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What do I feed my dog?

Asked by keso2 (61points) August 20th, 2008 from iPhone

I have a red nose pitbull, and am not sure what to feed him to bulk him up. His father is a huge, and intimidating dog. But my puppy was from the third litter of the same female dog. He’s not growing as quick as the dogs from the first two litters, and I doubt he’ll grow as big as they will. He is 6 1/2 months old. He is a very fast runner, but isn’t growing much muscle mass. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

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Lovelocke's avatar

“More food = More Weight”, that’s pretty much the basics of it. A big dog isn’t necessarily a healthy dog.

Harp's avatar

Is there any particular reason that he needs more muscle mass?

wilhel1812's avatar

Just never think about giving him anything else than dog food. Go to the store you normally by dog food, and ask them what is the best food for that purpose.

damien's avatar

If it’s unhealthily underweight, then you should go to a vet for advice. If it’s currently a healthy weight and you’re just wanting to bulk it up so it’s like it’s father; “a huge, and intimidating dog”, then you shouldn’t be allowed to keep a dog.

syz's avatar

If you are talking about muscle mass, that comes with time and maturity. Pitts are slow developers. They typically don’t reach their full size until 2 or 3 years of age. Just feed him a good quality dog food.

I suspect you will not like this advice, but neuter him. There is no reason to have an intact dog unless they are in a breeding program, and believe me, there are plenty of pitts out there. Intact males also tend to be overly lean because they focus so much on locating, fight for, and breeding bitches. You’ll have much better luck keeping mass (not fat) on him if he’s neutered.

Lovelocke's avatar

Breeding Bitches. That’s going to be the name of my next movie.

sneakypie24's avatar

That’s not an answer, Lovelocke>>
I agree with syz on this one. Age, maturity and plenty of exercise is just what your pit would need to increase in size and mass. Good quality dog food is a plus…but NO Kibbles and Bits. That only accumulates body fat.

Lovelocke's avatar

…“not an answer”? You’re right, I suppose… it wasn’t an answer for the question, it was more a play off of svz’s comment.

Y’know, the one above mine? The one you would’ve read had you read the entire (short) thread?

sneakypie24's avatar

Haha…nice! I did read it…still not funny

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