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    Welcome to the forum. Below is a list of the vitamin and mineral content of some raw meats to start you off. CHICKEN PORK BEEF LAMB EGG SARDINES HERRINGS SALMON A A A A A A B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B3 B3 B3 B3 B3 B3 B3 B3 B5 B5 B5 B5 B5 B5 B5 B5 B6 B6 B6 B6 B6 B6 B6 B6 B9 B9 B9 B9 B9 B9 B9 B12 B12 B12 B12 B12 B12 B12 B12 C C C LIVER KIDNEY D D D D E E E K K K CALCIUM CALCIUM CALCIUM CALCIUM CALCIUM CALCIUM CALCIUM CALCIUM COPPER COPPER COPPER COPPER COPPER COPPER COPPER COPPER IODINE IODINE IODINE IODINE IRON IRON IRON IRON IRON IRON IRON IRON MAGNESIUM MAGNESIUM MAGNESIUM MAGNESIUM MAGNESIUM MAGNESIUM MAGNESIUM MAGNESIUM MANGANESE MANGANESE MANGANESE MANGANESE MANGANESE MANGANESE MANGANESE MANGANESE PHOSPHORUS PHOSPHORUS PHOSPHORUS PHOSPHORUS PHOSPHORUS PHOSPHORUS PHOSPHORUS PHOSPHORUS POTASSIUM POTASSIUM POTASSIUM POTASSIUM POTASSIUM POTASSIUM POTASSIUM POTASSIUM SELENIUM SELENIUM SELENIUM SELENIUM SELENIUM SELENIUM SELENIUM SELENIUM ZINC ZINC ZINC ZINC ZINC ZINC ZINC ZINC Fresh (frozen) sardines and herrings both contain every vitamin & mineral there is - if you also add about 1/16 teaspoon of spirulina or chlorella powder to the daily meal they will also be getting 99% of the trace minerals as well as more vitamins & minerals. This link will give you a list of all the meats containing each vitamin and mineral : http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/raw-diets-for-dogs-getting-enough-vitamins-and-minerals/ This is the second part of the above: Part II Vegetable Sources of Vitamins And Minerals There can be many health benefits to giving your dog vegetables and fruits. Plants contain not just vitamins, but phytonutrients as well. While a dog wouldn’t survive without vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients play a role in helping to prevent or treat disease. So let’s go over phytonutrients first. Phytonutrients Phyto is Greek for plant, and phytonutrients are only in plants, not other foods. Phytonutrients help protect plants from damage, and when our dog eats these plants, he’ll also get protective benefits. Phytonutrients help protect against inflammation and can help prevent a wide range of diseases like cancer, pulmonary and cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There are tens of thousands of phytonutrients in plants, all playing various roles, but here are some of the most important ones … and their vegetable or fruit sources. Carotenoids There are more than 600 carotenoids that all act as antioxidants in the body. This means they fight against free radical damage in the cells and the body. Carotenoids are found in yellow, orange and red colored fruits and vegetables like squash, carrots, papaya, canteloupe. Lycopene This is another powerful antioxidant that can play a role in preventing and slowing cancer. Lycopene gives many vegetables their red color and it’s found in tomatoes, carrots, red cabbage, water melon. Lutein This is another carotenoid and antioxidant that’s known to protect the eyes skin and heart. It’s found in dark leafy greens and in yellow plants, including kale, broccoli, oranges and papaya. Flavonoids Flavonoids or bioflavonoids can regulate cell signaling in the body and they have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. In general, the more colorful the plant food, the higher it is in bioflavonoids. Quercetin and resveratrol are two popular flavonoids found in many fruits and vegetables. Good sources of flavonoids are tree fruits like plums, apples, pears and peaches, and most vegetables, especially red and green ones. Fiber Fruits and vegetables also contain fiber, which serves two purposes. Insoluble fiber bulks up the food and helps it to pass through the colon. And soluble fiber can be a prebiotic, which means it feeds the beneficial bacteria in the gut. If you’re giving probiotics without prebiotics, you may be wasting your money. Legumes like peas and beans are high in fiber but again, they are also high in starch so are best avoided for your dog. Choose veggies like dandelion greens, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli and cabbage as good fiber sources. Related: How To Waste Money On Your Dog So let’s take a look at the best plant sources of vitamins and minerals. Again, I haven’t included legumes, because they tend to be high in starches, which your dog doesn’t need. Vitamin A Carrots, squash, pumpkin, dandelion greens, kale, spinach, broccoli. Yellow fruits like apricots and peaches. Vitamin B2 Broccoli, spinach, other green leafy vegetables. