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.
Treats need to be 1 ingredient and 1 ingredient alone... Meat! The majority of your treats should be muscle meat not organ meat. Dehydrated, dried, freeze-dried, or home cooked are all okay.
> If you like to DIY, check out my method for making really affordable, high-end homemade bulk treats here: Miles & Emma's DIY Dog Treats
> 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!
Bully sticks are the only chews that I recommend. Don't bother buying locally, so expensive and won't last long enough!
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).