It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.


A forum for owners of the Siberian Husky.
 
HomeSearchRegisterRegisterLog in
Congratulations Nikita, Archer, and Cheyanne!, our November HOTM winners! HOTM Will Be Taking An Indefinite Break!
Husky of the Month
Congrats Nikita, Archer, and Cheyanne,
our November HOTM Winners!
Husky Cuddles!





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:

Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue!

Top Dog Website Award Winner!

Top Website
for
Siberian

Huskys


Share
 

 Puppy Feeding

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
katie_walkah
Newborn
Newborn
katie_walkah

Female Join date : 2013-06-09
Location : Frankfort, Kentucky

Puppy Feeding Empty
PostSubject: Puppy Feeding   Puppy Feeding EmptySat Jun 15, 2013 12:01 pm

Max is currently 11 weeks old, & I feed him Fromm Gold large breed puppy food. I've been following the suggestions for feeding on the back of the bag, and it says up to 1 & 1/2 cups a day. That doesn't seem like a lot! (Keep in mind, this is my first husky so maybe that's normal, but he always seems hungry!)
I feed him half a cup for breakfast, and half a cup when I come home from work. The morning routine seems fine, but once I get home from work I either take him on a mile or two walk or we play rigorously for about an hour. A little after exercise time, I'll feed him dinner. He devours it. Gone in 60 seconds. Should I up his feeding a little, or is this normal? I don't want to starve the poor guy, but I don't want to over feed him either pale
Back to top Go down
eddycaaa
Adult
Adult
eddycaaa

Female Join date : 2012-09-22
Location : Chicago

Puppy Feeding Empty
PostSubject: Re: Puppy Feeding   Puppy Feeding EmptySat Jun 15, 2013 12:44 pm

Thats a lot of exercise for 11 weeks old. The general rule of thumb is 5 min for every month old. So his walks should be no longer than 10-15 minutes. That could be why he is requiring more food. If you can see his ribs then you are definitely not feeding enough. If you can't see his ribs, but you can feel them then her should be just fine.
Back to top Go down
http://www.ericalynnrodriguez.net
blueeyedghost
Maverick
blueeyedghost

Female Join date : 2011-07-01
Location : Denver, CO

Puppy Feeding Empty
PostSubject: Re: Puppy Feeding   Puppy Feeding EmptySat Jun 15, 2013 2:27 pm

I second that you're walking him too far, but you may well be underfeeding him as well.  Shadow was eating one cup of Nature's Variety Instinct 3 times per day when we got her at 12 weeks, and we've since upped it to a cup and a quarter.  She's huge for her age though, so depending on Max's build and the food it's probably somewhere in between what you're feeding and what I'm feeding.  I would say at the very least add in another feeding during the day, and see how he does.  As Erica said, you should easily feel ribs but not be able to see them.  Also watch how fast he eats, eating too fast can actually be dangerous.  You can try spreading his kibble out on a cookie sheet or putting a heavy ball in the dish to get him to slow down a bit.

_________________
Shadow's Blog

Canine Hydrocephalus Support on Facebook

"Being the parent of a special-needs pet means living your life constantly poised on the edge of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you become a fierce defender of the ways in which your little one is perfectly ordinary — all the things he or she can do that are just like what everybody else does. And yet, you never lose sight of how absolutely extraordinary that very ordinariness is, how difficult, remarkable and rewarding that fight to be 'just like everybody else' has been."  -Gwen Cooper, "Homer's Odyssey"

Shadow - 03/01/2013 - 10/02/2014

Puppy Feeding 85ced801-eef9-49ab-a499-d82fe0067cd7_zps64d8039a
Back to top Go down
katie_walkah
Newborn
Newborn
katie_walkah

Female Join date : 2013-06-09
Location : Frankfort, Kentucky

Puppy Feeding Empty
PostSubject: Re: Puppy Feeding   Puppy Feeding EmptySat Jun 15, 2013 4:33 pm

Thanks for the advice guys! I tried to get a picture showing his general build. I can't see his ribs though, so I think we're okay there. But we're gonna cut down his exercise a bit. And if you don't mind me asking, why is eating too fast dangerous- is it just a choking hazard? I don't want my bug getting hurt EmbarassedPuppy Feeding 61811
Back to top Go down
cinnamonbits
Adult
Adult
cinnamonbits

Female Join date : 2012-11-03
Location : San Antonio, TX

Puppy Feeding Empty
PostSubject: Re: Puppy Feeding   Puppy Feeding EmptySat Jun 15, 2013 4:53 pm

Yes I believe its a choking hazard because he's not actually chewing his food he's just inhaling it. I would add in one more feeding a day (I fed Karli three times a day until she was 6 months old.) At that age I was feeding her around 2 1/2 cups of food a day. If you want to tire him out, mental stimulation works well too. Work on training for 5-10 minutes and you'll have a sleepy puppy, almost as if you had gone on a ten minute walk!!!
Back to top Go down
HuskyMom09
Senior
Senior
HuskyMom09

Female Join date : 2012-11-01
Location : Spokane WA

Puppy Feeding Empty
PostSubject: Re: Puppy Feeding   Puppy Feeding EmptySat Jun 15, 2013 7:56 pm

I concur with the too much exercise for one- second is he UTD on his worming schedule?  Third, ALWAYS soak puppy's food for 20-30 min prior to feeding to ensure the kibble is soft.  Hard kernel aspiration is the leading killer of puppies between the ages of 6wks and 6mos-
Back to top Go down
http://www.keahisiberianhuskies.com
Sponsored content




Puppy Feeding Empty
PostSubject: Re: Puppy Feeding   Puppy Feeding Empty

Back to top Go down
 

Puppy Feeding

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

 Similar topics

-
» feeding chickens and popcorn
» Feeding Growing Boys???
» SO frustrated with the puppy!
» feeding new bees
» EAGLE WINTER FEEDING GROUND CAMERAS

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-