Do you like to eat the same old things day after day after day? I can assure you that I do not, so I do not expect my Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Quantum Leap, to eat the same kibble day after day. Well, that is only partially true.
Q does eat the same kibble, Eukanuba’s Lamb and Rice for Adult Dogs. Since Q is five-years old, he no longer needs the puppy variety, but is much too young of a Wheaten for the senior variety and is within his proper weight range, so he does not require a weight loss food.
When we got Q from our breeder, Ronnie Copland, she suggested that we feed Q this food and so we stuck with it. However, I do try to vary how I feed it to him.
The Lamb and Rice variety of food does not contain wheat which is not recommended to feed Wheaten Terriers, so this brand is perfect. It is difficult finding normal over-the-counter foods for my Wheaten that do not contain wheat or wheat by-products.
So, in order to give my dog a natural variety, I encourage him to eat baby carrots, apples, including the apple skins, mozzarella cheese sticks, white rice, chicken (including organs) and turkey (including organs). I try to change his menu quite regularly; at least every three months.
Some experts also recommend that you make the switch slowly and choose a different main ingredient. For most dogs it is okay to change brands, but again, for your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, make sure that you check the labels to make sure the brands you are considering do not contain wheat.
No matter what, make sure you pay attention to the portions and feed your dog an equal amount of calories no matter what you are changing his or her diet to. A fit and trim dog is healthier, just like in humans.
Pay attention to the vegetables that are good for your Wheaten and keep the quantities within a healthy range; too much of any one food group can upset anyone’s stomach. Eggs and liver are good for your pet because they are rich in amino acids which pets require.
I also feed my Quantum Leap the Stella and Chewy’s freeze-dried meals on occasion. These are a real treat for my dog and healthy beyond belief. I get these meal patties from the Natural Pet Store in Wheaton, Illinois. I highly recommend these!
As you can see, there are many foods and food groups that are good for your Wheaten Terrier and for your wallet because they are natural and should be in your home all the time as they are good for you and your family as well. Try to feed your Wheaten a good variety of foods without wheat. Eggs, meats, cheese, veggies and some fruits are all good for your dog and will provide him with a tasty choice of foods he or she will enjoy and that will be great for the dog’s health!