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Healthcare to Pet Care: Former Nurse Launches Pet Wants 518

As a nurse, Kristen Quesada understands the importance of nutrition when it comes to caring for people. Now she’s looking forward to using that knowledge to help pets with her new business: Pet Wants 518 of Saratoga and Schenectady County.

“The quality of the food we are feeding our pets makes a huge difference on their overall health. It’s just like with humans – we understand it’s important to eat healthy and, when we do, we feel better. I’m looking forward to making fresh, healthy pet food and other products available in my community,” Kristen said.

Kristen opened the business with her husband, Rae, a 20-year Union Electrician and the support of her two kids – Justin and Joshua – and step-son, Ryan. The family has two Akitas named Jax and Chloe. The journey to Pet Wants started when Kristen was diagnosed with an essential tremor, which made it difficult to continue her career in nursing. Although she couldn’t be a nurse anymore, she also didn’t want to give up working toward helping her clients and patients live longer, healthier, happier lives. That’s what brought her to Pet Wants.

“As I was doing my research into my next journey, I found Pet Wants and was really struck by the company’s focus on fresh, healthy food that can help pets live better lives. We’d been cooking for our dogs for years because of Chloe’s allergies, so it was easy to see how something like Pet Wants could really benefit families and their pets. When we did the taste challenge, Jax and Chloe picked Pet Wants over their fresh cooked food,” Kristen said.

Pet Wants 518 of Saratoga and Schenectady County is a mobile business that offers free, personal delivery to Saratoga, Burnt Hills, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Mechanicville, Waterford, Scotia, Glenville and the surrounding areas.

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