A forum for owners of the Siberian Husky.
HomeFAQSearchRegisterRegisterLog in
Congratulations Misty and Al!, our February HOTM winners! HOTM - March : TBA!
Husky of the Month
Congrats Misty and Al,
our February HOTM Winners!
Goofy Faces!

Thanks to all for this month's entries!
Forum Rules
1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Rescue Spotlight
Our current rescue spotlight is:

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue!

Top Dog Website Award Winner!

Top Website


Share | .

 When to switch to adult food?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 

Join date : 2013-03-19

PostSubject: When to switch to adult food?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:59 pm

I've heard mixed reviews on this matter and have a 6-7 month old husky thinking about switching to adult from puppy. Right now she's about 25 lbs and we feed her simply nourish: source grain free.

What are the pros/cons for putting a puppy on adult food before the traditional 1 yr mark?

I've heard that having a puppy on puppy good for too long can cause OVER growth and hip displaysia which is already a common problem with huskies. So would putting her on adult sooner help with that or..?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Thanks Smile
Back to top Go down

Female Join date : 2014-06-26
Location : west Texas

PostSubject: Re: When to switch to adult food?   Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:26 pm

The way I see it, is that puppy food traditionally contains a higher level of calcium for developing bones, as long as you are NOT feeding large breed puppy food you are ok. Now if you switch to an all life stage food you should be ok as well. I'm just in the group of belief that puppy food is of great benefit to a growing puppy vs adult food. The controversy on over growth and hd is because many people feed huskies large breed puppy food, which indeed could cause those problems, when huskies are not a large breed.
Back to top Go down

Male Join date : 2014-07-23
Location : San Diego, California

PostSubject: Re: When to switch to adult food?   Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:09 am

My breeder told me I could feed Kohdi the same food I still had in the house (unopened bag) from my previous Huskies...the food was all life stages as was the food the dogs/puppies were eating at the breeder. My vet however, suggested that giving Kohdi a puppy formula food would benefit him/his brain/joints and bones, etc...better than the all life stages food. So I did change his food to puppy formula. I changed Kohdi's food to adult around his first birthday, but I've heard they can really be eating puppy food til about a year and a half
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content

PostSubject: Re: When to switch to adult food?   

Back to top Go down

When to switch to adult food?

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

» Picture of my plate of food
» Food + Drink
» Campfire Angel Food Yummies
» food that is poisonus for goats
» What to plant in the Food Pantry plot

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum :: Advice and Discussion Forums :: Nutrition and Feeding-