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Raw Dog Food For Muscle Maintenance


Unleash the Potential of Raw: How Feeding Raw Dog Food Supports Muscle Health

Being enthusiasts we're constantly seeking out what's optimal, for our companions. Here, at Bounce and Bella we recognize that a lively tail wag and an energetic bounce signify a content and thriving dog. 

However, how can you guarantee that your canine companion sustains fit muscles particularly as they mature? The solution could lie in their intake. Have you considered raw dog food as a path to prime muscle health?

Why Raw Food? The Muscle Building Benefits

Many dog owners praise raw dog food for being a choice, filled with protein and vital nutrients that mimic what dogs would eat in the wild. It raises questions about how this diet supports muscle maintenance. 

Protein, crucial for muscle development, is abundant in diets sourced from high quality meats that dogs can digest easily to repair and strengthen their muscles. Moreover these diets also include fatty acids that not promote healthy skin and coat but also offer the energy required to sustain muscle health.

Key Ingredients for Muscle Maintenance

When creating a diet to maintain muscle health it's crucial to prioritize high quality protein sources. Here are some top choices;

  • Chicken and Turkey; These lean meats are rich, in protein promoting muscle growth and repair.
  • Beef; Known for its creatine content, which fuels muscle energy.
  • Fish; With its omega 3 fatty acids fish aids in muscle recovery and reduces inflammation.

Remember the importance of vitamins and minerals for supporting muscle function and overall well being. Ingredients like liver and kidney provide protein and also offer a wealth of essential vitamins.

Feeding Your Dog Raw: Practical Tips

Unless your dog has a particularly sensitive digestion, the easiest way is to allow 12 hours after their last meal and then switch straight over to raw

If your dog does have a sensitive digestion, spend up to 7 days gradually reducing their kibble and increasing their raw food e.g. Day 1: 80% kibble, 20% raw. Day 2: 70% kibble, 30% raw etc.

Always feed kibble and raw separately with a morning meal for one and an evening meal for the other the best option

Transitioning to a raw diet isn’t complicated, but it does require some planning. Start slowly, mixing raw food with your dog’s current diet and gradually increasing the proportion. Be mindful of portion sizes—overeating, just like in humans, can lead to weight gain and stress on muscles.

Also, a light-hearted note: while raw diets are amazing, they’re not a magic solution. Consistent exercise and regular vet check-ups are crucial to keep your dog in top muscle condition.

Real Stories from the Pack

Many pet owners who switch to raw food notice an increase in their dog's vigor and stamina. For instance, a customer at Bounce and Bella shared that within a few months of switching to a raw diet, her senior Labrador seemed rejuvenated, showing eagerness to play fetch long after the younger dogs had tired.

Final Thoughts

Is a raw diet the right choice for every dog? Not necessarily. Each dog is unique, and what works for one might not work for another. That’s why it’s essential to consult with a vet and consider your dog’s specific needs and health conditions.

Engage with Us

Have you tried a raw diet for your dog? Did you notice a difference in their muscle health? Drop us a comment or visit us at Bounce and Bella for more insights and to explore our range of raw dog food products designed for muscle maintenance. Together, let's keep those tails wagging strong!

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  • Darren Clunie