We all know that Siberian Huskies are playful, fun to have around and absolutely gorgeous. Which is why we want to make sure that if we have one, we must make sure we feed them the right food in the right proportions and at the proper time. Here is how to keep your beloved Husky happy, healthy and in their best shape.
How to Feed Your Husky: Time, Amount, Diet
First of all, you should know that a Husky is a working dog. They do not eat if they are hungry, even if the bowl is filled with food. The more they exercise, the more food they will eat. With that in mind, you must make sure that you get the best dog food for huskies starting with two months of life. It is recommended you feed them quality food during the growth phase for healthy development.
Feeding an adult husky should be done twice a day, but you can also leave the food in their bowl as they will only eat when hungry. Thankfully, they will not eat until falling ill like the Labrador Retrievers!
What should you feed a Husky?
There are many high-quality foods we recommend – you can choose a raw diet called BARF, which stands for ‘Biologically Appropriate Raw Food’ and it consists of raw meat and bones and vegetable and fruits, or you can choose a high quality dry and wet food that contains all the nutrients they need.
While BARF is said to be healthier, it also is messier, takes time to prepare and costs more. Meanwhile, the commercially available food has a longer shelf life, it is easier to store and find.
If you want to feed both, do not mix them, as they need different times to be digested. You can feed your Husky raw food as a treat and keep them on the dry and wet food.
Another important aspect of feeding a mixed diet is to slowly introduce a new meal to avoid stomach issue. A diverse diet will also help you keep your Husky interested in their meal, as they are known to be fussy about their food.
It is essential to make sure that you fed your Husky two hours before they exercise or half an hour after exercise to avoid complications like gastric torsion.
Finally, the best thing about this breed is that although they look big, they do not need a heavy diet. They will need about 60% of what commercial food labels suggest for the weight of the dog. You should see in time if the quantity needs to be adjusted. Check out Furry Tips to learn more about your furry friend.