Have questions about the best dog food for pit bulls? Here are some common questions pit bull owners ask about dog food.
How often should I feed my pit bull puppy?
You should feed your pup three times per day for the first few months of life. After that, you can switch to twice-daily feedings and then once-daily as an adult. Do not leave food out all day long as this can lead to obesity.
Observe their other qualities at mealtime and make sure they are not eating too fast or gulping down their food. Some dogs do better with small meals throughout the day rather than one large meal once per day .
How much should I feed my pit bull puppy?
A general rule of thumb is to divide your pup’s weight in half and then add a few extra cups. For example, if your puppy weighs 10 pounds, give him or her 5 cups of food per day. This will vary depending on the dog’s age and activity level. .
How much do pit bulls eat?
Pit bulls are large dogs that require a good amount of food. They can eat between 2,000 and 3,500 calories per day depending on their age, weight, and activity level.
Should I feed my Pit Bull puppy, adult or senior dog wet or dry food?
It’s best for every dog to have some wet food in their diet. A homemade vegetable stew (with a few chunks of meat) is ideal, but if you are feeding kibble, canned dog food is better than nothing.
How often should I feed my adult pit bull?
An adult pit bull should eat 1-2 cups of dry dog food per day, divided into two meals.
What kind of dog food should my pit bull with allergies eat?
Food allergies and sensitivities are very common in aging dogs and often show up in the form of itchy skin or hot spots. To confirm your dog’s allergies, consult your veterinarian who will likely recommend an elimination diet.
If food allergies are not the culprit, then your dog is likely experiencing age-related changes that require a modified diet. The most common change in senior dogs is an intolerance to protein sources such as beef and chicken. Try switching to a grain-free formula made with turkey or lamb instead.
Read our common pit bull allergies FAQ