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Question by justinl
Submitted on 7/11/2003
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I have a female siberian 11 months old, the previous owners were not feeding her right. She is about 23 pounds under weight. I have been feeding her two bowls of dry food. Will that help her get back to desired weight??

Answer by lilmissi
Submitted on 8/15/2003
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You need to have your vet check her and make sure that she has no health related problems and then feed her dry food all she can eat and then add one can of wet good quality dog food ( I recommend science diet) I have raised 3 siberians and 1 Aussie on this food and my dogs are very healthy mentally and physically.  We even had an elderly hines 57 that was loosing weight because of age and things were slowly shutting down with her system and she still ate the science food.  Try this and see how well she does.  Don't change foods though rapidly because it could mess with her system and do some harm.  Good Luck


Answer by jason
Submitted on 11/6/2003
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from what i'veheard the avg wait for huskies is 35-45 female 45-55 for male. my female is 35 pounds i think shes too light my vet says shes a good weight.


Answer by Tanisha
Submitted on 2/20/2004
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Right after my husky had pups she lost alot of weight because she was nursing. I started mixing milk and eggs together with her food. She perked right up. She didn't gain weight but that was due to the fact that she was nursing. I think it would work for weight if your dog isn't nursing.Also you can give her a high protein food. Make sure once she gets close to her desired weight that you start reducing her food so you don't make her overweight. My female Husky is 50-55 pounds. Your vet is the one who can tell you if your dogs weight is right due to her size. Even if your dog doesn't weigh much, if she is not too hungry, you can't feel her ribs easily, and she seems healthy them she could just be small.


Answer by bob kyle
Submitted on 9/29/2004
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I Have an
11 month old siberian huskie.  I give her all the dried kibble she wants. But she seems to want my shoes, pills, peanut butter sandwiches, before she wants her kibbles.
Kibbles are 25% Pro, and 18% fat.  She's
not gaining any weight, but I'm sure losing
a lot of stuff.  But she sure loves me!


Answer by jake
Submitted on 10/20/2004
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let me now if anyone has a female siberian husky they would like to breed


Answer by beth
Submitted on 10/25/2004
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Protein makes them have more energy, fat is what counts. If you look on the labels it will tell you. For weight reduction foods the protein will be high and the fat will be lower. I have a pit cross, she is really active and has a naturally lean build, but I like her looking a little fatter. Of all the foods I have found science diet ACTIVE adult is the best to put and keep the weight on her. It has 23% protein, which is more than most, but 20% fat which is also more than any. There is also diamond brand dog food which is about the same, but science diet also has glucosamine and diamond does not. Being as active as she is, I like the glucosamine for her joints. Glucosamine is a different story.


Answer by Nae
Submitted on 7/19/2007
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I have an 11 month old female si. This is my first Husky. I've done some researching and see that the Huskys do shed,which I did know, but didn't know the shedding process was such a big thing and went for so long. When she lost all her hair I thought she was sick, cause she looked so thin. I got concerned and took her to the vet and she had only lost a pound. She weighed 40 lbs. as of a month ago, but my question is, Are they suppose to look so skinny and there hair, just long, I can't explain the way she looks right now. She looks like a diseased coyote. Is that what they are suppose to look like after they shed all they're undercoat?  


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