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  1. 6 points
    So Bindi is sunbathing...offcourse that is what a polar dog does...🤣
  2. 6 points
    We raw-feed but don't use "fillers" like rice or potato which contribute zero benefit - nor do we give any significant amounts of raw fruit or veg for the same reason. We do keep a vague eye on "balancing" their food over a period of time (over weeks never mind days or each meal) but go for variety of lamb, chicken, salmon, and, their favourite, tripe (either from our raw food supplier, market or reductions in the supermarket). Personally, if you're after increasing weight, I'd recommend lamb and lamb tripe - both excellent.
  3. 6 points
    To me this is made up purely to sell their supplement. It cannot really be called raw with serving cooked eggs, & rice. The main writing is too small to make out - can you please supply the original link? One thing I would say about the raw vegetables is that they say 'chopped' - which could mean 1" chunks - any raw veg needs to be minced or mashed/blended. Dogs are notorious for not chewing their food - and they have few digestive enzymes to cope with vegetables. Wild dogs usually go for the intestines in their prey as the vegetation inside the intestines is already partly digested for them. I do feed raw veg to my boys - mainly brussel sprouts, carrots, celery etc - peas are a no for me as they are too starchy - which causes inflammation. I've just checked out the ingredients - and I am not that impressed I am afraid. After whey protein isolate and pea protein the next largest ingredient is corn syrup solids. Corn syrup has no place in a dog's diet - then comes vegetable oil as the next highest ingredient - this, like the fish oil is easily turned rancid once the pack is opened. https://www.snowdog.guru/correcting-zinc-deficiency-in-huskies/ the two paragraphs below are copied from this link - Mediocre dog food manufacturers add zinc to dog food but they add a cheap source of Zinc Oxide or Sulphate to their food. These forms are not easily absorbed or used by the body so it can be easy to assume that your dog is getting enough Zinc in his diet because of what it says on the dog food label. Zinc forms ranked from best to worst: Zinc citrate, picolinate and gluconate are very easily absorbable and well utilized by your dog’s body. ( 25mgs up to 100mgs daily) Chelated Zinc does not bind to iron so it tends to upset the stomach less than some other forms of Zinc but maybe slightly less absorbable than picolinate and gluconate forms.( dosage is the same as above) Zinc Methionine combines Zinc with Methionine and is reasonably well utilized in most dogs. ( 40 mgs daily dosage) Zinc Sulphate tends to be very hard on the stomach causing unnecessary stomach upset. For that reason it is recommended that it be crushed and added in with food but this also makes it less absorbable. ( 200mgs daily dosage) Zinc Oxide is a very cheap and highly un-absorbable form of Zinc. Sadly this is the form of Zinc being used by most mid to low end dog food manufacturers. No wonder so many Snow Dogs suffer from Zinc Deficiency. I notice that both the zinc and manganese are both sulphates which are difficult to absorb and can cause upsets and inflammation. At least they mentioned baked potato - but the sweet potato is better for a dog than the white potato. White potatoes are too high in starch. Do you have a badly malnourished dog? A rescue maybe? Personally I would just feed a well balanced raw diet - blend any raw veg so the bits are as small as possible, raw eggs, spirulina (1/16th teaspoon daily). I suspect that if this supplement is fed to a 'normal' dog it would soon lead to it becoming fat.
  4. 5 points
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  5. 5 points
    Harley thinks she’s one of the cats sitting on the top edge of the sofa! Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners mobile app
  6. 5 points
    they do need to learn other skills like bite inhibition, playing with each other and other instincts ... you need to mind your manners...
  7. 5 points
    Weirdo [emoji57] Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  8. 5 points
    Long dog is looooooooong.
  9. 5 points
    In Lidl earlier buying the dogs their chickens and as we're (me and mum) At the checkout this man behind me goes , excuse me , sorry but are you the girl with the 2 huskies! 😂 I get recognised all the time thanks to Blaze and Skyla lol , literally can't go anywhere 😂
  10. 4 points
    My name is Nicole! I have a Siberian Husky named Jed, he's been with me since 10 weeks old. I drove from CT down to MD to get him and we've pretty much been inseparable ever since. Jed and I enjoy hiking, cuddling, and Jed loves when I let him adventure off-leash in the woods! He recently went from being in an outdoor, electric fenced in yard setting to being in a condo (my boyfriend and I just moved in together) and he has been adjusting very well! (it just means more hikes for him). I'm looking forward to joining in on discussions and such! Nice to be apart of the forums!
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  12. 4 points
    Hey guys! We’re new here, so meet Cosmo!
  13. 4 points
    A month ago, we ran into these older teens on the street again. They asked, "So are your wolves nice?" (Same teens I've told before they're Huskies LOL!![emoji23] I told them they're extremely nice.) They said, "Do you think we could pet them?" (I said sure & told them it was very nice they asked!!) After the older teens pet them, they fell in love with ARMANI & ALINAH vice versa!! One said, "I always thought wolves would bite & be mean." (I said, "Wolves are wild & should run away, but our dogs are not wild & are Huskies!!") These teens looked at me funny[emoji848][emoji4]smiling like I don't realize I actually have "wolves!!" (I think they want to believe they are nice wolves!![emoji4]) Ya gotta love these kids!! [emoji191][emoji191][emoji274][emoji267][emoji171] Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Husky Owners mobile app
  14. 4 points
    Mine try and sometimes catch birds in the garden... nothing ever happend to any of them...saves you some money on treats....
  15. 4 points
    for the season... and yes @Marc a wooden floor in our awning... and doggies enjoying the view..
  16. 4 points
    Seems that I lost the app in Tapatalk for a while there. Hope everyone’s been doing well. Here are some recent pics of Sakura. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. 4 points
    1123363 seconds now ... LOoOoOoL😁
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    typical dog, if you ever have a house witha real fire they will lay down in front and get so hot you can not touch the fur.
  20. 3 points
    Haha there are sadly people at the park that regularly ask if I can keep my dog away from theirs or purposely avoid us (other owners mentioned that people avoid the "vicious wolf" "that has attacked my dog" at the park) Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
  21. 3 points
    Awww bless her. Ice is exactly the same. He bakes himself and then comes inside to cool off before repeating the process. [emoji14] Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners
  22. 3 points
    Ahh okie dokie my friend would like to bring her husky Maya again if that's ok? She was the small zoomie one in a pink harness last year (Maya that is haha)
  23. 3 points
    . Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
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  25. 3 points
    Is it fresh bedding in particular? Reason being, our Frenchie used to pee on freshly laundered bedding to put her scent on it. Sounds silly but if we rolled around on it first, then it smelt of us and she wouldn't do it. Perhaps she didn't like my choice of fabric conditioner, lol.

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