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20 Best Foods for a Husky with Diarrhea

| Published on February 8, 2023
There are few things more challenging than a husky with the runs! Managing your dog’s diarrhea can be a challenge, especially if you’re feeding the wrong food. We asked our Facebook Husky community the following question, “What’s the best food for a husky that frequently has diarrhea?” We received hundreds of replies, and we have summarized some of the best answers below.
Always remember to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your husky’s diet, especially if they frequently suffer from Diarrhea. There may be underlying issues that need to be addressed. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

20 Best Foods for Huskies with Diarrhea

Rice & plain boiled hamburger to reset his system. Add probiotics too. Then slowly introduce him to a good nutritious food. Taste of the wild, waterfowl kind helped my sensitive tummy husky/shepherd. Had him on it for quite a while when he was young. Now he gets the Kirkland Nature’s Domain red or blue bags from Costco. Both my husky/shepherd and my heeler/shepherd do well on it.

Author: Jennifer L.

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My husky went thru the same thing. Took a while to figure out what upsets his tummy. Part was the heartworm meds. He couldn’t tolerate the chewy meds. He had to be on the pill form. Next we had to increase the fiber in his diet. Yes, he was frequently checked for parasites. As I do have a parrot. It’s going to be trial and error. Takes time to figure out what there allergic to. Try feeding something he’s never had before. Like bison, duck, venison. Gradually introduce in his diet. So if he eats 2 cups a food a day. Do a week at 1/2 cup new food 1 1/2 cup current food. Do this until you are at all new good. Should take 3 to 4 weeks to introduce new food. In mean time get him on a probiotic to help get good bacteria in his stomach. You can boil hamburg or chicken with some rice. If he doesn’t care for that give him some plain pasta. Huskys can be very fussy. Good luck. I hope you have patience.

Author: Cindy D.

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Boiled chicken breast shredded in a blender with a dessert spoon of unsweetened Libby’s pumpkin worked fantastic on our boy and saved my kittens life after the vet said take her home as she is not going to last a week as they couldn’t find what was wrong with her she was in their care for 4 days allsorts of tests and on a drip she was at death’s door she is now 5 years old bigger stronger and healthier than my other 2girls xx

Author: Gill A.

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I have been feeding my Huskies and our Pomeranian, Pedigree dog food for 20 years and have good luck with it! I had a Kennel for 20 years and I recommend it a lot of other Kennel uses the same food.

Author: Ronald S.

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Purina Pro Plan for sensitive skin and stomachs! Fought with this for so long and she rarely ever has trouble anymore. I also give her a probiotic but not sure if that works. For treats I give her Emerald Pet pumpkin treats.

Author: Mickie M.

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I feed my 2 solid gold. Love the different varieties! It’s a holistic brand, good quality ingredients

Author: Maggie M.

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Our husky has a sensitive stomach as well. We feed him Simply Nourish, chicken and brown rice, plus a heaping spoonful of pumpkin puree. Keeps him regular.

Author: Corrina B.

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We have always used earthborn the feed store on 50 has it. My huskies as ate it since they were 8 weeks old

Author: Christina B.

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I know that switching food to quick can give them diarrhea. You must do it slowly by mixing it half and half and then gradually to your new food completely. There are lots of great foods out there just read the ingredients carefully. Also changing water can give them diarrhea. Pumpkin is always good when dogs have a upset stomach. White bread helps my puppy.

Author: Tammy S.

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Could be a food allergy, mine is allergic to wheat/grain plus potatoes so I buy grain free when I do have to feed him kibble and Orijen is the brand I buy. But he eats home cooked food on a normal basis and I haven’t had any issues. Hope this helps.

Author: Summer B.

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Boiled rice and boiled chicken breast (or canned chicken breast in water) for 3-4 days. Talk to your vet, for sure. Let them know you did the chicken+rice diet for however many days. They will probably give you medication if it has not resolved in 3-4 days and test for any diseases that could be causing the stomach upset.Watch what you’re giving your pup to eat. Any kitchen scraps? Stop that, it doesn’t help. If your pup is really sensitive like mine, s/he might need to be on a prescription diet so your pup can properly digest its food. It could be an allergy. It could be many things. Your vet will be able to test and give you an answer

Author: Brandi DeSerres R.

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My dog is on EN Fiber balance from Purina. Zoey is 7 and has had stomach issues since she was 1. This works good but she still has some bouts with her stomach. I’ve never been able to understand it. Its a prescription food from her vet

Author: Missy D.

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My boys did the same thing .. The only thing that I found that worked for them after what seemed like years of trying different foods was purina pro plan chicken and rice then for the off days that they got upset stomachs we did boiled chicken and rice with some pumpkin. They all three lived to be 14

Author: Traci Zickafoose-S.

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You have to introduce foods slowly. Ease it in over time. If you’re doing that then give rice and little hamburger a few meals till it get better and then slowly introduce the new kibble. We use Merrick kibble mixed w a little of their wet food and some bone broth powder.

Author: Lou C.

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Zignature White fish. My husky can’t have any chicken in her diet. She’s our 4th husky with a sensitivity to chicken.

Author: Rebecca A.

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We settled on Purina One Digestive Health and a lot of our issues went away. It has a probiotic in it. We tried the expensive foods and they made it worse. To help calm the tummy, give a few days of boiled white rice, sweet potatoes and either child or ground beef. Also check with your vet to make sure it’s not a food allergy.

Author: Elaine B.

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Canidae all life stages. Right now give him purée pumpkin to ease his tummy

Author: Lakesidecollies 

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I use Fromm lamb & lentil my husky like and his poop is normal lots of dog food uses chicken because it’s cheap

Author: Randy R.

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Eukanuba is the best if you can find it Suther states has it but it is very high but it’s the best for huskies

Author: Earl A.

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My Sibe has periodic diarrhea. The vet diagnosed it as food allergies, but I think it also might be ISBD. He gets a prescription diet – Hills Science Diet Z/D, but I also add some ground beef, which has been boiled to remove much of the fat. That seems to work. The one question that needs to be cleared up, is whether the diarrhea is due to an infection, or something genetic, like ISBD or food allergies.

Author: Mike M.

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Always consult your vet before making any health changes to your husky’s diet, especially if they frequently suffer from diarrhea, as there may be other medical issues that need to be addressed. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links above may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

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