How To Look After a Siberian Husky?
An intelligent and high-energy dog breed, the Siberian huskies are loved for its outgoing temperament. They are known for being sled dogs, but the adaptability of these dogs contributes to their success as wonderful therapy dogs as well as family pets. These blue eye dogs are one of the cutest dog breeds in the world.
The Siberian huskies are relatively easy to keep, but the thick double coat of these dogs requires regular brushing, especially during the shedding time, one or two times a year. They also require exercise on daily basis to keep their energy under control. A husky will make an excellent companion if you can fulfill these requirements. Some other tips to look after a Siberian husky are as follows:
- Keep the weight of your husky down. Since these dogs eat less than other breeds of their size, this should not be a difficult task for you.
- For proper care you should learn about health problems associated with this breed. Some common health problems in this breed are corneal dystrophy, cataracts, glaucoma, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and Central Progressive Retinal Atrophy (CPRA).
- Generally huskies do not bark much, but they are not the silent dogs. They mutter and grumble, and occasionally cut loose with a haunting howl which can make your neighbors unhappy if it goes on for the extended time.
- If you are considering this puppy, be prepared for annual or biannual shed fest. Owing to thick and lush undercoat, a Siberian husky will lose more hair than you’d think is possible in the shedding time. However, they shed very little most of the year.
- Siberian huskies can be fed with either raw food, or commercial dog food including dry and wet varieties. Although feeding your husky commercial dry or wet food is less expensive, lasts longer and is easier to store, many husky parents have switched their dog’s diet to include more nutritional and healthier raw foods like chicken, beef, lamb, fish, fruits (no grapes, prunes or raisins) and vegetables.
- Bathe your husky infrequently. It is very clean dog and grooms itself like a cat.
- You should make sure to trim the nails of this dog once a month.
- You should keep your Siberian inside or out, but remember that these dogs are very social.
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