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My Pit eats real good but he dosent seem to be gaining any weight AT ALL! Besides satin balls, becasue that didnt sit well with his stomach, is there any other ways to put weight on him?
 

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no i have not taken him to the vet, he is not skinny where his bones are showing but to me just dosent look as big as he should at his age..
 

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no i have not taken him to the vet, he is not skinny where his bones are showing but to me just dosent look as big as he should at his age..
I'm not sure what kind of "pit bull" you've got (APBT, AmSaff, SBT, BT, or AB), but with exception to the AB, these are all medium sized breeds. They should not be big dogs.

Also, a dog whose weight is right on target is one in which the ribs are easily felt when running the hands down the side. You should not have to push in to feel them. When looking at the dog from above, he should have an hourglass figure with a distinct tuck right behind the rib cage & in front of the hips/back legs. If your dog is a straight line, he's overwieght. And when looking at him from the side, there should also be a distinct tuck up right behind the rib cage. Again, if your dog's abdomen is like a straight line back, he's overweight.

Here is a side shot from a fit/conditioned APBT at his ideal weight:
 

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My AB Jack always looked skinny to me until he hit 2 yrs old. Then he filled out nicely. He looks a little fatter than the dog above though :oops: oops
 

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Miakoda said:
Dakota713 said:
no i have not taken him to the vet, he is not skinny where his bones are showing but to me just dosent look as big as he should at his age..
I'm not sure what kind of "pit bull" you've got (APBT, AmSaff, SBT, BT, or AB), but with exception to the AB, these are all medium sized breeds. They should not be big dogs.

Also, a dog whose weight is right on target is one in which the ribs are easily felt when running the hands down the side. You should not have to push in to feel them. When looking at the dog from above, he should have an hourglass figure with a distinct tuck right behind the rib cage & in front of the hips/back legs. If your dog is a straight line, he's overwieght. And when looking at him from the side, there should also be a distinct tuck up right behind the rib cage. Again, if your dog's abdomen is like a straight line back, he's overweight.

Here is a side shot from a fit/conditioned APBT at his ideal weight:
wow nice dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..rs
 
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