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25 Best Yorkie Puppy Foods

Written by: Zyra Capalac
Zyra is a Special Project Coordinator of HomeLife Media and a writer for She has 3 dogs namely Skye, Luna, and one of them is a rescue, named Tesla.Read more
| Published on January 11, 2023
Choosing a food for your new yorkie puppy can be confusing! While good advice can be gleaned from your rescue, breeder, or veterinarian, there are a wide range of opinions about which puppy food is best and you may receive contradictory advice. We asked our 800,000 member yorkie community on facebook the following question: “What food did you feed your yorkie puppy?” We received hundreds of replies, and summarized the top responses below.
Please be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your yorkie puppy’s diet. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

25 Best Foods for a Yorkie Puppy

I used pedigree puppy it has made my Bella so strong. And now she gets pedigree for small dogs

Author: Janet K.

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After deciding the food, I strongly recommend adding a probiotic for digestion. Yorkies tend to have sensitive stomachs. Good luck!

Author: Robin M.

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I used Hills Science Diet. My yorkies are now six and 10 yrs. and I feed them Science Diet, sensitive stomach and the other one perfect weight. It’s the best dog food. They are healthy and happy!

Author: Christine R.

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Royal Canin. My baby lived to be 17 years old, God I miss him

Author: Vicki G.

Likes: 61

My baby didn’t really have a diet. I gave her healthy vegetables, and chicken, and beef at times. Phoebe lived a great life. She was 14 when she crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Author: Liz B.

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Royal Canin puppy food!! Mine love it and tiny tiny bites for their tiny mouths!!!

Author: Judy H.

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We’ve always used Hills Science Diet. We’ve had 4 Yorkies and they’ve always done well with that. No table scraps!

Author: Amber T.

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I use Fromm and my Yorkies and other breeds do very well. Yes, more $$ but I don’t pay a lot in vet bills for health issues.

Author: Keri A.

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Blue Buffalo was recommended by our vet as well as the groomer. Our Yorkie loves it.

Author: Vicki R.

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My Yorkie has been on Taste of the Wild since she was a puppy. That is what the breeder fed her. She is almost 11 1/2 and is active and eats well. It is a dry food in a small kibble. She loves it! We also had a Yorkie who passed away a couple of years ago who also ate TOTW, and he was one month shy of his 17th birthday when he passed away.

Author: Sharon B.

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I fed my yorkie Science Diet until I finally figured out, she has a sensitivity to chicken. So, I switched to Canidae Salmon. Her scratching and stomach issues are almost non existent. She loves it. Her coat is shinny and she is much healthier.

Author: Deb J.

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I used Fresh Pet from Walmart for my Yorkie and it worked well with her pancreatic and my vet said nutritious for her.

Author: Stella H.

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I have used Blue Buffalo since puppy and she is 7 healthy and no issues! I know some conflicting reports but we have had no issues! Hard food is better for their teeth also. Good luck!

Author: Sherri N.

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Pepper liked pedigree. Favorite was beef and sometimes I would mix it with hard food. Can’t remember the dog food, help him to keep a little weight on him. Plus the hard food was good for his teeth, just mixed little hard food. He liked it, always kept a little out for him till he got older.

Author: Ruby S.

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I’ve used Purina Puppy Chow for my dog and she’s 7 now and no issues.

Author: Diana S.

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Hello! I’m an RVT in California and have been working in veterinary medicine for 8+ years now and LOVEEEE Royal Canin Yorkie blend. Yorkie are by far my favorite breed and I recommend the breed specific diets all the time. If I wasn’t going to do the breed specific diet, I also LOVE and swear by Hills Science Diet. My current dog is on their sensitive skin/stomach formula.

Author: Brittanie D.

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I used Eukanuba softened, with a small amount of cottage cheese and turkey baby food. This is what the breeder of my first baby told me to do.

Author: Stephannie W.

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Purina puppy food is what I have always fed my teacup yorkie and he has a sensitive stomach to so many things

Author: Vicki M.

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My Yorkie loves Rachel Ray’s Nutrish for small breeds.

Author: Janie D.

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I fed my Iam’s small bites (lamb or chicken)and she lived to grow very old.

Author: Gayla D.

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Purina puppy chow, it’s been around for years my parents fed our dogs it to never wet food wrecks their teeth and get a good chew bone with lots of nubs on it to clean its teeth after eating and teething keep pushing the bone after meals. Good luck enjoy

Author: Alma R.

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The more natural the better. I’d avoid all kibble. I’m on freshpet, works great for tear stains, nutrients, and actually appealing to the dog. A raw diet is another good alternative if your dog is willing to eat it.

Author: Alex K.

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I switched from Blue Buffalo to Merrick. I would recommend either. I feed my 15 y/o Yorkie Blue for 14 years. Got a rescue that didn’t like Blue. Transition them both to Merrick. Both are flourishing. Healthy poops and coat is shines and thick. No allergies so far.

Author: Marketta D.

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I have Iams babies. My Five dogs lived to be 18-20 years (Yorkies) and 13-14 (Doberman).

Author: Nora F.

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I’m not sure about dog food, but I am sure that cooking chicken fresh every other day for my dog has worked. He’s 16 years old. He can’t hear and he’s got Cataracts, but he runs up to the dog walk. He sleeps all night and he’s very healthy he’s never been overweight and he’s so sweet as can be. I didn’t know how I was going to do it but for 16 years I have cooked chicken for him every other day so he has fresh now I have to grind it because he hasn’t got many teeth left

Author: Patricia D.

Likes: 1

As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your yorkie’s food. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

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