewing gum, but any sugar-free snack containing the sugar substitute xylitol is lethal to dogs. Even ingesting small amounts of xylitol, which is an artificial sweetener, can cause York's pancreas to secrete insulin, leading to hypoglycemia, seizures, liver failure, and even death. Because Yorkies are short in stature, xylitol is even more toxic and can wreak havoc on their tiny bodies in a matter of hours. Be sure to keep gum (both chewed and unchewed) AWAY from your precious Yorkie. If your Yorkie's mouth is empty like mine, you need to pay extra attention to your walks (and stop staring at your phone).

#2An avocado

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My people are big avocado lovers! ARF-ter all, they're from California. However, avocados are a NO-GO for Yorkies (or any dog). From diarrhea to vomiting, any dog ​​can feel sick after biting into this healthy green fruit. The great enemy is the toxic ingredient persin, which is found in the leaves, pit, skin and flesh of avocados.Persin can even cause accumulation of fluid in York's lungs and chestwhich can lead to respiratory complications, heart and pancreas problems. In addition, the avocado pit can be a serious digestive and choking hazard if swallowed, especially for small dogs such as Yorkies.

#3Grapes And Raisins

GRRR, as tasty as they are to humans, grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs. The toxicant is currently unknown, but grapes are known to be harmful to dogs PERIOD. The barking is loud and clear! They can be so dangerous to your Yorkie's health that even one grape can make them sick. The smaller the dog, the higher the level of toxicity in its body. The more grapes consumed, the greater the toxicity, which can mean kidney failure within 72 hours. ARF, NO!


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Thanks to the ingredients of theobromine and caffeine, chocolate is a BIG NO-NO for Yorkies. Both theobromine and caffeine are very similar in that they stimulate the heart and nervous system. Unfortunately, dogs cannot metabolize theobromine and caffeine; the darker and more bitter the chocolate, the more toxic it is to your Yorkie. GRRR. Eating chocolate can cause vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, increased heart rate(intake of 20 mg methylxanthines per kilogram of body weight) and even convulsions, tremors, heart failure and collapse (intake of 40 to 50 mg/kg) within 6 to 12 hours. Even without these two toxic ingredients, chocolates are high in sugar and fat, which can make Yorkies sick. 🙁


Taro milk tea, anyone? I don't! Although my number 1 man loves to chew taro and slurp taro bubble tea all over Asia, unfortunately taro is a paw for Yorkies. Whether raw or cooked, taro can cause poisoning, irritation of the mouth, e.g. burning in the mouth, tongue, lips with drooling, gastrointestinal problems, vomiting, and in severe cases even kidney failure in Yorkies and other dogs. Let me bark that both the taro root and the plant pose the same danger to dogs when ingested. Then I shake my nose and bark NO, THANK YOU. ARF, I'm not going to start.

#6Spicy food

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Because the spices smell greatZ- Wonderful, it's hard to stop sniffing and licking the chops. My man #2 may like spicy food (Thai to Indian) and lots of hot sauces (Sriracha, Tabasco, Tapatio, Crystal Louisiana - bark, he's got it!), but there's something I have to skip: PAWS DOWN. Just as they can cause an upset stomach in humans, spicy foods can mess up your dog's digestive system, from diarrhea to constipation to bloating and pain. Spicy foods are actually TOXIC to Yorkies and other dogs, unlike when eaten by humans. While humans can make a thoughtful and informed decision to add some sriracha or chili peppers to their food, dogs need to trust their responsible people to provide them with healthy and safe food. When it's spicy, please don't feed. GRR so no sriracha for me!

#7green tomatoes

OK, here's the tomato peel! Not all tomatoes are bad for your Yorkie, but you should watch out for the green ones. GenerallykoraGreen tomatoes and tomato plants contain the substance solanine, which is dangerous to dogs. GRRR, solanine is found in the stem and leaves in the green parts of the tomato plant. So if you have a tomato seedling, be sure to keep it out of your Yorkie's reach. BUT the good news is that the solanine content is lower in ripe tomatoes, which means ripe tomatoes can be good for your Yorkie as long as you feed themsmallquantities as aoccasionalcandy or snack However, my people prefer to stay safe by avoiding tomatoes altogether in my meals.


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ARF, Yorkies want to have fun too! But that doesn't mean Yorkies need a sip of your drink to get their tails to wag for the present. Because alcohol and dogs don't go together, your Yorkie doesexcellenthappy with treats, toys, and perhaps your undivided attention (put those phones away!). As you take a few sips, be sure to resist the temptation to let your dog try to lick one or two. As the ASPCA says, “Alcohol should never be given to an animal. Allowing a dog to drink any alcoholic beverage can lead to many adverse conditions.” You heard barking, just don't do it!

