October 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm #14458Timsgirl6310Participant
So Ive had my boy since he was about 2-3 weeks and now he is about 15 weeks and pretty skinny. His ribs are stickin out and he dosnt have worms. hes just so little and the vet here isnt a fan of pits. Any idea what to feed him in addition to his dog food? I am feeding him Ol Roy since he seems to do best with that and its cheap. I fed him pedigree and he was always sick (well for the whole month) Hes been on the Ol roy for about 3 weeks but hes still skinny.
and also Im tryin to house train him and ill catch him mid sqaut and run outside w him and stand there for an hour and he wont go. he sits and looks at me like as if to say hi…why are we out here….we goin back in yet?October 6, 2010 at 11:54 am #16011spykeParticipant
your pit just look like my spyke…October 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm #16013amberc922Participant
Ok I’m gonna take a a shot at this one and hope this helps. Ol Roy is a no no when it comes to pits. Really want to feed only pet store available brands and all natural. I know you are probably saying yeah right it doesn’t have to be all natural and I thought the same way when I kept hearing of foods like that. I’m going to say and I don’t want to toot my own horn but I’m probably at least 98% sure that it is his food. I have learned this in my experience with my two pits. You name it they have it as far as allergies and some health probs go. I got my male pit Ace from the local (no kill) humane society. He had just turned 1yr old so he was pretty much the size he was going to be (wrong). He was so skinny so I asked them what he was eating and they were feeding him 6cups a day of science diet puppy and he wouldn’t gain a pound! He had been raised their so he was on the same diet until I got him. Right after adopting him I noticed his gas was OMG Horrible. It would literally run you out of the house. So by contract I had to take him to the vet and I was talking with her and she said it sounds like food allergies or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) because he also had extremely loose stools and was frequently pooping. So I put him on Iams Proactive Lamb and Rice for sensitive stomachs and he gained 20bls and filled out and is at a perfect weight now. I know Iams isn’t a natural food and you can buy it anywhere but I was unaware of the others at first and natural dog foods can be extremely expensive. Then my female pit Kira started to get severe allergic reactions and her face would swell up and hives on her body. So the short of it is she has severe food allergies. She is now on Natural Balance Venison and Sweet Potato It is $50 for a 28lb bag versus $32 for a 44lb bag of Iams lamb and rice. But it saved her life and is worth every penny. I am switching Ace to that as soon as we finish up the Iams. So after telling you my exerpience I am say put him on a good all natural food and see what that does. Keep in mind you don’t want lots of grains and chicken meal those are just fillers. I know there are some holistic brands, taste of the wild, and natural balance are going to be your major brands to look for. Hope this helped and let me know how he does. Oh also when doing a food trial for allergies and what not it can take up to 6 weeks to see the difference in them.
AmberNovember 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm #16240nikki9093Participant
we just started our two on Acana Grasslands and are going to rotate with the Orijins Regional Red. Both are a grain free food with meat being a base food. Most of the pet store bought food like iams is grain-based. taste of the wild is also a grain free food. bot are comprable and on the pricey side but with all the benefits in feeding them really GOOD product, Im thinking it will be worth every dollar we spend on it.November 20, 2010 at 5:24 pm #16241nikki9093Participant
we just started our two on Acana Grasslands and are going to rotate with the Orijins Regional Red. Both are a grain free food with meat being a base food. Most of the pet store bought food like iams is grain-based. taste of the wild is also a grain free food and i hear is good also. both are compairable and on the pricey side but with all the benefits in feeding them really GOOD product, Im thinking it will be worth every dollar we spend on it. there is a really good artical on the home page about the best dog food to feed pit bulls.November 30, 2010 at 9:01 pm #16290ash_pageParticipant
I give my pits the dog food with the highest amount of protein and fat. I go to my local southern states (farm store) and buy the sport kind with 24%fat and 20% protein. And it fattens them up real nice like. Plus it is only $16.99 for a 40lb. bag.November 30, 2010 at 10:45 pm #16293schrissanaParticipant
I started out feeding my pups Iams in the beginning and that seemed to fill them out, they were a bit on the slim side too so we bought some calf starter and sprinkled a little bit on their food too, that seemed to work well. But as they grew, so did their poop! We talked to some experts and were given the advice to use Diamond because it doesnt have the corn filler like Iams it has chicken and rice for the base, and that has kept them looking healthy ever since, and the poop is smaller because they are retaining more of what they eat! The best advice is to not be cheap when it comes to feeding your dog, you want them to be healthy so quality is best 🙂 Hope that helps!
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