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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Husky Health: 5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Dog’s Life

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Anna Olson
Mar 25 ·

Focusing on husky health is the most important aspect of your pet’s care. There are steps you can take at home to ensure your husky is in tip-top health and around for lots of bonding time. We have made a list of five health tips to help you focus on improving your pet’s life.

Taking Care Of Your Husky

Don’t neglect your husky’s regular vet checkups and vaccinations. While not as prone to genetic health issues as other breeds, you should still keep an eye out for them and ask your vet about treatment options if necessary. Below are five more tips on keeping your husky as healthy and happy as possible.

1. Check Your Husky’s Skin

Huskies can develop autoimmune skin conditions. These may lead to bacterial skin infections if not addressed. While there is no cure, your vet will be able to prescribe effective treatment. Since it can be triggered by the sun, make sure to put zinc-free sunscreen on sensitive or exposed parts before heading outdoors.

Husky Health

2. Consider A Special Diet

If your husky is frequently experiencing diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting, they may have IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). This condition, common in huskies, is often triggered by stress or a change in diet. Talk to your vet about medication and special prescription food for husky health and relief.

3. Keep Them At A Healthy Weight

Unlike other breeds, huskies tend not to overeat when given the opportunity. However, they may still develop obesity or become overweight. Obesity makes other joint, heart, and organ conditions worse. Make sure to balance how much food they eat with their level of activity, which should be high.

4. Pay Attention To Their Eyes

A husky may develop eye conditions like cataracts or glaucoma later in their lives. The sooner you catch the symptoms, the better. Your vet, or an emergency animal hospital, will be able to address and properly care for these conditions.

5. Brush Your Husky’s Teeth

You should be brushing your dog’s teeth a minimum of three times a week. While many dogs develop dental disease, huskies are particularly prone to it and to other problems caused by neglected teeth. Use a specially-made toothbrush. Do not use human toothpaste. Pet stores sell a variety of dog toothpastes in yummy flavors like chicken and seafood.

Husky Health

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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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