If your husky puppy is lazy you might want to know why and if there is anything you should do about it.
This post will show you a number of reasons why your husky puppy might be being lazy and what you can do about it.
So, why is my husky puppy lazy? Possible reasons are not getting the right diet, illness, hot weather, not getting enough exercise, depression or it might be the case that it is naturally not very active.
There are actually a number of reasons why your Siberian husky puppy might be being lazy and it could be a combination of multiple reasons. However, there are also some things you can consider that will help you in figuring out the exact reason. Once you have a good idea of the cause, it will become easier for you to deal with it.
Why your husky puppy is so lazy
Each of the different reasons why your Siberian husky puppy is lazy will likely come with a number of clues in the way it is lazy. Below, I will show you a number of reasons why it might be being lazy and what would make them more likely.
The reason why your husky puppy acts lazy might be that it is bored.
This would be more likely if it doesn’t get the chance to be active very often and if it suddenly becomes very energetic when it is about to do something exciting such as when it’s about to play or go for a walk.
It’s not getting the right diet
It might be the case that there is an issue with the diet that you are feeding it. You might be feeding it the wrong foods or the wrong amount. This would be especially likely if it started being lazier when you started feeding it differently. It would help to consult with your vet when you see them next on the diet it is getting and whether or not you are feeding it the right foods and in the correct quantities.
You can take a look here to see everything that you need to know about what you should be feeding your husky puppy.
It has depression
Dogs can get depression, like humans do, and it could be the reason that your husky puppy has been acting lazy.
Depression would be unlikely to be the reason for a healthy husky puppy in a healthy environment. However, it would be more likely if it has not always been so lazy. It would also be more likely if it suddenly became lazy after something happened such as if it lost a friend, you moved home or a family member moved away.
Husky puppies naturally sleep a lot and it is normal for them to sleep for between 15 and 20 hours per day. This is because they are growing fast when they are puppies and they grow while they are sleeping. I have written more about why your husky puppy might be sleeping a lot in this post.
Illness or injury
Illness or injury could be causing it to be lazy. This would be more likely if it has become fatigued suddenly and if it has been showing other signs of being ill or injured such as being fatigued when awake or vomiting. If it does seem like illness could be the cause the best option would be to take it to a vet.
If your husky puppy has suddenly started being lazier as the weather has become hotter it could be because of the weather. This would be more likely if it is lazier when it is hot outside. In this case, it would be important to give it lots of access to shade, water and a cool room. It would also help to exercise it in the mornings or evenings when it is cooler and the sun is not directly overhead.
Not enough exercise
Huskies are a breed that is meant to get a lot of exercise on a daily basis. If your husky puppy is not getting much exercise it could be causing it to behave abnormally. It is normally recommended for them to get at least an hour of exercise per day.
With that being said, it is also recommended to limit the amount of exercise for husky puppies to 5 minutes per day for every month of age. So, a 4 month old puppy would get 20 minutes of exercise daily. This is because the exercise could damage their rapidly growing joints.
However, this is a debated topic so it would help to consult with your vet on how much exercise your Siberian husky puppy is ready for. Other ways to stimulate it would be to train it or to give it toys to play with.
Things to consider
If it has always been lazy
It would help to consider whether or not your husky puppy has always been lazy or if it has become lazy all of a sudden. If it has become suddenly it could be the case that something happened that caused it to start being that way.
If it did start being lazy suddenly it would make it more likely to be due to things such as a change in its diet, becoming ill or the weather getting too hot for it.
Whereas, if it has not started doing it suddenly it would be more likely to be due to its nature especially if it is not lazy when it is awake but it just sleeps a lot which would be normal. However, it could also be that you have always been feeding it incorrectly or that there is a more serious issue.
When it becomes less lazy
The timing of when it starts being lazy would also be something to consider. If it starts being lazy more at a certain time it could be the case that the timing has something to do with it.
For example, if it starts being lazy after being fed it could be that it’s being fed too much or that it is being fed the wrong foods.
How to get your husky puppy to be less lazy
Below are some options you have when trying to get your Siberian husky puppy to be less lazy.
Make sure its diet is right
As mentioned above, if your Siberian husky is not getting the right food it could be what is causing it to be lazy. If you want to get your husky puppy to be less lazy and for it to be as healthy as possible it is important to make sure that it is eating correctly.
You can look here to see what you should be feeding it.
Take it to a vet
If you cannot figure out why your husky puppy is lazy, it is fatigued while it is awake, it has been showing signs of illness or it has become lazy suddenly the best option would be to take it to a vet. By doing so you will be able to get expert advice tailored towards your particular husky.
Keep it cool
If your husky puppy has started being lazy as the weather has gotten hotter it would be important to help keep it cool. You can do this by giving it access to lots of shade, water and cool areas. It would also be important to avoid letting it be out in direct sunlight for extended periods since it could cause it to get heatstroke.
Give it toys to play with
In addition to the above, you could also give it things to play with to help keep it stimulated. Things that you could give it would include toys or puzzle games designed for dogs.