Whoa, feelin’ the love, thank you deathbyangels ! <3 <3
I have two purebred siberian huskies that I bought off of a friends dad. The huskies were both dirty and had infections when I first got them and since I don't have a job some of the issues haven't been fixed. But anyways they have over 20 adult huskies in their backyard in dirty crates full of long grasses and dirty water. They are also never let out. Should I report them?
Wouldn’t hurt, but whether or not anything can be done depends on your area’s animal care laws. Poor pups. :( At the very least it’d call attention to it and maybe get someone to properly take care of them.
I only consider it bad if you’re not taking care of the dogs properly, keeping them in cages, breeding large quantities of animals that aren’t getting daily attention and care (I believe breeding dogs should always be pets too!), breeding animals with known health issues or inbreeding, or breeding without homes being available (and to me a good breeder will take a dog back at anytime in its life for any reason, to avoid burdening the shelter/pound/rescue system). Some people think the only ones that should breed are people showing or working their dogs, but that’s not my personal opinion.
Oh actually I have one more question as well. I'm really having a tough time putting weight on her. She's just too skinny. You can almost see her hips. Is there and food you can recommend to help this? Most the stuff I see anymore is weightloss not weight gain.
It’s normal for a husky to be skinny, at her age especially. They burn calories like there’s no tomorrow (but do so very efficiently too). Look at the dog food you’re feeding and the calories per cup. I recommend grain free due to huskies having sensitive stomachs in general, and grain free often has higher calories compared to non-grain free, too.
You can always just up her amounts in small increments (like 1/4 cup for a week or so) and see if it helps. But honestly, they go through a really skinny/lanky stage that can last up to almost 2 years, in my experience, so I wouldn’t fret too much. As long as she’s eating a decent amount each day, and has normal poop, and no other health issues, you should be OK.
Hi ☺️ I have a husky of my own (you can see her in my photos!) I love her with all of my heart and she's the sweetest thing. Here's my issue. School just started so nobody's hardly home until I get back at 3. She has to stay in the basement because if she's upstairs she will destroy everything and won't leave our old very tiny dog alone. I guess my question is what's the best way to tire out a 10 month old huskys energy? And how old were your huskys before they started to calm down In general?:)
Hello! In my opinion the best way is another husky ;) Haha but I know that’s not an option for everyone. A good, long morning walk or a visit to a dog park (if you enjoy dog parks) would be an option. Even giving her a lot of attention and exercise in the late afternoon/evenings can help. But I’d suggest doing at least something with her in the AMs to help get her to sleep most of the day until you get home. Even if just a good romp in the backyard/fetch/tug/etc. Dogs love structure and schedules so if you can get her on a schedule where she’s used to sleeping all day while no one’s home, that can help too.
You can also leave her things like kongs and strong nylabones (ones you know she won’t break a piece off of and create a choking hazard from) to give her something to do during the day while you’re gone.
Generally around a year to a year and a half they start to settle down a bit. Probably by around 2 they’re pretty set in their energy levels, in my experience. It can vary by dog though. :]
Good luck emmepls !
PS-Your pup is adorbs!!
LOL! OMG this made me laugh so hard ponies-on-paper
Achilles is proudly standing over his kill!
Eeee look at widdle baby Achilles! He was born in the same litter as Loki, aww. <3
Achilles and his older sis Dakota (aka Achilles’ “kill” here!) have their own tumblr now, you should go follow it! magnificenthuskyduo
So this came today :] I have to get some batteries and we probably won’t be able to try it out until this weekend, but yay! I’m excited. It’s hard to take good photos and blow bubbles at the same time so I’m hoping this helps lol.
"No, I wasn’t digging.. what gave you that idea?" ⌐_⌐