American Pit Bull Terrier > what food is best for your apbt (12 replies)
what food is best for your apbt
by deathrow dogpack on 02 December 2009 - 20:34
|feeding kirkland right now and my 2 hearding dogs do great on it. my apbt has loose stools. coat and weight and all that good stuff are fine. does not seem like it is all getting digested. also will eat his own stool on occasion. send me a pm and will be greatly appreciated.|
by pet transporter marie on 04 December 2009 - 17:50
|Pitbulls have so many skin and coat problems - I like to go grain free if possible :|
Innova EVO: Wellness Core, Merrick Before Grain or Canidae grain free......wonderful dog foods:
See here for help with food changes and loose stool:
I get lots of info from the Pet Nurse
metamucil cookies for your pitbull - ( loose stool)
Grain free foods:
by deathrow dogpack on 04 December 2009 - 19:16
|thank you pet transporter marie, merrick, wellness and innova are all great foods and big price tags to go with it. i never thought about grain free. the kirkland is corn free and just checked the bag and says "contains multigrains and vegetables" i have absolutely no skin or coat problems. i was just looking for the most bang for the buck so to speak. having a hard time spending 50 for a 30 or 20 lb bag of innova.|
by pet transporter marie on 05 December 2009 - 18:20
|You can always mix the Innova EVO with the Kirkland -- sometimes Grain ( rice.... and corns) make dogs become PLUMP|
Glad you have no skin and coat troubles!!!
Pet Transporter Marie
WE can move your pups or adults dogs
by WGH KENNEL on 07 December 2009 - 23:00
| I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THE BEST FOOD OUT THERE FOR THIS BREED OF DOG WOULD BE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING THREE:|
DIAMOND PUPPY FOOD (in the purple bag)
PRIDE HUNTERS EDGE (in the green bag)
ENHANCE (in the pink bag)
I HAVE FED THESE TO MY DOGS AND THEY LOVE IT NOT TO MENTION IT KEEPS THEIR COATS LOOKING GREAT AND THEY HAVE NO DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS WITH ANY OF THEM.
by mseebran on 19 December 2009 - 20:09
|If you must feed dog chow, the feed something grain free, I used to feed Taste of the Wild. It was available at the local Tractor Supply and alot cheaper than most 'good' foods. But if time allows, then feed raw. There is NO better diet than a biologicalle appropriate one for a dog.|
by missaswank on 05 January 2010 - 04:50
|I use the Petsmart Brand Authority and so far it has been great. No issues with coat or stools. Dogs eat it up and they offer Lamb which is really nice. Cost wise it's very good. |
by 414bullystyle on 31 March 2010 - 00:11
|any high protein food will be great ! im feeding mine a store brand from farm and fleet and its only 15$ for a 40lb bag and they do just fine all that high price food is full of junk !|
by yankee girl on 08 April 2010 - 00:15
|we have used kirkland for a long time(15+ yrs) and had great luck with it as a kennel feed. the last few yrs i have seen a huge difference in my dogs coats & stools. many times they would turn their noses up to it. |
we have been using raw for them all now and excellant results. the last month we have had to stay at a motel. (house was damaged in a storm). hard to do the raw so i picked up some kirkland. the stools are horrible, coats have gone dull. back to raw!
something u can use for loose stools is canned pumkin. the plain type with out spices.
by KAS63 on 13 September 2010 - 03:48
|Feed RAW chicken leg qtrs.(bone in) soft boiled eggs, whole grain brown rice, plain yogurt, 1 vitamin tablet, and a tbs.of lard for fat. This is better than ANY dog food on the market.|
My dogs range from 30-55 lbs.
There's an easy amount for each dogs meal, I feed 2 times a day, morn. & eve.
cut leg qtrs in half (feed 1/2 in the am & 1/2 in the pm)
1-2 cups brown rice
1 soft boiled egg a day
1 tbs, plain yogurt
1 tbs. lard
1 vitamin tablet a day
*You can also fluxuate feeding chicken livers or organ meat also for variety.
Some say that raw chicken bones will puncture a dog intestines, but this is NOT true, COOKED bones will splinter because they're brittle. Even if you add some quality kibble to this, the natural diet is the way to go. Once your on this diet, if you see the dog is gaining too much weight, cut back on the portions a little, if they're too lean, add to the portions.
Here's a link to a very prestigious German Shephard breeder and what he recommends:
by TemptationBoundKennels on 14 September 2010 - 18:19
|the best food for you abpt is EXCEED the oringe / yellow bag for the money 50 pound bag for 29$ and the numbers are great! I breed APBT for the last 13 years and have tryed alot of foods and for the money ! EXCEED is th best I found! so far.....|
by Jenni78 on 13 December 2010 - 01:22
| If you want to go cheap but still feed a good food, Nature's Domain at Costco is the best GRAIN FREE for the money. 26.99 for a 35lb bag. Can't beat it. |
Much of what's been suggested is crap- full of grain. Read the ingredients on whatever you are considering, please, for the sake of your dog.
by KELEVRA KENNELS on 13 December 2010 - 13:52
|dog food is crap anyway, full of fillers like corn. dogs eat meat and grass when needed . raw is ok... if the dog stays outside.lol. for anyone with six or more dogs that could get spendy .find yourself and meat based kibble that dosent break the bank and get an extra doe tag next year, that is if you hunt. just for the dogs.remeber meat first not corn on the ingredients list. what you should be looking for is dark formed stool from your dog. corn based dog food tends to leave them loose if feed to much, passes right threw them.and always de- worm your dogs.|