FITDOG BLOG: OFF THE LEASH

For the trail blazers and tail chasers

Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
September 15, 2020
Health
Lifestyle
Seasonal

Dog Allergies: Understanding allergy treatments for dogs

Allergy treatments for dogs is a confusing array of ointments, sprays, pills, vitamins and shampoos.  Thomas McMillen, DVM from Mercy Animal Hospital in Rhode Island has broken down all of the treatment options, so you can make better...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
August 06, 2020
DIY
Health
Press

Essential items to include in your dog first aid kit

Hurricane season has hit the east coast and fires have begun to cause damage on the west coast again, which means now, more than ever, is the time to put together a first aid kit for your dog....

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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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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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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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