The Labrabull, also known as the Pitador, is a mixed dog between a Labrador Retriever and an American Pit Bull Terrier. These dogs are very intelligent, lovely, friendly, great watchdogs, and are very easy to train. This makes them the perfect family dog, especially since they have separation anxiety and would rather be in a home full of people than in a lonely house.
In this article, we’ll talk about a Labrabull’s diet and what it’s OK to feed these dogs, and what you should avoid.
The Labrabull Diet
Labrabulls can grow to be between 20 and 24 inches in height and weigh anywhere between 45 to 90 pounds. It’s important to feed them high-quality food regardless if you’re buying or if you choose to make it at home. These dogs need the best food to thrive. Their food should be formulated for a dog with medium levels of energy.
If your Labrabull weighs 50 pounds, then you need to feed it around 2-2/3 cups of food a day. Dogs that weigh 60 pounds need 3 cups of food per day, those that weigh 70 pounds need 3-1/2 cups per day, the ones that weigh 80 pounds need 3-3/4 cups per day, and a Labrabull that weighs 90 pounds requires 4-1/4 cups of food per day.
Can Labrabulls eat chicken? Raw or Cooked?
Raw diets are always highly recommended by experts as the dog hasn’t evolved too much since it was an undomesticated wolf. Their stomachs are still built to eat live prey and can have a hard time digesting and fermenting carbohydrates. But it should only be done by someone with experience. If this is one of your first dogs and you’re not familiar with raw diets, you might want to stick to kibble.
Feeding your Labrabull raw chicken is great but you need to know how to avoid salmonella and bacterial infections. Otherwise, it’s always best to stick to cooked chicken and high-end quality commercial kibble.
How about Peanut Butter?
Peanut butter is one of the oldest treats for dogs and pretty much anyone knows that dogs love it. But in recent years, some companies began adding an ingredient called xylitol to their products. This is an artificial sweetener that helps keep a product sugar-free and available to people with diabetes. It’s great for people that can’t eat sugar but it’s very deadly to dogs.
Xylitol is very toxic and if your dog eats even a small amount it can be fatal. If you notice your peanut butter has this ingredient after giving some to your dog, you should run to the vet immediately and bring the jar of peanut butter with you.
Can Labrabulls eat eggs?
Eggs are perfectly safe for Labrabulls and they’re pretty rich in linoleic acid and fat-soluble vitamins, such as Vitamin A. They’re a bit high in protein so make sure not to give your dog too many eggs. Otherwise, you can offer your pet eggs that are raw, boiled, fried, etc.
If your dog hasn’t eaten in a while or if it recovers from something, a bit of rice with a mashed boiled egg can start its appetite back again.
Is Turkey Meat OK for Labrabulls?
Turkey meat is perfectly safe for Labrabulls. It’s not toxic and is rich in protein, riboflavin, and phosphorous. It needs to be cooked under the guidance of a veterinarian and everything will be alright. The real concern is the turkey bones as they can cause harm to your Labrabull when they’re chewing on them.
Can Labrabulls eat cheese?
While Labrabulls are perfectly fine eating some cheese from time to time, you need to test your pet and make sure it’s not intolerant to cheese. Many dogs have this condition and it can put them through quite some pain if they eat any type of cheese.
Can Labrabulls Eat Apples?
Apples are highly recommended for Labrabulls as they help keep their teeth clean and their breath fresh. The only thing you need to keep an eye out for is the seeds. Make sure no seeds are getting past you as they contain a small amount of cyanide that is released in the dog’s body after they’re chewed. Otherwise, apples are a great treat for your canine pet.
How about Oranges?
While oranges are not toxic, you need to keep in mind that they are pretty high in acids. Your Labrabull can have a bit of the fleshy fruit but make sure it’s pealed. It should only be given as an occasional treat and you need to follow your dog for a few hours after eating a few pieces of orange to make sure it doesn’t react in any bad way.
Are bananas OK for them?
Bananas are another excellent treat for Labrabulls as they offer many health benefits. But they’re also pretty high in sugar content. This means you need to only give them a few pieces of banana occasionally to avoid stomach upset, weight gain, and constipation.
Can Labrabulls eat grapes?
Grapes are some of the fruits you need to keep as far away from your Labrabull as possible. It doesn’t matter if they’re peeled or seedless grapes or raisins. They’re not safe regardless of how little you want to give them because all dogs react differently to them. Some dogs only get an upset stomach while others might need to spend a few days at the vet to recover.
Can you give them blueberries?
Blueberries are an excellent treat for Labrabull. You can give them blueberries that are dried, mashed, frozen, fresh, etc. More than that, they are great treats for diabetic dogs. But you will need to talk with your vet before giving them these treats.
If you’re looking for some healthy and tasty treats for training your Labrabull, blueberries are a great option.