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    Question Siberian Husky Puppy Food

    Hi guys,
    In a week I'll be the proud owner of a Siberian Husky pup. I've spent hours researching diets for huskies, but still haven't been able to zero in on a winning diet. I'm a bit of a fitness freak and would love a training partner once hes old enough so I'm looking to raise a strong healthy dog from the get go. Of the various puppy foods available what would you recommend?

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    It depends on how much time you have really. I feed premium biscuits and a mix of either tinned food, roll meat or mince and then bones. Many people feed RAW or BARF.... although I don't know much about them two.

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    Maggie is very fit and strong on raw food, she came eating raw so I continued. Research BARF and you should get all the information you need, alot of threads on this forum if you search as it is a frequently raised topic. Other dogs do well on home cooked and others on premium commercial, it is a personal choice. Be very wary of tinned supermarket food, haven't heard of any good ones, too much cereal..

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    I love RAW with a small amount of home cooked. But as long as you do not give the dog preservatives and food colouring you have many diets to choose from. My friend has Huskies and Malamutes. She does sled racing all she feeds is a RAW diet, not BARF, but purely home made.........her dogs are the fittest dogs I know
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    When my dog was a puppy - I fed advance puppy food kibble soaked in water and some other stuff like carrots, yogurt, pigs ears (they don't last long these days). When she was about six months old I started feeding home made casserole dog food recipe (I've met some humans who wouldn't mind eating it either - basically meatloaf without onions or spices). And I reduced the amount of kibble.

    Have you asked your breeder what to feed your puppy? And how much exercise to give it (so the joints have time to mature properly)?

    I think if I got another puppy I'd look at feeding black hawk puppy food or nutro natural choice puppy food.

    Here is a huge resource on raising and training your puppy to be a well behaved (mostly) companion dog.
    Raising A Puppy | Dog Star Daily

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    For a dog that active look at the Royal Canin Maxi or the vets all natural if you would like a raw diet. I have my working Malinois on the Vets All Natural I cant fault it for creating a fit, healthy dog.

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    Thank you all for your help! I'm leaning towards the raw diet. Can anyone give me an idea of the amount of each raw food I should be feeding her i.e how much raw meat how much veges etc in each meal? Maybe some examples of what is included in your dogs raw diet?

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    You cannot just feed raw mince and vegetables, it wont be balanced for a puppy especially in trace elements and calcium which is VERY important in not ruining her bone growth.

    There are a couple of products you can use to balance a home made diet

    Sprinter GOLD Greyhound Products

    Complete Mix for Puppies

    I would use either one of these two at the recommendations on the packet. The vets all natural is soaked and added to the protein of your choice, the feeding ratios are on the side of the packet. The sprinter gold products are also made by a veterinarian, you need to add some form of fibre/carb to the mix of meat and powder so something like pulped veges

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    Hi!

    Congratulations on the Siberian Husky pup! They are a fantastic breed. We feed all 3 of our Sibes on a RAW diet, it varies at times depending on what we can find at our local butcher, but the usually we feed them a variety of Kangaroo mince, liver, heart, kidney, chicken carcus, chicken wings, beef, turkey, lamb necks once a week and other RMB (raw meaty Bones) during the week, our butchers also throws in a kilo or two of their scraps/off cuts for free as well (we don't feed them everything i have just listed at the same time, it varies depending on what we can get from our butcher). In the meal we also put raw eggs (shells and all), liquid fish oil (mercury free), the tiniest bit of garlic (flea repeller, and in very small doses is ok for dogs), and some finely chopped vegetables.

    In regards to how much you should feed them, a good guide is usually about 2% of their body weight (more if you want your adult dog to gain weight) for a puppy it would most likely about 2% of pups expected adult body weight (from what i have researched), e.g. 20 - 25kg average weight for a female sibe (can be more or less) would mean 400-500grams of food for your pup.

    I hope i explained that ok, there is a lot to know about RAW, and i would really recommend doing your own research as well, more then happy to answer any questions you have about it or if you would like to explain anything i have said above.

    Would love to see pics of your new pup!

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    Thanks for that. Unfortunately I didn't get the purebred husky pup that I wanted. I actually met a guy who had gotten his husky from that breeder in a previous litter. When he got the pup it was riddled with fleas and worms and cost him over $1000 in vet fees in the first few weeks.

    Instead I have brought home a border collie x husky and she is gorgeous. =)

    Back to the diet side of things. I have done so many hours of research on raw diets now and its driving me crazy lol Some articles say that vegetables aren't necessary as dogs do not produce amylase, the enzyme that breaks plant matter down??? Others say that vegetables are vital to your dogs diets due to the nutrients attainable from them.

    I'm leaning towards the raw diet minus vegies option. From what I can understand dogs can get all their required nutrients from raw meat, raw meaty bones and offal (just as their wild ancestors did). What do you think?

    I just want whats best for my little pup so I'm trying to learn as much as I can =)

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