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) Green leafy vegetables, broccoli. Vitamin B9 (Folate) Green leafy vegetables like broccoli, spinach. Vitamin C Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, kale. Fruits like citrus, berries, currants. Vitamin K Dark leafy greens like cabbage, kale, spinach, broccoli. Calcium Green leafy vegetables. How To Feed Vegetables Dogs’ digestive systems can’t break down the cellulose contained in the cell walls of vegetables very well. You can help him digest his veggies by ether steaming them lightly (which means you’ll lose some nutrients by cooking), or even better, finely chop or puree the raw vegetables for him. Feed organic veggies if you can, to avoid harmful pesticide residues; organic produce also has been found to contain higher levels of antioxidants and is almost 50% lower in toxic heavy metals. When you have digested (no pun intended) the above I can give you more information on balancing the fats in your pup's diet, then give you information on feeding organs - raw feeding is not hard, but you do need to balance out the nutrients. However one thing to bear in mind - the worst raw fed dog is still a hundred times better off than the best fed kibble dog (personal opinion here - others will argue with me). My old dog had the runs for the first three years of his life until I finally managed to get him on a raw diet - one of my current dogs has severe food allergies and would have died if he had been kibble fed (almost did anyway). It is so much easier to cope with dietary issues when you know exactly what is in your dog's food. If you message me with your email address I can send the other information off to you directly. Lovely looking dog by the way
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    Here's my dog on his "memory foam" bed...it's best with the head hanging off, apparently... and if his sheet is dirty, he won't lie on it! 😉
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    @wolfpup isn't he adorable.... Yeah i also researched these kinda beds... help them to feel cool in hot weathers.... also give them support. are these ok in winters also....?? you are talking about these beds?? @Shepsky5 hey tnx for such a lovely comment ... yeah i now,.. but for now y Simba is just 4 months old... and he is very naughty... he sleeps in all the funny way possible. sometimes like a "dead dog" sometimes like sometimes all legs up in the air and sometimes just crawled up with her tail on his nose.
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    Guys, just forgive me for offtopic, but since the forum related husky, I decided to register here to ask an important question. I am writing a paper which is related to husky and how they affect the psychological health of a person.. In addition to scientific data, it would be useful for me to gather the opinions in this field. I would be very grateful for any information and your thoughts.
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    Thank you for the warm welcome! Posted a few pics of Sage (Husky) and her brother Max (Border Collie Mix)
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    We're all booked as well. Can't read any of Marc's topic though. Not sure what's happening but all I'm getting is is a white page with the title at the top. Can't wait for May now.
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    Sure you re right... I have read about the coat clipping... i know it not good fir them... still thanks for educating on this ... its confirms my findings... I am not just worried about being cold ... but i have read on few blogs .. sometime hard floor is bad for the growing pup posture... so bed in these cases help for those cases also... and he is free to sleep on bed or on floor as per the his mood... from my side... yet i thought having a bed.. is good ... just to give him option to choose from ... incase he need it... try to be a good parent yeah. he also keep switching from windows to doors.whichever side he feel is ok to sleep... mostly in front of Bathrooms... howsoever its not wet...
