Yorkies look great with their hair in a Top-Knot.
This video will help you to properly groom your Yorkie as a "Show Dog"
Yorkies are prone to dental problems due to their small size. Learning
how to care for his teeth at a young age will keep him healthy
and extend his life.
Poor dental care or neglect will
lead to excessive tarter build-up, gum disease and eventually
tooth loss. With tooth loss comes digestive problems as well
as the possibility of systemic infections affecting your
puppy's organs such as heart, kidneys and liver. As you can
see, your dog's teeth will determine his overall health and
Double Teeth — Check your Yorkies mouth
regularly from 6 months and up until all their adult teeth are
in. There should never be two of the same teeth residing next
to each other. The presence of double teeth should be detected
and removed by your veterinarian and is usually done when your
puppy is neutered or spayed. Getting these extra teeth removed
is again extremely important to your dog's health as food will
get trapped in between and cause dental problems.
First and foremost have your vet check your puppy's teeth alignment.
A vet will be able to look at your puppy's bite and decide if
he needs teeth pulled to keep the bite in proper
Ideally your yorkie should have what is
known as a "Scissors Bite" in which the teeth fit together
neatly to cut food much like scissors. This is very important
to their sensitive digestive system and everything possible
should be done to preserve this bite as your puppy begins
As your puppy teeths:
Make sure he has plenty of teething options. At this stage puppies begin to
chew on anything and everything, some of which may be
dangerous to him. Therefore identifying and providing approved
chew items will keep him both healthy and happy as you praise
him for his good behavior.
"HollingberryYorkies provides Raw Meaty Bones "RMBs" and believe they are optimally the very best method for obtaining healthy jaws, gums and teeth while promoting healthy fresh breath."
Brush teeth daily if possible or at least twice a week. Your local pet
store has appropriate toothpaste and brushes for your pet.
Start early encouraging your puppy to accept good oral
If you find this too difficult, have your vet
clean his teeth every two or three years as recommended.
Understand to have your yorkie's teeth cleaned he will have to
go under general anesthesia. Giving your pet "RMBs"
will encourage healthy teeth and gums thereby eliminating dental visits
primarily just for cleaning. You should always be his first line of
defense against dental problems by caring for his teeth on a
Lastly, make a visit for a dental
check-up once a year with your vet. Even if your pet doesn't
get a dental cleaning, your vet can assure you there are no
noticeable problems and if there are, prompt treatment can
Your Yorkie will thank you many times over for
keeping his teeth healthy and giving him this gift of good
health . . . And yes, Yorkies