Your Dog the Athlete: Athletic Health | Pet Wants

Your Athletic Dog

Is your dog an athlete? Do they accompany you on your walks or runs, swim and fetch what you toss at your favorite lake? If so, your workout partner deserves their version of the pre-workout and post-workout nutrition for peak performance and recovery.

Preparation is the key to your pet’s performance. Start with any of our amino-rich, highly digestible pet foods, chock-full of healthy fats and essential nutrients. Combine it with enzymes and prebiotics for optimal nutrient absorption and immune health. Prior to your workout, prevent warm-weather ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes from hitching a ride with our safe, housemade products. In hotter and colder months, our housemade Paw Wax keeps the elements at bay.

Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water along for your pet during your workouts! And when you’re celebrating your new “personal best,” cool down any unanticipated burns or bites on your pet with a housemade Skin Spray or Healing Salve.

A Pet Wants Nutrition Specialist can help you determine the proper pet food formulas, supplements, and pet care products to match your active lifestyle.

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise,” Hippocrates said, “not too little and not too much, we would have the safest way to health.” When you and your pet are on the path to a healthier lifestyle, make a complete and balanced, nutrient-rich pet food the core of their diet, especially if they “work out” while wearing a fur coat. The first step is to run over to your Pet Wants.


We are not veterinarians or pet medical professionals. We have many years of experience and are well educated in natural nutrition and pet health. We are here to provide you with information and recommendations, but the advice from our nutrition specialists or guides is not a substitute for proper veterinary care. We offer carefully selected natural products, and we firmly believe you should work closely with your vet for any medical conditions or treatments.