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It sucks. We all know it and we have all been victim of people and their ignorance. However, the more we react to their thoughts and actions in positive ways, the more fans Pit Bulls and other breeds will gain. I bring my dog to work and he chills behind the counter will a ten pound maltese and a cat. I love that so many people think he is adorable and it’s even better that people can see him interact and behave in public.
I have had my moment of weakness and reacted when someone said something to me about my dog. Some sketchy lady on the street yelled at me because my dog was only ten feet away from her. I yelled back and she just continued until I was out of hearing. From then on, I decided that the best reaction to someone like that is to just pretend they don’t exist. THE PIT WILL PROVE HIMSELF!
Whatever you are going to feed your pet, you should always make sure to do your research. My dog eats Dogswel as of right now, but there are better foods out there. Evo, Innova, and California Natural which are all made by the company Natura were just bought by Procter and Gamble which do animal testing and own Iams and Purina. Most foods sold at grocery stores are complete and utter crap. Read the label. Dogs should not be eating SOY, WHEAT, OR CORN! Besides those fillers you might see things like cellulose, aka, sawdust. You might see BHT or BHC which are chemical preservatives that cause cancer and are banned from human substances. Many pet food companies just throw in whatever meat they get cheapest. This mean buying protein from rendering factories that just grind up dead animals. This means your dog is eating euthanized horses, dogs, cats, road kill and so on. It doesn’t stop at the grocery store though. Prescription foods are just as bad if not worse. They contain little to no meat sometimes and can cause even worse health. Vet’s are not always trained in nutrition and are provided texts books via Purina! Therefore all they know is to put a dog on prescription food when sick.
Not all pet food companies are evil. Many are affordable and offer a complete nutrition for you loved one. Premium Edge, Taste of the Wild, Halo, Solid Gold, Nature’s Variety and many more are great companies with great tasting food!
Oh, and companies like Iams and Purina are owned by Procter and Gamble. They own a lot of other companies that have nothing to do with dog food and worst of all they do horrible animal testing on dogs and cats. Read the book, Food Pets Die For and you will never buy food from the grocery store or vet again. Many commercial foods have fillers in them or don’t test their raw sources of protein. I won’t even say what can possibly be in your dog’s food, but often times you will see the ill effects as red/itchy skin, upset stomach, vomiting, or weight gain.
As far as food goes, it is always case by case. My dog did not do well on grain free food and does best on Dogswell chicken and oatmeal so far. I have tried raw, probiotics, food with grain, and wet. My dog can’t handle high protein grain free foods like Orijen, but he always digests things better when I add plain yogurt, sweet potato, or a digestive enzyme. I would do research to make sure the sources of protein are from the USA as well as all the other ingredients. I would also research the company that makes the food you are feeding your dog and make sure they have never been bought out by another company or had recalls in the past. If you have any questions you can always email the producer.
Actually gas isn’t all that normal or at least it shouldn’t be excessive. I was giving my dog probiotics because he has poor digestion and I was giving him too much, causing gas. I have also found that vegetables will also cause horrible gas in dogs just like it does in humans. For the most part they get used to a diet just like we do and the gas should subside. If it continues then I would suggest adding a supplement or changing food.