FITDOG BLOG: OFF THE LEASH

For the trail blazers and tail chasers

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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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
July 22, 2020
Grooming
Health

Reduce dog shedding: Tips for healthier coat and skin

The number one thing pet owners complain about is shedding. It seems like dog fur is just the reality of dog ownership. But it doesn't have to be. While nearly all pets shed, there are ways to reduce...

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Sylvia Wes
Sylvia Wes
May 13, 2020
Behavior
Daycare
Health
Puppies

Puppy Socialization: What is it and why you should care

The common thinking is that puppy socialization needs to wait until dogs are older and all vaccines have been given.  Yet countless studies have shown early socialization is essential to healthy puppy development.  In fact, the American Veterinary...

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Sylvia Wes
Sylvia Wes
May 02, 2020
Grooming
Health
Lifestyle

5 Puppy Massage Techniques to Relax Your Dog

When you first get a new puppy it's important to get them used to being handled. Although it’s not something we really think about, your new puppy is about to get touched in all kinds of new places...

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Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
April 18, 2020
DIY
Grooming
Health
Lifestyle

At-Home Dog Grooming Guide

Grooming is an essential part of a dog's health routine. Now that most grooming services have closed due to the COVID 19 business restrictions, dog owners are having to take dog grooming into their own hands.  While dog...

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