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  1. Hi all, I am new to this forum but was looking for some advice for my 6-month old husky! He is very playful, enjoys walks and is very strong! However, since he was around 5 months of age, he started to show an arched back. This was accompanied with pretty severe muscle tremors (severity: 9/10). We took him to the vet and, after examinations and blood tests, we were told that his new food may not be suitable for him (we had weaned him onto his new kibble completely the before these symptoms occurred). So we were told to put pup onto a gluten-free diet, which we did and the tremors have reduced drastically but haven’t gone away completely (they’re around a 2/10 now). Our pup’s arched back is still present and I’m not sure what this could be. I’ve been scouring the internet constantly for over a month and I’m still not sure what it could be. The veterinary surgeon thoroughly examined his back numerous times and she could not feel any signs of trauma and/or abnormalities. Our pup isn’t that keen to sit anymore, and it can take him a bit longer to do so, so I’m concerned about what this could be. We have used a harness on him since he was very young to avoid straining his neck. But Reading up about IVDD makes me wonder if this is what it is because the usual age of onset is 3 years. Does anybody have any ideas? I have attached some pictures of what this back arch looks like. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you
  2. My 60lb, 9 month old, Siberian Husky (Mac), will only eat his kibble if there is either water or bone/chicken/beef broth mixed into it and slightly soaked into it. Most of the time he just laps up the liquids and then pushes on the food with his nose to squeeze more liquids out, when he can't get anymore flavorful liquids out of his bowl and/or semi soaked kibble, he starts to whine and push his bowl around looking for more. Sometimes he eats all of his food, probably 1/3 of the time. I've tried adding fresh chicken or beef to it with veggies all chopped up fine, and he just ends up picking those out unless I put a lot of liquids in the bowl and he will chomp down everything sometimes. I just want him to be eating enough food for his age, I rarely give him treats and only feed 2-3 times a day, lots of walks/runs. He will literally wait days until I give him food flooded with broth or water.. Can someone help me? This is frustrating, I know this is the only kibble he will touch because I've tried a lot of them and this one is by far the winner by a long shot. Taste of the Wild, with or without the Ancient Grains. Thanks for the advice or comments.
  3. I have a 1 year and 2 months old siberian husky/ malamute mix named Blu. About 2 months ago he had seizure, then again 3 weeks later, and finally another last night, which is roughly 3 weeks after his previous fit. I'm 18 and have no car, job(or a way to get to one), and I live with my single mother who barely gets by.. my point being, Blu has been fed processed kibble his whole life which mostly contains zinc sulfate. He is only experiencing 1-2 symptoms of zinc deficiency ( seizures and maybe chronic digestive issues). I was wondering if anyone has personally fixed this and how can I on a budget?? Please, I love him to death and his fits are absolutely unbearable to watch, so any help is much appreciated. I've only called the vet about this and they said zinc deficiency is rare and it's most likely epilepsy... but I guess they're only dismissive because they haven't run any tests on him
  4. ProI have two female huskies that are two years old. They're sisters from the same litter and I feed them Purina Beyond Naturals dry dog food (chicken and rice formula). They are fed 1 3/4 cup of food twice a day. One of them throws up on a regular basis and when I asked the vet about it she said to feed them three times a day. Unfortunately, both myself and husband work during the day so that's not entirely possible to do that. I'm sure I'm not the only husky owner that faces this issue of working and not being able to do something like this, but I need a solution. She has plenty of energy, lots of water, and exercise. Issue number two is that no matter what, both dogs have soft stools. They frequently get diarrhea and we do NOT feed them anything but their dog food. They don't even get dog treats. Their tummies seem to be the most sensitive of any dog I've ever had. They only "treats" they have are benebones, but they've had those since they were little puppies. Does anyone else face this problem? I've been wanting to switch to a higher brand dog food, but they go through it so quickly it can get expensive.
  5. Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the help with the hand biting. Loki is now 9 months old, he has been eating TLC puppy food since we got him. He does well on that, good large stools although a bit loose and he goes usually twice in the morning, once at lunch and once after dinner. I was thinking about keeping him on the TLC dog food but it is expensive (not that that is an issue). I was wondering what everyone thought as to a good dry food to give him, we are not a big fan of the wet food. Thank You in Advance Tom S
  6. Hello all! So it’s a long story but I need to change my 8 week old pups diet abruptly. Unfortunately I can’t do it gradually like I wanted. I know abrupt change causes diarrhea. What can I do to help minimize the diarrhea? I’ve heard probiotics help but was wondering if there was anything else I can do. Thanks!
