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Mar
18

What to feed your Husky German Shepherd Mix

If you’re the proud owner of a Husky German Shepherd, you know just how much fun they can be. They’re energetic, intelligent, and the friend you’re happy to spend time with at the end of a long work day. It should make sense, then, that you should only feed them the top-quality dog food. There are several things to consider when you’re looking for dog food that suits the needs of a Husky German Shepherd – so let’s go over a few of the key things you should remember.

 1. Choose organic. Going green isn’t just a thing that people should do. It’s also healthy for your pets! There are plenty of additives, preservatives, and byproducts being used in pet chow, too – and waste products such as intestines and feet can even make their way into foods. Do you really want to feed your Husky German Shepherd anything like that? Of course not! Check the back of the dog food bag to carefully inspect ingredients and look for specific words. For example, check to ensure the bag says “chicken” rather than “poultry.”

 2. Know the nutritional value. Many dog foods claim to be formulated to meet a large breed’s needs. But of course, not all dog foods are created equal. For a Husky German Shepherd, you’ll need to make sure that the food contains around 25% protein if they’re being fed food containing grains; if they’re being fed grain-free food, that number should be closer to 30%. If you purchase canned dog food, the moisture content will be higher, and most dogs prefer moist food – plus, it’s always fresh and contains higher concentrations of vitamins and proteins.

 3. Know your dog. This should go without saying, but if your Husky German Shepherd has any food allergies, shopping for him or her becomes much tougher. Some of the most common allergies you’ll encounter are lamb, beef, chicken, egg, soy, wheat, dairy, and corn. There are brands available that avoid using some of these ingredients, and they’re usually sold as “prescription” foods. You can also talk to your vet for his or her recommendations; however, veterinarians tend to prescribe more expensive diet food, so it’s important to consider your budget and the food’s availability before committing to a specific brand.

 4. Keep up with the vet’s advice. As mentioned above, it’s helpful to speak with a vet if your pooch has allergies. But equally as important is speaking with your vet about your dog’s nutritional needs as he or she grows older. A Husky German Shepherd puppy isn’t going to require the same food as an adult dog; likewise, a geriatric dog will have vastly different health problems and will require specific formulas to support their bodies with their advancing age.

So with all of this in mind, what are some good dog food brands to consider trying out with your Husky German Shepherd? One of the most recommended brands is Blue Buffalo Wilderness canned dog food. It has a high moisture content and dogs love the taste of it. But there are others to choose from if this doesn’t meet your needs – Ziwipeak, Wysong Peigen 90, Wellness CORE, Innova Prime, Fromm Four Star, EVO, and Acana Regionals are all great choices for a Husky German Shepherd.

The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing dog food for your Husky German Shepherd is that every dog is different. Like people, each dog has his or her own personal tastes. It might take a few tries to find something that your pooch loves. But with these tips in mind, you can easily find what to feed your Husky German Shepherd!

 

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