MUSCLE FOOD FOR DOGS

Buff K9 Dog Supplement Information & Reviews

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When most dog owners think about adding supplements to their dog’s diet, they are taking things such as joint health, immune system boosts, and skin and coat conditions into consideration. While the vast majority of dog supplements are designed to meet these general health needs, there are others that are designed for more specialized purposes.

Buff K9, as the name would suggest, is designed to help your dog add lean muscle to its frame for a healthier weight and improved endurance. But is Buff K9 all it’s cracked up to be? Does it stack up well against other supplements and can it deliver on the promises it makes to customers?

What Buff K9 Supplement Promises

Unlike many of the other supplements on the market, Buff K9 has a very specialized niche it is looking to serve. It is first and foremost advertised as a muscle supplement for owners looking to help their dog reach a better weight by adding healthy, lean muscle to their frame. Buff K9 actually offers three different supplements for various dog breeds and types of dogs.

The original supplement is known as BuffK-9 Original and is designed specifically to help dogs build lean muscle mass. This product contains up to 20 grams of protein per serving along with an amino acid mixture, vitamins, minerals, and herbs designed to help dogs maintain a healthy body in addition to packing on muscle.

The other two supplements from Buff K9 include an Endurance & Stamina Booster designed for working dogs, as well as a joint supplement designed to help family and older dogs maintain healthy joint structures and flexibility.

All three supplements include the same key ingredients with different concentration levels. Buff K9 boasts that its ingredients can help build muscle, support recovery and endurance, help maintain healthy fats in the body, strengthen the immune system, and boost energy levels.

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Benefits of Buff K9

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Buff K9 is a product geared towards police k9 units and German Shepherd protection dogs as shown above. This sport is often reffered to as schutzhund.

While Buff K9 supplements are touted as beneficial for all dog breeds and types, it is clear from user reviews and compliments that each of the supplements experiences the greatest success within its targeted niche. For example, Buff K9 Original has garnered the highest praise from owners, trainers, and law enforcement agencies with larger dogs. These dogs, such as the Pitbull and Rottweiler, have experienced massive success in building lean muscle and boosting endurance with the help of Buff K9 supplements. Likewise, the Endurance & Stamina booster has proven popular and successful among working dogs such as the Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, and German Shepherd (to name a few) who rely upon endurance and stamina to perform.

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Working the Bite suit with a trained police protection dog.

Whether owners are training sled dogs, German Shepherds for service agencies, or hunting dogs, the Endurance & Stamina supplement has provided results. Lastly, the healthy joints supplement is popular among those with older dogs who struggle to move about as they did in their youth. With higher levels of glucosamine and chondroitin, the healthy joints supplement helps lubricate joints and improve mobility for a greater quality of life in dogs.

Drawbacks of this Muscle Supplement for dogs

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Police K9 Protection Training. One of BuffK9’s #1 Targeted Audiences includes law enforcement agencies.

The biggest drawback to BuffK-9 is the highly specialized niches it seeks to serve. Each of the three supplements is specifically designed to work for different dog breeds and types to meet specific needs. For example, while every owner would rather see their dog maintain a healthy body fat-to-muscle ratio, it isn’t necessary for every dog to have excess lean muscle on their frame. Likewise, the average house pet doesn’t need more endurance and stamina.

All the endurance and stamina in the world won’t do a dog any good if the owners aren’t able to walk them on a daily basis. Increased energy could lead to stress in dogs that aren’t getting regular exercise and actually lead to a decreased quality of life. Additionally, the joint health supplement (while admirable) is also not necessary for every dog. Not all dogs have hip and joint issues. While it is beneficial for older dogs to provide better mobility, it might not be necessary for a younger dog or puppy.

The real problem is a lack of a generalized, every day supplement that is suitable as a supplement for overall health in a dog. There is also the issue that Buff K9 is not clear on all of its ingredients. While it references a blend of amino acids to support recovery, endurance, and strength, it does not specify what goes into this blend of amino acids. This should be a reason for doubt in the mind of any dog owner. Finally, it is not easy to determine the track record of Buff K9. The company’s website is geared entirely towards promoting their product and offers little to no information about the company, its founding, or its research and development techniques. This too should give a dog owner reason to question the supplements they provide.

Conclusion of our product review

It is unclear on the customer satisfaction rating on consumers who have used various Buff K9 supplements. This is due to the fact that there are no public reviews available from unbiased sources (Amazon, Ebay, Ext.). According to their website, customers sing the praises of the company. However, these reviews on the muscle building supplements are not guaranteed to be valid. Given the lack of transparency regarding the company and its techniques, dog owners would be wise to seek out the opinion of others who have used Buff K9 before simply believing the hype and feeding it to their dog as part of a balanced diet.

Our in depth Dog Supplement Review Process follows an unbiased process for each review. This system takes into consideration a number of points to make our star system as accurate as possible. Our review process takes into consideration actual customer reviews, the company’s background, and reviews from actual veterinarians. This ensures that each review is as unbiased and as accurate as possible.

Our Star Rating System for our Dog Supplement Reviews

50% Of the rating is based on actual customer reviews that are publicly displayed. These sources include Ebay Customer Reviews from verified suppliers, Amazon Customer Reviews, as well as Google Shopping (Google Wallet Customer Reviews). The criteria for each review is solely based on the actual products. Customer service isn’t taken into consideration since various distributors may carry these products. Customer service is only taken into consideration on the actual manufacturer’s website.

30% Of the star rating is based on in depth company research. This includes the company’s history through the Better Business Bureau, The Ripoff Report (Some dog supplement companies may or may not be listed here), www.drsfostersmith.comwww.1800petmeds.com, and the website history for Whois.com (Age and Background of the company’s domain).

20% Of the star rating is based on actual reviews from certified Veterinarians verifying that the product is legitimate, safe, effective, and meets all AAFCO and FDA standards.