by K9 Power Team September 08, 2020 2 min read

Fueling Active Dogs: Muscle Growth & Recovery

All dogs love to play and run around, and with all this play comes a need to refuel in a smart and delicious way. A lot of the time, adequate food topped with a healthy, daily supplement like Total K9 after playtime is sufficient to refuel properly.

But for performance dogs and those with particularly active lifestyles (with you), it’s crucial they get an increase in the optimal mix of macronutrients. These include glycogen and protein, among others, and they help to refuel properly and reduce recovery time.

If you own a performance dog who trains and competes regularly, you’re going to want to ensure you remain as diligent with their food as you are with their training. Your dog’s needs for recovery are very different from a dog who played in the park for an hour. These pups need to properly repair their muscles after more strenuous training. That means we need the right blend of carbohydrates and proteins.


Don’t let all your dog’s hard work go to waste.

A supplement like Super Fuel helps reduce recovery time while increasing the overall endurance of your dog. Its formula contains a conscious selection of micro- and macronutrients. We include key carbohydrates to restore glucose energy levels in your dog’s muscles (aka glycogen) and essential amino acids (aka protein) to rebuild the muscles your dog just worked so hard.


Here’s a quick snapshot of these two nutrients at work.

Glycogen is important because this nutrient goes into your dog’s muscle, where it then can be used as an energy source. Without proper fueling, your dog tires more easily, and can’t train or compete at the level they normally might.

Amino acids, simply put, are the building blocks of protein, which are used in a variety of areas in your dog’s body. For dogs who train, it’s vital to replenish your dog with the correct blend and amount of amino acids to rebuild muscle. When your dog trains, they break down muscles (in the goal of rebuilding them back stronger). Like us humans, this is at the very heart of working out. The goal is to become stronger.

Super Fuel provides the correct balance and amount of amino acids your dog needs. This helps increase how much muscle they rebuild and helps decrease the amount of time needed for recovery.


Super Fuel’s added benefit.

When your dog is well-nourished, the health benefits extend beyond just increasing muscle and decreasing recovery times. Super Fuel also supports a health immune system, decreases stress levels, can support a healthier coat and skin and also is great for post-surgery recovery.

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To learn more about what benefits Super Fuel can deliver to your dog, check out our product page. Have a specific question? Reach out to  bark@k9power.com.


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