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    oh yes the husky owner begging huskies to come in before neighbours report you for being cruel leaving your dogs out in the cold........ I just say the colder it is the more energy a husky has
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    Its gone down to -2C here a few times - and both mine are happy to lay outside on the concrete no matter how many times I try and entice them inside. Once indoors however Mikey stays laying across the back door and Marley goes and lays across the front door ...................... I have living draft excluders 🤣
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    Looks like a nice dogbed! I never figured out why the head hanging off the side is so comfortable, but apparently it is? 😀 Mine has been staying outside a lot now that cool fall weather is here... this morning at 39 degrees F outside , he looked happy and comfortable napping on the deck!
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    lol if the temp drops to like minus 30 degree's Cent start to worry that he might feel chilly on a side note yes it gets hot so people will say have him clipped .......NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER do this, the just coat is thermal and helps keep them cool as well as warm, avoid too much time in direct sun, so give him shade to sit in, and try to make excerise walks early morning late evening when its cooler Cliping the coat will ruin the double layers as a husky has a dense fluffy layer of lower fur and then longer guard fur, which is the grey fur pattern you see the lower inner fur is just white. with the coat clipped you will put him at risk of skin cancer. Sun burning and it could take 2 or 3 years for his coat to grow back to normal looking fur
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    Yep ......................... you definitely got a husky 🤣
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    @wolfpup @Shepsky5 @PaulG @2Huskyfun @robke Got this one for my Simba... review.... he sleeps on it .... below it.... half on it... half down... he just keep switching places... sometimes sleeps with his head hanging out of the bed.
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    RIP Iwan, Run free. You have so many friends to guide you. Rob & Di, you are in our thoughts.
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    depends on the dog, I gave my last dog bed away as it sat in the kitchen and was tripped over for a couple years but never slept in by any dog some times used to find things stolen from the bin in it but never saw any dog use it. my husky sleeps on the floor mostly in the bathroom or kitchen as the lino is cool. My shep sleeps on my bed My Malinois will get on the bed for a while then curl up on the floor next to it in my life of dogs i have had one or two that would use a bed teh rest slept on the floors or furnature
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    We have all sorts of beds for the pups...the one they love the best...a fluffy bath mat from IKEA....lol...
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    Similar but this is the one I bought for Mikey - our other husky https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pet-Elevated-Bed-Dog-Cat-Folding-Portable-Raised-Cot-Home-Outdoor-Hammock-Garden/361884605224?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 You live in India ....................... why are you worried about winter? Huskies can happily live in below zero temperatures?
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    Google coyote rollers, they're obviously not really a uk thing but I'm sure you could make them here aswell
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    So sorry for your loss
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    My boys have one of these type beds each - the advantage is that the bed is made up of a type of webbing that allows free airflow so is cooler. I got them from Amazon for around £20 each. They are also incredibly easy to keep clean. However as you can also see in the last picture huskies can make a hardwood floor look like a feather bed.
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    I am so sorry to hear that. Run free Flash
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    Run Free flash, you'll have plenty of new freinds to show you the ropes
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    I am so sorry for your loss - run fast Flash - run free.
