Feeding your Husky or sled dog too soon before or after exercise is to be avoided. It can not only be uncomfortable for your Husky to exercise on a full stomach, but feeding too close to physical exertion has been linked to one of the most serious and life-threatening medical emergencies sled dogs can incur; ‘bloat’ or gastric torsion.
It’s recommended that you wait AT LEAST 30 minutes (longer if at all possible) after exercise before feeding. This gives the dog’s body a chance to settle down and cool off before having to deal with the digestive process. You should also wait AT LEAST 2 hours after a meal before you exercise your Husky or sled dog, longer if possible, especially if you are exercising the dog vigorously (i.e. if you are ‘working’ your Husky on a rig or scooter).