Is Cesar Dog Food Good for Yorkies?

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What do you do when your picky eater Yorkie just loves Cesar and will not eat other brands? Some Yorkie owners feed their little dogs both wet and dry Cesar dog food and want to know if this food is good to feed their Yorkie friend.

There is a range of discussion when it comes to feeding this food to a Yorkie. Many owners swear by it; their doggies have lead long and healthy lives just with this brand of food.

The Advantages

Lower in price than many of the designer brands on the market today, those who have a little Yorkie and are on a fixed income or budget can appreciate this tasty food. Many have fed their dog Cesar for years with no problems. Discussions by owners of a Yorkie show that there are many faithful followers, as well as dogs.

The ingredients, as listed on Filet Mignon Flavor Gourmet Wet Food made by Cesar include:

  • Sufficient water for processing
  • Chicken
  • Animal Liver
  • Beef
  • Meat By-Products
  • Wheat Gluten
  • Cornstarch
  • Wheat flour

In addition, Pea Fiber, Salt, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Added Color, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Natural Filet Mignon Flavor, Guar Gum and other ingredients are part of the Filet Mignon Flavor.

It has been given a 4.9 rating and the consensus of those who have reviewed it say that their dogs love it. However, some Yorkshire Terriers have sensitive stomachs and may not do as well on it. If it seems like it is causing a problem, switch to another food for a few weeks.

If your Yorkie likes Cesar, you can feed it to him or her. Sometimes it is mixed with a dry food of another brand to make the food wetter. Even though it is not a premium food, it can keep your little dog healthy.

Natural Diet

If your Yorkie starts to reject it, in addition to trying a premium food, you might think of feeding your dog a natural diet of meat, such as chicken, and rice for a while to see if digestion is better. Many dogs do well on a simple diet that contains all the necessary nutrients. However, this may involve some work for you in the preparation.

Best Natural Food for Yorkies

If your budget allows for it, there are a number of premium foods that might be good for a Yorkie. Some of those that have been recommended by PuppyWire include:

  • Natural Balance Original Ultra Whole Body – for adults
  • Canidae All Life Stages Platinum Less Active – for seniors
  • Merrick Grain Free Puppy Recipe – for puppies
  • Taste of the Wild Appalachian Valley Small Breed – for sensitive stomach
  • Hill’s Science Diet Small & Toy Breed – for Teacup and miniature
  • Wellness Simple Natural Limited Ingredient – for skin allergies

Wellness Simple Natural Limited Ingredient

Protein is important when it comes to maintaining your Yorkie’s energy level. Chicken, lamb, turkey, beef and fish muscles can provide the necessary protein. Overly processed other parts may not be good for your dog.

Carbohydrates that are from soy and corn can be hard on the stomach of a Yorkie. Look for brown rice or sweet potatoes which can be milder on the digestion.

Fats, such as fish oil will help keep your dog’s coat shiny. Fish oil can even be drizzled on other foods for added health benefits.

Size Matters

Remember that when you are feeding your Yorkie dry food that the kibble must be of a small size that is easily chewed.

With such names as Rotisserie Chicken Flavor & Spring Vegetables and Home Delights Pot Roast Flavor with Garden Vegetables, dry food by Cesar certainly sounds attractive. If your Yorkie has allergies, you might want to steer away from products that contain gluten, corn or wheat.

According to The Happy Pooch, the dry foods that they have found best for Yorkshire Terriers include:

  • Purina Pro Plan Savor Small Breed Dry Dog Food
  • Royal Canin Yorkshire Terrier Dry Dog Food
  • Eukanuba Small Breed Dry Dog Food
  • Wellness Complete Health Turkey and Oatmeal

Wellness Complete Health Turkey and Oatmeal

Cesar dog food is fine for your dog if that is the food that he loves and thrives on. If not, you might want to investigate other options, such as more natural foods which may be more expensive. With that said, you and your vet can discuss the health of your little dog to be sure that he is doing well, whichever food you are feeding him.

We know that many dogs love Cesar; they will get excited as soon as the cover comes off. Picky eaters may not be picky when it comes to this food; just be sure that there are not side problems, such as allergies or digestive upsets.

Read the ingredients and what others have said about this less expensive brand. Then you can decide if you want to feed your dog Cesar or opt for one of the premium and more costly dog foods.

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