Best Dog Food for Huskies: How to Handle the Picky Eater
I have been feeding my husky Lulu (5 years) with dry food since she was born. She is a very picky eater and will only eat certain types of foods. I feed her a mix of meat, bones, vegetables and fruits.
Sometimes I add nuts or seeds but it’s all mixed together so she doesn’t get sick from any one ingredient. I have tried different brands of canned food and they are just too expensive for me. So far, this is what works best for her.
The problem is that when I bring out fresh food, she gets upset and refuses to eat it. She always says “it tastes bad” or “my tummy hurts”. When I say fresh food, I mean things like chicken necks or whole chickens that haven’t had time to go bad yet.
My other dogs don’t seem to mind fresh food either.
My question is why does my husky refuse to eat fresh food? Is there something wrong with it? Does she have allergies or intolerance? What do you think might be causing this issue? Do you think I should try switching her diet up a bit more, maybe adding some veggies into the mix instead of just meats and bones?
Please let me know your thoughts!
I really appreciate your help! Thank you so much!
In some cases, changes in diet can cause digestive upset for the first few days. As long as you are gradually working into the new diet and not making drastic changes, this should be minimized, but it is sometimes to be expected. It can also depend on what foods you are feeding.
For example, if you are feeding a lot of red meat, this can cause problems with digestion and cause food “holding”. This can cause digestive upset and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration. You may want to try mixing in a few different meats (or fish, or even eggs) to see if this helps. If you notice your dog is having an issue with food going through, that is something you will want to look into with your vet.
In terms of diet, you may want to look into wet food. This tends to be easier to digest than dry and can help with stomach issues. You don’t specifically want to look for “dried food”, as many of those have a lot of preservatives and other ingredients that can sometimes lead to upset stomachs.
You want to look for a “wet food” that is high in animal protein and just has a few ingredients.
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Best Dog Food For Pomeranians (A Final Summary)
As you can see, there are a lot of great options out there for Pomeranian adult dog food. Just remember, your dog is an individual and they may not respond the way that other dogs do. If you are still concerned, you should always ask your vet.
Your vet will be able to spot any potential deficiencies in your dog and help you choose an appropriate diet.
When you are looking for dog food for your Pom, try to find dry dog food. Canned dog food has too much water and it can cause issues with their urinary tract or even their kidneys. It can also cause a lot of stomach upset if they eat it all the time.
You should also be careful about how you store the dry food in your home. There are moths and other insects that can get into the bag and lay eggs which will ruin the food. You should also never store it in the garage, as the temperature is not ideal.
Keeping your dog’s food in a dark place where it won’t get dampened by water is always best.
I hope this information has helped you find the right dog food for your Pomeranian’s adult years!
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