If your pet had a theme song, it would be "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor. Their daily routine includes multiple walks, runs and the occasional swim. With such an active pet, you'll want to make sure YOU can keep up! Even more so, you'll want to make sure that your playful pet has plenty of energy to play as long as he or she wants.
Like in humans, proper nutrition is one of the key aspects of taking care of The Olympian. Whether it is kitties who love to run and climb all over the house or dogs that can't get enough of your runs, high protein food is not just a suggestion - it's a necessity.
When it comes to toys, it is really important to kick it up a notch when looking for the right ones to buy. A simple ball or cat tree will only keep them entertained for so long. These animals have a personality for endurance and a challenge!
Here's our guide to keeping the athletic pet ready for physical activity any day of the week:
Go big or go home when it comes to buying toys for the Olympic pet. Instead of buying a simple frisbee for your pooch that loves to play fetch, get a flying wheel (4). The wheel will spin in the air for a bit before it lands on the ground and keeps rolling and rolling until your dog can catch it. It's important for these characters to feel challenged even in play. Runs and walks are good, but you might want to bring a ball or these fly wheels along to give them a workout even when you are trying to catch your second wind.
Protein is an Olympian's pet best friend. In order to run, pounce and play to their full capabilities, you'll want to make sure the dog and cat food (3) will give them the energy they need. Natural Balance’s Wild Pursuit™ is a perfect place to start. With 20 grams of protein and no grain in the kibble any animal is going to have just the kind of fuel they need to play as hard as they want.
Odds are that your pet is going to be spending a lot of time outside running around. So for the sake of connivence and keeping your pet well hydrated, pick up a collapsible water bowl (1) to throw in your bag. If your a dog owner who wants to jog along side their pup, make sure you have a handsfree dog leash (2) that belts around your waist. It's the easiest way to make sure your dog doesn't out run you and get into trouble.