What is the Best Dog Food For Your Siberian Husky?

Sophie dozing by my desk while I'm writing this.  :)
The Siberian Husky's eating habits can at times be extremely frustrating for their owners.  Some days your Sibe will eat like he/she is starving and then there will be weeks where these dogs appear to eat just enough to keep a bird alive.  That is the Husky's eating habits in a nutshell.

These dogs are very high energy.  They need a dog food that is specifically designed for high energy dogs in order to give them the fuel that they need to keep their active bodies up and running   This is especially important because of their odd eating habits.

When it comes to feeding any dog, the best decision to make is to purchase the highest quality food that fits within your feeding budget.  While these dogs will do OK on just about any dog food, not all dog foods are created equal.  The most important thing to remember is that the first ingredient should be a protein source, preferably meat.

A great example of what I am referring to is to take a closer look at the dog food that I fed Sophie for the first 10 years after I adopted her.  She was eating Nutro at the Husky rescue so that's what I continued to feed her after I adopted her.

When you look at the ingredients list on this dog food, the first ingredient simply states that it is chicken.  NOT chicken meal.  Chicken.  That is the type of dog food that you are looking for.

The great thing about Nutro is that it is now available in major stores like Walmart and Amazon.  Back when I was feeding this to Sophie, it was only available at PetsMart and privately owned pet stores.  With the availability today, this dog food, in my opinion from having Sophie on it for so long, is a good food for a Siberian Husky.

Another dog food that she did really well
on is Taste of the Wild.  I changed her food for a while because sometimes changing her food, slowly of course so her stomach wasn't upset, it sparked a new interest in eating.  She really seemed to like the Pacific Stream. 

The first ingredient in their Pacific Stream is salmon which is a definite change from the run of the mill chicken and lamb that are in most commercially produced dog foods.  My guess is that is the reason why she liked it when I changed her over on occasion.

Both of those dogs foods can be a bit pricey, depending on where you get them and how much and often your Siberian Husky eats.  I was never really sure how long a bag of food would really last for Sophie because just like most Sibes, some days she would eat a full bowl then other times may not touch her food at all.  It could sometimes vary buy about a week.

I have also fed her Purina One.  In fact, that is what she is currently eating because of the fact that she is much older and her energy level has dropped so much.
It is a cheaper dog food that is available everywhere, including grocery stores so it is very easy to find.

She does like this dog food very much.  I can't say for sure if it is the food or if it is because of her age but she does eat every day when I fill her bowl with this food.

It is a good food for a good price and has worked well for Sophie.  Especially since she has gotten older.

Hopefully me sharing my experience with Sophie girl will help you in making the decision on what dog food to feed your Siberian Husky.  These dogs can be so picky and hard to figure out sometimes and it can be frustrating.  I completely understand that.

I do want to close this out with one more thing... the best thing to do is to talk to your vet.  Especially if your dog is just not eating.  Huskies are notorious for being odd eaters but because each dog is different, what worked for my Sophie may not work for your dog and your vet should be able to give you more solid nutritional advice that you won't really get from an article on the internet.

If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment section below and don't forget to follow All Things Husky on Facebook


   

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