How A Raw Diet Can Support Your Pups Muscle Development

Diet is a very important part of keeping your dog healthy.  A poor diet in pets can result in many health complications from allergies, cancer, behavioural issues, joint mobility and tendon and muscle development to name a few.

A raw food diet is the most natural and healthiest way to ensure your pet is getting all the nutrients they need from the natural source to help ensure they live long, healthy and happy lives with fewer health complications. A raw diet helps support your pets overall physical and mental development as they go from your cute little puppy to leader of the pack.

A Raw Diet

A raw pet food diet works by prioritising natural ingredients and providing a balance of vitamins and minerals that your pet needs from their diet. By feeding your pet in this raw state, the proteins don’t lose the enzymes and vitamins, your pet requires, through cooking. In addition, the preparation of good quality fresh raw pet food also skips the preservatives, additives and fillers that can be found in low-quality brands and non-raw foods. To put it in simple terms, over time the pet diet has been commercialised with a low quality and cost effective formula. A raw diet is the diet that nature intended your pet to eat and goes back to closely resemble the diet your dog or cat’s ancestors would have eaten.  

Support For Muscle Development 

Our pets need a variety of wholesome foods to provide them with a wide range of nutrients, including all the vitamins and minerals that the body uses for muscle development. Feeding a raw diet that includes bones, organ meats and good quality proteins ensures your pet is getting what they need from their diet to support and maintain healthy tendons and muscles. 

In addition to the wide range of nutrients, the tearing, shredding and meaty bone crushing activity that comes with a raw diet is helpful in building up strength in your dog’s neck, jaws, shoulder, and back muscles. A raw diet lifestyle with increased activity will strengthen your pet’s skeletal as well as heart muscles, which enhances cardiovascular functioning and improves balance and flexibility. The bones and natural cartilage in the diet will also grow your dog strong bones and healthy joints.

Additional Benefits of A Raw Diet

Switching a dog with an existing health problem to a raw diet can often produce an improvement in their conditions. Among healthy pets, a raw diet is likely to help prevent some of the illnesses that are now common in many dogs. Additional benefits of feeding raw include:

  • Shinier coat
  • Healthier skin
  • Cleaner teeth less gum issues and therefore digestive issues
  • More energy, less manic energy, due to only natural fats being digested
  • Less wastage to clean up
  • A well rounded furkid, with reduced reports on the western diet diseases of diabetes, obesity and cancer.

Instincto Muscle Builder Mix For Muscle Development

The Instincto Muscle Builder Mix was originally formulated to assist many of our Blue and American Staffy’s coming in with skin issues. We found their owners were not only wanting skin support through a hypoallergenic blend, but also a blend that would support tendon and muscle development.  

We felt it was important that the mix be developed to support both young and older dogs. Research was conducted to find ingredients that would offer muscle development, tendon support and anti-inflammatory benefits.  It was especially important for growing dogs, that we found a mix that could offer tendon support and anti-inflammatory benefits, due to the cycle of damage and repair as the muscles develop. 

Through our research we also learnt that boron (kelp) is a vital component in that it seems to affect the way the body handles other minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, important for creating strong bone structure for early development and long term future bone support. 

The mix we found, through our own trials and customer feedback, tends to support muscle and skin from the younger dog to the older dog as the ingredients we use are whole foods, that are used in all stages of life.

This is one of our only mixes that takes into account the 80/10/10 for raw feeding.

Our Muscle Builder Mix includes: 

  • Roo and heart – muscle meat
  • Trachea and mullet – joint support
  • Duck wings – calcium and fat
  • Turmeric – overall well being through antioxidants
  • Kelp – muscle recovery and growth
  • Chia Seeds – protein / omega/ potassium/ and hydration

Our Muscle Mix is currently available in 1, 5 or 10kg bags. Visit our webpage to order or contact us with any questions. Browse our online shop to view more Holistic Hypoallergenic Blends.

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