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Porter wrote at 2007-06-11 02:50:57
I have a Husky who is six months old too.  We got him when he was two months and he had the same problems on many different types of food.  We seem to have found a good balance with Hill's Presecription Diet I/D.  He still has soft stools from time to time and those seem to go away if we feed him a very bland diet of plain rice and chicken for a meal or two.


jupiter wrote at 2007-06-24 22:16:28
When one of my Sibes was a puppy (and up to about 2 or so yrs of age), he constantly had problems with kibble. I used really high quality kibbles, but he would have diarrhea from virtually any of them. He and my other Sibe also gained weight easily and seemed very sensitive to over-feeding. I switched both of my Sibes to raw food at 3 yrs old and they IMMEDIATELY adjusted. They are still youthful and thriving at 9 years old! Bright eyes, shiny coats, and playful energy. Do your research if you switch to raw though. Read Billinghurst's book (and others) and subscribe to something like The Whole Dog Journal. Good Luck!


Mendie wrote at 2008-03-17 17:08:46
My husky had the same exact problem, I took her to the vet and they said everything was fine, but she was still having really bad runny stools. I tried feeding her natural dry food, but it still didn't work. Only when I switched to a raw diet, her stools were normal and hard! I also sometimes feed her Nutro Ultra, mixed in with the raw food and she's still fine. Even if I sometimes just feed her the dry food by itself her stools are still hard. But make the majority of your husky's food raw. Hope this helps!


Sissy wrote at 2010-01-22 04:41:15
I have a dog with this issue...not the skin issue...also some flea and tick (revolution and others) can cause that reaction.



1) Clean the diet like she said.  Start with the blandest food and add stage one baby food meats (without onion product).  Then slowly add things back into her diet.



2) GROOM every week...keep her well groomed for many reasons.  You can then see her skin and see what is going on...



3) Stomach issues can be a side effect of boredom...these animals are breed to run hundreds of miles and still be able to play with the family at night.  A few days a week at doggie day care could provide mental stimulation, socialization, and training.


Romeo wrote at 2011-09-27 23:07:57
Our Husky had the same thing and we discovered she had mites.


Donna Swanborough wrote at 2012-11-28 09:21:01
We have downed our boys meals from 350 grams aday hes 15 weeks old weighs 7.8 kg and its working ,maybe have ago


j wrote at 2014-01-12 17:35:28
we had this problem he is now fine on wainwrights puppy large breed dry food hypo-allergenic recipe


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