How to add weight to your pit bull FAST

weight gainer for dogs

At Kinneman Kennels, we often get asked — how do you put weight on a skinny or malnourished dog?

Simply put, your dog needs to consume more calories than they burn off.

Highly active breeds such as the American Pit Bull Terrier and American Bully require more calories than a dog that’s couch potato.

Pregnant and nursing females also require more calories — about 2X as much as they normally consume. 

What’s the best way to add weight to your dog?

We’ve tried every weight gaining product on the market and found that Miracle Vet weight gainer works the best — by a landslide.

weight gainer for dogs

  1. It’s all natural. We found trans fats & artificial ingredients in every brand except Miracle Vet.
  2. It’s safe for puppies — we introduce Miracle Vet to puppies at the age of 4 weeks. It’s important to keep extra weight on pups incase they become sick (they’ll need as much fat on their bones as they can get).
  3. It’s ideal for pregnant and nursing dogs. It’s extremely difficult to keep weight on pregnant and nursing dogs without Miracle Vet. The puppies essentially suck all of the nutrients out of the mother.

How do you use it?

We recommend mixing Miracle Vet weight gainer into your dog’s first meal of the day. You can also feed it to your dog with a syringe if they’re unwilling or unable to consume their food.

high calorie dog food

We recommend Bully Max high performance dog dry food since it’s also high in calories & all natural.

Combined, this diet has proven to add weight to our dogs faster than any other method. The key is that this diet is extremely nutrient dense.

With other brand of food, it would take 7 cups of food to equal the amount of calories in 1 cup of Bully Max dog food (535 calories) + 1 oz of Miracle Vet weight gainer (150 calories).

Just one single cup of this combination contains 685 calories!

Where you can get Bully Max dog food:

Where you can get Miracle Vet weight gainer:

Get an Extreme American Bully Puppy from Kinneman Kennels

Pedigree packed with over 13 Generations of Bullies and nearly 20 Years of Quality American Bully Line Breeding

These pups are the product of nearly 20 years of line breeding some of the finest American Bully Blood in the nation.

If you’re looking for the next biggest ABKC Champ, a Family Pet, or a Bully with sound health and a stable temperament, then you came to the right place.

Available pups, All Males. No particular order:

bully puppy a


extreme abkc puppy b


massive pitbull puppy 3 available


If you’re interested in any of these pups, don’t hesitate to call. We have very few breedings per year and pups usually only last a couple of days once they’re posted.

You won’t find a more extreme, healthy, correct, or bully pup anywhere else – Guaranteed.

Traits that we breed for:

  • Sound Health
  • Stable Temperaments (Aside from naturally stable temperaments, All dogs are extremely well socialized with people and other dogs from day one.)
  • Extreme Bone
  • Extreme Mass
  • Large Block Shaped Head Pieces

Interested in one of these Extreme American Bully Puppies? Contact us at 1-412-251-6818.

Due to the high demand for our pups, we cannot guaranteed availability for long. If you’re interested in one of these pups, don’t hesitate to call.

Kinneman Kennels named one of the Best Breeders in Pittsburgh

Named Best Breeder in Pittsburgh

Kinneman Kennels is proud to be named one of the “Best Breeders In Pittsburgh” by CBS Pittsburgh. –

Customer Dedication and Satisfaction

blue-pitbullKinneman Kennels has nearly 25 years of Combined Breeding Experience. With the dedication to our health and happiness of our dogs and customers, it’s no surprise we’ve been named one of the best breeders in Pittsburgh. With so many breeders breeding for money, we breed for the love and passion of preserving some of the finest bloodlines in the world. So often you will hear pit bull activists who “LOVE PIT BULLS” bashing breeders. Without breeders there would be no pit bulls to love. Responsible breeding preserves and protects true pure bred pit bulls. Wether it’s an American Bully Bloodline, or an old school bloodline. Without responsible breeders, these dogs become over-saturated with generations of below average dogs. The end result is a dog with little or no resemblance to the ideal breed standard. Good breeding practices involve a great deal of time, money, research, knowledge, and dedication. Without these factors, we agree that a person should not have the right to breed dogs. Scatter bred backyard breedings will undoubtably result in more dogs in shelters, and more poorly raised dogs.

Lawmakers and the general public attempt to solve the problem of pit bulls ending up in rescue shelter with ineffective ways:

  • Banning a specific breed will no solve the problem with dogs in shelters. It will only change the breed of dog in the shelters.
  • Adopting dogs from shelters is only a temporary solution to a permanent problem.

Solutions to resolve the issue with pit bulls in shelters:

  • Breeders must register their litters with the city.  A proof of valid registration papers for both the sire and dam must be provided. Registration through the ADBA, UKC, or ABKC will be considered valid registration papers.
  • Tougher penalties on participating in unregistered breeding will lower the percentage of backyard breeders. Backyard breeders are the cause of the majority of dogs in shelters and almost NEVER have valid registration papers. By outlawing unregistered breedings this will likely put a very large dent in the number of pit bulls that end up shelters across the US. If lawmakers passed a law similar to this, it would have the potential to save many dogs from ending up in shelters in the first place.

Having fun with Pit Bull Training at Kinneman Kennels

Shown in this video is one of the first Pit Bulls at Kinneman Kennels – Razors Edge Bam Bam. She came to us from Bill Lyver’s of Bill’s Blue Bullies in Texas in 2007. Bam Bam has all of the drive and temperament of the original American Pit Bull Terrier.

She in an extremely active dog, and athletic as you can see in this short video. We bred her to her sire “Busa” in 2009 and she produces some amazing bullies. Her firey temperament was passed right on to her puppies as well.

If you are a first time Pit Bull owner, we wouldn’t suggest purchasing a dog of this caliber. These type of dogs should only be owned by extremely experienced dog owners who can maintain control of their dogs 100% of the time.