If your husky is constantly tired, you might be wondering why and what you can do about it.
This post will show you a number of reasons why your husky might always be tired and what you should do about it.
So, why is my husky always tired? Possible reasons can include heat, illness, boredom, a poor diet or its age. It’s important to consider that dogs will naturally sleep for over 12-14 hours each day.
There are many possible reasons why it might be tired all the time and there are many things that you can consider when trying to figure out why it is doing it. Once you have a good idea of the cause it will become much easier to get it to stop.
Why your husky is always tired
Each of the different reasons that it is always tired will likely come with a number of clues.
Below, I will mention a number of reasons why your husky might always be tired and what would make them more likely.
If the weather has suddenly become hotter then the cause could be that your husky is feeling fatigued. This would be more likely if it tends to sleep more when it is hot outside and if the room that it tends to stay in gets hot as well.
In this case, it would help to give it access to shaded areas, a cool room and lots of water. It would also help to walk it when it is cooler outside in the morning or evening.
It could be the case that an illness has been causing your husky to be tired. This would be more likely if it has become more tired suddenly and if it has been showing other signs of illness such as not being active or vomiting.
If it does seem like an illness could be the cause then the best option would be to take it to a vet.
Huskies are supposed to get a lot of exercise daily. When they do not get much exercise it can cause them to behave unusually and it could be why it is tired all the time.
Generally, it is recommended for huskies to get an hour of exercise daily. If yours is not getting that much then it would help to make sure that it does after ensuring that it is not ill with the vet.
It could be the case that there is an issue with its diet which has been causing it to feel fatigued. You can look at this website to see what you should and should not be feeding your husky.
Dogs will naturally sleep for more than 12-14 hours per day (source). If your husky sleeps for this amount of time daily then it would be more likely that your husky is actually sleeping a normal amount.
If your husky is a puppy or it is old then it will naturally sleep for even longer than 14 hours per day. If it is young then it is likely that it will begin to sleep less as it gets older. If it is old then it is likely to be because it does not have as much energy as it used to.
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It’s highly active
If your husky is highly active then it could be the reason why it sleeps a lot. If it is highly active then it will need to sleep more so that its muscles can recover from all of the work that they have been doing. This would be especially likely if it tends to sleep more right after being active.
Things to consider
When trying to understand why your husky is always tired there are many things that you can consider. Below, I will mention a couple of particularly important things to think about.
If it suddenly became tired all the time
It would help to consider whether or not your husky became tired a lot suddenly or if it has always been that way.
If it became tired suddenly then it would help to consider what else changed at around the same time. It could be that there was a change in its diet, it became ill or it started getting a lot more exercise.
Whereas, if it has always been tired all the time then it would be more likely that it is because it sleeps a lot naturally especially if the vet has not found any issues.
If there are times when it becomes a lot more lively
It would also help to consider the timing of when it becomes sleepier. If it becomes tired at certain times then it would be more likely that there is something causing it.
If it becomes tired at certain times then it would be more likely to be due to things such as an issue with its diet, being active or hot weather. It would help to consider what happens shortly before it becomes tired and what is different when it is more tired.
If it seems to be tired more at random times then it would be more likely to be due to things such as naturally sleeping like that, illness or not getting enough exercise.
When to be concerned
Below, are some examples of when you should be concerned and take it to a vet.
- It has started sleeping a lot more suddenly
- It is lethargic even when it is awake
- It has started behaving differently suddenly
- It’s sleeping pattern has suddenly changed
What to do about your husky being tired all the time
There are a number of things that you can do if you want to get your husky to be less tired that I will mention below.
Take it to a vet
If you are unsure of why your husky has been tired a lot then the best option would be to take it to a vet. This would be especially important if it has become tired suddenly and if it has been acting differently.
Ensure that you are feeding it the right foods and giving it enough water
It’s important to make sure that it is getting the right diet and that it has plenty of access to water. You can look at this website to see what you should and should not be feeding your husky.
Give it access to more cool and shaded areas
If the weather is hot at the moment where you are then it would help to make sure to give it access to cool and shaded areas. It would also help to walk it in the morning or evening and to brush it with a de-shedding brush.
Give it exercise
If your husky is not currently getting a lot of exercise then it would help to make sure that it does. You can walk it, play fetch with it or you can get a dog walker to do it for you.
Ensure that it is able to sleep comfortably
It would also help to make sure that its sleeping environment is comfortable. You can do this by ensuring that it is not too bright, it is cool and there is a comfortable area to sleep in.