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huskyparent
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PostSubject: 19 WEEKS IN HEAT?   Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:28 pm

Hello all,

Still very new to this puppy thing. Our 19 week old Siberian/Alaskan mix has been really "emotional" and not eating lately. My girlfriend and I have gradually went from Honest Kitchen to adding a little 80-20 RAW beef to the Honest Kitchen. We have also been adding NON FAT PLAIN GREEK YOGURT and an ORGANIC RAW EGG to each of her meals (no shell yet). She ate it no problem in the beginning which was about the end of 2017 into 18. All of a sudden she hasn't been eating it. We still give her a little bit of HONEST KITCHEN with more RAW beef, but isn't too interested in it as she once was, aka, she doesn't get excited about getting fed anymore (the last 3 days or so). We're curios to if she is starting to go into heat at a young age, having UTI issues or she just doesn't want what we are feeding her. I really need some suggestions here, we're getting worried.



This is a picture of her from about 3 days ago before we started realizing she was acting a little different.




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PostSubject: Re: 19 WEEKS IN HEAT?   Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:00 pm

Is she peeing often, or licking herself more? Those are good signs for UTI and heat. Most medium to large breed dogs go into heat at around 8-12 months, 10 months being most common. I would take her to the vet to rule out any issues, describe her issues. Some huskies are picky, the biggest thing on feeding is that it must be completely balanced, and within the proper calcium to phospherous ratios, 1.2 to 1 being optimal. This is extremely important to feed properly at this age so no issues on bones and joints. I believe THK is a one to one ratio, meaning if you feed 1 cup THK you can feed 1 cup meat. 80/20 may be slightly too high in fat for a puppy, unless severely underweight. The 1 to 1 ratio tho may be too much to offset balance, so I would reduce the meat and maybe do 1.5 cups THK to .5 cup meat. I also believe there is a couple of flavors that you could rotate between THK that is suitable for a growing puppy so she wont get bored with her food.
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PostSubject: Re: 19 WEEKS IN HEAT?   Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:11 pm

She is definitely peeing often, forgot to mention that. That was the one thing that led us to look into it. With feeding, we've gone both ways- more meat to HONEST KITCHEN and more HONEST KITCHEN to meat and both ways don't seem to be working (She's obviously gained a liking to the RAW beef over HONEST KITCHEN), even berries shes shying away from which she didn't use to. Maybe we'll try a more lean meat (85-15), i just figured the more fat the better for her. We're are still doing research on a more ideal RAW diet. I have a buddy who does well with RAW and i follow a couple social media accounts that are helpful. Eating is the main thing we're worried about, picky or not (which she for sure is), this is the first time we've noticed her acting "emotional". She has her moments where she is jumpy and wants to play though. we will take her to the vet to rule out anything more serious like you mentioned.

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PostSubject: Re: 19 WEEKS IN HEAT?   Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:48 pm

My puppy has had 2 UTI's so far since we've had her and both times she still ate fine from what I noticed. I could tell it was a UTI the first time because I saw mucus in her urine and the second time because she was having lots of trouble peeing and it was extremely noticeable. Best thing to do is go to the vet. Also ask the breeder about when the mom had her first heat because if hers was earlier then your pups will probably be earlier but still unlikely that its her heat at this age.
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