  7. I have a 7 year old male, who i've had for about 4 years. He came from a stressful, lonely living situation and adjust well to living with me and my other dog (he never tears things apart or chews them like he did with his prior owner). However, since I got him, he seems to get tired of dry dog food every couple months. I change it and he is fine for a while. Now, since around Christmas, I struggle to get him to eat every single meal. I've changed his food, Ive put freezedried raw toppings on it, dog gravy, etc. He is excited and eats it right up for a couple of days, then looses interest. Sometimes, he wont even come in the room when i put the food down. Sometimes he will just lay down next to the bowl. He almost always tips the bowl over. When he does eat, he usually doesnt finish the bowl unless i put more topping on it. Ive had it to the vet and there is nothing physically wrong. He gets a good amount of exercise, I play with him a couple times a day and he plays with my other dog everyday too. Ive contacted a trainer, Neither of them have any input on how to resolve this. Any idea would be greatly appreciated. This is very frustrating. Thank you.
  8. hi What is your opinion about this diet? Thanks all for helping❤️
  9. She is a 6 month husky weighing around 34 but sometimes I feel like she looks too thin. What do you guys think?
  10. Hello everyone, I’m new to this forum and would like y’all to meet my husky I adopted. He’s 9 weeks and his name is Wolfie. Very active and sweet boy. (Not at times when he bites though lol) we recently got him check at the vet for his 2nd vaccine. He has some hookworms but I’ve been giving him his 3 day period medicine. Anyway on the the diet part. My vet said that he is underweight. He is 12.5 pounds and needs to gain bit more then that. Please if anyone has any suggestion how to fatten him up. I haven’t tried this but I was thinking to mix his Core wellness puppy formula with a Hard Boild Egg. Please let me know thanks.
  11. We adopted our adorable but super overweight, 7-year-old Mayo 3.5 months ago. She was at a staggering 35 kg (77 lb) at the time, and we were told that wasn't even her heaviest -- the adoption agency saw a 42.8 kg (94 lb) in an old vet record! We put her on a sensible diet (grain-free; treats are rationed and zero table scraps) after and walked her daily. She was eating less but her energy level went up; her weight steadily dropped. Even people at the dog park were commenting on her obvious weight loss. We went back to the vet last week and the vet thinks she's finally reached her healthy size, at 28 kg (61.6 lb)! She'll always have the loose skin around her neck and chest area from being so fat for so long, but we're very proud of what we've all achieved. This was Mayo at 35 kg (77 lb) on her first day home 3.5 months ago: This is Mayo at ~28 kg (61.6 lb) today, at the beach! Here's to a happy and long life, healthy-weight Mayo!
  12. I recently adopted my husky Manuka. Hes currently 10 weeks old and weighs 7kg. His diet at the moment consists of three meals a day. Breakfast- Two Tbsp of farax (rice cereal) with around 1/4 a cup of puppy milk formula and 1/4 of a Weetbix. Lunch- 50g of boiled chicken thigh fillet, 100g of cooked beef mince with grated carrot, turmeric and cinnamon, 50g of cooked brown rice, 1/2 a sardine, and a sprinkle of cheese Dinner- 150g of cooled beef mince with grated carrot, turmeric and cinnamon, 50g of cooked brown rice, 1/2 a sardine, a sprinkle of cheese, and one egg yolk. I’m just wondering if this sounds appropriate for his feedings at this age or if there’s anything you would change? thanks
  13. Hello all. I am a first time dog mom and I recently got a husky puppy. Today he is 7 weeks old. I got him when he was 6 weeks old. I understand that puppies sleep a lot but I feel like he's sleeping too much.. if that is a real thing? Also, I've been having a hard time getting him to eat the food the breeder gave me that he has been eating. I soaked it it water and he still wouldn't eat it. Today, I got some wet food and mixed it in and he ate it! Which was good. He drinks tons of water. He has also been to the vet and had his first sets of shots and been dewormed. I feel like he should be more playful. He will play for a little bit then go into what seems like a very deep sleep. I'm just concerned. Thanks for your help!
  14. Hi, I'm getting really worried i have a female husky who is 13 months old and will hardly eat? I think it's down to me spoiling her and giving her to much choice! I have tried the she will eat when she's hungry for 3 days and she literally ate no more than a handful. She loves her veg like carrots and sweet peppers Brussel sprouts etc! But again keeps only when she feels like eating them. (I had a male husky for 10 years and had no problems with him) she's on barking heads biscuits but again will only eat a little. She isn't ill as she will happily eat a dog chews/bones. I think I'm giving her to much choice and she's become spoilt. I try her with chicken, boiled mince,lambs liver etc and she will eat tiny bits of them she now hates wet dog food! As i said she will happily eat dog chews/bones and is healthy. Sometimes i hear her wake up about 4am and eat all her food in the bowl but then that's very rare she does that. I heard that huskies will only eat as much as they burn off the calories which i don't know if it's true as my last husky i had no eating problems with. Sorry for the long message I'm just getting worried. She's not really thin but she's slim and needs to put some weight on. Thank you for reading this.
