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Yorkie Central, Issue #006
July 01, 2006

Welcome to Yorkie Central!

Issue: 6

July 2006

This month marks 7th month online.

Here at Yorkie Central we hope to give you the latest in Yorkshire Terrier and dog news in general.

During the month of July we hope to bring you further information on the topics you want. So get in touch and let us know what you want to see on this site.

As with everything else on the net you must keep in touch with whatís new.

This basically means that we will be adding a number of photos in the near future and quite a few more articles and pages.

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In this issue you will find:

  • Never Let Your Dog Go Without Water
  • Harrysí Hearty Healing Kibble
  • In The News - Pets at Work
  • Adopting Yorkies

Never Let Your Dog Go Without Water

With summer upon us we thought it was appropriate to include this article. It is important for all dog owners to be aware of the importance of water, especially in hot climates.

Did you know that your dog can live three weeks without food but will die within days without water?

Water is necessary for all digestive processes as well as temperature regulation, nutrient absorption, and as a transportation medium, shipping things between organs and out of the body.

How much water your dog needs depends on his physical activities and the type of food he eats. Panting is your dog's way of sweating. If your dog is sweating, he needs a drink.

Dry food also encourages thirst. Because dry food contains only 10 percent moisture, your dog will need about a quart of water for every pound of dry food.

On the other hand, canned food or home-cooked diets contain more water and require less to rinse and wash down. This quality of canned and home-cooked food does not necessarily make them a superior food source, however.

Water is vital for survival. Make sure clean water is always available for your dog. Provide clean water in a stainless steel dish and change it regularly. Each time you fill your dog's bowl, rinse it to clean off dirt and other nasty particles that don't belong in a fresh bowl.

Dog Food Recipe

Every month we are going to try and prepare a fun recipe for you to try out at home. If anyone has a recipe to share with us feel free to send it in. This month we would like for everyone to try:

Harrysí Hearty Healing Kibble
  • 1 egg
  • 250 ml crushed calcium carbonate tablet
  • 10 ml parsley
  • 60 cooked meat, ground or shredded
  • 650 ml brown rice
  • ľ minced clove of garlic
  • 30 ml extra virgin olive oil


Getting this meal prepared and cooked is super simple. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Empty them into an oven safe container and bake for 30 minutes at 150 C or alternatively at 300 F.

If you wish you can add other powered vitamins while it is still warm. Try multivitamins or vitamin C.

Give this recipe a try and let us know how it went. Did your Yorkie want more?

U.S. Companies begin allowing pets at work!

It is great news for everyone who has a pet, especially for us Yorkie owners. It means that many of us will be able to take our yorkies to work with us!

The idea began a few years ago and a small number of companies took part. Now the number has grown and it is becoming very popular to allow dogs at work. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. companies allow pets at work.

Research has shown that dogs at work are bringing colleagues closer together and keeping the atmosphere in the workplace upbeat. Pets are learning commands in different languages and their social skills are improving.

Some companies are even encouraging working from home so that you can be with your Yorkshire terrier throughout the day.

Google is one U.S. company that now allows pets at work and the trend is set to continue as further awareness is promoted.

Can you take your Yorkshire terrier to work? If so, why donít you write to us and tell us about it?

Adopting a Yorkie

Are you thinking about buying a Yorkshire Terrier but feel like your budget just will not allow it? Well, how about adopting one?

Adopting a Yorkie is simple and you can do just that by visiting local rescue centres. Why donít you have a look at our recently added Yorkie Rescue page and read about giving a yorkie a second chance.

Learn all about adoption and what it takes to be a successful Yorkie owner by reading Adopt a Yorkie. Finally, learn about the advantages of adopting a Yorkie and how you could be the light at the end of the tunnel for your new found friend.

My SBI! Journey...

For those of you who want to know about how we made the site or are interested in making a site of your own this is the page for you

My SBI! Journey is a short story about wanting to do something that we love rather than something we have to do. Give it a read and let us know what you think.

Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell me what you think!

From all of us here at Yorkie Central have a great month! We look forward to hearing your comments and getting the next edition of Yorkie Central ready for you and your friends!


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