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    It's an official husky what? For nearly a decade now, we have been running an official husky camp for our forum members. This is a chance for people to get to meet in person, and for many a holiday that is easier to do with the dogs. This is done in a way that both people and huskies can enjoy. It was started originally as a way to get around it being difficult to have a holiday with dogs, and make it easier to enjoy due to everyone around you also having dogs of their own. When is it? Husky camp for 2020 will run from Friday 15th-22th May (Friday to Friday) Where is it? The Meadows (this is the field we are generally on, but just ask for where the husky group is staying) Ty Mawr Holiday Park Conwy LL2 9HG How do I book? You can book through their website, which is here https://www.parkdeanresorts.co.uk/location/wales/ty-mawr/ Ring this number to book for some reason the website is playing up there are caravans available 01745832079 (Let them know you want The Meadows Field if you are camping. ) LET ME KNOW ONCE YOU HAVE BOOKED, AND CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LIST Is it just like a 'dog convention' type thing? Far from it LOL. Whenever I explain to people what husky camp is, in the shortest amount of words possible, it tends to be this. We go for walks and stuff during the day, enjoy food together, and generally have a good drink at night. We're about as far from being some boring convention as you could possibly get LOL. Are there many of you go? Am I welcome? Can I bring my partner etc We have had as many as 130 people at camp, and as little as 10. As you can see from that alone, the numbers can vary wildly. No need to ask if you are welcome at camp! Of course you are welcome! partners etc also welcome. All we ask is that you are responsible for the people that you bring (we are respected for being a good set of people, who are clean and tidy at camp, and don't cause trouble), adhere to camp rules, and generally don't give the site a bad name. What facilities are there? Electric hook up Static caravan hire or camping Shower and toilet blocks Eating places on and around camp Swimming pool Play area for the kids if you have any Wifi on site Where do you walk? What do you do? Just to give you a very brief idea of the kinds of things we do, based on years gone by. Some of which we do each year (of course not all). Beach walk Alyn Waters walk Talacre point walk Llandudno walk along the front Aber falls Newborough Forest - Anglesea Pensarn beach Conwy Castle / Conwy walk Sun Set walk Secure offload where all the dogs can be set free to let off some energy Meal over at the local restaurant BBQs done by Barry (small charge to cover costs between us) Breakfasts done by Dunc & Andy (small charge to cover costs between us) Camp fire and drinks at night Adult style pass the parcel (Yes, this really happens, and it hilarious!) Added a few pics here for people who haven't been before, to give you an idea. And also a video of the offlead, which is always fun Not sure who already booked at camp, and who didn't, so let me know if you already have
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    The prey drive of huskies is far higher than in other breeds of dog - and should never be trusted alone with cats. Having said that, I have one husky and one cat - and hope to be getting another rescue husky shortly (this one will be around 5 years old). My existing dog was introduced to our cat when he was only around 13 weeks old - and I believe the younger they are the easier it is. Also each husky is different - those who have the chase/catch/play (my husky) and those with the true chase/catch/kill drive. We have child gates on all the rooms upstairs - and have purchased more dog gates in preparation for a new rescue. All the gates have one bar cut out so the cat can move through at speed if necessary - but the dog cannot. I believe the two most important gates I have are at the top of the stairs and a large 4ft one in the hallway downstairs. My cat tends to spend the majority of the day upstairs - the dog downstairs, the cat also has a totally separate and very secure outside sunbathing space accessed via our lounge door. The dog(s) get the rest of the garden. The cat comes downstairs in the evening when I am sitting at watching the tv and goes to sleep on the settee with me. When I go to bed the cat comes too. The dog(s) sleep downstairs and only have access to the hallway and kitchen at night (banned from the lounge after eating an arm off the old settee and an armchair). I am also lucky in that my cat is not a runner - so does not trigger prey drive instinct - if he feels uncomfortable he goes into slow-motion mode and can take half a minute to go about a yard and has a special yowl he only uses when he feels threatened - so I go running and the dogs made themselves scarce (we lost Lunar 6 weeks ago). My only real advice is never leave the dog unsupervised with the cats - we are both retired so are at home - if you have to work then shut the cats in one room and the dog in another. It is possible to have both a husky and cats - you just have to arrange your accommodation a little differently.
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    I'd be wary of feeding cheese as it's generally high in fat and can cause stomach upset. As wolfpup above has stated it's important to ensure they are on a balanced diet. Mine gets 150 grams kibble in the morning and 150grams kibble at night with a tin of sardines in springwater. Occasionally I'll top with a good quality olive oil. Ensuring the kibble is high in protein with the main ingredient being meat and with less fillers (avoid pea and potato fillers, they aren't bad but they definitely aren't needed or ideal). Keep his diet simple that should hopefully help with the farting and stomach upset. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app
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    I can give you a link to: https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/ Thay are an American orgainsation (they talk a lot)! but they do have some great free information about feeding dogs naturally - and as dogs share 99% of their DNA with wolves - they do thrive best on a meat diet. Huskies have for the last 10,000 - 15,000 years also derived a lot of their diet from fish - hence their rather higher than usual requirement for zinc (fish are high in zinc). If you are really committed to trying a meat based diet for your dog I am happy to give you loads of links to feeding a raw based diet BUT adding a small amount of fresh fish, meat and some vegetables can really make a BIG difference to your dog's diet and health -even if fed a kibble main diet.

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