How a high-performance dog food can make your dog more athletic


How a high-performance dog food can make your dog more athletic

May 22, 2018

For a lot of dogs, 'working' is chasing a ball, giving you a cuddle or barking when strangers come to the door, but some dogs take work to a whole new level. For dogs that spend most of the day on their feet in one form of work or another, a typical dog food won't give them enough nutritional support to let them do their job properly. Working dogs, and dogs that take part in other athletic activities need a diet with a high protein and fat content to help them sustain their energy levels for peak performance. If you have an athletic dog or a dog that needs to constantly be working at their best, a high-performance dog food can help them reach their full potential.



Athletic dogs need more than everyday nutrition and protein is essential to help them build and maintain muscle mass. When your dog exercises, their muscles break down protein much faster, so they need a diet that has a much higher protein content than regular dog food. The amino acids in protein also help to encourage muscle growth and recovery, which is why a high-performance diet can be incredibly beneficial for the wellbeing of athletic dogs. Eukanuba™ offer two Performance diets, our Premium Performance diet and Premium Sport diet. These diets are made of high levels of animal protein to help nourish exercising muscles and ensure that endurance levels rarely falter.



Fat isn’t always bad and is one of the key components to keeping your athletic dog in top condition. High-quality animal fats are excellent sources of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids which help maintain the healthy function of muscle organs and promote strong joint tissues. Fat is also a very efficient energy source. If you want your dog to perform at their best, a diet high in fat, as well as protein, helps them sustain energy over long periods of time.

How else does a high-performance diet help?

A high-performance diet should also include plenty of carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins to support their hardworking muscles and joints. The Eukanuba Premium Sports diet contains glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate to help maintain the health of their joints and also includes antioxidants to help promote strong natural defences. On top of this, the diet also features highly digestible carbohydrates that help support recovery time after strenuous activity.

A diet to help them perform their best

Dogs that need to perform at their best for work, sporting competitions or just to maintain their athleticism need an extra boost from their diet, which both the Eukanuba Premium Performance and Premium Sports diet can do. Containing the highest levels of protein and fat, feeding your dog a Eukanuba performance diet makes sure they reach their potential and are able to accomplish anything they set out to do.