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  1. Hello! I have joined this forum to see if I can get advice from other husky owners regarding diet. Our husky is very picky, he will eat a certain food for a short while and then just refuse to eat it anymore. he is also the same with treats. he has had hard biscuits & bread or toast with tuna, with steak slices, with various flavours of tinned dog food (chicken, beef, lamb, tripe etc.) & with chubb roll. he has also had all of these with soft biscuits or without biscuits. he will love it for a few days to a week and then he just won't eat what's given to him other than a few bites but sometimes not even that. on numerous occasions I have had to cook something for him like chicken or make him a bacon or ham sandwich just because he hadn't eaten a proper meal. he is fed twice a day. our other dog would eat literally anything. it's stressing me out at this stage. I would be very grateful for any advice.
  2. Hi I have a husky named Thor who is about two and a half. The fur on the left side of his neck is standing up and when I feel near the root it feels dry and a little tangled but not knotted. After I brush it out it comes right back in a couple hours. If anybody knows what’s going on i would really appreciate it.
  3. 🛑Help🛑 I know I already posted something on this but I just went to the vet to weight him. so my dog is 23/24 inches to the shoulders and he weights a whopping 74 pounds he doesn’t look that fat but I’m not sure. Would it be fine to give him a cup less food? 1/2 less in the morning and 1/2 less at night?
  4. We are in need of some helpful ideas. Our 9-year old female husky has recently developed hotspots on her tail. We have found that using Nu-Stock helped heal the spots quickly when she can't get to them. In order to keep her from getting to the spots we have resorted to a XXL e-collar and wrapping her tail. The problem is...she's a husky and can bend her body enough to get the end of her tail around the e-collar. She has developed a new spot because of this and we watched her reach it after securing the e-collar as recommended. Does anyone have any ideas of keeping her from being able to reach her tail?
  5. I’m hoping someone out there can help me. This is Chance and he is almost 3 years old. We have been fighting a losing battle with Atopic Dermatitis since he was 5 months old. He’s had biopsy’s, bloodwork, and been on more medication than I can count. He’s seen 3 different veterinarians, been on rounds of steroids, keflex, antifungals, anxiety meds, and others. Nothing has made any difference. He’s in pain and it’s breaking my heart. I’m a seasoned husky owner but I’ve never seen anything like this. I hope someone somewhere out there has an answer or has delt with a similar solution. I don’t know what else to do, so hopefully this place can offer me some guidance. Thank you in advance to everyone who replies. It’s much appreciated by myself and by Chance.
  6. Soooooooooooooo, my partner and I bought a 1 year old purebred husky this weekend. His previous owner has two kids and can't put in the time for training etc. He is so loving and always wants to be around. You can tell he's so young still. I should add I have three cats. He lived with a cat and he absolutely loves them. I'm just not daring to make them meet yet. He has too much training to do yet. I thought I should add this so you know why he isn't allowed in the entire house. He also has peed on the couch when he escaped his area whilst we were gone. So he hasn't been trained very well. He jumps and bites playfully, all he wants to do is play and hasn't learnt that hands aren't toys. I'm going to start doing crate training so at the very least he's happy to sleep in his crate with us at night so he isn't running around destroying everything and howling for company. I'm going to take him to obedience classes as well asap but for the period that they don't do lessons in December and January, do you have any advice? Dad tried to put in a temp gate for us until we get and actual gate made. But as soon as I block his access of to the rest of the house so he only has outside and his area inside, he's escaping and breaking dad's fence to try and find us because he hates being away from us. PLS HELP IM DYING.
  7. Hello everyone! My name is Sapphire and I am from Texas. I have two beautiful husky puppies. I first had the one male, Zakai. About 16 weeks after I had Zakai I thought that he needed a playmate so he wont be so lonely when I'm away at school. So I brought home a 10 week female husky puppy named Periwinkle. Zakai loves to play with Periwinkle. But the problem is that whenever I try to play with him, he does not want to play with me! He would rather play with Periwinkle. After I exercise Zakai and Periwinkle I separate them so I can work with them individually to train. I try to train Zakai using toys and playtime to create a better bond with him but he just wants to leave whichever room we're in so he can play with Periwinkle. He will not even look at me no matter how many times I call his attention. He will just stay looking at the door. And I try to be as exciting and interesting as I possibly can, goofing around, making funny noises, but nothing works. So then I try to train him with treats and the same thing. He does not listen to me. I have tried separating them 3 times a day so I can train them. I taught him all the basics. I just want to teach him a lot more new things. Periwinkle is such a good girl. She listens and she's focused. I have no problem with her. It's Zakai that won't give me the time of day. So, fellow husky owners, I reach out desperately, please help me and tell me what I must do.
  8. Hey there! I'm interested in adopting a Siberian Husky puppy, and since I've never owned one before, I was hoping to get some advice when it comes to breeders. I have been searching for quite a while to find the perfect puppy, and I thought that I had, but later I was idly searching for husky pictures and came across a forum on this website, in which another user had in a similar situation to mine requested advice and discovered that his dream puppy may actually be riddled with health issues, and with your guys' help he decided on a much safer puppy. I'm hoping to have the same wonderful advice, so here he is! The breeder is Breeders name removed, and from what I could tell, they seemed very legitimate, with AKC certified parents and Champion Bloodlines, and the puppies looked healthy to me, but again, I am new to the world of huskies and am likely overlooking obvious health issues. I attached first the 3 photos of the puppy, an 8 week old male, and following those are the photos of Jax, the father, and Kita, the mother. Following those are the health guarantees they offer. I called them as well, and they seem genuinely interested in finding safe and suitable homes for their huskies, and were happy to help me. What do you guys think-is he a safe bet? Are there any questions I could ask the breeder to clarify anything in regards to his health? Thanks in advance!!
  9. Help my husky is 4 years old and takes off any collar. He’s broken belt like collars and he takes apart teethed choke collars. I don’t know what to do to keep him from getting off while my boyfriend and I are at work! He runs to the neighbors’ houses . He always comes home but I’m afraid he’s gonna get hit by a car. He goes on a decent long walk everyday when I get home from work. And my boyfriend plays with him before he goes to work . He leaves for work at 3:30 pm and I get home at 5:00 pm. Any suggestions on collars to try? I’m willing to try anything!
  10. Hello, I have a 9 month old siberian husky who has been very possessive and aggressive towards me for a few months. She will grab my socks, cloths, hair clips and won't let go of them and if i try she will snarl and snap at me. If i do take it back, she will jump on me and bite me and won't let go until she gets it back. At first, i used to do a treat trade where i will give her a treat if she drops it, but that has stopped working. I don't know what to do to get her to stop being so aggressive and possessive. Please help me, tell me some tips or tricks or advice on how to train her properly. Thank you!! side note: ill insert a picture of what she did to me this morning trying to get my hair clip back (this is not the worse of it, she has drawn blood on me before sadly). I've also gotten scars on my hands because of her bites. It makes me very sad because i love her so much and she is a sweet dog i just don't know how to get her to stop being so aggressive.
  11. Hey everyone, After hundreds of Google searches & hours of reading I decided making an account would prove much more helpful & could answer specific questions. Poncho found me June 3rd 2017, She came bumbling out of the woods to me like she had known me her entire existence. My life has never been the same. Malnourished, Tic/flea infested, covered in dirt, mud and Lord knows what else I picked her up, feeling every rib...My main concern was feeding her first & cleaning her up second. The first food I ever gave her was bread, as that was all I had in my bag at that moment (she popped out during a hike) and I wanted to give this poor baby something until we made it back to the car to go buy real dog food. Well you'd think a dog who appeared to not have eaten in weeks, possibly months would gobble down whatever dog food was placed infront of her, I had sped to the nearest gas station & bought a can of dog food, I know now that Poncho is not a fan of wet food but at the time I was baffled at her turning her nose up to the wet food. Well, I get her home, Bathe her, remove every tic (I lost count after 15) and just love on & cry over my new found blessing. I made an "asap" appointment with a vet, and we were in the office the next day. This is where my questions will later come in.. Poncho was diagnosed with heartworms and a bad infestation of parasites, This was in June. She is on heartgard monthly, and Doxycycline 10mg 4 pills 2 times a day. I took to the internet to find the best vitamins, supplements, oils, and whatever I could to ease any discomfort, aid her prescriptions, and help with her extreme need to gain weight. It is now October & Poncho has maybe gained a solid 10 pounds, her ribs don't show, but her hip bones jut out and she has an overall lanky appearance. It never fails when we are in public that a remark is made about her needing to eat, or that I am starving her. It kills me. What can I do? Poncho is fed a mixture of Pure Balance dry kibble with Ol Roy moist lightly on top, I just now got her to grasp the concept of a bowl, feeding her used to be an hour or longer feeding her by hand until she was done. Every other day she gets a scrambled egg cooked with coconut oil, I pop a fish oil vitamin into the scrambled egg and add a small amount of flax seed. She will eat about half of this. I've read up on the health benefits of coconut oil & it just so happens she loves it, I've gotten where I melt a teaspoon & drizzle over her dog food. I boil chicken breast, I'll give her small amounts of bacon, I've tried tuna (wasn't a big fan) I'm aware the parasites make it very hard for her to gain weight & the only noted side effect from the heart gard is lack of appetite (she hasn't reached the coughing stage, or just doesn't cough) What can I do to combat these side effects? I am open and willing to try anything. has anyone tried ground pumpkin seeds to aid in the fight of heartworms? I've read about this. What do I do? I want to get her to a healthy weight, kill the heartworms & parasites. I'm 24 years old on minimum wage, I'll procure whatever i need to give her a long happy life. People say I saved her, but she saved me. I don't ever want her to be in pain or succumb to her health problems. I need any and all information, reccomendations, regimes that have worked for you, tips, advice, anything... I'm all ears. Thank you in advance. I'll be more than happy to answer any and all questions.
  12. Hey guys, im not sure if this is even the right place to post this kind of question but any help is highly appreciated. I’m looking for Husky pups to buy, I would like one with big blue eyes and nice markings when older/ fully grown. My question is, out of these two pups which one will have really blue eyes? Also do you guys have any pics on how the markings/black marks might look when formed? Thank you!
  13. Hi everybody, Anyone has quick tips on how to clean puppy paws after a walk in the park? Snow doesnt like it very much and usually tends to nipping when cleaning his paws.. thanks!
  14. Hello all! So I posted not too long ago about my puppy not eating. Well update: he's eating great now! Anyways, so my puppy, Ollie, is 8 weeks and 2 days old today! He listens well and knows the words "sit" and "potty". But, he does not know his name. I try saying it all the time but he doesn't respond. What can I do?! Pease help!
  15. Hi everyone! Me and my wife just committed to a new puppy! We will be getting him home on the 25th when he will be 2 months old. We never had a husky before and are very exited since it has been a long coming dream for both of us! We each had dogs before, but not as adults and I can't help but to worry a little.. I've been reading all about their temperament and know pretty much what to expect.. We have jogging agendas every day in the morning and afternoon so exercise will not be a problem for Snow.. there is always someone home for most parts of the day since we are a home-office couple running an insurance representation and have a 5 year old son that is even more excited than we are! I think I have all the basics covered, and for those worried about temperature (since I live in Brazil), our summers do get hot ( 37C ) and our winters don't get too cold ( 2C ) but we live in a very fresh medium-sized apartment in the 19th floor were it gets lots of air, and is just a half km away from a nice large park! There is also a nice varanda to lay the potty mats while he's still undergoing vaccinations and cant quite go out yet.. I bought a child's fence to keep him early on in the service area that has a door to the varanda as well, but I don't see myself crate-training him, as for the few times there will be no one home I can leave him in the varanda were there is nothing that he could hurt himself with, a nice space to walk around in, lots of shade, air... And for most parts of the day I intend on leaving him free to roam around the house and just be with us. What are good eating/walking/exercising schedules to have? I usually go for a 50 minute jog around 7am, and my wife usually goes around 6pm on week days, and we normally head out to the park around 7pm on the weekends with our son... I've read that it's not good to exercise a dog after hes eaten, but he usually does his business after eating.. So I'm thinking after hes gone through all the vaccines that he'll be jogging with me in the morning, heading back home, eating, and then going out again to poo, then morning play/training, walking again after lunch and everything repeats it self 6pm... Would that be a good routine to follow? How do you guys do it? I've been reading about behavior and obedience training and got interested in the clicker, but my wife didn't like it and said: "I just want a normal dog, not a trick show one" So I guess treats and toys are gonna have to do... Any tips will be very much appreciated! Another thing... would trowing a tin-can with some coins next to him, without him realizing I threw it, when he does something he shouldn't do (for egg: chewing on the living room chair) help stop that behavior? And what are the best toys for chewing? I attached some pictures we got from him from the breeders house, and will send more after we bring him home!
