Given the history of dogs and Pit Bulls alike, you would think they were meant to only eat meat. However they are omnivores just like us and benefit from both meat and plants. That advice is needed if you plan to use anything other then store bought dog foods. Moving on we can see the difference in types of dog food for your Pit Bull.
Dry Dog Foods
This contains about 10% moisture and is the most popular among types of dog foods. It is economically choice, and the healthiest (depending on brand) for your Pit Bull. However it is the least tasteful.
Buying Fresh Food!
When visiting a super market or PetSmart or Petco, etc., never buy bags that have defects. These can consist of holes, cobwebs, grease spots. Any of these will give you a quick insight as to how fresh the bag of food is. Dry food can lose nutrients as it sits, and the fats inside can begin to stink, effecting your Pit Bulls breath in the process. You could possibly jeopardize their health as well.
Never forget if you buy a 50 lb bag of new dog food and your Pit Bull has never tasted it before. They may like it at first but the taste may grow stale to them. They may refuse to eat after so much of the bag.
TIP: If you never show your Pit Bull how good human food is, you will never have problems feeding your Pit Bull.
Foods to Avoid!
- Chicken, pork, lamb or fish bones. If swallowed whole the sharp ends of the bones can puncture a stomach or intestinal wall.
- Any bone can be swallowed whole, can cause choking or intestinal blockage.
- No cooked bones. They are more likely to split and break, which means more bad puncturing in the stomach.
- Mineral supplements can be detrimental in many ways, ask a veterinarian before you attempt any home remedies.
- Chocolate (of course), it contains theobromine, which is poisonous to dogs. If you didn’t know why before it’s the theobromine, tell your friends and family.
- Onions, which can cause red blood cells to break down. This can cause serious illness in dogs that eat them.