Hello all, this is my first post and I'm sorry if this question has been asked a million times but I couldn't find the search engine so I that I could read past threads. I am bringing home an APBT puppy in 3 wks and I'm gathering most of what I need ahead of time. Her breeder currently has her on Puppy Chow and I have never liked that food for my pups. I was currently steered towards Solid Gold Hundchen Flocken by my local pet store. It looks like good stuff and I brought home some samples for her to try. Is this as great a food as I was told (in your opinion, of course?) Are there other more natural brands that you've had success with? Anxiously awaiting my little adoptor (and yeah, I said that right - she chose me!)
you can get Hunden Fl?? Sheesh, that was one of the best all time foods ever.... I can't even get it anymore unless I have it shipped in. Most dont even know it.
I dont know for your puppy. There's a wonderful Pit breeder here, Patch O Pits. She will see this post and can help you with what's best for your breed. Actually there are a few really good Pit breeders around here, I just dont know them as well. Granted good neutrician is not breed specific but still...
Thank you! Yes, I can get it right here in my local store. The manager said he's a rep and gave me a catalog and some samples. They have other natural foods too, but he said this is what he feeds his dogs. Because of his interest, I thought it best to get other opinions before I put her on this diet. That you think it's a great food is highly encouraging.
We feed ours Diamond, you can get it at the feed store. Our pits do really well on it. If you look at the post "Another Pit Bull & Rottweiler attack" there are pix of 2 of my pit bulls and my rottie there. They all eat Diamond. Just so you can get an idea.
(don't worry, the title isn't what it seems...LOL)
I did read that thread! They are all beautiful! Rotts have always been my favorite breed but this little princess won me over, so no Rott this time. I'll do a search for Diamond and see it too is available locally. Thanks!
I have a couple of samples of Timber Wolf on the way. I've also gotten some follow up emails from the rep for this product. I'll see if the puppy has a preference. She's not coming home until she is exactly 8 wks old. I told the breeder I'm not taking her (though 9 of the 13 pups were released to new homes already.) She's coming home on my birthday (9/1) and she will be exactly 8 wks old on that day. Thank you for your response. I have a lot of research to do!
I had a concern about her releasing the pups early too, so I made my final purchase contingent upon a check from MY vet, whom I trust. At that time she'll be ready to work her way to another food. She's the runt of the litter and half the size of her brothers and sisters but she was the most unique and the sweetest and we were drawn to each other immediately. Her color is different (a deep chocolate brown with hints of red) vs her siblings (tan/white and blue/brown/white); they all have blue eyes and pink noses. She's very inquisitive and pretty well socialized (the breeder has 4 kids, 2 cats and a few other dogs and she's introduced this litter to everyone.)
Raven, all kidding aside, PM Patch and ask SPECIFICALLY what you need to look for and discuss with the vet. Also, do NOT give that person money if this is contingent upon a wellness exam by your vet!!!! Deposit yes, in writing, refundable or not, that's between the both of you.
Size does not concern me. "runts" ... hard to produce but that's a lesson in size GENETICS. It's the fact this person released other puppies so young. This means you are not working with a good "breeder", just some fool putting dogs together and producing pedigree Pits. Not being rude, just giving you FACTS. Please be careful, do NOT fall in love, and use your common smarts which you obviously sincerely have based on this thread :-) There are many many good good breeders out there producing wonderful Pits. This breed, I think it's imperative you work with someone that knows what they are doing. JMO
Also, feeding chow as you indicated, cheap person feeding crap to their dogs and puppies, another indication there is NO knowledge here. Already my guard is up and my gut is sayint "RED FLAGS RED FLAGS RED FLAGS"
I have put a refundable deposit contingent upon my vet's examination, which she will get on 9/1. The appt is already made. I've fallen in love with her but I've had enough pets to know that there are more and that if I must walk away, I will without a moment's hesitation.
Actually chocolate is a very common pit bull color. All puppies have blue eyes and they usually change in APBTs the eyes are usually the color they will be as an adult around the age of 6 months if not sooner. Most APBTs who have red noses have either green, amber or hazel eyes as adults.
I'm glad your vet will be looking at the pups. Just be aware a good breeder would not have let any puppies leave before they were old enough. In some states like PA it is even illegal to do so
Please PM me if you have any questions
Patch O' Pits , Home to Greatly Loved Ch GRCH, Therapy, & Agility APBTs "When it Rains Play in the mud"