  16. 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.
  17. We got a new kitten about four days ago, she's three months old, and terrified of the Husky. Ever since we brought the new kitten home Tika has followed me everywhere, won't take his eyes off the kitten, and obsessively watches her. If he believes he's going to get close to her, he will sit and almost whine/sing to her. It's pretty funny to watch, but I don't know how to redirect his obsession with the new kitten. We adopted our husky from the Humane Society in Utah back in December of last year. We know absolutely nothing about his history other than he's about two years old and he came from California. We have two other dogs one is a pit – lab mix, and the other is an Australian Shepherd mix, along with two other adult cats in the house. Tika has learned the command "No cat" but it doesn't seem to be working with the new kitten. His interest in the adult cats is relatively mild, the only time he's ever taken off after them is if they run. If I am holding the kitten, he follows my every move whining. He's never been this talkative before, and though I'm loving the use of his vocals, I'm not liking the obsessed behavior he has with this new kitten. What can I do to change this behavior? I am attaching a short video that I took two days ago of him 'serenading' the kitten IMG_1498.MOV
  18. americaf


    HI I'm really worried because I just left my husky at the groomers today and they returned her like a lion, her back is shaved (not to the skin) and her head, tail, tummy and legs remain fluffy, I've read that huskies aren't supposed to be shaved and I'm really worried about this, How long will it take for her hair to grow? And is it going to be the same?
  19. Hi everyone! Okay, so here's the deal.... (backstory) I adopted my male husky at the age of 1. He was a stray living on his own in the country for probably most of his life prior to me getting him. He was found by a farmer because he got into a pasture and killed and began eating a sheep. He was grossly underweight so animal control chalked it up to him most likely starving and needing to revert to his wolf instincts. To be safe, the recommended NO children, small animals or other dogs. (Present time) so fast forward, he's almost 2 now. INCREDIBLE dog. Neither dominant nor submissive....just kinda chill. (I seriously lucked out). Anyway, I recently found out I have to move in with some family members in a different state. They have 3 cats that I know very very well. None of them have ever been very interested in dogs. None of them are declawed. My husky (as far as I know) had never interacted with a cat and now I have to move in somewhere where there are THREE of them. I'm so nervous. I've heard the horror stories. How do I properly and SAFELY introduce him to them??? We will only be living there for at most, a few months but he still needs to be able to coexist. I don't have another option. If this helps......He plays like a champ with dogs of ALL sizes. He is not aggressive at ALL to tiny teacup dogs regardless of how high energy they are. He just kind of stands there. Occasionally he'll bat at them with a paw. We have squirrels outside that he shows a lot of interest in but it's not in a stalking way. Just in like a "oh something I want to smell and explore" kind of way. This is my first husky but NOT my first high maintenance dog. My family members are extremely nervous about him coming and I just want to make sure no body gets hurt. Thank you SO much for your feedback. I'm desperate for advice!
  20. Hi everyone!! I am new to this site, this is my first post I have always LOVED huskies - ever since I was a baby. My parents had a black & white husky since before I was born, and I spoke my first word "dog" while looking at his beautiful face. Now, many years later (and a happy dog home that has welcomed many breeds and rescues) we are bringing another husky into our lives, and I am over the moon. My family has picked out this beautiful baby girl (named Lucy), I think she is just stunning. It will be about another month before we can take her home, and I haven't got to meet her yet but my brother and mom have sent me these photos. I wanted to share this because I am so excited - but also because I've never seen colors like hers before and wanted to know if anyone else has had a puppy with similar colors/markings? I am wondering if she is red, sable, or maybe something else? Just curious to see what other people think!! PS: Here mom is light red and white, and her dad is black and white.
