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Michelle.Ang
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My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. Empty
PostSubject: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 6:36 am

She (Coco) is 22kg (48 lb). Coco only takes about 500 calories per day, which is about 150g (2/3 cup) of dried kibbles. I tried to give her more, but she won't finish them. I have tired many brands (Timberwolf, wellness core, taste of the wild, nature's variety instinct and etc). The vet said Coco is healthy (though no blood test was done). And Coco is not skinny. I wonder why she eats so little. Is this normal?
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 7:53 am

Halli used to be the same, and she still does at times, she will only eat as much as she feels like eating and leave the rest, sometimes she picks at it during the day other times she will just leave what is left.
I was told by a vet that it was normal, and she did it because it was just her way of not over eating, i am not sure if it is a breed thing, all our huskies do it but i am not 100% sure, hopefully someone can clarify that for me.

Sorry it is probably not much help, but that's my experience with it.
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 8:08 am

She is my first dog in fact, so I don't have much knowledge. My husband had 4 dogs previously, but none is Siberian husky and all his dogs just ate their food. So he thought it's weird too. Anyway, thanks for the reply. At least I know that other huskies are like that too.

Ps: Coco was from Australia, Brisbane. ;-) Born there and stayed there for 3 yrs. But now back in hot humid country, Singapore.
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 9:11 am

While researching the breed I remember reading a lot about the fact that huskies are very good at controlling their own food intake. (I know some people on here have had husky's overeat and gain too much, but I don't think its the norm). Oh and a lot of them don't eat as much when its hot.


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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 9:18 am

My husky has never been a big eater (he's 13 and weighs about 53-55 pounds). From what I understand, huskies and sled dogs in general require a lot less food than most other breeds.
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 9:51 am

I tried to feel her ribs. In fact, it's a bit difficult to feel. So I guess the amount she is eating is alright.
Is she considered fat?

Below is her body from top view.

My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. 7643379340_827a9be473_c


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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 10:33 am

She sounds like a good weight . One of my huskies does not eat much when it is hot out.. He really doesnot get enought exercise during warm weather.

It is true Huskies do self regulate.

What is her height from the floor to her front shoulder. ??

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Michelle.Ang
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 11:33 am

Her height around 56cm (about 22 inches). She stays in air condition whole day and sleeps a lot. Basically she sleeps the whole afternoon. I do walk her in the night for half an hour and sometimes in the morning, I will put her on treadmill for half an hour. I also play with her daily for at least 15 minutes. She gets enough exercise. So I just feel puzzled that she eats so little. But yet, I have had comments that she is fat!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 1:41 pm

Her weight looks fine from the picture. Yeah, siberians were bred to not need as much food as other breeds. I have to limit Elara to only a cup a day or she'll start getting fat. My boyfriend wants me to cut it back even more, but she already acts like we're starving her! She is not one of those self regulating huskies! Siku used to skip meals every now and then, but I've noticed her having more interest in food for a number of months now. Not sure what made her appetite change.

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Balonsmom
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Her weight looks good to me as well. Nice waist and all!
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 7:50 pm

My girl is two and weighs about forty lbs. When we got her three months ago she was only about thirty five lbs. She does regulate her food by dividing it in her bowl. She will only eat half her bowl at a time. She literally makes a line in it and only eats that much. We have been giving her treats each day to help her gain weight. She won't ever turn down a treat! The vet says she is at a healthy weight now. She is just that way about food.
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 8:06 pm

Halli will have weeks where she won't eat the food given to her and will just lay next to it, then we get home in the afternoon she has maybe eaten half of it. There was about a year where she was not showing a real interest in the food , only treats, raw meat and bones, so we mixed raw beef mince in with her kibble in the morning so she was at least eating something. Once we changed the brand of food we were buying she now happily just eats the biscuits (which is good because it was starting to get a bit costly). The two boys will eat anything that is put in front of them.

She looks to be a normal weight to me, they will eat as much as they need to/feel is necessary for them. She is beautiful by the way! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 10:57 pm

I'm so glad that I found this forum. Thanks for all the information shared. At least now I know that Coco is normal. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 11:13 pm

@Michelle.Ang wrote:
I'm so glad that I found this forum. Thanks for all the information shared. At least now I know that Coco is normal. Very Happy
Totally off topic and irrelevant but Coco is a beauty!
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 7:26 am

@Michelle.Ang wrote:
Her height around 56cm (about 22 inches). She stays in air condition whole day and sleeps a lot. Basically she sleeps the whole afternoon. I do walk her in the night for half an hour and sometimes in the morning, I will put her on treadmill for half an hour. I also play with her daily for at least 15 minutes. She gets enough exercise. So I just feel puzzled that she eats so little. But yet, I have had comments that she is fat!!!

She really looks to be at a healthy weight.

My girl Kerian is about 21 inches in height and she weights about 40 lbs.

My boy Blaze is about 22.5 inches in height and he weights about 50 lbs.

It sounds like your coco is at a good weight and she is just requlating her eating.
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptySat Feb 23, 2013 2:00 pm

My bout to be 4 year old female does the same until the vet said to try blue buffalo and it worked!!
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PostSubject: Re: My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little.   My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. EmptyWed Mar 27, 2013 3:07 am

@tonyloks wrote:
My bout to be 4 year old female does the same until the vet said to try blue buffalo and it worked!!

Coco is on Ziwipeak now. She loves it. Previously, I was worried she eats too little. She has put on 4kg (way too much) in 6 months since I switched to ziwipeak. My 3 1/2 yr old female Siberian husky eats very little. 1625187496
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She has put on 4kg (way too much) in 6 months since I switched to ziwipeak.

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