bred to perform on a minimal amount of food, the Siberian requires
less subsistence per pound than other breeds their size. Some will
actually monitor their own intake and will pass up on eating a meal
here and there. However, some will also acquire a taste for table
food and will try to hold out for only table food.
Many new Siberian
owners have been heard to say, My Husky wont eat the kibble;
she went three days without eating. I put some leftovers in her food
and she finally ate, but she only ate the left-overs. The kibble was
left in the bowl.
will train the owner what to feed, if allowed. Huskies do require
a balanced diet, high in protein and fat. Many commercial dog foods
do not meet the dietary needs of the Siberian.
While we are
on the subject of what Siberians like to eat, lets dispel the
myth that Siberian Huskies will never be able to live with a cat.
Although they have a very high prey drive, many Siberian Huskies have
accepted cats as part of their family. Keep in mind that while the
Siberian Husky has a very strong prey drive, they also have a pack
mentality. Some huskies will accept cats as part of their pack.
they may accept your cat as part of the family, that doesnt
mean the catsor the chickens, geese, rabbits, or goatsdown
the street are safe if they wander into your husky's sight. You should
take the same care with any breed when it comes to other animals.
Siberian Huskies are neither the rule or the exception.