  21. Freya has started to go off her food again, she's done it a few times in the past, but this time instead of changing the wet food we're changing the kibble. The kibble they have isn't the best, my mum gets them a supermarkets own brand one, and I hate it, but they pay for it so I can't exactly complain much... But, I spoke to a reputable breeder we have worked with in the past and she told us to try a high end kibble, she introduced me to a very affordable but good quality kibble brand called Csj... She's sending over some samples of the Csj Champ and Hike On kibble for us to try, to see if Freya likes it before we buy a huge bag, I'm just wondering if she will like it better because it's better quality? Also, what's the best advice for changing her food? Adding a little at a time until she's on it fully?
  22. Hello! (: Brand new to this forum, and I have an interesting question to ask. How do you socialize an adult dog if they were not properly socialized as a pup? The reason I ask this is I have recently adopted a 1 year old husky/malamute mix from a family that lived out on acreage for that entire year, and all I can say is when I asked if she was house broken, they told me she just "stays in the garage". Now, she is not dog aggressive, just very VERY motivated. She does not care for people (she grew up with a very large human family), she is sometimes food motivated, but if we walk down the road and she sees another dog, she is high alert, wants to go see that dog ASAP. Even when we go for a drive in the car she will turn around, fully in her seat, and stare out at the dog, even when we have turned the corner and the dog is long gone, she's still staring. I understand her longing to be with her fellow people, as she was restricted from seeing or meeting with other dogs her whole life so far, and to suddenly be brought out from that old environment and see things are much different then she thought before must be mind-blowing and very exciting. So I bring her to work with me to meet people and hear the sounds (I work at a gas station and she sits behind the counter with me), we go out to dog pools and have her swim with me and the other dogs or even dog parks and run around with other dogs, which are truly the only times I ever see her happy. For the 2 months I have had her, she has been very obedient for a husky/mal mix, at least in my opinion. She knows her sit, down, stay, high five, shake, knows her new name and will usually come when I call her name at the park or anywhere else, but if another dog comes running at her or distracts her, bam she's off like a lightning bolt until I can try and call her back to my side again. This might all be in my head because she's still very young and it's her rebellious stage, but I still feel like I need to socialize her more as she is just so obsessed with every other dog for lack of a better term, even if that dog won't even give her a glance, she will not break eye contact and she goes so stiff, almost like she's about to chase down a squirrel. I just moved cities, so I do not have any close friends with dogs I trust to teach her calm and collective manners, and when I let her run free at the dog park, I still feel like she isn't learning the proper way to socialize. I eventually want to get a second dog a couple years down the road, mainly so maybe having a buddy at home that grows up with her might make her feel better, but I fear he might gain some of her habits and even worse when that time comes, if that time should ever come. What are your guys opinions? And please don't hold back, I'm open to all suggestions as I want to help her as much as I can. We're going for training lessons, I'm just trying to figure out if she will benefit from a one on one session with a experienced trainer, instead of a group of dogs? This is her, with her cat friend Harley. I call her Kida. (:
  23. Hello! Nova my little 10 month old husky is getting a baby brother, in fact, it is her own half-brother. I am looking for any kind of advice on how to introduce the two. If anyone has any fun stories or advice about two dogs, I am open ears. We get the little man on July 11th, he will be 8 weeks on that day! thank you in advance! -Nova's Momma
  24. I have to talk to a few people on here and could still use some help Vets not helping much and I know some one has run into this with there husky, here is what I have so far. Switched food to Natural choice, is suppose to help with skin and coat Zyrtec 10 mg twice a day for his weight Fish oil / 1000 mg twice a day Topical spray to help with hot spots Use medicated shampoo too loosen crust and help skin But still the areas affected are crusting up and I can't find anything to stop it. After cleaning spots up, there is bleeding and it scabs over and starts to crust up again. posting some pics, well hopefully I can by now, if not here is my address to see them. grove1960@gmail.com Well only one would down load, Any more help would be apprecitated
  25. I'm just wondering about this... We have a 8-9 month old blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Lexi, and I've just started to notice that she has darker blue spots on her... Is this normal and just how her markings are, or should I be worried? Thank you for any advice xxx
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