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Thread: Does feeding a BARF produce a more muscular dog compared to kibble?

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    Default Re: Does feeding a BARF produce a more muscular dog compared to kibble?

    Thanks that would be great!

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    Default Re: Does feeding a BARF produce a more muscular dog compared to kibble?

    Lean is about how much quality food the dog is ingesting. A lot of dog food comes in the mouth and right out the butt. What is retained in the dog can make him fat or lean. Because raw meat is easily processed by the dog, it comes in the mouth and most of it stays in the dog instead of out the butt. Meat is also highly usable by the dog, so it gets used up and converted into energy instead of getting stored as fat. Whereas, in kibble, it comes in the mouth and a lot of it goes out the butt (you can compare stool sizes between kibble and raw meat fed dogs) and what is retained would have lots of carbs due to the breading that is necessary to form the kibble even if it is one of those high quality kibbles that are low carb. So, the dog uses up the protein for energy and then the carbs and stores the extra carb as fat. But, kibble or raw, the protein will not get converted into muscle unless the dog needs more muscle to do work...

    So, to build muscle, the dog needs to do something that requires a lot of muscle... like exercising.

    So, raw fed or kibble fed can build lean muscular dogs. It just depends first on genetic make-up, then the amount of usable food and exercise the dog is getting.

    Hope this helps.

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