Care for a Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies originated in eastern Siberia. The dog is a medium sized canine that is considered a working breed. Siberian Huskies have distinct pointed ears and thick double-coated fur. This breed tends to be active and energetic so it's important to take care of your Siberian Husky properly.

First off you will want to learn about any health problems that are known to affect Siberian Huskies. Some of these health problems include eye disorders such as glaucoma and cataracts. This breed is also prone to hip dysplasia and zinc deficiency related diseases.

When caring for your Siberian Husky you want to make sure you keep your dog's weight down. Keeping him in shape will guard against potential health problems associated with obesity. Siberian Huskies tend not to eat as much as other breeds so it should not be a problem.

While caring for your Siberian Husky you are bound to notice an increased amount of shedding once or twice a year. These dogs have a thick undercoat and will go through a period of shedding every year. It's important to continue caring for the dog's coat to keep it smooth and lush. The good news is while you take care of your Siberian Husky you will not have to bathe it often because typically these animals will clean themselves. However, you will need to trim the dog's nails about once a month.

Before you prepare to take on the responsibilities of caring for a Siberian Husky you should consider your living environment. Typically, these dogs are not recommended for apartments, although they can be trained to live in one. If you live in an apartment and want a Siberian Husky you will have to make sure your animal gets proper exercise.

You, can while taking care of your Siberian Husky, choose to keep him indoors or outdoors. The breed tends not to bark too much, but they do growl and howl which could make for disappointed neighbors if it goes on too long. While it doesn't matter where your dog stays remember this breed likes to be around other people or other dogs. While it's your choice to keep the dog indoors or out they are a very active breed and tend to prefer cooler temperatures. So if you live in a warmer climate to take proper care of your Siberian Husky you will need shade, a lot of water on hand and even some air conditioning for your dog to escape to.

If you take proper care of your Siberian Husky you can expect to enjoy having him around for 12-15 years. You are certain to enjoy the time you spend with your dog, especially given their social nature.


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