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Only 9 years old. 💔 This guy loved to cuddle. He was my best buddy. It’s hard to describe the pain you feel losing a dog. They are so much more than a pet. I am grateful for the wonderful years I got to spend with him and my life hasn’t been the same without him. He was healthy, happy & loud sometimes. 😆 He took up so much space in my life and I am missing him every day.
I tried to search information but everything is about a husky not being able to howl. My husky (Beric 9yr) has always howled and up until the past couple of months done great. Now when he tries to howl he sounds hoarse (see video for sounds).
Is this just a thing that happens as huskies age?
He doesn’t seem like he’s in pain or give indications like not eating. So should I be concerned about this and take him to the vet?
Please excuse my howling, he only howls if I start it.
The big three, Purina Pro Plan, Hills, and Royal Canine are good choices. I personally love Royal Canine as it’s incredibly healthy. I keep seeing people on Reddit in general bash these brands. Here’s some info you need to know:
So many people use the website Dog food advisor and by the way it’s run by a dentist
By-products aren’t bad as long as they aren’t the majority ingredient
Grain free is horrible as it causes DCM
Purina and Royal Canine are great choices as they are created by board certified animal food nutritionists not just “nutritionists” or dentists like with dog food advisor. These brands are also certified by WSAVA and almost all vets have experience with the question “what do you feed your dog” multiply that by thousands of dogs seen over the entire lifetime from puppy to adult and they’ll have a great understanding from that sample size alone, not to mention they take nutrition classes from board certified nutritionists. Reputable vets are knowledgeable.
All these new boutique brands don’t have the money to test the best ingredients like Purina Pro Plan and Royal Canine have and do.
Literally ask your vet, ask a few more vets, monitor your dogs health and adjust according to your vet’s recommendation. Royal canine is amazing for most dogs.
Also avoid raw food diets unless you’re a doctor, you can get sick so easily and there’s no benefit that outweighs the risk.
Avoid dog food brands or formulas that have recalls or at least as few as possible.
Recently lost my shep-husky mix due to cancer, so I decided to look around the local shelters for a canine companion. Saw this guy listed and decided to meet him. Best decision I've made.
Hello! I am a work from home mom with a 15 week old shepsky. Routine is very important to me. Ideally, I would like to create our dogs routine into adulthood now and adjust it as he grows.
We are currently doing a walk at 7am and 7pm, with playtime at home and some calm exploring at parks/friends backyards throughout the day. I’ve noticed a huge difference in how calm he is through the day since establishing “wake-up” and “bedtime” walks. The lap around our block is only about 5 minutes so he gets a chance to stop at home and I can see if he’s done or needs another lap. Walks are typically 10 minutes, sometimes 5 or 15.
I have heard husky’s need 2 hours of exercise a day. I had planned on building up to a 1 hour morning walk and a 1 hour evening walk as he becomes an adult. There are many hikes and beaches near me that he will be exploring when he’s older as well, just sticking to neighbourhood sidewalks for puppy training purposes/safety for now.
I would love to hear what your husky needs and what has worked for your family unit. The number of walks, time length of walks, alternative forms of exercise and time length, etc.
I know husky’s (and German shepherds) are a lot of work and I have absolutely no issues with adjusting our exercise routine a little bit each month. Just curious if I am on the right track/need to make some changes to be ready for a big active boy in the coming months. :) TIA!
Hello! We are avid campers and have taken our husky with us. We always get shaded sites and he doesn't have an exuberant amount of fluff so he doesn't pretty well with summer camping. I was wondering if anyone had any tips that I might not be thinking of in terms of keeping him cool and comfortable?
So here I am pressing the toy for the video example. But even when she plays alone with this (or any other) noisy toy she’s screaming like this.
I’m not sure if she is having fun or if the sound is annoying her ? Because if she keep playing for few minutes she will go in full tantrum mode and she needs some help to be calm down.
The worst is when my other dog (not a husky) is playing with a noisy toy like this : she is totally losing it and go in full husky howl
Thanks for your help
My fluff usually prefers to sleep out in the backyard or the door that separates the backyard from rest of the house .
Today is an odd one. He didnot eat yesterday, ate a small portion today and came on to the bed to sleep. He slept next to us for a while too while am dealing with months old human baby. And suddenly growled in his sleep. I have watched him sleep many a times over the last 1yr ,most cases feet twitching a tiny bit as if he is running in a dream but never a growl. He is usually gentle too . Gentle towards the kid as well, he was sleeping next to the kid when this incident happened.
I will discuss this with a vet this week or next regarding this and collect his thoughts, would like to hear your thoughts and experiences
I live in Tijuana and the neighbor has a brown husky tied up in the worse condition full of tick,no shade, no water. .me and my husband have given him food and water ...he cry's alot,,,, my husband says he's never seen a dog eat food so fast....the owner of the dog doesn't like that we leave the dog food... I told him if he keeps crying and not being cared for I'm going to still feed him. It's obvious he doesn't really care for dogs he just wants security for his place. What can be done. Can someone come and rescue him.please
my room mates got a new puppy yesterday. my 3 year old husky is very well mannered, hes got really good social skills with other dogs and ive only ever seen him resource guard a toy once or twice his entire life while at the dog park. today, i watched my husky give a warning bark 3 different times. my husky dropped his new toy next to the puppy almost intentionally and snapped at him (the barking) and then again when my roommate gave my dog a treat. both times the puppy did not provoke him. for those of you who have gotten a new dog in the house, was this normal behavior for your husky who doesnt normally resource guard? how long did it take for them to get used to each other / stop that behavior? did it get worse and maybe they just dont like eachother? i will move out if i have to as my dog is my top priority and i dont want him to suffer in his home. its only been a day yes, but this is just very unusual behavior for him. its hard for me to tell the difference between him actually being aggressive or if hes just putting the dog in his place because my dog rarely displays this behavior. to note as well: my dog is very alpha male but knows im his pack leader. the puppy is also male. im wondering if he is establishing his place in the pack to the pup or if hes gonna actually hurt it. hes never initiated a fight unless defending himself. my dog LOVES other dogs and always wants to play with random dogs while on walks, neighbor dogs etc.
He’s got the ol crazy eye right now
Have long since removed the sleep from his eye.