Huskies Digestive System

Huskies are a breed that have a very delicate digestive system and therefore need to be kept on a strict diet.

If you have just brought home a little bundle of fluff and your breeder has advised you to stick to the food your puppy is on, then I would strongly recommend it. Changing your pups food will result in causing an upset tummy.

A lot of people do this and then think that the new food has caused the problem. So once again change the pups food until they are then seeking vet advice because they just cant shift the poorly belly.

The truth is the more you change the food the more you’re feeding the problem.

A vet would then treat the upset tummy like they would in any dog breed, by telling you to feed something light like rice or scrambled eggs. This would just add to the problem of your huskies diarrhoea.

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Should you wish to change your Siberians food for good reason then you should always slowly wean from current food to new, never just change food.

If pup has diarrhoea and sickness then this would need treating by a vet, as it could be a gastric bug or something similar, rather than your dogs food.

Giving a pup jabs and worming can also cause upset tummys in the breed.

If you find your husky does have diarrhoea, I recommend you dont feed for 24 hours, but make sure plenty of fresh water is available for your dog to drink. If your dog is a pup, after 24 hours feed half a tin of butchers puppy meat, if adult, then butchers adult tinned (not in gravy). Then another half a tin later in the day.

Keep your dog on this for a couple of days they will soon become solid again after a few days. Gradually add a small amount of your dogs complete food to the meat, slowly day by day add a bit more complete food and less meat until fully weaned on to complete food.

I highly recommend Royal Canin. I’ve used it for twenty years and never had a problem with it. I have recommended it a lot of times over the years. I’ve saved people a lot of money in vet bills over diarrhoea in sled dogs. The method I recommend has never failed.

Huskies are also very rigid eaters so dont need feeding a lot. Some husky owners only feed one meal per day, any more than this can cause an upset stomach in some dogs.

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The inuit people used sled dogs to hunt seals and so huskies back then were fed a small bit of their catch. They could travel miles for days on end over long distances hauling sleds and hunting with very little to eat.

Huskies tend to go off their food from time to time. This is usually nothing to worry aboout but some people think they’ve got bored of their food, so change it again causing upset tummy.

Your husky will eat its food when its hungry. The breed go off their food for a number of reasons, the weather, a female in season, a male around a female in season.

The breed shouldn’t be fed scraps of human treats nor should they be fed a lot of treats.

Occasionally raw chicken is one of a few good treats you can treat your baby to. Never ever feed cooked bones, they soften and can splinter inside the dog causing ruptures.

Richard Bailey

Richard Bailey, along with his wife, Faye started the Northernwolf website way back in 2003 with a view to helping other husky owners who had questions about this amazing breed of dog. The website now caters for all other sled dog breeds.

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