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my yorkie is not eating as much as I think she should. She weighted 1 38 lbs at 8 weeks she is now 12 weeks old and is 1 34 lbs she is very activce and happy. I have been adding a little cottage cheese with her dry food and sometimes a little baby food chicken she eats much better with this added but is this o.k.?

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My Debbie just turned a year old. I think she's just about 3 pounds more or less. The people who had her parents said that they would just leave Iams Puppy Food for them so they could eat whenever they liked. I've done that for Debbie, and sometimes she has a few tiny pieces of whatever we're eating. The vet did not recommend this free feeding as she said it was harder to housebreak and I would not be able to see how much she was eating. I did not take her advice however as I felt the breeder had much more Yorkie experience and since Debbie is the only pet we have it didn't matter about the other things. My point is that if your dog seems happy and energetic you have nothing to worry about.

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my yorkie is not eating as much as I think she should. She weighted 1 38 lbs at 8 weeks she is now 12 weeks old and is 1 34 lbs she is very activce and happy. I have been adding a little cottage cheese with her dry food and sometimes a little baby food chicken she eats much better with this added but is this o.k.?

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My Debbie just turned a year old. I think she's just about 3 pounds more or less. The people who had her parents said that they would just leave Iams Puppy Food for them so they could eat whenever they liked. I've done that for Debbie, and sometimes she has a few tiny pieces of whatever we're eating. The vet did not recommend this free feeding as she said it was harder to housebreak and I would not be able to see how much she was eating. I did not take her advice however as I felt the breeder had much more Yorkie experience and since Debbie is the only pet we have it didn't matter about the other things. My point is that if your dog seems happy and energetic you have nothing to worry about.

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my yorkie is not eating as much as I think she should. She weighted 1 38 lbs at 8 weeks she is now 12 weeks old and is 1 34 lbs she is very activce and happy. I have been adding a little cottage cheese with her dry food and sometimes a little baby food chicken she eats much better with this added but is this o.k.?

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Yorkies don't really eat a lot, and your little one is still very small. I make my own chicken mixture to add to my yorkies dry food at the evening meal, and I also give mine cottage occasionaly because they love it. In the morning they get just dry kibble with a flavored milk bone or liver snap added to it, and in the evening they get the chicken mixture added to their dry kibble. Mine are healthy and active. My Minnie is very lean, but does eat. She is just so active that she burns the food off, and I can feel every rib in her body.



MMYorkies

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my yorkie is not eating as much as I think she should. She weighted 1 38 lbs at 8 weeks she is now 12 weeks old and is 1 34 lbs she is very activce and happy. I have been adding a little cottage cheese with her dry food and sometimes a little baby food chicken she eats much better with this added but is this o.k.?

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My little Molly wants to eat more than our vet recommends. She is 3.5 lbs at 7 months. I can feel every rib and her backbone. I should add we just bought her a couple of weeks ago. I don't care if she weighs 5 lbs. or more. She is very active. My vet said 1/4 cup A DAY or just a bit more. I am giving her 1/2 cup of canned plus free feeding on dry. Is that about right? Does she maybe need even more. She wants to eat all the time.

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Yorkies don't really eat a lot, and your little one is still very small. I make my own chicken mixture to add to my yorkies dry food at the evening meal, and I also give mine cottage occasionaly because they love it. In the morning they get just dry kibble with a flavored milk bone or liver snap added to it, and in the evening they get the chicken mixture added to their dry kibble. Mine are healthy and active. My Minnie is very lean, but does eat. She is just so active that she burns the food off, and I can feel every rib in her body.



MMYorkies

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my yorkie is not eating as much as I think she should. She weighted 1 38 lbs at 8 weeks she is now 12 weeks old and is 1 34 lbs she is very activce and happy. I have been adding a little cottage cheese with her dry food and sometimes a little baby food chicken she eats much better with this added but is this o.k.?