Author: Marcelle Landestoy

General veterinarian with a Small Animal Medicine Specialty | Director of the UCE School of Veterinary Medicine | Certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society

10 Reasons Why You Should Own A Yorkie

Yorkshire Terriers are wonderful pets. There numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits when you own a Yorkie. Their small size, affectionate nature, and intelligence make them great family dogs. A Yorkie is also highly adaptable and thrives with human companionship. Here are top 9 reasons why you should …

5 Important Yorkshire Terrier Eye Problems You Must Know

Your little Yorkie is susceptible to different eye problems, and it may cause visionary loss unless given apt attention. The awareness of common Yorkshire Terrier eye problems empowers you with proper tips to care for your dog’s eyes and prevent sight problems. Make sure the eye care is …

How To Protect Your Yorkie From Ticks, Fleas

Every time your Yorkie goes for a walk or play, he is vulnerable to ticks and fleas. The short height of a Yorkshire Terrier makes it easy for parasites to get hold of the dogs. Your pet’s long, curly hairs provide a safe haven for ticks and fleas, …

Essential Nutrition for A Healthy Yorkie Coat

Yorkies are adored for their shiny coats. However, the coat may look lackluster and thin due to nutritional deficiency. As a result, the dog suffers from frequent skin irritations and infections. An adequate intake of essential fatty acids and proper care are vital to maintaining a healthy Yorkie …

Owner’s Guide to Yorkshire Terrier Breed

The cute and petite Yorkshire Terrier is among the most adorable pets. Energetic, brave, and determined, Yorkies carry an impression of big personality despite their small physique. Their silky coats make them the chosen symbol of the high society despite his working class origin.   Origin and Name of …

Why Is Your Yorkie Refusing To Eat?

There could be many reasons for your Yorkie refusing to eat. It may range from the lack of appetite to stomach disorders to change in food brands. A decreased appetite may turn out to be a serious issue in the long term, as low weight could have grave …

Top 12 Common Health Problems in Yorkies You Must Be Aware Of

There are three types of health problems in Yorkies – inherited, congenital, or acquired. A few breed-specific vulnerabilities are hereditary, forcing Yorkshire Terriers to carry abnormalities since birth. There are also diseases that these dogs are at high risk of during their life. With proper awareness, you can …

11 Things You Should Know About Yorkshire Terrier

Smart and suave, the Yorkshire Terrier belies your expectation of being a petite and fragile dog. Beyond its irresistibly cute brown eyes and gorgeous hair, lies a sharp and intelligent mind. Adorable and pampered, Yorkies love to flaunt their emotional attachment with owners. The feisty dog breed is …

Yorkshire Terrier Coat Care Tips

Yorkies love to be cared for and pampered. There is no better way to treat your little puppy than the astute care of his coat. Yorkies are gifted with an endearing silky, flowing coat. With proper care, you can keep your pet’s coat in top shape and groom …

Allergies in Yorkshire Terrier

Thanks to their hypoallergenic coat, Yorkies are generally safe for people allergic to pet dander. However, this does not imply the absence of allergies in Yorkshire Terrier dogs. Skin, respiratory and food allergies impact these dogs just like any other breed, causing serious health concerns. What Causes Allergies …

Encephalitis in Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier dogs are more vulnerable to encephalitis – inflammation of the brain. It can impact your pet at any age. Necrotizing encephalitis, a rapidly progressive, fatal inflammatory brain disorder, is so pervasive in this breed of dogs that the disease is often referred to as “Yorkie encephalitis.” …