3 vital things your Yorkie needs to be happy & healthy
Whether you plan on welcoming a Yorkie to your family or have had the little guy for a while now, here are a few important Yorkie care tips.
Alright, if there is one thing you need to know about Yorkshire Terriers it’s that they have the quirkiest personalities. These little fur-babies may be tiny, but they have a lot of love and humour to give you! That being said, Yorkies are a toy breed dog which means they will need a little more TLC than your usual pup and it’s totally worth it.
Adding to your fur family
If you are considering adopting a little Yorkie, you’re probably still in the early stages of figuring out what you’ll need. Essential items like grooming supplies, toys and food are easy no-brainers. But what do you need in order to keep them happy? How do you keep your pup safe at all times? And how do you ensure that they live a healthy life?
Well, there’s no need to panic. You’re in good hands. I’ve done all of the research for you, so you can close all of those unnecessary Google tabs because we’re covering it all.
Here are my top tips for keeping your Yorkie happy and healthy!
Regular Dentist appointments
As you know, Yorkies are known for having significantly smaller heads…which adds to why we find them so cute. However, many Yorkies, especially your teeny tiny ones experience serious dental issues. Yorkies often end up having trouble with crowded teeth, which means that they experience some pretty bad plaque and tartar build-ups.
Regular vet visits
Okay, we know what you’re probably thinking: most pups aren’t exactly happy about going to the vet. But here’s the thing, a healthy pup is a happy pup. So while they may not exactly enjoy visiting their local vet, they’ll be happy they went in the end.
So as a responsible pet parent, you will need to make sure that your fur baby has their annual vet check-up. If your Yorkie is a little older, plan for a check-up every 6 months.
Oh, and don’t forget about making sure that your Yorkie gets a wellness exam done every year. This will ensure that you detect any future health problems that they may experience.
This brings us to our next point…
Preventative Care and Vaccines
Want to know how to keep your Yorkshire Terrier happy and healthy? Make sure that you stay on top of all preventative measures. This means getting ahead of any potential illnesses or diseases that they may possibly experience in the future.
This means keeping up to date with all of their necessary shots and vaccinations. Don’t panic if you aren’t sure where to start with all of the vaccines – your vet will happily guide you through it all.
So you have just discovered the secret to keeping your Yorkie happy and healthy. However, we’re pretty sure that you’ve noticed how all of these things come at a pretty hefty price. Prioritising your Yorkies wellbeing does mean that you are going to have to get comfortable swiping your credit card…unless you’re with Oneplan.
Oneplan Pet Insurance
There is no need to beat around the bush here. The secret to keeping your Yorkie happy and healthy is taking out Oneplan’s comprehensive pet insurance.
Their team is made up of pet people. So much so that they have dedicated an entire division to ensuring the health and wellbeing of your fur babies. Here’s how they’re doing it:
The Oneplan Onecard
Oneplan also understands that adding a new pup to the family can be incredibly daunting and a little expensive. And so, they have created what will soon become your new favourite card. Their exclusive Onecard is preloaded with funds so that you can swipe your card at any veterinarian of your choosing. Basically, you just give them a heads up that you’re planning on taking your Yorkie to the vet and they will put money on your card, so you don’t have to worry about footing the bill.
No prescribed vet list
Do you know how most pet insurers only allow you to go to certain veterinarians? Well, the same can’t be said for Oneplan. They want your fur baby to feel comfortable. So they are allowing their policyholders to go to any accredited veterinarian facility of their choosing!
One app to handle all your policies
When Oneplan says that they want to make insurance easy and hassle-free, they really mean it! They have created a user-friendly app that handles your pet insurance policy. From adjusting your premium to processing a claim, this one app does it all.
Read: All about the Oneplan App and how they’ve improved it.
Online pet store
Onepet store is the first of its kind and is exclusive to Oneplan Pet clients. Anybody who is a policyholder of a Pet Hospital Plan, Classic Plan or Super Plan is able to access the Onepet store - and you’re going to love what you see.
Their services include the delivery of premium pet food, currently with Eukanuba, Royal Canin and Hill’s available. They supply preventative healthcare (which is always the best way to go) and post-surgery medication.
So if ever you find you’re close to running out of your dog’s epilepsy medication, dog food AND you need to update his hairbrush, you can do that all at the same time.
Yorkshire Terriers are a great dog breed, and with the right levels of support they can go on to live the happy and healthy life that they deserve. You just need to get in contact with Oneplan to begin.
Until next time,
The Pet Insurance Team