Along with a lot of exercise, a good dog food is one of the most important things you can provide for your dog to make sure they live a long, happy, and healthy life.
If you own a Husky, it's especially important to make sure their food is giving them enough nutrients to sustain their highly active lifestyle. We did the research, and here are the dog foods that we found will provide your Husky with the best diet:
How To Choose The Best Food For Your Dog:
Before we dive into our top dog foods for huskies, it's important to know what to look out for when choosing a new dog food.
First, you'll want to look at the ingredients. Unfortunately, there are many kibbles on the market that contain a lot of fillers and preservatives - you want to avoid that as much as possible. Take a look at the ingredients list on the back of the bag of kibble - if you see words like melamine, BHA/BHT, propylene glycol, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, or any vague term like "animal meal"... stay away!
If you've confirmed that none of the bad ingredients are in the food, you're done, right? Nope, not so fast! Next, you'll want to look at the first 5 ingredients in the list.
Food ingredients are listed in order of predominance, with the greatest amount first and least amount last. So the first 5 ingredients are key in determining if your dog's food just has a bunch of fillers, or if it's actually made with high quality, nutritious foods. Looked out for meat as the first ingredient or two, followed by grains and veggies. For example, if the first ingredients are chicken, chicken meal, peas, and barley, you've found a good food! If the first ingredients are corn and chicken by-product meal, put it back and move onto the next.
You'll also want to consider your dog's current lifestyle and stage of life. Are they a puppy or an adult? Senior dog with health issues? Do they have any allergies or sensitivities? Picky eater? If you said yes to any of these, you'll want to pay extra attention when choosing food. There are many foods on the market that are specifically designed for dogs throughout different stages of their life, who have allergies, or who life a specific type of lifestyle and the nutrients in these foods will help them tremendously.
Taste Of The Wild
Taste of the Wild is a great choice, but does come at a slightly higher price point. The first ingredients are buffalo, lamb meal, chicken meal, sweet potatoes, and peas, making it highly nutritious. Taste of the Wild is rated best for adult huskies.
Wellness Complete Health
Wellness Complete Health is also great for adult huskies, though they also have recipes for weight control, large breed, puppy, senior, small breed, and more! Wellness Complete Health also has an all star line up of ingredients - Deboned chicken, chicken meal, oatmeal, ground barley, peas.
Our third pick is Diamond Naturals for their ingredient list as well! Their Extreme Athlete formula includes chicken meal, chicken, ground white rice, chicken fat, cracked pearled barley as the main ingredients, making it great for fueling all of your huskies adventures.
Orijen Dry Dog Food
Orijen's recipe is great for husky puppies and adults and features a much different ingredient list than the rest, including whole Atlantic mackerel, whole Atlantic herring, monkﬁsh, Acadian redﬁsh, ﬂounder. It's one of the pricier options, but your pup will love it!
This kibble's ingredient list includes chicken meal, turkey meal, salmon meal, de-boned chicken, de-boned turkey - a true carnivore's delight! Go! Solutions is great for adult huskies.