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What Do Pit Bulls Eat?

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Pit bulls are a breed of dog that is very well known. Basically, like all other dog breeds, these eat commercially available dog food. They can also be fed a raw diet. However, pit bulls do need special care in feeding to keep them at a healthy weight. While a vet can recommend a good diet to put a pit bull on, there are commercially available products that can be available for the proper feeding of this breed. Choices for a pit bull diet include wet, dry, vegetarian and raw diets.

American Pit Bull TerrierAmerican Pit Bull Terrier. Photo by Dante Alighieri (Wikimedia).

Raw diet

When it comes to a raw diet for a pit bull, the following things should be considered. Fresh fruits and vegetables such as celery, pears, apples, bok choy, mustard greens and romaine lettuce can be used for one part of the diet. Raw eggs 4 times a week is also a good idea. Raw fish or canned fish such as sardines or tuna should be included. Liver and other organ meat, as well as raw meat such as chicken, beef, rabbit or lamb is also recommended.

Dry dog food

There are many commercially available dog food brands that can be fed. However, the quality of the food will depend on the manufacturer of the food in question. This type of food is less pricey than wet food or the raw options, and is an inexpensive source of food for pit bulls.

Canned dog food

Canned dog food is a complete meal in a can. These meals contain more moisture than other foods. They are made usually from the by-products of animals but have the fewest preservatives. This is the easiest food of the three for pit bulls to digest.

Semi – moist food

As with the other foods that are commercially available, semi-moist is an offering for pit bulls. They are not as good for the teeth as they have high sugar content. They also have more additives and preservatives than the other two types of foods. This is the most expensive food of the commercially available food to purchase.

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