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Is Our 14 Month Old Husky Eating Enough?


Our 14 month old husky, Dakota, doesn't seem to eat very much maybe only 1 cup of food per day. We feed him IAMS puppy food. He looks thin to us??




One cup of food per day is a little less than normal, although Huskies as a breed do tend to be picky eaters. I usually try to get an assessment of overall body condition during an exam when trying to determine if a pet is underweight. A dog should have a thin coating of fat over the rib cages. Puppies can tend to be a little thinner than normal. You can try to add a little canned Iams food, or offer him other types of puppy food.

Liz Gigis

For more information, please feel free to contact:

Elizabeth Gigis, DVM
West Chester Veterinary Center
7330 Liberty Way, West Chester, OH 45069