When it comes to feeding your XL Bully puppy, you have two main options: kibble (dry food) and raw food. Both have their pros and cons, but which is the healthier option? Let’s take a closer look.
Kibble is convenient and easy to store and costs less, but it can be lacking in nutrients. Puppies and adult dogs need different types of kibble. This is also true for small, medium, and large breed dogs. All need different types of kibble to maintain a healthy diet. So you’ll need to do your research to make sure you’re getting the right kind for your large breed Bully puppy. Some purebred dogs also have specific dietary needs that kibble may not be able to meet. For example, some breeds are more active and will need a kibble for a high energy large breed. However, if you choose a high-quality kibble and supplement it, your American Bully can still get all the nutrients he needs.
Raw food, on the hand, is less convenient, needs sufficient storage, is more difficult and time consuming to prepare, and costs more to feed. Yet, when fed with the correct ratios (meats, bone, organs, etc), it is by far the healthier way to feed. Especially for blue coated Bullies who tend to have more sensitive coats and digestive systems due to common allergens and difficult-to-digest ingredients in kibble.
So, is kibble the best option for feeding your XL Bully? No, it’s not. Raw food is a better choice because it provides more nutrients and benefits for your dog. It can be more expensive and inconvenient to prepare, but the long-term health benefits make it well worth the effort. If you’re not sure how to get started with raw feeding, join some of the many raw feeding groups on Facebook , or chat with your breeder about how to transition into raw feeding for your Bully puppy.