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    I feel your frustration I have been there. First: there is nothing wrong with him. It’s a Husky thing. Huskies are not Labs or GS. There is no loyalty and they will not listen like other breeds. They will only listen if there is something in it for them. So, take a deep breath and understand you are in the middle of the teenage phase. Plus, they have bad days like we do. Chock collars are not suggested for these guys. You will harm their trachea! If he did not respond to the corrections then you are not using this tool properly and that is why he is progressing with the behavior instead of listening to you. My male would lung, scream, run backwards, jump 4 feet straight up, and gator roll, you name it he did it! And I have two of them! Here are some suggestions: Google the proper way to do these, I like SolidK9. (I do a softer version of these techniques and it worked amazingly) Now you may think these have nothing to do with walking him but trust me they will help in every aspect. Place Training And Impulse control training I put my boy on a lunge line and take a toy that he only gets while on the walk. I take him to the cul-de-sac and play fitch for about 5 minutes. Then I work on recall and the here command - call him to me he goes around me and then sets at my side. Then after a few good ones we walk. I never let him hit the end of the lead. (doing corrections incorrectly or allowing them to have pressure on the neck trains them to work through the pressure) Always end while they still want to keep going, always make it positive/fun (like a kid, you tell them not to do something and they do it because you told them no). It’s not about distance at this point. You have to mentally tire him out! These guys are breed to pull. You are not going to train generations of natural instinct out of him. You will be fighting a loosing battle. Work with him. Impulse Training: They have to set with the door open and wait for my command before they go through. I do this for every door; house doors, car door, crate, stores Place training: You can use a rug, towel, or bed. I tell them place and they are to stay wherever I point them to until I give a release command. Walking: What a huge difference this made. He is sooo much fun now. My girl does a perfect heal 80% of the time. The other % I can live with. LOL When you google training make sure you include Husky. A lot of “normal” training techniques do not work with them. And... make sure you are using tools correctly or you will injure him or end up with a hefty vet bill. Good Luck
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    This gives me some relief. My insides are all in shambles seeing him like this. But it gives me hope espscially if he can perk up within a few days. He was playing running jumping perfectly and then by night time he was barely moving. Yes, they love the rice boiled with the chicken and chicken legs. I will definitely treat him with it tonight. A pic of him some time before his diagnosis.
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    I went to the farm a few days ago - and am going back with my dog trainer and both dogs on Thursday at 10am for an off lead run and then recall training. The outside field I saw with the highest fences is about the size of 2 - 3 tennis courts - surrounding the field are 6ft x 11ft temporary builders panels (I have the same in my garden) - however theirs are dug into the earth - so the height is more like 5ft 6" - 5ft 8" - whereas mine are on blocks which take them to around 6ft 6". However most of the fences have trees and thicket behind them - only a couple of small areas are bare (just fences). The indoor area is actually a very large polytunnel I estimated around 80ft x 30ft give or take a bit (did not pace it out). Both ends can be completely shut - either with about a 5 foot gate - or the tops can be bought in to completely enclose the area (have asked for it to be completely enclosed for Thursday) Most of the ground is hard dirt - however she is in the process of getting it astroturfed in small sections over time. There are also two old chairs in this section (for which I am thankful). The facebook page is Lytham dog field - the large picture at the top is one of the other fields - not recommended for huskies as the fencing is not high enough - certainly not for my houndinies. It is close to Wrea Green in south Lytham. Very nice lady who runs it - she spent time with me showing me round - I only learned later that the reason she was saying goodbye to so many relatives was that it was her father's funeral the day before. So for anyone living fairly close or for those visiting the area this is a good place for off lead exercise - I will be booking a couple of sessions a month to give the boys a place to run off some steam.
