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John Childers
John Childers

Male Join date : 2015-06-10
Location : Garland, Texas

PostSubject: General question/advice   Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:51 pm

Hi new to the husky forum and husky ownership I was unsure where to put this so please redirect if possible.

My husky Riley is 12.5 weeks old and has been with me about a month some things I've observed and I have questions about are below any information would be nice.

1. Riley likes to wake up several times in the night he sometimes goes outside to do his biz and sometimes he just lays down there.

Some things I've done to prevent this is walking/running him just before bed (he does his business during the trip), I also try to limit water intake after a certain time but he still seems to have to go. We also move him and his crate (which he doesn't potty in) into the room with our other dogs which seems to have helped some but we still have over night issues sometimes every three hours sometimes less occasionally he makes it through the night. Any ideas?

2. He has been eating purina pro plan puppy food but likes to eat what our other dogs eat which is still a purina food that can cross over when moist with water for puppies.

Something's I've done is picked up the food, tried to feed at the same time with our other dogs. I'm not too concerned here because he continues to gain healthy weight. What I am concerned about is occasionally he will not eat much of anything at all. I think it's because his energy stores are still high and he doesn't require more food but we typically try and feed him twice a day while the other dogs get fed just once (technically they all graze) because the food is up and down.

Are these situations something he will grow out of or should we be doing something here any help would be awesome.
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Join date : 2015-05-19
Location : manteca, ca

PostSubject: Re: General question/advice   Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:32 pm

welcome the forums  Very Happy
Leo when though the same thing, he did grow out of it at about 4 months Wink . hes probably to warm and his trying to cool off a bit Leo still dose that now an then but only during the warmer months.
i would try feeding 3 times a day, until six moths old. not sure if all huskies self regulate like Leo did at 4 months, he started eating 2 times a day scratch .

I would also watch the consistency of his number 2, if its watery you might be overfeeding him. and may need to adjust, i had to do that too Cool . I was so worried, but that's what my breeder tolled me.

Purina brand food is not the best food to feed him i would try Taste of The Wild high prairie puppy, i had Leo on that for about a year. very good food, now i feed him Dr. Tim's Kinesis All Life Stages Formula with some home made food.
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John Childers
John Childers

Male Join date : 2015-06-10
Location : Garland, Texas

PostSubject: Re: General question/advice   Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:49 pm

I have thought about that cooling portion as well we are in Texas and we are getting into our hot summer months it's over 90 right now at 6:45p. I know from things I've read huskies tend to graze, which would stand to reason with his eating habits I like to call it drive by snacking on the other dogs food lol. Oddly we have changed his food fairly often so his stools have been all over the place which probably doesn't help much but again all the food he takes in can be eatin by puppies so I'm not too too worried just yet. I will look into the foods you recommend as well as I'm curious of the happenings those foods give compared to others. He also does tend to pant a fair bit late in the evenings which I'm assuming is the cool down feature.
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