Pit bulls are not owned only by gang members and drug dealers and dog fighting rings, which is a common belief. They are owned by everyday people. Even celebrities have pit bulls for pets. There are many famous people that have adopted pit bull type dogs, and have become advocates for the breeds. A few of these celebrities have started their own non-profit organizations to help support the pit bull breeds.
Here is a list of some famous pit bull lovers:
Jessica Alba has a beautiful white pit bull named Bowie.
A pit bull puppy named Sophie was adopted by Jennifer Aniston.
Jessica Biel’s brindle pit bull’s name is Tina.
Kaley Cuoco is a pit bull advocate and has adopted 3 pit bulls.
Katherine Heigl has a pit bull named Apollo. Katherine and her mother started a non-profit organization to support animal welfare. The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation was founded in 2008.
Alicia Silverstone is a long time animal advocate. She adopted a pit bull named The Pig.
Jon Stewart has 2 pit bulls named Shamsky and Monkey.
Sophia Bush adopted a pit bull puppy named Griffin.
Lua is a pit bull mix owned by Tom Brady.
Jamie Foxx has 2 pit bulls. He loves the breed so much that he tried to get the Obamas to adopt one.
CinnaBun is a pit bull owned by Jesse James.
Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick, have a pit bull named Lily.
A pit bull puppy named Driver was adopted by Josh Hutcherson.
Fiona Apple had a pit bull, Janet, for over 14 years.
Rachael Ray is a pit bull advocate. Sometimes she brings her pit bull, Isaboo, on the show with her.
Bernadette Peters wrote children’s books about her pit bull Stella. She wrote Stella Is A Star and Stella and Charlie Friends Forever.
Linda Blair started the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation.
Wil Wheaton adopted 2 pit bulls named Marlow and Seamus.
Cesar Millan‘s pit bull, Daddy, helped other dogs learn proper behaviors. His pit bull, Junior, took over the training when Daddy passed away.
Norman Reedus adopted a pit bull mix. He is an animal advocate and ambassador for Cruelity Free International.
Judd Nelson has a pit bull named Tallulah Bighead.
Channing Tatum rescued his pit bull, Lulu, when she was 7 weeks old.
Liam Hemsworth has a rescue pit bull named Tani.
Kristen Johnston has a pit bull named Pinky.
Ira Glass and his wife adopted a “sweet, cute, smart and even a bit cowardly” pit bull.
This list does not contain all the famous people that are pit bull owners or advocates. Pit bull type dogs can be owned by anybody. From famous foot ball players, talk show hosts, actors, models, radio announcers, to cashiers, nurses, teachers, big or small families. Let’s undo the belief that only ‘bad’ people own pit bulls.
While doing research over the weekend, I came across the book Beyond The Myth The Truth About Pit Bulls. I did some more searching and found the videoed documentary. The video was very educational and also very emotional. Some material in the documentary I already know. Some of it was new to me. It made me realize that I need to be doing some research about pit bull laws in the state that I live in.
Being an animal lover myself and previously having a pit bull as a family member, my heart went out to these people and the pit bulls. I can’t remember a time in my life that I haven’t had fury family member. I can’t imagine what it must feel like having someone come into your home and take that family member away. My animals are like my children…. I would fight tooth and nail if someone tried to take away one of my human children. I would fight the same way for my fur babies. I can’t wrap my head around how some people can’t understand that.
It comes down to education. Learn all that you can about the pit bull type dogs. Teach others about these dogs. The more people know about them, the less there is to be afraid of. Be responsible dog parents. Socialize, train, and love your pit bull buddy.
I’d like to share the theme song of the documentary.
The most dangerous end of a pit bull is its butt. Any doggie fart is bad, but pit bulls have the worst gas possible. A pit bull’s gas can clear a room so fast, you literally have to pinch your nose and run. I can’t say for sure that it is a pit bull thing… but I do know that every pit bull that I have met has had horrible gas.
Just like anything else, when it comes to your pit bulls stinky behind, if you are unsure what to do about it please consult with your veterinarian.
There could be a few different reasons that pit bulls have such bad gas:
It could be that your pit bull is not getting enough exercise, so the gas just builds up until it’s a big stink bomb.
If your dog gobbles their food to fast, then they could be inhaling too much air, which would cause greater amounts of gas.
A high protein diet can cause massive stink passes gas
Your pit bull could have a food allergy that is causing excessive, smelly passes gas
If you have changed your pit bull’s food recently, then give it a little more time. Your dog’s system could still be trying to get used to the new food.
Here are some things you can do to try to stop your pit bull’s gas:
Put a tennis ball or a fist size rock in the food dish. Having to eat around the ball or rock should slow down your dog’s eating, which means less air being swallowed.
Increase you pit bull’s exercise. Exercise will help move everything along and hopefully end in your dog pooping instead of gasing everyone out of the house.
You could try to add some plain, non-fat yogurt to your pit bull’s food. It can help with digestion.
You could also try to switch your pit bull’s diet. Try a high quality food that is highly digestible and low in fiber. Gradually change the food so as not to upset your dog’s stomach any more than it already is.
If these tricks don’t help, or you want a professional opinion right away, then make sure
you take your dog to the veterinarian. There could be a medical problem going on. Your pit bull’s smelly farts could be linked to inflammatory bowel disease, internal parasites, tumors, and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
No matter the reason (unless it’s medical) everyone passes gas Some times it’s silent but deadly and other times it’s loud and rank. I have yet to meet anyone that hasn’t laughed at a fart. So when your pit bull lets a smelly one go, just have a laugh and run out the door before his or her gas kills you. Pit bulls really do have deadly gas. Their butts are toxic and the most dangerous part of them.
Are you one of the millions of people across the U.S. that has a pit bull type dog? Do you and your dog live peacefully in your community? Is your pit bull type dog a loving member of your family? YES?