Diet Will Have a Big Effect On Your Pit Bull’s Physical Appearance
What you put into your body has a massive effect on how you look – and the same is true for your dog.
Your dog’s weight (whether he is underweight or overweight) and coat appearance are noticeably affected by the quality and quantity of food it is consuming.
Improving your dog’s appearance with good nutrition will make it look a lot better in a portrait or photograph. And, if your dog doesn’t look great, how does that reflect on you as its pet owner?
Dogs with bad eating habits – for instance, stray dogs – scavenge around for food outside, and they have characteristically rough and prickly coats. They’re often usually underweight.
On the other hand, dogs that are fed too much bad food are often overweight, tired-looking, and have sagging skin. They certainly don’t look photogenic or “portrait-ready”.
A balanced diet with the right kind of nutrition will lead to a dog that is much prettier and much healthier.
Any medical doctor will tell you can learn a whole lot by looking at a person’s hair, skin, and muscle mass – and dogs are no different. Inadequate muscle mass can even have a bad effect on posture – your dog won’t even look like he has good posture if you get a portrait made of him!
Special Dog Food for a Better Appearance
Just like you can buy health food for yourself, you can also buy health food for your dog. Specially enhanced, nutritional dog food with added vitamins, minerals, and high-quality protein can work wonders for your pit bull’s skin and overall appearance. Go to the health food store and look for a brand of high quality, extra nutritional dog food for your pit bull. You’re not going to find the best nutritional dog food at the grocery store.
Nutritional dog food has added B vitamins, fatty acids, zinc, and powerful oils like sunflower oil, flaxseed, chicken fat, fish oil, and soybean oil. Imagine how fantastic your dog will look when he’s getting a liberal dose of fatty acids in his diet.
A healthy coat should be smooth, shiny, and soft to the touch. An unhealthy coat will feel rough, brittle, or coarse. Healthy skin should be clear and supple, not greasy or flaky. Regular grooming and skin care is also essential. It’s not just diet.
You might consider getting your dog professionally groomed before any big photo shoot or portrait session. It is a good extra measure that can make your pit bull look even better, but it’s not a substitute for the right kind of nutrition. The best way to make your dog look great is to feed him a diet that will make him look fantastic from the inside out.
Consider bathing your dog before a photo shoot or portrait session if you cannot afford a professional groomer.
Food Options for Pit Bulls with Skin Allergies
Just like humans, dogs can develop food allergies. What is a food allergy? A food allergy is when your body sees food as a foreign invader and then attacks it (instead of processing it). Feeding your dog the wrong stuff means he’s absorbing less and suffering from food allergy symptoms. Read on for some food options for Pit Bulls with skin allergies if your dog has shown signs of allergies.
Common food allergy symptoms include dry skin, itchiness, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
If your pit bull is prone to skin allergies, then your best bet is to buy hypoallergenic dog food. Why take a guess and feed it just anything dog-food-related from store? Or worse yet, you could be feeding it human food.
Common food allergens for dogs include chicken, wheat, soy, corn, and eggs. There are many other foods dogs may become allergic to, and the best way to determine what they are is to get your veterinarian to give them a round of tests.
Look for dog food packages specifically labeled as hypoallergenic. Don’t just buy ordinary dog food and assume that it won’t cause food allergies because it doesn’t have certain ingredients.
If your dog doesn’t have the right nutrition, he’ll look terrible. And, if he looks terrible, he’s not going to look great in portraits or photos.