#9Macadamias, walnuts and walnut

WOOF, let's get the facts straight: not all nuts are bad for dogs (think peanut butter). However, macadamia nuts, walnuts and walnuts in generalkoranot good for Yorkies.Macadamia nutsin particular, they are the most dangerous nuts for dogs; its toxicity includes weakness, vomiting, and difficulty walking. One secItalian nutsWhile they are not necessarily toxic to your Yorkie, they can still cause significant damage to their health, including pancreatitis and gastrointestinal problems (e.g. obstruction) due to their high fat content. And, like nuts,Italian nutsit can also cause stomach upset and intestinal obstruction in dogs.


While garlic can work wonders for humans, it should NOT be part of a Yorkie's LIFETIME. While small doses of garlic may not cause any serious side effects to your Yorkie (apart from a bit of gas), it is still LOWER in the toxicity category. usually takes15 to 30 grams of garlic per kilogram of body weight to produce alarming changes in a dog's blood(with an average tooth weighing probably 3 to 7 grams). Since garlic contains disulfide and thiosulfate, garlic consumption by Yorkies can lead to damage to red blood cells. GRRR. Because dogs metabolize garlic differently than humans, Yorkies can suffer serious health consequences, including Heinz anemia, hemolytic anemia, and methemoglobinemia. Watch for rapid breathing, dark urine, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea and lack of appetite.

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ARF! Now that we have the listBIG bad foodBy the way, let's continue the list! next is10 foods thatcouldsuitable for Yorkies in small occasional quantities(basically a little lick or two should be fine,BUT, ideally, your Yorkie should avoid eating):

#11lemons and limes

WOW! The citrusy flavor of lemons and limes can be refreshing to humans, but citric acid can be harmful to Yorkies; again they are prone to digestive problems. NOkoraHowever, dogs do not necessarily like the taste of citrus, which is bitter and sour for them. In general, dogs cannot digest large amounts. While a few licks may not hurt, too much citric acid will cause stomach upset, diarrhea and vomiting. GRRR, no THANK YOU! My man loves to cook with lemon and lime juice, but he never feeds it to me. Limes, which have an even higher content of citric acid, are also toxic to dogs - the leaves, rind or the fruit itself can make Yorkies sick. In total, lemon juice, lemonade, lime juice and evengrapefruitpaws must be outside for dogs).


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LAST HOUR:There is no such part of the onionThis is nottoxic to dogs! in simplerthief, onions are toxic to dogs PERIOD, including leaves, juice, stem, root and core. Whether cooked or raw, onions are a big NO-NO for Yorkies. Unfortunately, onions can cause anemia in dogs, with symptoms such as low energy levels, poor appetite, pale gums, and even red urine. Although Yorkies can tolerate small amounts of onions, my humans will NOT take any chances (usually a 100lb dog will experience a level of toxicity from ingesting a medium to large onion).

#13Milk and dairy products

Ice cream for dogs? COLD, maybe. well atinylick. Okay, let's tell the truth! Dairy products like cow's milk aren't completely off limits to Yorkies and other dogs, as long as it's just a little. However, just like humans, some dogs are NOT lactose intolerant, meaning they will have trouble digesting it. Regardless of your Yorkie's lactose status, you probably shouldn't give your Yorkie milk or other dairy productsregularly(although a bit of cheese here and there should be nice). From bloating to loose stools, upset stomach, diarrhea and vomiting, Yorkies can experience some discomfort after eating too much food.

#14Ripe tomatoes

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While ripe tomatoes are not necessarily poisonous to dogs, they CANNOT be given to your Yorkie in large quantities.ZOf course, a small ripe cherry tomato may be tolerated by your Yorkie as an occasional chop-licking snack (remember to cut it to prevent choking). However, too much will hurt their sensitive stomachs. Due to the acidity and potentially toxic substance tomatine (found in tomatoes), my folks take the safe route of keeping these dripping, juicy treats out of my wet nose. Even as an Italian Yorkie, I couldn't eat a piece of pomodoro pasta, but thank God my people always packed treats to buy me!

#15Coconut tree

From coconut oil to coconut meat, coconuts are non-toxic and can even work wonders for your Yorkie's health. The anti-inflammatory properties of coconut are very beneficial for the skin and joints, and the abundance of antioxidants helps to strengthen the immune system. However, it contains triglycerides that can cause stomach upset and other gastrointestinal problems in dogs.


In addition to the heat factor (which can cause a burning sensation), caffeine consumption in dogs can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, seizures, and even collapse. The good news, however, is that a lick or two of coffee, soda, or tea shouldn't cause caffeine intoxication in a Yorkie. WOOF, the most important things to watch out for are coffee beans and tea bags that are toxic to dogs.

