How much should an 8 month old Siberian husky eat?

Practically all dog food packaging (at least that sold in the US) includes a chart showing how much to feed a dog based on their weight and age. One such chart indicates that a 21-50 pound puppy over 20 weeks old should be fed 3-6 cups of food a day, based on a standard 8-ounce dry measuring cup. For a pup under a year old weighing 51-100 pounds (which probably includes your husky), the amount goes up to 8-10 cups a day. This estimate is sure to be on the generous side, since these guidelines are self-serving. 80 ounces is quite a lot of food per day - and after all, the more you feed your dog, the more often you'll need to buy the food! If you doubt the accuracy of such a guideline, check with a vet's office. They should be willing to answer such a question on the phone. I've learned from experience that a good alternative to feeding a "fixed" amount is to give a puppy access to a full bowl of food twice a day, and let him eat until his interest wanes. When it does, that's an indication that he's had enough, and you should pick up the remaining food. If he empties the bowl and eagerly sniffs around for more, you might oblige him with another half-bowl or so, but be aware...if you let them, many pups will eat more than they really should. This approach helps you determine what their needs are as opposed to their wants, and also helps them learn what and when "dinnertime" is, getting them on a schedule that's compatible with yours. Whatever guideline you use, watch your pup closely over time for any signs that they are underweight (a "pinched" look or prominent ribs) or overweight (their sides bulge or bow outward) and adjust the amount of food accordingly.

An easy rule of thumb is: if you can see a dog's ribs, he's too thin; if you can't feel his ribs, he's too fat.