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    Welcome to the pack, hes a cute pup
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    Hello, My Husky Loki is a 9 month old neutered male. He is for the most part as well behaved as husky can be. He is apt to eat most anything, and pulls on the leash sometimes. He is our first husky and can be a handful at times. I do get they have a distinct pecking order and it is evident in Loki's behavior. For the most part he will not bother with me, other than to say hello or interact when playing. Once the wife or daughter are around it seems he becomes different. He definitely asserts him self and I get the dominance thing, but he does bite Not hard but annoying) and mouth their hands. He will also start mouthing my hands when he goes into this mode. He only does it to me when others are around. He for the most part will not bother me, he will also jump up on people intermittently. I was wondering what the best way to stop the mouthing and hand biting. We have tried the assertive "no" verbal command and remove ourselves from the room when he is acting up. We were also thinking about an assertive choke collar to help get his attention when he is in wild mode. I appreciate any thought or insights as to what the best way would be to curb hi enthusiasm. Thaks in advance, Tom S
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    Sorrh for the late reply! My phone doesn't have notifications for some reason... For some reason the water caused her eyes to get red. We think she may have been allergic to something in the water, but it seemed to have only affected her eyes. Fall pollen maybe? Since it collects in the water? Not totally sure to be honest. She does have a light skin patch on one of her eyes as well. It is kind of concerning when you first see it! The vet says it is good though, so I just keep an eye on it. She also did have demo DeX mange when we first got her. She has since gotten the all clear from the vet. Sent from my SM-N970U using Husky Owners mobile app Yes! She does have a doggy life jacket! She is a water dog, in that she will throw herself into the water on her own terms, but screams when she needs a bath. However, she can't hardly swim! I've had to rescue her a couple times lol I responded to another person about her eye. She has a light patch of skin on her eye, but the water did make it red. We aren't totally sure why, but she is good now. Sent from my SM-N970U using Husky Owners mobile app
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    Hi all, I'm new to the site but looking for some advice. We had spent a number of months looking for our next Husky as sadly ours passed away at nearly 14 years last October. We finally found one, paid the deposit however she has now decided to keep him as she wants to race him. Obviously we're absolutely gutted but now back to the drawing board and really struggling to know where to start looking. It's been over 13 years since we bought our first and that was through word of mouth. If possible, we'd love to have one from his bloodline but again not quite sure how we would do this. We have his pedigree name and family tree so can trace back several generations. Anyway, if anyone can advise where to find a good reputable breeder that would be appreciated. Thanks in advance Emmaline
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    Hello everyone! My pup Pocholo just finished his assessment for basic training. The trainer observed for a little bit and interacted with Pocholo. Afterwards he told us that just as suspected. My pup is not highly motivated. He was given treats, toys, you name it. Unfortunately, he loses interest so fast. He said that it’s not impossible to train but if he would give a percentage of how much he could train him, he said 50%. He also mentioned that, he’s worked with copper huskies before and same issues. Not highly motivated. Is this true???
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    I can only speak of my two. As puppies (until 14 months of age) they were little sponges. Loved learning! My girl was extremely hard when it came time to find something to motivate her with. It is harder now. But she doesn’t like brother being able to do something she can’t LOL First. What you are going through, I think is absolutely normal. Need to find a trainer that actually knows Huskies! Or save your money and just train yourself. Lots of great YouTube videos I personally like Jeff out of Maine SolidK9. They are stubborn and one of the hardest breeds to train. I have been told over and over. Can’t start training until 16 months of age, they will never be trainable, there is no way you will be able to train them together. Not to toot my own horn, but my pups are awesome!!! 😁 I am a very proud momma and get compliments everywhere I take them. I started them at 4 months and we train EVERY day. We do daycare once a week now (they are getting to be too much for the kennel attendants LOL- they were going 3x a week. I am the only one they listen to.. and they both are pushing 60 lbs and can be bullies when they want. What I typed out in your other post is exactly what I did starting at 4 months and still do to this day. Mix it up and have fun with it you and her will figure out what works best for you guys. Once you learn what she likes what her personality is you will be able to work with her. Don’t get frustrated don’t get mad at her. There will be days they are pissy with me and don’t want anything to do with me (daycare days are amazing for this). Lots of play. My girl will not play outside for some reason she just wants her walks. I have to have a 5 minute play time outside prior to walking my boy to get energy out before walks. I would not trust a trainer that has never LIVED with a Husky. 😉
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    This will be an empirical study, an experiment in which about 30 people will participate, which will be divided into subgroups, each of which will have husky near them all the time, some people do not have it every day, the third group of husky will not be near at all. We will fix the level of well-being, psychological stability and so on. By the way, I found one review on a service that is writing good and reliable paper https://paidpaper.net/speedypaper-com-review/ The service is called speedypaper. What do you think about this? Did someone use their services?
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    Andy, Kells, Eden-Willow + Darwin


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