If your husky is skinny you might want to know why and if there is anything you can do about it.
This post will show you why it might be skinny and what you can do about it.
So, why is my husky skinny? Possible reasons are that it is due to its genetics, there is a problem with its diet, illness or that something is causing it to become stressed.
There are actually a number of reasons why your husky might be skinny but there are also some things you can consider which will help you in figuring out the exact reason.
Why your husky is skinny
Below are some common reasons why your husky might be skinny.
The cause of your husky being skinny could be that it is genetic. This would be more likely if it was also relatively skinny as a puppy, it has not become skinny suddenly and if the vet has found no issues and you have been feeding it the right amount.
In this case, it would not be something to worry about unless it has been showing signs of the cause being due to one of the things mentioned below.
It might be the case that there is an issue with its diet. It could be that you have not been feeding it enough or that it has not been getting the right nutrients in its diet. The normal amount of calories to feed a Siberian husky will be between 860 and 1290 calories per day.
However, it might be different for your husky so it would help to confirm how much you should be feeding it and what you should be feeding it with your vet. You can also look here to see what you should and should not be feeding it.
Huskies are a breed that are meant to get a lot of exercise on a daily basis so if your husky is getting a lot of exercise it would likely be a good thing. However, it might be the case that it is not eating the right amount of calories to match it. This would be more likely if it was not skinny as a puppy and it has become skinny since being more active.
The cause could be due to an illness. This would be more likely if it has become skinny suddenly and if it has been showing other signs of being ill such as fatigue, not wanting to eat or vomiting. If it seems like it might be ill the best option would be to take it to a vet.
It could be the case that something has been causing it to be stressed which is what is causing it to lose weight. This would be more likely if your husky has started to become skinnier and to show signs of being stressed suddenly after an event occurred that could have made it become stressed.
Consider whether or not it has always been skinny
It would help to consider whether or not your husky has always been skinny. If it has become skinny suddenly it would be more likely that there was an event that caused it to start happening.
If it did become skinny suddenly it would be more likely to be due to things such as illness, anxiety, suddenly being a lot more active without eating more or a sudden change in its diet. It would help to consider what else happened at around the same time that it became skinny. In this case, it would also be important to take it to a vet.
Whereas, if it has always been skinny it would make it more likely that it is in its genes to be skinny. However, it could still be the case that there is a problem with its diet and it would help to make sure you’re feeding it the right foods in the right amounts.
How to get your husky to be less skinny
Below are some options you have when getting it to be less skinny.
Take it to a vet
If you’re unsure of why your husky has become skinny, it has started being skinny suddenly or it has been showing signs of illness, 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 specific husky.
Make sure that it is getting the right diet
It could be the case that there is an issue with its diet. You can also look here to see what you should and should not be feeding it. It would also help to make sure that you are feeding it correctly by asking your vet when you see them next.
Make sure that it is eating the right amount for its activity level
When feeding your husky it is important to consider how active it is. Generally, a husky should be getting an hour of exercise per day. If it is getting around an hour of exercise per day it would be adequate to feed it a regular amount normally between 860 and 1290 calories. Whereas, if it is spending most of the day doing exercise it would be necessary to feed it more.