How do I get my siberian husky to gain weight. He is 11 months old. Vet checked healthy. But very slim.
on Aug 9th 2011
in Food & Nutrition
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Try changeing his food mix some can dog food in with his dry up the amount your giving him. How long has it been since he was at the vet if its been over a month he may have worms.
Lexie answered on 8/10/11. Helpful? / 0
Being lean at 11 months old is PERFECTLY normal and healthy for a young, male dog.
He will fill out at he matures... trying to make that happen soon than Mother nature wants will only put on fat, which is not the weight you want to be putting on.
Usually, this change will occur around 16 to 18 months but can vary according to his family history.
Feed a high quality dog food. I recommend feeding Orijen, Acana, Solid Gold Barking at the Moon, Solid Gold Sun Dancer, The Honest Kitchen, Sojos or Red Dog Blue Kat. Feed him 3 times a day (once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening, 2 cups in the morning, 2 cups in the afternoon and 1 cup in the evening).
If you feel that you have to fatten him up or put some weight on him feed him Satin Balls. Here's some recipes for Satin Balls - www.holisticdog.org
Siberian Husky's are suppose to be slim, they're not meant to be overweight.
Howard answered on 2/24/12. Helpful? / 0