Q: What is the best muscle building supplement for a rottweiler dog?
I have a rottweiler dog about 19 months old and he has alot of skin to grow into stll yet. But i wanted to bulk him up. If anyone has any suggestions on exercises and/or supplements so we can reach our goal.
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Answer by Love is a GSD
Walk him. Run him. Excersise him properly. Feed a premium diet, and he will naturally build up the muscle he is meant to.
Large breed dogs aren't done filling in until 2 or 3 years old. A 19 month old rott is still a puppy, and shouldn't be full grown yet.
DO NOT supplement. It's all chemical crap. Junk or steroids, both of which are BAD
Answer by Karen L
A good quality dog food and lots of exercise will do it, but don't overdo the exercise because you can definitely overdo it with a young dog which can give joint problems later. Check with your vet and see if the dog is mature enough to take hard exercise You don't bodybuild dogs. They are what they are, and it's silly to purposely try to bulk him up. He'll get the muscle he gets by using his muscles. Some dogs have what looks like extra skin their whole lives. They don't need to "grow into it". And it isn't "our" goal. It's yours. The dog is fine with his body image.
Answer by Phil
Unlike other suggestions I do believe in adding a little protein to the diet during growth periods.. especially with fibre Organic Hemp Protein is nice as long as he is exercised.
Start on a cup a day spread across his feeds so 1/3/ a cup per feed.
Just watch his weight … but I have given protein to most of my dogs until mature 3-4 years and they have lived mostly extremely long lives well above average.
I would suggest half a banana & apple a day, 1/3 tea spoon of garlic and little onion some organic shredded veggies, olive oil, linseed oil (only a little) & NO non-organic canned wet or dry food. Most, even the sciencey diet dry foods are filled with yuk, commercial feeds are really what prevent dogs from reaching their optimal age.
Stick to "no steak" raw red meat (twice a week), raw oily fish (as much as you can remove the bones), white meats like turkey and chicken (boil your chicken till white, the only meat I would not give raw), an egg a day …. mixed with the suggestions I gave above and your rottie well fill out nicely & better than most dogs. Remember also to give him beef/lamb bones, nice large ones, let him eat the whole thing. (remember also to take it off him a few times to socialize & assert your dominance)
Answer by shaltiemom
The best overall exercise for a dog is a nice long walk/romp in the woods. The dog exercises all muscle groups as he walks, runs, jumps over fallen logs, goes uphill and down, etc.
A 19-month old Rotty is still an adolescent. He won't fill out until around 2 1/2 to 3 years. You can use some vitamin supplements, but "bulking up" with artificial substances (think baseball players and body builders) is a really bad idea.
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