I just adopted a 3 yr old husky/samoyed mix and i have had him a week and im having trouble getting him to eat what is a
on Jun 20th 2012
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Kali answered on 6/20/12. Helpful? / 0
Sometimes when you get a dog, it can take them a couple if weeks for them to get used to you and the new house hold. You may try adding a bit of canned food or even put some chicken broth on the kibble to see if the dog will eat.
Tiara answered on 6/20/12. Helpful? / 0
I'm guessing you meant to ask how to get him to eat, and wanted food suggestions?
First thing, Nordic breeds like Huskies have a very efficient metabolism, so they require very little food for their size, less than dog food bags typically say for their weight category. Make sure he's not overweight, and don't try to make him eat more than actually needs. If he's at a healthy weight, don't worry about him, he'll eventually eat what he needs. Dogs can go a LONG time without food and be fine.
BUT, if he's truly underweight, try feeding a more palatable food. Premium brands usually are meatier and more calorie-dense. Try a grain-free brand. Also, try topping his food with something tasty like canned dog food, chicken broth, or (safe!) human leftovers. Just make sure it's mixed in well so he can't pick out the good bits. Just plain warm water helps to soften and bring out the odor of dry dog food, so maybe try that first since it's easy.
Bruno CGC answered on 6/20/12. Helpful? / 0