Husky Health & Care
Siberian Husky dogs, like every other dog breed out there, needs a lot of grooming and caring in order to stay healthy and good looking like they’re meant to be. You should understand that this particular breed requires a lot more work and attention than any other dog breed. It’s very important that you train your husky dog as early as possible so that you won’t have any problems during the grooming time, which is crucial for your dog’s health. They need to enjoy it as well. We’re going to list a few important tips that you should remember and follow all the time.
Common Health Issues
In general, Husky dogs have really good health with very few issues. The average lifespan of this breed is 13-15 years. They’re known to often have a gene mutation called Heterochromia iridum or, in simple English, having two different colored eyes. It’s a very common thing but it’s definitely not a health issue to be worried about. It’s also interesting to have an odd-eyed husky dog. They’re even more beautiful that way.
Another problem that they have is the hip displaysia which is not an issue just with the Husky breed but with pretty much every large dog breed out there. It is less common in Siberian Huskies though. You need to send your dog to the vet regularly, because hip displaysia, if left untreated , can cause a lot of pain in your dog’s hips and making it difficult to walk or run.
Caring tips for your husky
- Your dog needs to have an area with his own bed, food bowl and the dish with daily fresh water.
- Feed the dog with quality food only. Rich in protein and low in fat. Consult with the vet.
- 30 minutes to 1 hours walks play time are required at least once a day. Husky dogs need to spend their energy somewhere.
- Your Husky’s coat needs to be brushed at least once a week. Remember that they shed a lot so it’s important to keep their coat healthy.
- Even if it’s too hot, bathing your Husky often is not recommended. Their skin is very sensitive and can be irritated. So bathe only when necessary and use a good shampoo for dogs.
- Check their ears for infections and trim their nails regularly.
- Training sessions should be done daily, especially while he’s a puppy.