Typically, “people snacks” do not meet a pet’s nutritional needs, may unbalance a previously balanced diet and some may even have detrimental side effects. Certain foods are extremely toxic to Yorkies, Shih-Tzu's, and any toy breed dog or puppy. Please don't take any chances with your puppies health. Feed your yorkie or shih-tzu only their puppy food. For a treat, a small amount of baked, skinless chicken breast is okay. You may also give your puppy a little cottage cheese, or some plain yogurt that contains NO artificial sugar. Yorkie puppies also love parmesan cheese sprinkled on their kibble.
Here is a list of items pet owners should be especially cautious of: