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.
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.
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.
Here are a few of the most common health problems that huskies experience:
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.
Here are a few tips to make sure you are feeding your Husky properly:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.