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I don't know what to give my 1yr old blue nose pit bull for food what food will make him bulkier


Asked by Member 823782 on Apr 6th 2009 in Food & Nutrition
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Bianca

Why do you want your dog to be bulkier? I can't really think of any good reason why that would matter.

Pitties in general tend to grow "up" during the first year and "out" between ages 1-3. So your dog may naturally get a wider chest and fill out over time. He's still a puppy and still growing.

The best thing you can do is be sure your dog is eating a high-quality diet and getting plenty of exercise. Visit this Dogster forum thread to learn about choosing healthy food for your dog:
www.dogster.com

Your dog will get as big as his genetics allow, so just focus on raising a healthy pup and don't worry about how "bulky" he looks.

Good Luck!


Bianca answered on 4/6/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Abby

Medium sized and larger dogs don't really fully mature until they are about two years old.

They go through an awkward teenage stage during which they are often skinny and lanky - this is normal. Putting additional weight on your dog at this point in his life will make him overweight, which will cause all sorts of health issues later on.

Around two years of age, your dog will be fully grown in terms of size and begin a process we call "filling out". This is when you will see his chest get wider and see him develop his adult shape and size, as well as his grown weight.

It's important to feed a balanced, healthy diet and keep your dog at a healthy weight, not make him fat. Bulk is created by exercising your dog, such as playing fetch, long walks, running or bicycling with your dog. You should not do any strenuous exercise (bicycling, running, weight pulling, etc.) with him until he is done growing, or until about 18 to 24 months of age.


Abby answered on 4/6/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Dieta

bull dogs love Solid Gold hundenflocken.
And your dog is baby still. After 18 months they can gain more muscles.
He is still pup.
A fat puppy is not a healthy pup. So, in time he can have more exercise and food.
For now, don't worry he won't be able to bulk up.
After 18 months there is some exercises he can do to build up his muscle tone.


Dieta answered on 4/7/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

To add to the other answers genetics play a HUGE part in how your dog will mature out...If you have seen the parents that should give you an idea of how your dog will look.
Trying to feed him too much to bulk him up will only make him fat & unhealthy.


Member 73926 answered on 4/7/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Bam-Bam, CGC

He's 1 year old, that means he's still a pup and not even done growing. If he's still not beefing up by age 2, come back and ask then. Bulking him up too soon can be really detrimental to his health...Then again, most of the people who want bulky pitties don't seem to care about the dogs health as there is little reason other than fighting to want a bulky pittie.


Bam-Bam, CGC answered on 4/7/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Miss Priss

Hi - YOUR blue nosed pitbull is still a kid - you need one more year of growing... How about adding some Barking At the Moon food by Solid Gold / It is a great food - I would do a mix of your food and the new food 50/50 mix. After a few bags of Barking at the Moon, you may see some bulk / but mainly you want a health dog.. Right?

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Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

"Bulkier"? As in overweight, or do you wish him to look like the fighting-ring style Pitties?
Either one isn't really something I'd recommend. Being overweight would be dangerous to his health. And the fighting-ring style Pitties are (1) born that way due to selective breeding (and thus cannot be made "bulky" by feeding them a certain food), and (2) not according to the breed standard.

As for what to feed him, you can feed him kibble (AKA, commercial dog food; dogfoodratings.com is great for finding a good brand), raw, or homecooked. If you decide to go the raw or homecooked route, be sure to do all the research you can on those diets before feeding them. The guidelines in those diets are strict.


Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 4/7/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Aster

If you want a long active life, you will keep him lean. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is different. Standard recommendations are a good place to start, but each dog must have its food and exercise adjusted to its individual needs. Here is a link to a good illustrated guide, www.longliveyourdog.com

As mentioned, exercise will help build muscle. Even a year old may still be too young for running with a bicyle. The stress could damage joints.

There is no evidence that premium chows are any better for dogs than the common brands. The service dogs schools are very successful feeding their highly valuable dogs common brands. You thing they are going to spend the price of a car training a dog and skimp on its food?


Aster answered on 4/7/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

if your dogs is underweight and you are looking for a kibble food, i suggest Innova Red Meat dog food. They are very high in protein and at the humane society where i used to work, we would give that to the dogs and cats that came in severly underweight.


Member 822261 answered on 4/8/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Maverick

My mom says that she recommends a premium food with a quality protein source such as chicken meal or lamb meal being the first ingredient! The first ingredient is what the food is mostly made up of. Also, be sure to pick a food like Nutro that doesn't have any type of meat by-products or ground yellow corn. By-products are the heads, feet, and intestines of whatever animal is specified. No ground yellow corn means less back yard clean up for you!
Make sure your mom or dad is also feeding a large breed food that way you are getting the correct calcium and phosphorus levels so your joints grow at a healthy rate. You won't be fully grown until you are at least 3 years old so you still have a lot of growing left to do...at least a lot of filling out to do anyways.
Mom & me and my brother love Nutro! The Natural Choice & Ultra have a great large breed food that I think is really yummy!


Maverick answered on 4/8/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

Feed him RAW chicken leg quarters. One a day not only will it bulk up him muscles it will make his coat shine. Hope this helps.


Member 835065 answered on 5/27/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer