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Homemade Dog Food for Yorkies

Have you ever wondered if home cooking food for your Yorkshire Terrier would be a good idea? With the right recipes, it can be a fantastic way to offer super-nutritious meals with a host of benefits. 
Lean chuck beef marinated in a yogurt/olive oil sauce with zucchini, 
sugar snap peas, and baby potatoes, 
and a fruit blend of strawberry, cantaloupe, and diced apple – Healthy & scrumptious! 
It’s not easy to navigate the ever-changing world of over-processed, heavily-preserved, filler-laden commercial dog food. 

Some of the things that may concern you about mass-produced kibble or canned food include:
  • Ingredients that trigger an intolerance or allergies. Numerous additives including artificial flavoring, coloring dyes, chemical preservatives, gluten, and cheap fillers like soy and corn can cause itching, skin rash, poor coat health, runny eyes, wheezing, and/or upset tummy. Carrageenan, a common dog food additive, may be linked to intestinal and digestive problems.
  • Ingredients linked to health issues. Disturbingly, per the FDA, dog food can have food dyes and chemical preservatives that are scientifically proven to cause behavioral issues, heart damage, and some forms of cancer. Top culprits include 4-MIE, Blue #2, Yellow #5 and #6, Red #40, BHA, BHT, and TBHQ. 
  • Questionable meats. By-products are common in lots of dog foods; these are animal body parts like spleens, brains, lungs, stomach lining, genitals, beaks, claws/paws, spinal tissues, and more that are deemed ‘unfit for human consumption’.
Generic meats are quite horrid; Ingredients with the words ‘animal’ or ‘meat’ (not identified) means it can be expired meat from grocery stores, roadkill, and diseased animals that died on route to food or farming facilities. 

And, of course, no one can ever forget the shocking news in 2018 that 4 brands owned by J.M. Smucker Company including Gravy Train was found to have traces of pentobarbital in them, the #1 drug used to euthanize shelter cats and dogs. 
  • Boring, bland texture and flavor. Even if a kibble is top-quality, the very nature of it being mass-produced makes it difficult to be an appealing texture or hold fresh, savory flavors. A dog may pick and nibble at it, but may never really truly enjoy their meals. 
Thankfully, homemade food for a Yorkshire Terrier can resolve each of those issues, and provides several wonderful benefits: 

  • Real, wholesome ingredients. Your Yorkie will never again ingest fillers, by-products, dyes, fake flavoring, or the terrible chemicals that go into many processed foods and easily find their way into dog treats and snacks.  
  • Easy as-needed adjustments. There’s lots of flexibility and each dish can be tweaked to be optimally pleasing to each Yorkie. You can also easily choose to have your little one’s food be gluten-free or even grain-free. Omega-rich foods can be increased for skin and coat health, certain berries increased for their antioxidant properties, and more. 
  • Amazing flavor. There’s just no comparison in regard to flavor; with the right recipes, home cooked food wins out every single time, and is usually the key to resolving finicky eating. 
There can be succulent fish, juicy meats, crisp veggies, ripe fruit, healthy fats (from oils and certain dairy products), and wholesome additions including creamy yogurt or pumpkin-based sauces and herbs. 
  • Budget-friendly. While it does depend on the base protein you will be preparing, in many cases cooking for your Yorkie at home can be less expensive than buying bags of top-line kibble. You can buy and cook in bulk and meal-prep for the week which is typically a cost-saving method. 
If home cooking sounds like something you’d like to try for your Yorkshire Terrier, there’s an amazing book that you’ll want to check out: 
Healthy Wholesome Cooking for Small Dogs Book
This is a fun, organized, colorful, and informative 40-recipe cookbook. 

There are 21 scrumptious recipes for meals, each with step-by-step instructional photos:
Example of homemade meals for small dogs
  • Echo’s Easy Egg Scramble 
  • Bono’s Berry Breakfast
  • Lollipop’s Liver Bonanza 
  • Max’s 3-Blend Meatloaf 
  • Fargo’s Fish and Eggs 
  • Velvet’s Lip-Smacking Veal & Chicken Medley
  • Banjo’s Beef Mashup 
  • Sammy’s Steak Stew 
  • Blossom’s Beef Berry Quinoa Mix
  • Yolonda’s Yogurt-Marinated Beef Blast 
  •  Scout’s Sunshine Chicken Mix 
  • Yogi’s Yum-Yum Turkey Dinner 
  • Sullivan’s Salmon Dinner 
  • Faith’s Pan-fried Fish Feast 
  • Luca’s Doggo Lo Mein (Chicken or beef)
  • Poppy’s Pasta Supreme 
  • Marley’s Cheesy Meatballs
  • Lucy’s Light Lunch and Tank’s Turkey Takeover (both low-calorie meals)
  • Eddie’s Easy-Does-it Blend (for upset tummies)
  • Samson’s Simple Dinner with Add-ons (an effective at-home method of testing for food intolerance and allergies) 
And 19 recipes with photos for mouth-watering, tail-wagging snacks: 
example of homemade dog treats small dog
  • Nutty Cheese Drop Biscuits
  • Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies 
  • Classic Peanut Butter & Coconut Oil Paws
  • Veggie Crunch Bones 
  • Carrot Cheese Squares 
  • Sweet Potato Puffs (soft treat)
  • Frozen Double-Fruit Yogurt 
  • Frozen Yogurt Split Treats 
  • Coconut Berry Macaroons 
  • Frosted Pumpkin Cookies 
  • No-Bake Pumpkin Peanut Butter Balls
  • Mixed Berry Muffins
  • Mini Stuffed Fruit Disks 
  • Berry Crunch Bones 
  • Blueberry Dot Chews (soft treat) 
  • Banana Oat Bites 
  • Chicken Veggie Bites 
  • Liver Crunch Bites 
  • Fun Fruity Birthday Cake
While making homemade food for your Yorkshire Terrier, you’ll have a step-by-step photo guide for each meal and each snack: Prep, cooking or baking, and final plating. 
pages of recipe book for small dogs
And, if you’re a busy on-the-go pet parent, you’ll love that these recipes are in a convenient PDF format ebook. This allows you to view them right on your smartphone (or tablet or computer) and it’s ideal for printing and placing in a 3-ring binder (slip the pages back-to-back in sheet protectors and you’ll create a spill-proof book, perfect for cooking sessions).
cookbook for Yorkshire Terrier in 3-ring binder
Let’s get cooking…

Maybe you want to prepare a sample dish to see what your Yorkie thinks about it… Or maybe you’re ready to dive in and offer a fresh, homemade diet starting today. Either way, you’ll find this book incredibly helpful. 

We’re very proud to be one of the exclusive informational resources offering this outstanding cookbook. And, we’re happy to announce that this book is currently just $6.88.

Click/tap on the button below and let’s get started! 
Yes, I want to home cook for my Yorkie!
Order now to receive a copy that contains bonus material: Foods a Dog Can Eat, Foods a Dog Can Eat Once in a While, Foods a Dog Can Technically Eat but Are Not a Good Idea, and Foods a Dog Cannot Eat / Toxic or Dangerous Foods.

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