#17Oranges, tangerines and tangerines

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Although some offer oranges, tangerines and tangerinesZ-Amazing health benefits for dogs (think vitamin C, potassium and fiber), Yorkies can't consume these delicious citrus fruits in large quantities. But there's really no need to lower that queue becausebarkedPreviously, dogs usually didn't lick their citrus cutlets anyway. If your Yorkie likes this juicy treat, then a small portion each day shouldn't hurt. Be sure to avoid giving your Yorkie a shell as the thickness can cause a lot of discomfort on their little tummies.

#18raw eggs

As with humans, feeding raw Yorkie eggs is extremely risky due to the possibility of contracting salmonella. Although dogs have been able to consume raw eggs for centuries in the wild, your Yorkie should not eat completely raw eggs as a precaution. If you insist on feeding Yorkie eggs, be sure to cook them thoroughly before serving to destroy any contaminating bacteria. From B12 to iron and protein, eating eggs provides dogs with a range of essential minerals and vitamins.

#19salty foods

WOW, we all know that salt can make any food taste great! BUT, get your hands off that salt shaker when you're preparing food for your Yorkie. Salt can be very dehydrating for a dog, and excessive consumption can even cause diarrhoea, tremors, vomiting, and seizures. Excessive salt intake can even lead to sodium ion poisoning, which in extreme cases can be fatal to dogs. Therefore, cold cuts, smoked meats (without ham) and all kinds of meats and salty foods should be completely avoided in the Yorkie's diet.

#20Fatty and greasy foods

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GRRR! Fatty foods, stay away! Although dogs are carnivores and love to devour meat just like their wolf ancestors, they should never eat too many fatty foods as part of their diet. Fried foods should NEVER be considered when it comes to feeding your Yorkie. Unfortunately, Yorkies are prone to pancreatitis, which can be triggered by eating high-fat foods. Pancreatitis is a serious condition that may require 2-4 days of hospitalization and in severe cases can be fatal. This condition most often occurs after a Christmas meal or a large family dinner, when the Yorkie swallows a lot of fatty leftovers from the table. Every time your Yorkie chews on greasy food, the pancreas expands in response. As the pancreas releases digestive enzymes into your dog's stomach, their function is disrupted when too much fatty food is given to a Yorkie. Symptoms of pancreatitis include wheezing, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, and fatigue. Emergency veterinary care needed immediately, DON'T WAIT!

What if your Yorkie eats one of these foods?

Hopefully your utmost care and monitoring of your Yorkie will prevent emergencies. But of course, accidents happen even to the most pampered and well-groomed Yorkies with the bestparents. In the unlikely event that your Yorkie accidentally takes a few bites, watch carefully for a reaction or change in behavior. If you notice that your Yorkie is behaving abnormally, go to the vet immediately. Acting quickly could save your Yorkie's life! If it is related to poisoning, your veterinarian's office will refer you to a doctorASPCA Animal Poison Control Hotline, available 24/7 at (888) 426-4435. Please note that there is a $75 fee that allows them to operate 24/7, including holidays, with no external funding.

In mild cases of an upset stomach, white rice can help soothe your Yorkie's tummy. Cook the rice with extra water until it is soft and watery, similar to oatmeal. You can also add some shredded chicken to make your Yorkie irresistible. Try taking your Yorkie for a walk to see if it can eliminate it. Since Yorkies are prone to digestive problems, my people have dealt with enough cases of upset stomachs. Often I just have to poop and then it's back to normal. Again, always consult your veterinarian if necessary.

WOW! I hope you find my list of "20 Yorkie Foods to Avoid" helpful. Be sure to keep it handy for the future!

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What foods are toxic to Yorkies? ›

Toxic food for dogs
  • Onions, garlic and chives. The onion family, whether dry, raw or cooked, is particularly toxic to dogs and can cause gastrointestinal irritation and red blood cell damage. ...
  • Chocolate. ...
  • Macadamia nuts. ...
  • Corn on the cob. ...
  • Avocado. ...
  • Artificial sweetener (Xylitol) ...
  • Alcohol. ...
  • Cooked bones.

What are common Yorkie food allergies? ›

The most common food allergens in dogs are proteins, especially those from dairy, beef, chicken, chicken eggs, soy, or wheat gluten. Each time a pet eats food containing these substances, the antibodies react with the antigens, and symptoms occur.

What are the most common allergies in Yorkies? ›

Common allergens that trigger skin reactions in yorkies include dust, mold, pollen, fleas, and detergents. The inhalant allergens especially, have been further tied to the development of atopic dermatitis in yorkies, an inflammatory skin condition.

