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Sylvia Wes
Sylvia Wes
July 23, 2020
Health
Hiking
Safety
Seasonal

Foxtails in dogs: A hidden danger on your hiking trail

If you enjoy hiking with your dog, you may have seen these dangerous seeds lurking along your favorite trail, or maybe even in your own neighborhood.  Green in the spring, these grass seeds dry up and become a...

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Meghan Rowland
Meghan Rowland
July 15, 2020
Safety
Tips & Tricks
Training

7 Tips to Teach Your Dog How to Swim

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to cool off at the pool or beach, especially with your four-legged friend by your side. But before you let your dog jump into the water with you, it’s important...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
July 09, 2020
Lifestyle
Press
Safety

How to modify your home for an elderly pet

Fitdog was recently featured in Redfin's article "How to Modify Your Home for an Elderly Pet." As pets age, they need more support from us. Elderly pets have a higher risk of arthritis and joint problems, weakness, disease, and...

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Sylvia Wes
Sylvia Wes
June 26, 2020
Holiday
Puppies
Safety
Tips & Tricks
Training

Dog scared of fireworks? Prepare your dog for 4th of July fireworks before they happen

So many new dogs and puppies found loving families and homes over the quarantine period.  For many of them, they’ve only experienced quiet, peaceful lives while everyone has been telecommuting and staying at home.  Now we are creeping...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
May 29, 2020
Enrichment
Exercise
Running

5 Ways Treadmill Workouts Benefit Dogs

When newcomers tour our daycare and boarding facility in Santa Monica, they always chuckle when they pass the doggy treadmill. They ask: “Is that for real?” The simple answer: absolutely. Pet owners might think it’s impossible to get their dog...

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