Yorkie Health Problems

Yorkie Health Problems include Bronchitis, Lymphangiectasia, Hepatic Lipidosis, Cataracts, Tracheal Collapse , and Keratitis Sicca.  Inflammation or hair loss at the site of an injection is also common.

In addition, other issues include sensitive skin.  The most common of which is allergic reactions due to seasonal pollen, pollution, and food. This can lead to scratching and biting which in turn can cause their coats to become dry.

Another health issue is their delicate digestive systems.  Consumption of foods outside of their regular diets is not recommended as this can lead to diarrhea or vomiting.  We all know just how picky they are when it comes to what they will eat.  The trick is to get them on a usual diet consisting of balanced nutrition and taste that appeals to them.  Giving them fresh chicken all the time for instance would be harmful to them as they would not be receiving all the nutrients that they need to stay healthy.  You have to find a dry food product that they like which offers balanced nutrition.  Giving your Yorkie a balanced diet should help in reducing Yorkie health issues.

The life span of a Yorkie can be between 12 and 15 years, less if they are undersized.

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Can anyone tell me about how long a Yorkie life span is? I've seen anywhere from 8 - 16. That's a pretty huge fluctuation. Thanks

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