What fruits can Yorkies not eat? ›

What Fruits Are Not Good for Dogs?
  • Avocado. This fruit contains persin, a toxin that makes dogs throw up and have diarrhea.
  • Cherries. Cherry pits contain cyanide. ...
  • Grapes. Grapes can cause sudden kidney failure in dogs. ...
  • Tomatoes. The green parts of the tomato plant have solanine, which is toxic to dogs.
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What meat should dogs not eat? ›

Bacon, Ham and Fat Trimmings

Bacon, bacon grease, ham, and fat trimmed off meat or bones contains a lot of salt and/or fat and at the least can cause indigestion, vomiting, and diarrhea in both dogs and cats. These foods can also cause pancreatitis, a serious, potentially deadly inflammation of the pancreas.

Are Yorkies allergic to chicken? ›

Can Dogs Be Allergic to Chicken? Just like human beings, it's possible for dogs to be allergic to just about anything in their environment or any ingredient in their food. So, yes, it's possible for a dog to be allergic to chicken.

What can I give my Yorkie for skin allergies? ›

Benadryl is a great medication for use in dogs with mild-to-moderate allergies. Seasonal allergies, food allergies, environmental allergies, and allergic reactions to snake and insect bites all respond to Benadryl in most cases.

Can Yorkies be allergic to peanut butter? ›

Just like people, some dogs might be allergic to peanut butter. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include: Red and itchy skin. Bald patches.

What do Yorkies like for treats? ›

On hot summer days, freeze some fruit for a refreshing snack. Vegetables can also be a good choice, though most dogs will only like a select few. Veggies that are safe to give to Yorkies for snacks include carrots, peas, green beans, sweet potato and pumpkin.

Can you feed a Yorkie scrambled eggs? ›

Eggs should be cooked before given to a dog. Cook or boil eggs plain without oil, butter, salt, seasoning, spices, or other additives. It doesn't matter how your dog likes their eggs — sunny side up, scrambled, or hard boiled — as long as they are cooked.

How many times a day should a Yorkie eat? ›

Feed your Yorkie puppy 3 to 4 meals per day. This will be morning, lunchtime, early evening (if 4 meals) and evening (no later than 2 hours before bedtime). Snacks, which should be dry treats, can be given in between meals.

What is the best allergy meds for Yorkies? ›

ANTI-histamines, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl®), cetirizine (Zyrtec®), and hydroxyzine, are commonly taken by humans to treat allergy symptoms and can be used for dogs as well. These medications work by preventing histamine from binding to cells and exerting its effects.

Why are Yorkies so itchy? ›

In dogs, rather than sneezing, allergies make their skin itchy. We call this skin allergy “atopy”, and Yorkies often have it. The feet, belly, folds of the skin, and ears are most commonly affected. Symptoms typically start between the ages of one and three and can get worse every year.

How do I know if my Yorkie has allergies? ›

Common symptoms include scratching/itchy skin, licking (especially the paws), and face rubbing. Affected dogs may also experience red skin, loss of fur, and recurrent skin and/or ear infections.

What vegetable dog Cannot eat? ›

What veggies are bad for dogs? The following veggies are considered unsafe for dogs: Garlic, Onions, Shallots, & Chives: Garlic, onions, shallots, and chives are toxic to dogs, whether raw or cooked. They have substances that may cause anemia and damage red blood cells.

Can dogs eat spaghetti? ›

Can dogs eat spaghetti? The good news is that dogs can have spaghetti too, but only the plain kind. Although the sauces we use are the best part about this dish, the ingredients in them can bring about a world of problems for your dog. It's not just because of ingredients such as garlic which is toxic for them.

Can dogs eat hot dogs? ›

Turns out, hot dogs are safe for dogs to eat in moderation, but they're not necessarily part of a healthy, balanced diet.

Can I give my Yorkie Benadryl for itching? ›

Yes. Benadryl is an over-the-counter medication that is labeled for humans but is generally considered safe for dogs in the appropriate dosage. Always consult with your veterinarian before giving your dog any medication.

Why does my Yorkie chew on her feet? ›

In most cases, this is normal behavior—dogs bite their paws to clean them, remove debris they may have picked up outside, scratch a little itch, or even out of boredom. However, in some cases dogs biting their paws may be an indication of a more serious underlying condition.

Are scrambled eggs bad for Yorkies? ›

Eggs are perfectly safe for dogs, Eggs are a great source of nutrition for your canine companion. They are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and fatty acids that help support your dog inside and out.

Can Yorkies eat scrambled eggs? ›

We've got some good news for you—and your pup. “Dogs can eat eggs almost any way you like to cook them,” says veterinarian Brian Evans, DVM, the medical director at pet telehealth company Dutch. “They can be boiled, scrambled or poached.” What's more, they're a nutritious choice.

What makes Yorkies sick? ›

Yorkshire Terriers are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections—the same ones that all dogs can get—such as parvo, rabies, and distemper. Many of these infections are preventable through vaccination, which we will recommend based on the diseases we see in our area, herage, and other factors.


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