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Best Dog Food for Your Husky

Huskies are some of the best dogs out there. They have a noble and beautiful appearance which they combine with a loving and cuddly personality. It’s important to feed them the proper diet that will help maintain that luxurious coat and fuel their muscles.

Learn more about how to make sure your Husky is getting the proper nutrients out of this diet here.

Husky Basic Nutritional Needs

Huskies are a working breed which means their bodies are powerhouses made up of muscle and bone. They need a diet that will nourish and fuel them. However, they absolutely should not eat too many calories.

Cute Husky Puppy Eyes

Calorie intake can be tricky. Huskies need surprisingly few calories compared to other breeds their size. However, it’s very important that those calories ALL come from very high quality and nutritious sources. We actually recommend a homemade diet above commercial brands.

In order to strike the balance, you want to look for very high protein recipes that contain absolutely no fillers. You want high protein, high fat and as few carbs as possible.

Healthy sources of proteins and fats are the best way to deliver as many nutrients as you can with as few calories as possible. And the high fat diet is absolutely essential for nourishing that beautiful, thick coat of fur that makes your husky stand out from the rest.

Common Health Problems

Here are a few of the most common health problems that huskies experience:

  • Skin problems: dry, itchy skin can cause a lot of problems for huskies. But this can be almost completely prevented by making sure your dog’s diet is high in fat and high in zinc. Examine his skin when your brush his coat.
  • Obesity: it is really easy to overfeed your husky. It’s a larger breed so you often feel like you need to feed it more food. Monitor their weight closely and really, really focus on high quality ingredients and keeping the calorie count down. You may end up having to buy one of the more expensive brands but since they eat so little, you’ll be able to stretch it so the cost balances out.

Cute Huskie Puppys Eating Dry Food

While there is no 100% guaranteed prevention method, a healthy, balanced diet and plenty of exercise are your best defense against illness. Making sure your Husky is getting the nutrients it needs to keep its body strong will give him a much better chance of fighting off any illnesses that try to harm him.

Basic Feeding Guidelines

Here are a few tips to make sure you are feeding your Husky properly:

  • A homemade diet made up of predominantly meat (especially fresh organ meats). Sprinkle in a few veggies. Sweet potatoes and squashes (zucchini, pumpkin, etc.) are the most recommended. With this diet, they only need about 1 ½ to 2 cups of food per day.
  • Divide your Husky’s food into at least 2 separate meals, one in the morning and one in the evening.

When switching to a different brand, always do it gradually to avoid digestive problems. Start by mixing about 20% of the new food with 80% of the old brand of food and gradually increase the amount of new food over the course of about 3-4 weeks.

Top 2 Best Dog Food for Huskies

Blue Buffalo Life Protection Dry Adult Dog Food

We really love blue buffalo because they are one of the few out there that really cares about using high quality ingredients and skipping the fillers.

Blue Buffalo Dog Food for Huskies

We would prefer a lower carb recipe but that’s just about impossible to find among commercial brands so at least with Blue Buffalo, you’re getting the most nutritious complex carbs available.

Nutro Wholesome Essentials Large Breed Dry Dog Food

Nutro Wholesome recipe also contains more carbs than we like but, as we said, that’s pretty much unavoidable when you’re shopping for commercial dog food. However, what we love about it for huskies is that it is high in zinc which is extremely important for their skin and coat.

Nutro Wholesome Essentials Dog Food for Huskies

It’s also relatively high in protein and fat which is equally important for huskies.The protein source is chicken which is a nutritious source of protein that is relatively low in calories.

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