Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Healthy Husky Diet: 5 Tips For The Perfect Diet

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Anna Olson
Mar 22 ·

Choosing a healthy husky diet is one of the challenges of owning this unique breed. You will want to make sure you support their high activity levels and give them few ingredients which could cause digestive inflammation. We have compiled a list of diet tips for huskies to help you get started.

Feeding Your Pet Husky

Your husky will need a balanced diet of proteins, fats, and minerals and nutrients to support overall health. Unlike other breeds, huskies will eat until they are full, instead of eating to the point of sickness. Therefore, they will not eat as much as other dogs and may even be considered picky. Follow these diet tips for lifelong husky wellness and complete, balanced nutrition.

1. Put Meat First

Huskies are extremely active dogs and will need plenty of animal protein to support their lifestyle. Make sure meat or an identified meat meal is among the first few ingredients in your dog’s food. Meat meal means the moisture is removed, meaning higher protein levels. Most high-quality meats and fish are safe for huskies.

2. Avoid Wheat

Huskies, as a breed, are prone to digestive issues. Wheat is a common digestive irritant for them. Make sure to find dog food with carbs derived from better sources for them. Barley, sweet potato, and brown rice are all better for your husky than wheat, corn, and soy.

3. Avoid Boredom

Huskies are known for refusing food that has been sitting out for a while. Since they also tend not to eat as much as other dogs, you will want to vary their food to make sure they get a healthy husky diet. If your husky hasn’t eaten from his bowl of food, put it back in the bag and wait for another feeding session.

4. Schedule Exercise Around Meals

Make sure to wait around two hours after a meal to exercise your husky. Wait at least 30 minutes after exercising to feed your husky a meal. Eating too close to exercising may cause bloat, a condition which may be fatal to dogs.

Healthy Husky Diet

5. Give Them Vegetable And Fruit Treats

Huskies enjoy vegetables and fruits as occasional treats. They especially like baby carrots, which you can freeze for an extra bit of cold crunch in the summer. If you are feeding them watermelon or apples, make sure to remove the seeds first. Avoid grapes, prunes, and raisins, since these are toxic to dogs.

Healthy Husky Diet

 

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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