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PostSubject: Re: Finally got our Koda!   Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:51 am

@Keyda81 wrote:
That seems like a lot of food. Lucian is 5 months old, and gets fed 1 cup of food 3 times a day. That can vary on activity level, but check the back of the bag for the feeding amounts. It will give you a good idea of how much to feed her.

@kodaandme2012 wrote:
Well that's still 3 cups for the day. But yes I do believe that she should be eating less than she is. But her paws are huge so I believe she will just thin out as she grows into her adult body. Will update on changes in the weeks to come

Correct me if I'm wrong Keyda, but kodaandme I think keyda meant that lucian gets 1 cup for the whole day, so like 1/3 three times during the day. However, now that I think about it, if she did mean 3 cups a day even so she has a three month age difference. A 8 week old puppy shouldn't eat as much as a 5 month old. Yuki is 5 months old and only gets fed 1 1/2 cups a day total, two feedings of 3/4 a cup. You shouldn't always go by the bag though, especially with huskies xD They tend to eat less than other dogs.

I found this on another forum so credit goes to @Kirbysowner on Husky-Owners.
Important notes:
- Some huskies are allergic to chicken
- Some huskies are allergic to ingredients in some dry dog foods
- Huskies are picky eaters. when finding out what dry food to feed them make sure you change foods gradually (over a week period) and never try too many options.
- puppies and working dogs always need more calories
- Too much fat IS DANGEROUS.TOO MUCH FAT IS DANGEROUS FOR THEIR LIVERS AND NUTRIENT ABSORPTION
-some huskies' stomachs are like black holes. make sure you do not overfeed your husky because it leads to vomiting and even malnutrition.
- if your husky is constantly hungry make sure he does not have worms
- on a personal note, I do not suggest following feeding amount on the back of your dry food bag. The reason why is because huskies have a completely different metabolism. Learn how much your husky needs and stick to it. learning only takes an hour, and will have life-time benefits
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got our Koda!   Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:06 pm

Im so jealous!!! You got your koda!! I want mine know lol!!! Congrats though!!!! Cant wait to see her grow up!
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got our Koda!   Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:01 pm

That's what I meant, he gets 3 cups total for the day at 5 months old. I think he was only getting maybe 1 1/2 cups a day at 8 weeks old, maybe he even a little less. I feed him Earthborn holistic, so the feeding amounts probably differ.
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got our Koda!   Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:05 pm

@Mobezilla wrote:
@Keyda81 wrote:
That seems like a lot of food. Lucian is 5 months old, and gets fed 1 cup of food 3 times a day. That can vary on activity level, but check the back of the bag for the feeding amounts. It will give you a good idea of how much to feed her.

@kodaandme2012 wrote:
Well that's still 3 cups for the day. But yes I do believe that she should be eating less than she is. But her paws are huge so I believe she will just thin out as she grows into her adult body. Will update on changes in the weeks to come

Correct me if I'm wrong Keyda, but kodaandme I think keyda meant that lucian gets 1 cup for the whole day, so like 1/3 three times during the day. However, now that I think about it, if she did mean 3 cups a day even so she has a three month age difference. A 8 week old puppy shouldn't eat as much as a 5 month old. Yuki is 5 months old and only gets fed 1 1/2 cups a day total, two feedings of 3/4 a cup. You shouldn't always go by the bag though, especially with huskies xD They tend to eat less than other dogs.

I found this on another forum so credit goes to @Kirbysowner on Husky-Owners.
Important notes:
- Some huskies are allergic to chicken
- Some huskies are allergic to ingredients in some dry dog foods
- Huskies are picky eaters. when finding out what dry food to feed them make sure you change foods gradually (over a week period) and never try too many options.
- puppies and working dogs always need more calories
- Too much fat IS DANGEROUS.TOO MUCH FAT IS DANGEROUS FOR THEIR LIVERS AND NUTRIENT ABSORPTION
-some huskies' stomachs are like black holes. make sure you do not overfeed your husky because it leads to vomiting and even malnutrition.
- if your husky is constantly hungry make sure he does not have worms
- on a personal note, I do not suggest following feeding amount on the back of your dry food bag. The reason why is because huskies have a completely different metabolism. Learn how much your husky needs and stick to it. learning only takes an hour, and will have life-time benefits

I just wanted to expand on a few things.

- Some huskies are allergic to chicken - Some dogs are allergic to chicken, usually due to constantly feeding the same protein source. Watch for itching, chewing on feet and brushing face. Also look for swelling of the muzzle in extreme cases.

- Some huskies are allergic to ingredients in some dry dog foods - Grains, Potato, Peas...sometime dogs just can't handle these things.

- Huskies are picky eaters. when finding out what dry food to feed them make sure you change foods gradually (over a week period) and never try too many options. - Picky Eaters are made, not born. Typically its wise to switch over like the poster suggested...this is to avoid tummy upset. I rotated food when I was feeding kibble, this kept the dog from getting too complacent, helps avoid developing allergies by providing protein variety and your dog is attuned to different formulas which, in my experience, allows for easier switching (god forbid your food is recalled).

- puppies and working dogs always need more calories


- Too much fat IS DANGEROUS.TOO MUCH FAT IS DANGEROUS FOR THEIR LIVERS AND NUTRIENT ABSORPTION - And their pancreas. Pancreatitis happens pretty often.

-some huskies' stomachs are like black holes. make sure you do not overfeed your husky because it leads to vomiting and even malnutrition. - Under feeding can also lead to malnutrition. Check your dogs stool. Sometimes, runny poo can be a sign of over feeding. Also feel your dogs ribs and survey him frequently. Ribs should be felt, but not overly-visible. Don't be alarmed if you just can't seem to put on weight with a young one, sometimes they can be scrawny until they fill out around 2 or so.

- if your husky is constantly hungry make sure he does not have worms - Or he could just love food Smile My male loves to just eat, eat, eat. If you get him wormed and he still wants to eat, then just know you have a dog with an appetite!

- on a personal note, I do not suggest following feeding amount on the back of your dry food bag. The reason why is because huskies have a completely different metabolism. Learn how much your husky needs and stick to it. learning only takes an hour, and will have life-time benefits This is true, but as I stated watch poo and structure. Increase if hes getting too boney. Some huskies DO need a lot of food to keep weight on, active males especially. Some working males eat as much as 5 cups of food with meat. Just watch your dog Smile


This was good info, I hope you don't mind me expanding a bit. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got our Koda!   Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:05 pm

@Keyda81 wrote:
That's what I meant, he gets 3 cups total for the day at 5 months old. I think he was only getting maybe 1 1/2 cups a day at 8 weeks old, maybe he even a little less. I feed him Earthborn holistic, so the feeding amounts probably differ.

I'd say 3 cups is fine at 5 months, depending on the dog.
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PostSubject: Re: Finally got our Koda!   Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:40 pm

mheath0429 wrote:
This was good info, I hope you don't mind me expanding a bit. Smile

I don't mind at all! I just want to help give as much knowledge as possible, the better prepared you are.. the better!
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