If you are reading this article, you are either considering to get a Siberian Husky pup or already have one! Either way, the most important thing now is to make sure he gets all the care he needs to grow strong and healthy. He is cute and cuddly, won’t stop playing and nibbling and you will want to reward him for all his antics with food and treats. But what food should you feed him?
Of course you will want only the best puppy food for huskies, but which one is it? We made a list with what you should add to his bowl and there are some bonus tips that will keep all worries away!
The Best Food for Siberian Husky Pups
First of all you should know that you must feed a puppy about three to four times a day. When they are pups, their stomachs are small and you need to split the daily recommended food into four meals.
Also, try to stick to a schedule. If you are at work and can only feed him twice a day, it will not be an issue. Always make sure they have fresh water 24/7!
Before you start feeding your Husky pup, talk with the breeder to give you a sheet with feeding instructions to follow directions until the pup settles in their forever home. Once it settles, you can slowly introduce the recommended food – the rule of thumb is to mix the new food with the current one at a rate of 25% per day so that after four days you can switch to the new one.
If they don’t react well to it, they will have upset stomachs, which are common in puppies when they switch too fast to a new kind of food.
Nutritional Values: Essential for Husky Pups’ Growth
Choose a premium type of commercial food that will contain these nutrients that are ideal for a Siberian Husky pup that is less than one year old: 40% Protein, 25% Carbohydrates, 30% Fat and 5% Fiber.
The best way to learn how much to feed your pup is to see if they gain too much weight or if you can see the ribs are pronounced. If it’s on the fatty side, cut back the food, and if you see the ribs, add a little more food per day. Your veterinary should tell you if you need to do it – you will see the vet a little more often in the first months for vaccines and advice on the pup’s health. It is important that your pup stays fit because they’re known to shed pounds very difficult!
Every now and then, during training, you can give them a high quality treat. For more information on how to feed and care for your Siberian Husky Pup, check out these FurryTips!
Finally, don’t choose a cheap food, no matter the breed of dog you have. The cheaper, the less nutritive – these foods contain many fillers that will make your fluffy partner feel full, but it won’t meet the nutritive requirements! Make sure they get enough protein, vitamins and minerals because puppies need them to grow up healthy so that you enjoy having them around for a long time!
Brad is a former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer. His writing has appeared in many of the Canada’s most respected and credible publications, including the Toronto Star, CBC News and on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, he is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in the care of children. Brad is a contributing journalist to Advocator.ca