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Join date : 2017-02-22

PostSubject: Overweight?   Wed May 10, 2017 8:08 pm

Hi guys-
My pup currently eats twice a day (a salmon and sweet potato blend called natural instincts that he loves). He would probably eat 5 times a day if we let him. That general suggestion that huskies will stop when they are full does not apply to him. So he ends up eating exactly 3 cups of a day (1.5 cups each feeding).

However, he's only 7 months old and just hit 60 lbs. Is this too large? He was a really big puppy so I know most of it is just the way he's built. However, it may be a growth spurt, but he seems to have a little less energy these days. Also you can't really see his ribs. Is he too young to be becoming overweight?

Just wondering if any of you guys have some extra husky huskies out there. I swear if I didn't have AKC papers I'd think he was half wolf.

He's still handsome as anything though...
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Female Join date : 2013-12-20

PostSubject: Re: Overweight?   Wed May 10, 2017 9:05 pm

I would hazard a guess that most pups at 7 months of age look really lanky - to the point that many are told or worried the dogs are too thin. Huskies generally are a rather lean. Have you checked a body condition chart?

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

PostSubject: Re: Overweight?   Wed May 10, 2017 11:29 pm

3 cups a day seems a lot to me. Recently I found out that the salmon/sweet potato recipe foods are often full of carbs as well (my two were eating this recipe, only under a different name) . 60lbs at 7 months, seems high to me (my boy, Kohdi just turned 4 and weighs 59lbs.) however, we don't know how tall your pup is. Do you have other photos to help us help you better?

And yes, he is very handsome Smile love his bi-eyes
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