05-11-2012, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Cor
Hi guys, I have just adopted a lovely,neutered male husky, around 2 years old. He was almost perfect during the first day, only two issues though:
1) He has had diarrhea for a couple of times, is this due to him adjusting to his new feed? Unfortunately I was unable to find out more on his previous feed? Do you think it will take him long to get used to the new feed? Should I stop feeding him the new feed or is there anything else I should feed him during the first days? Also, he is underweight, should I feed him three times a day or is it too much you think? He does get a lot of exercise.
2) He has not barked a single time, should that worry me you think?
Perfectly normal to have the runs after a quick shift to a new feed. I wouldn't worry unless it doesn't firm up. There's no need to switch to a hypoallergenic dog food unless you suspect that there are food allergies - look for runs that don't go away, chronic ear infections, or lots of scratching. Feeding three times a day is fine for a dog putting on weight - alternatively you can look for a high-fat high-protein dog food. I feed homemade raw so I can't really help you with specific brands. Just look on the nutritional panel.
Like previously mentioned, some dogs bark and some don't. I've always found huskies to do everything but bark. One of my mother's dogs is 90% mute - she'll bark maybe once a week when playing.
Oh, and I forgot the most important thing: we like pictures on this forum.