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Siberian Husky Puppy Feeding?

asked 2015-01-16 17:05:32 -0500

So I'm getting a Siberian Husky male puppy 8 weeks old and I'll be feeding iphim the Orijen Puppy Large food but I'm not sure how much I should feed him? I've read endless websites all with different opinions such as leaving the food bowl full all day, feeding three times a day for a certain amount, etc. I also am wondering if anyone has any recommendations for vitamins or supplements for him. I'm looking at the products Pet Kelp Probiotic and Alaska Naturals Wild Salmon Oil. Thank you!

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answered 2015-01-16 17:31:57 -0500

In my experience, you should follow the recommendations for age/size provided with the food you choose, adjusting up or down to account for activity level and rate of growth. Like people, some dogs have a faster or slower metabolism, so if your dog is gaining or losing weight inappropriately using the manufacturer's directions you can tweak your meal size a bit; likewise, if they have a particularly lazy or active day, give them less or more for that day to compensate.

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Great thank you!

Ysabella R.'s profile image Ysabella R.  ( 2015-01-18 16:27:48 -0500 ) edit
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answered 2017-02-23 15:22:49 -0500

All standardized pet food products will support you with food portion recommendations for size. Orijen has a feeding guide here: https://www.orijen.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Orijen-Feeding-Guides-REV-DEC2013.pdf (https://www.orijen.ca/wp-content/uplo...).

Puppies will have quite a bit of food in the beginning as they grow and have much energy.

You will have to work together with your dog to determine if they will do well as a "grazer" or if they will be fed on routine. With my own personal experience, I have always preferred the routine. Some large breeds will not be able to graze on food as they will simply eat anything that comes there way. Some dogs may adapt well to that.

"Grazing pets" in my experience also tend to have a higher frequency of finicky behaviors when it comes to eating (or not eating) their food. The excitement that comes with routine keeps interest and you can always change up your food and / or snacks periodically.

Marie S., M.S.Ed

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