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
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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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
May 12, 2020
Hiking
Press
Training

Best Dog-Friendly Hikes in LA

Want to be part of your pup’s exercise regime while taking in the beautiful nature and weather of Southern California? We came up with five of our favorite dog-friendly hikes in LA for you and your furry companion. If...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
April 06, 2020
Fitdog Five
Health
Running

Five tips for running with your dog

Ready to lace up those running shoes? Running with your dog provides your pup with much-needed exercise. It’s also a great way to bond with your dog, reinforce training, and even a great motivator for your own fitness...

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Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
January 24, 2020
Hiking
Safety

5 dangers to avoid when hiking with your dog

Trail hiking is not only an exciting outdoor activity, but it is also an opportunity for dogs to socialize in an open setting and explore new environments. In Southern California, the mountains are right around the corner, so many...

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