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Adopted a husky recently, newbie owner n love to have him around

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Hello everyone.. m a newbie husky owner from Central India. Its a hot place with temperature ranging between 11°C & 48°C.

I recently adopted a siberian husky. I am his third owner infact. The dog was actually bought by a bureaucrat's son. He didnt focus on his studies 'cause of the dog n for this reason, his father gave this lovely husky to his friend(2nd owner) when the poor boy was just 3 months old. This second owner of his, coincidently used to live in the same street next to my home. I used to watch Alex go out for walks with someone at that time, n used to see him tied to a mango tree during the day time(where the temperature here reaches 30-40°C). That gguy already owned 9 other pet dogs apart from Alex, n wasnt able to maintain him. After watching him suffer for 5 months, i finally was offered to keep him with me.

Unfortunately, i discovered that he gave Alex up because of his deteriorating health, and continuous diarrhea(which i guess was messing up his surrounding near his house). Poor boy was just vaccinated, no proper de-worming, no proper food!! :(

i feel bad for him.. well alex has been with me n family for past 3 months.. he is the heart of my family.. both my mother n father are in their old retirement age n Alex. Father is Paralyzed on right side with hypertension and CABG medical history, mom also has diabetes n hypotension.. brother was in depression and I was struggling with anxiety issues and mental disorders.. from the day Alex has joined us, our house has become a HOME! We spend time with him, n each other!! N love him.. keep him in air conditioned room, give him proper diet, take him for a walk... n yeah!! Without a doubt, he farts real stinky... but he is active, interactive!! Talkative, lovable and exceptionally brilliant.. 

 

Just to cope up with this newbie experience i have joined this forum.. i came here searchin for the fact that huskies fart or not.. i always used to suspect its my elder brother, but after spendin 3 months with them, i am pretty much sure its Alex n not my elder brother! XD 

Anyways, happy to be a part of the pack!!20190524_004628.thumb.jpg.e69d501de4e7e0988dd7ca3f5b540359.jpg20190525_014235.thumb.jpg.06a323495330b4840092fc822700a8ca.jpg20190524_004808.thumb.jpg.c984dabadb8991de8965d2d8867f36f0.jpg20190524_004716.thumb.jpg.d81a3fa01c7b29120a21ec4c5c41deb1.jpg 

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Welcome to the forum.     What food is your dog on?     He should not be farting excessively   -   it's quite possibly something in his food that does not agree with him, especially if he is fed a kibble type diet.

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5 hours ago, wolfpup said:

Welcome to the forum.     What food is your dog on?     He should not be farting excessively   -   it's quite possibly something in his food that does not agree with him, especially if he is fed a kibble type diet

Oh well, as i mentioned in the thread, he was in a pathetic condition physically and from inside as well when i got him..

i took him tp a vet and he was diagnosed with chronic stomach infection and worms.. well deworming doses are on along with some other additional multi-vitamin and supplements..

well the point i wana also mention is that he IS on a kibble type diet.. i feed him 3 times, organic food twice(breakfast and evening meal) and kibble during noon time. In organic food, i usually feed him rice/chapati with boiled egg and yogurt/fresh cheese.. he is not able to tolerate milk n faces bad stomach issues whenever fed with milk . So as its alternative i use yogurt or fresh cheese to give him proper calcium n natural milk protien..

We are a vegan family, (its no big deal in India) but yeah we are ready to go an extra mile n get my buddy some meat food if i get a proper diet chart shared.. my boy is 10 months old right now. Any help or any good thread link sshall be appreciated!!

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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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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.

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Your dog needs meat, it’s his natural food, ditch the chapati, pull back on the cheese, a little yoghurt is ok and add in meat and fish, he doesn’t need veg and he doesn’t need any wheat products, potatoes etc. You can give a little veg. my husky enjoys the odd raw carrot. Fresh water to drink and he should have better bowel health and fart a lot less. Don’t give him grapes or dried fruit or chocolate, in fact he doesn’t need human food.

And thank you for having compassion and taking him in, huskies are wonderful companions or they may be a bit aloof but generally they are just all round great. My husky has just been through a terrible time, a week in the vets and every single member of staff has sung her praises for enduring all that she has without showing anything but tolerance for the staff who have had to do some unwelcome tasks in order to keep her well. I don’t regret for a moment having taken her in.


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I must agree   you may be vegan  -  I am vegetarian, and have been for over 40 years - but my dog (and yours)  is a carnivore  -  he gets  raw meat, raw fish  -  its what he will genuinely thrive on   -   I know it takes a bit especially handling raw meat & fish when you are not used to it   - but it is genuinely what he needs to thrive.   Hope you both get on well   - we are here if you want any advice - or can point you in the righ direction.

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