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Kennel Tips - Feeding


Compare before you buy
All though I am new to the sledding world, I am not new to the dog world. One of the most important things in a dog's life is feeding. I have fed the most expensive brands to cheap store brand names at times. No matter what you feed, compare it...it might not be all that the labels say.

I looked at a $40 bag of food (weighting 40lbs) and a $20 bag of food (weighting 50lbs). The $20 bag of food has more protein and better ingredients than the $40 bag. No matter what you do with your dogs, make sure that you are not paying twice the amount for a food, when you could be paying $20 for better quality...
Submitted by Jana, Washington [1/20/99]

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Feeding Sled
For feeding in winter, I've found that it's easier to pull the buckets on a regular kiddie sled. To hold them in place, take a piece of wood as large as the sled and cut out two (or as many buckets as you're feeding) holes just big enough to hold the buckets in the middle. Then put two small holes on the sides and attach it to the sled with some zip ties.
Submitted by Kristen Crain [3/27/06]

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Healthy Coats
When your huskies are blowing their coats you should start feeding them a egg a day to help bring in a healthy new coat.
Submitted by Damon, Isis Kennel, Anchor Point, Alaska [2/21/01]

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Hubcap Bowl
I have found that the best cure for a dog with consistently soft stools is a hubcap. As long as all of the obvious reasons are not causing the problem (illness, parasitism, change in feed, etc.), simply by causing his nose to bottom out on the dish, not allowing him to "wolf" food in big bites will promote slower eating and better digestion and stool formation.
Submitted by Kirk Barnum, Seeley Lake, Montana [5/3/06]

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Vege Soup
Especially in winter I keep all the water I boil our potatoes/vegetables in and pour over dog's food .. I also boil all the peelings of all vegetable for same purpose... add warm water and the dogs get a warm liquid meal! The vitamins are a bonus!
Marva Ittner, Skandia, Michigan

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