Welcome to another Siberian Saturday.
Today is the one day a week we dedicate to Siberian Huskies. Whether it is fun facts, or just anything husky!
As always we are linking up with Ruckus the Eskie for his Sepia Saturday blog hop. Feel free to link up and share your sepia photos, or just enjoying viewing other bloggers edits today.
Husky Fun Fact :
Siberian Huskies require much less food then most other breeds.
Yep! Huskies may be high maintenance in most other areas, but when it comes to feeding time, they generally cost much less then other breeds.
Why do huskies eat less?
This is a good question because, you would think, that a husky is such a high energy breed, and they are a fair body size, so how could they possibly eat less food?
Breeds such as a Labrador or a Beagle tend to eat whatever is in front of them, and will continue to eat their bowl of food, until it is empty. Whereas a husky will take a few bites, walk away and come back later, and they will not continue to eat once they are full. I'm sure there are some dogs out there who defy these "rules" but you get the point.
The Siberian Husky has very high metabolism, enabling him to eat far less than most dogs, and still get all the benefits from the food, while looking slim, trim, and fit.
- If your husky gets tons of exercise, they will eat a little more than usual, however still not as much as most breeds.
- If your husky has had a "relaxing" period of time, they will eat much less, as their body will not be craving the food nearly as much.
When your feeding your husky, the directions on the dry food bag (providing that is what you feed) do not apply to you. The healthier the food you buy, the less you have to feed as well.
Husky Fun Fact #2 :
Huskies are VERY picky eaters!
If your husky gets turned off by the food he is eating, chances are, he will NOT eat that food again!
He will constantly turn his nose up, and walk away from the bowl, as they are a notoriously stubborn breed!
- If your husky gets full, he will walk away from the bowl, rather then finishing the food.
- If your husky gets a tummy ache after eating a certain food, chances are, they will not eat that food again.
- If your husky gets bored of a certain food, they will refuse it, unless they get overly hungry.
- If you leave a huskies bowl down all day long with food in it, they will most likely ignore it.
There is a huge debate over whether or not you should change your dogs food.
Some say that a dog will do better on one food only, where others say that dogs could benefit from mixing up their diet. I generally feed my huskies the same type of dry food, although I mix in wet food once and a while, and they always have a variety of treats.
If I notice that my huskies are starting to get bored of their food, and do not seem interested in it, I will add just a wee bit of warm water.
Adding warm water to dry food will bring out the smell and flavor, therefore making it much more attractive to your picky eater.
Another tip for sprucing up your dogs dry food, is to add bits of carrots, or broccoli to their bowls. If that doesn't work, I am not against switching their food.
I have switched my huskies food a few times, and they have always been very grateful for the new taste.
There is a right way, and a wrong way to switch your pets diet.
ALWAYS do a slow transition to a new food.
- Add a little bit of the new food to their regular diet, and gradually every day, add a bit more and a bit more, until you do the complete switch.
This makes the food transition much easier on their digestive system.
If you have any questions on feeding your husky, or what foods are best for your dog, feel free to ask in the comments below.
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That's all from the husky pack today, we hope you enjoyed our post, and we thank you for spending part of your weekend with us.