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What do you feed your siberian husky?

akayladog
March 4th, 2008, 11:17 AM
hey there just wondering what other husky owners are feeding their dogs, we have a 12 week old siberian and we have to switch brands of dog food as the food the breeder used is not availible in our city. i am kind of struck between iams, eukanuba, or natura.

clm
March 4th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Lots of great info on food in the food forum here. I wouldn't feed any of the brands you've listed myself. I'd be looking for a grain free kibble and would supplement with a grain free canned.
Lots of info on raw and homecooked as well. Take a look in the food forum and if you have more questions, ask away.
Welcome!

Cindy

akayladog
March 4th, 2008, 12:41 PM
ahh well that makes sense i didnt know there was a food forum, LOL i just read about corn after i posted thanks, it is hard to find a food.

rainbow
March 4th, 2008, 01:02 PM
I would not feed the Iams or Eukanuba. By "Natura" do you mean Innova, EVO or California Natural that are made by Natura Pet?

akayladog
March 4th, 2008, 01:56 PM
accually i meant a brand nutro ultra holistic, it has 3 protein sources, and more rice in it. eagle pack has a similar product but i havent seen it anywhere. when she is closer to adult hood i really like the orijen brand it doesnt have alot of carbs (grains and fillers) the books and the vet said that too much protein at the young age may afect her kidneys. they suggested a protien around 25% and a fat content around 15-18%. something with meat, fish and eggs, and vegtables, not grains or corn.

rainbow
March 4th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Nutro is not a good choice either. It is made by the Mars Corp. and they also make most of the crappy grocery store brands and also Ol'Roy, Medi-Cal and Hills. :yuck:

You need to go to an independent pet store to find a premium/holistic food. A good website to check is www.dogfoodproject.com ....click on "Ingredients to Avoid" and "Label Information 101" on the left hand side of the page. Another good site is www.dogaware.com and click on the links there as well. :pawprint:

rainbow
March 4th, 2008, 02:07 PM
accually i meant a brand nutro ultra holistic, it has 3 protein sources, and more rice in it. eagle pack has a similar product but i havent seen it anywhere. when she is closer to adult hood i really like the orijen brand it doesnt have alot of carbs (grains and fillers) the books and the vet said that too much protein at the young age may afect her kidneys. they suggested a protien around 25% and a fat content around 15-18%. something with meat, fish and eggs, and vegtables, not grains or corn.

I am feeding my husky Orijen and he is doing very well on it. They also make a puppy formula. It's not the protein you have to worry about...it is the calcium and phosphorus levels. There is a thread here about it....I'll go find it. :pawprint:

akayladog
March 4th, 2008, 02:09 PM
wow awsome

rainbow
March 4th, 2008, 02:11 PM
Here is the thread....click on all the websites that are mentioned.

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=48372

rainbow
March 4th, 2008, 02:17 PM
Orijen wasn't available when my husky was a pup so I tried several other premium/holistic brands. The one he did best on was Innova. (http://www.naturapet.com/brands/innova.asp) I didn't switch him to Orijen until he was 2 yr. old. :pawprint:

akayladog
March 4th, 2008, 02:23 PM
ok they sell innova at one pet store but they are small and they seem not to have a stock.

akayladog
March 4th, 2008, 10:27 PM
after reading the coutless pet food labels today at the pet store we decided on the orijen puppy food for large breeds. the ingredients simply say it all. orijen doesnt have all the hard to pronounce words listed and i knew all of the ingreidents of the orijen, and she loves it we gave her a few kibbles and she loves it, so well start to ween her into the new food in a few days. thanks for all your help and the links and web sites, i had no idea.

rainbow
March 5th, 2008, 04:07 PM
If she was being fed a lower quality kibble you will likely notice that her poops will be soft and mushy when you switch. Make sure you introduce the Orijen slowly for the first 10-14 days.

Try adding a bit of plain organic yogurt to her food. Check the ingredient list....it should only say "milk ingredients and active bacterial cultures". As an alternative you can use digestive enzymes or prebiotics and probiotics from the health food store.

Also alot of siberian huskies have loose poop problems when they are young. All three of mine did but I never knew about the yogurt, digestive enzymes and prebiotics/probiotics at the time.

Good luck. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

akayladog
March 10th, 2008, 07:31 PM
yup we are intergrading it into her diet slowly over the next 4 weeks, she loves it, and picks it out from the other food LOL

akayladog
March 23rd, 2008, 10:28 AM
our dog is doing very well on the orijen, and she has one more week to go untill she is converted to straight orijen. thanks for your help.

rainbow
March 23rd, 2008, 12:37 PM
YAY.....I am so happy to hear that. :highfive: It is an great food. :thumbs up