How To Care For Your Siberian Husky by Clarence Clark

The idea of a Siberian husky pops in mind whenever one considers adopting a dog which would suit the general needs of the family. Indeed, with its gentle nature and liveliness, Siberian huskies are suitable even for families with small children. When considering whether to get a Siberian husky, it is important for families to carefully evaluate if they have the time and ability to care for the dog in the first place. The fact is, Siberian huskies do require a substantial amount of care in order to ensure their good health and physical well-being.

The first step to caring for your Siberian husky would be to provide adequately for its nutritional needs. Generally, Siberian huskies require ample supplies of fresh food and water for their growth. To meet the dog's nutritional needs, ample supplies of white meat and fish is necessary. Siberian huskies require a great deal of protein and fat in their diet in order to prevent growth of hip dysplasia, which is a common illness found in the Siberian husky breed. High quality fresh food is preferable to commercially available food for the case of the Siberian husky. Also, supplement your Siberian husky's diet with ample amounts of fish oil. Canned sardines provide a relatively cheap source to this and contain high levels of Omega 3 required for the husky to develop healthy coats of fur and nails.

Subsequently, it is important to take your Siberian husky to regular health checkups at the local vet. Checkups are important as they allow the vet to monitor and assess the overall health of your Siberian husky. Vets also provide valuable advice on many issues regarding your Siberian husky. This ranges from nutritional needs to training needs. Regular checkups are also an insurance against various forms of dog-related diseases. In general, such diseases are easily treated if diagnosed at an early stage. Thus, checkups are an essential part of taking care of your Siberian husky.

You would also need to make sure that your Siberian husky's needs for affiliation are met. Siberian huskies are animals that mix around well in packs. A lonely Siberian husky would often resort to mischief such as digging holes in your garden in order to entertain itself. You could either choose to get another Siberian husky or choose another pet altogether, such as a cat as its companion. However, it is important to note that companionship for your Siberian husky should start when your husky is a puppy in order to facilitate ease of interaction with the other husky or pet. In any case, Siberian huskies are relatively well-mannered are should not have much difficulties in getting along with other animals.

At the end of the day, time, commitment and effort are of utmost importance when it comes to caring for your Siberian husky. Would-be dog owners who are unsure of their priorities should not get themselves a Siberian husky as it would often only lead to suffering and perhaps even abandonment for the dog. But for those who are able to make a firm commitment, you would definitely find the time spent with your Siberian husky to be intrinsically satisfying in the long run.

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Clarence Clark is an avid Husky dog lover providing valuable advice at for fellow Husky dog lovers. Where he shares Husky info and training tips with Husky lovers worldwide. Click Here to gain FREE access to this Husky networking website.

Raising a Healthy Siberian Husky Puppy by Clarence Clark

Dogs have always been known as man's best friend and one of the many dogs that have been associated with this anagram is the husky. A distant cousin of the wolf due to its features, the husky is one of the best companion dogs that you can own and today this article will talk about raising a healthy Siberian husky puppy.

The breed of dog is known for its dense coat and genetically, it belongs to the Spitz family of dogs. Because its forefathers came from the harsh and wintry conditions of eastern Siberia, these dogs are quite hardy and extremely resilient, which is why most people in the northern regions use these dogs as either sled drivers or as guard dogs to warn them of oncoming trespassers or the advent of other, more dangerous predators.

From this harsh background, the Siberian husky is now more known as a valuable family dog as well as one that is being more frequently entered into dog shows all over the world. The Siberian husky is quite well known for being a dog that is literally just a bottle of excitement.

They are one of the most energetic breed of dogs which require a low of space and a lot of patience because they need a lot of exercise. This is especially true of the puppies, which will be constantly seen running around and chasing dust bunnies all day long. You would be surprised that a dog with such an infamy for having a mean temperament is actually quite gentle and devoted, especially to children. This is why they have gained quite a bit of popularity as a family pet.

One of the things that you need to take of is that obedience training is a good thing to start early in this breed of dogs, as they are naturally quite dominant and stubborn dogs when they grow up. Pet experts recommend a few minutes of obedience a day when they reach a suitable age and this will ensure that they are much more docile and obedient when they grow up to a full adult. They are also quite the showboat and combined with an intelligence that is almost uncanny, means they are able to understand and absorb new tricks and skills quite fast - with always a need to show it off at opportunity.

The health of your puppy is really largely down to genetics, but keeping it healthy and happy, providing the dog with enough pet vitamins, good sources of food and plenty of activity will ensure that it will stay in the pink of health for as long as possible. Like many other breed of dogs, the breed of Siberian husky can fall prey to genetic diseases and this is usually out of control. They come naturally in old age. But don't worry, even as puppies, Siberian Huskies are extremely strong, being known to be used for races in the Northern part of the world.

So raising a healthy Siberian husky puppy is quite easy - and it will be a welcome addition to any puppy.

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Clarence Clark is an avid Husky dog lover providing valuable advice at for fellow Husky dog lovers where he shares Husky info and training tips with Husky lovers worldwide. Click Here to gain FREE access to this Husky networking website.

Dogs - Siberian Husky by Chanvit Phupook

The Siberian husky is included in the working group dogs. They are medium sized dogs with a double layer of fur that protects them from extreme weather conditions, the furs acts as insulations for their body against cold and heat. The fur is often pure white, gray and white, copper-red and white, white and black.

The color of the eyes is usually ice blue, blue, brown or a combination of both colors, which is called complete heterochromia. Siberian huskies are medium sized dogs; they have strong chests and backs, a full muscled upper thigh and very athletic, graceful and elegant dog, they are ideal for pulling sleigh's, sleds, herding, companion and rescues. Due to physical attributes and great stamina they are used for racing, carting and sleigh ride competition.

The Siberian husky is a native of Siberia which is brought to Alaska. Since then they are used by the Chucki people for herding, as a means of transportation because are used to pull their sleigh a means of transportation. The Siberian huskies makes poor watchdog because of its gentleness to people and children, these dogs are very friendly even to strangers, playful sociable, docile and loving breed of dogs.

Huskies do not want to live alone they want to live in a pack and hunt this is due to their wolf like lineage. So if you are considering this breed, it is advisable to have it in pairs. A single pet of Siberian husky tends to be lonely and may become very destructive. As pets, the Siberian husky are adorable, they like to go out to roam around, easy to train and house break, they are thrifty eaters unlike other working dogs.

The Siberian husky is an ideal pet for people or families with large yards and living in a cool climate. This is mainly because this breeds likes to roam around and play, they are an energetic, athletic bunch and needs a regular exercise. Their life expectance is 12 to 1 5 years. A common health issues that is encounter with the huskies are juvenile cataracts, corneal dystrophy, and progressive retinal atrophy.

In general Siberian huskies are intelligent, loving pets to have. They are very agile and strong and a great companion. However huskies are not suitable to be a watchdog due to its friendly nature even to strangers, this breed will gladly welcome anyone into the house, he exhibits no fear and aggression towards strangers and would likely greet would be thieves into the house. They are easy to take care of because they are not prone to any diseases and infections, they are by nature a finicky breed of animals that cleans themselves like cats, and therefore they are free from dog odors and parasites. In fact this breeds will instantly clean themselves if they are soiled, this is another one of their trait as being an independent breed.

The Siberian husky sheds its coat twice a year, they shed their undercoats completely and it is a very intense shedding event and should be combed completely, however this phenomenon happens only twice in a year unlike those dogs that have fine hairs that shed hair everyday, which could be nuisance for owners.

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