FITDOG BLOG: OFF THE LEASH

For the trail blazers and tail chasers

Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
October 11, 2019
Health
Health Watch
Safety
Wellness

Dog Fire Safety Tips

This post has been updated from its original content to include dog fire safety tips to stay safe and healthy through California's fire season. California residents are all too familiar with the effects of fire season on the land and...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
August 03, 2019
Behavior
Running

What was your dog’s original job?

While dogs have become our best domestic fur-iends, for many years the human/canine relationship was one where we worked together. Working dogs were bred to perform specific tasks to assist people.  Original jobs were focused on the acquisition and...

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Jaclyn Uloth
Jaclyn Uloth
August 22, 2018
Diet
Food & Treats
Health
Health Watch

Unhealthy dog food disguised as quality food

“Nutritionally balanced”, “holistic health”, “essential nutrients”, “grain-free”. Does any of this sound familiar? When choosing dog food, we gravitate toward clever marketing that makes it seem like we are feeding our dogs healthy food.  Dog food companies dress...

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Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
May 14, 2018
Health
Health Watch
Seasonal
Wellness

A comparative guide to flea medication for dogs

Picking a flea medication for dogs can be overwhelming. From collars to topical treatments to more holistic approaches, it seems that everyone has different opinions on which medication is better for keeping away these pesky parasites. Summertime is prime...

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Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
February 27, 2018
Activities
Gear
Let's Go
Lifestyle
Running

Dog Sports: Mushing

Header photo via LA Times Every month, we highlight a different sport that dogs can easily participate in to keep them engaged and happy. It's true that most of these sports have origins outside our everyday realms. However, you...

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