  15. Our two girls are currently 30 lbs. and 28 lbs. at exactly 4 months today , They are twin girls, and active, to the point where they wear all 5 of us out daily! They are so smart, from opening their pen to opening their cage, hiding toys, etc... So far they are not digging too many holes, but we find them chewing on every branch, every board, and each other at times! They are fed every morning and every evening, they love their water, but they love to run more than anything! We use a body harness as we are not big fans of collars and chokers, Everywhere they go they are making new friends and meeting people continuously! I think my wife enjoys that too much, a 2 hour walk usually takes 4 hours plus with the socializing! They are identical and adorable, very friendly and love to kiss! They were added to the family to help me stay occupied while dealing with some health issues, and they do occupy my time! Our newest endeavor is Ice cube hockey, but they are too fast and ice melts too soon, thank goodness the trays are full ! Looking for advice on training, feeding and care! I have always had Black Labs, but the addition of these girls has been life changing, even though they have angry markings and colour, they are so gentle and loving! Looking forward to hearing advice and stories! Rob
  16. I bought Freya (and the others) a 15kg bag of Vitalin Muesli and she won't touch it... Will she be more interested if I mixed water in or some tuna to make it wetter? Or even with some tinned wet food? This husky is so stubborn and fussy, been through so many food brands/types, if she doesn't want to eat it she will literally starve herself and get really skinny so I need her to eat this
  17. We got orie from a guy on the computer but there was no papers, we didn't pay any money. She acts like any other husky, obnoxious, escapes every chance she gets, but won't eat much and isn't growing very much. She's almost 10 months old and is only 20 in tall, about 20 in from neck to butt and about 30 lb . Does anyone have an opinion on whether she is a mutt or maybe just a late bloomer?
  18. I acquired a purebred six month old Siberian Husky who has been passed around to multiple homes before mine. They were feeding her horrible food so I switched her over immediately. I quickly learned that she has a sensitive stomachs and easily gets diarrhea. We have her on a feeding schedule and two hours in between taking her outside to eliminate. I have read a lot about the diet and want to start her on it ASAP. My concerns are as follows: It is suggested that we feed her kibble for one meal and raw for the other with twelve hours in between. Her schedule doesn't allow for that as if she eats after 6 she doesn't go potty in time for bed and will poop on our carpet or in her kennel. She previously lived with puppy pads all over the house and we are having to teach her to hold it and go outside but she can't hold it all night and we get up to let her out but she doesn't go. I also have read mixed reviews on what to start her on. Chicken, rabbit, or deer....? Can I just start her immediately and take her off of kibble right away, or do I need to wean her off of kibble? I have recently started adding a raw egg to her kibble and she responded well to that. Any my help would be wonderful! Thank you!!!
  19. I have a 6 month old siberian husky female. She's so particular when it comes to her dog food, she will starve herself for days no matter what we do for her. We have tried MANY dog food brands that were highly rated (and expensive lol!) We would keep her on the dog foods for awhile. Shes just so skinny and doesn't look like your typical husky because she has short hair and is extremely lean.. Is there any kind of food I can give/make her that has a ton of calories? Thanks!
  20. Hi everyone Missy is a female and will be 10 weeks this Friday. She looks healthy and is still adjusting to her food but I am concerned that she is far too small. She weighed in last at 5.2 lbs at 8 weeks. She is now 7 lbs at 10 weeks. We are feeding her twice a day a little over a half cup each time and she will sometimes leave a little. Any help you can offer I want to make sure our pup is on the right track!
  21. Hi guys! I have a 1 year old Alaskan Husky male, and Im not sure if I am feeding him correctly. I have tried to talk to my vet about it, but I don`t think he has much experience with huskys so it was not very helpful. Balder has just turned 1 year, and weigh 23kg. The average weight for his type should be 25-28 fully grown, so the weight seems fine to me. What worries me is that i can see all his ribs and his spine, and that many people including my vet says he is underweight. He seems healthy and happy. I have fed him kibble all his life, and sometimes some raw meet. His poop is often loose, so I have tried different brands. Right now his getting James Well beloved, but there is no difference. What do you guys recommend to feed him? Is there any supplements I can try? Should I switch to raw diet? Where do I get raw food from in West London? Any good vets in ealing area? and so on.., Thank you!!!
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