Is a Raw Food Diet Good for a Siberian Husky?

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I have received a lot of questions about what to feed a Siberian Husky so I decided that it was time to address an alternate feeding method, the raw food diet.

There is a lot of discussion going on right now about natural and raw food diets and how good they are for dogs.  My Siberian Husky is 10 years old and at this point I feel it would do her more harm than good to switch her over from commercial dog food to the raw food diet.  The next Sibe that we get will definitely be eating raw.  To us, it just makes sense considering wild dogs, wolves and other members of the K9 family naturally consume prey which is raw meat.

There are multiple websites and sources for information on how to feed the raw food diet to your dog.  Chicken quarters appear to be the meat of choice in the United States.  They are readily available and generally cheap to purchase.

Besides chicken, other raw meats can be used in the raw food diet such as:
  • Beef parts, organs and bones
  • Pork parts, organs and bones
  • Lamb parts, organs and bones
  • Goat parts, organs and bones
 Practically any type of animal can be used to feed with the raw food diet and you don't have to remove the bones, in fact it is better if you don't.  Animal bones are stronger when they are raw than when they are cooked.  Chicken bones do not splinter when raw like the do after they have been cooked so they are fine to use when raw feeding.

Raw chicken eggs are another popular addition when it comes to raw feeding a Siberian Husky.  Eggs are high in protein and are good for the dog's coat.

Dogs that eat a raw diet don't eat the same way a dog that eats commercial dog food does.  You will hear the bones popping as the dog chews the meat.  Here is a video of a Sibe eating a raw lamb's neck to show you what you can expect to see when feeding your Sibe a raw diet.





Before making the decision to switch from a commercial dog food diet to a raw food diet, be sure to do your research.  There is no such thing as having too much information on a subject.  One thing I can say about the Siberian Husky and the raw diet is that you won't have to worry about your dog not eating because they will eat the meat anytime you present it to them.  For the Siberian Husky, it is suggested to feed the raw meat twice per day.

Here are a few interesting books on the subject of raw feeding that may help you decide if this diet is right for your Husky...
**I'm going to stress to you that I am not a veterinarian.  This article is based on my experience with my Siberian Husky and from research that I have done on the subject of raw feeding for dogs.**

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  3. my husky was eating ons a day she is 1and half year old but then she revused to eat for 3 days . i was changing her trie foot but the same she was loosing weight and i was afraid she got sick then i saw on net about raw food and i was trie it she eat now 2 times the day and she looks pretty well get pounts and i am happy

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  9. If your dog is suffering from gastrointestinal ailments or has been detected to have kidney related problems, then you must avoid protein rich diet, as it could be hazardous. Now-a-days, low protein dog food can be found in the market with ease. Try them.

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  10. I have a Husky and in am concern about yet ,I know that the raw food diet is better,but would the dog be harmful to my children when she is around them ,won't she bit ,is it safe when you give them the raw meats

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  11. About 2 weeks ago I started moving my dog to a raw-based diet. We serve him Chicken, Beef, Lamb, cabbage, a spreading of beats and celery. The first few days- He didn't want to eat raw- that was okay- we scraped the chicken off the bone- cooked it, and slowly I was able to transition him into a raw fed diet now with bone- but I do supervise him with bones. The weird part is his hair (particularly his mask) started getting darker and his teeth are allot cleaner.

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