I am not a veterinarian or a licensed dietary expert. However, I do recommend commercially available fresh food diets for terriers. I have seen immense behavioral and health benefits over the last decade for client’s dogs and for my own dog. Such diets are now easy to do and commercially available and easy to feed.
I advise for this brand you call listed stores to confirm availability, as their locator isn’t always accurate.
I advise that you call listed stores to ensure they sell FROZEN Primal.
My favorite treats are plain dehydrated, dried, or freeze-dried 1-ingredient meat treats. Please select treats that are only one ingredient: meat that is sourced in the USA, Canada, or New Zealand. For high-value treats, you can make or buy simple plain cooked chicken or steak.
Make Your Own Treats: Click here for my article, instructions & recipe!!!
Occasional treat: Little sardines
The Toppl, size large: Buy at least 3 – you won’t regret it! These last for life and are LIFESAVERS! I cannot say this enough! If you can, the ideal number is 6 large.
The easiest way to prepare them is in the evening, to thaw a day’s worth of food, stuff it into 2-3 large Toppls, and then toss them in the fridge or the freezer. When acclimating your dog to these toys, start with fridge-temp food. Once they are used to that, begin freezing the toys for long-lasting enrichment. Read more here.
If you are raising a puppy, 6 are great because you can stuff 2 with your puppy’s meals, and 4 with the Puppy Parfait recipe below linked recipe (the puppy parfait, stuff only 1/3 full and freeze) so that you have SIX things per day to occupy your wild terrier puppy!
Start for the first week with just the raw food, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin per meal, and no supplements. After two weeks you can add in the green cubes if you desire, and start adding in any other supplements.
Please keep in mind the following are extremely useful for dogs on raw, and especially those on kibble. These really aren’t raw-specific – if you are feeding raw you are already offering your dog more digestable, higher-nutrient food.
A final note… There are SO many other supplements on the market, and at vet clinics. There are always hot new products, products that claim they can cure anxiety or all-in-one prevent joint problems. I attend 2-8 behavior conferences a year with the leading veterinary researchers presenting. I only add supplements that are proven to make a difference. Orthopedic and behavior veterinary specialists in particular are often exasperated at how many supplements do not make a difference yet are sold at regular vet clinics. The placebo effect is real! I will always add solidly proven supplements to this list. Otherwise, please save your money and avoid bad filler ingredients from fad supplements. For anxiety issues, please contact me. For joint health, please see above (there is no “all-in-one” joint supplement).