FITDOG BLOG: OFF THE LEASH

For the trail blazers and tail chasers

Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
September 20, 2021
Activities
Behavior
Events
Fitdog Five
Seasonal

Why your dog loves the fall season

There's no better feeling than that first autumnal breeze signaling a change of seasons. If you live in Los Angeles, it's the first sign of the fall rain that signals the end of the dry summers. If you...

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Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
September 15, 2021
Behavior
Lifestyle
Trends

Pros and Cons of Bringing your Dog to the Office

Not so long ago, "bringing your dog to work" was pretty much limited to farmers, police officers, and ski patrollers. Today, the demand for dog-friendly offices has gotten companies a lot off companies to allow for dogs at...

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Meghan Rowland
Meghan Rowland
July 26, 2021
Health
Health Watch
Puppies
Wellness

Guide to Common Dog Diseases & Parasites

As a pet parent, it's important to recognize the signs and symptoms of common dog diseases. Recognizing the symptoms early and seeking veterinary help as soon as possible can save your dog's life. Here is the ultimate guide...

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Meghan Rowland
Meghan Rowland
July 21, 2021
Health
Health Watch
Lifestyle
Local

Deadly Disease: Why Lepto Should be a Core Vaccine

Up until a month ago, most pet parents in the Los Angeles area had never heard of Leptosporosis (Lepto), a rare zoonotic disease associated with wildlife. Now, as LA county is facing an outbreak of Lepto, we are...

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Sylvia Wes
Sylvia Wes
January 25, 2021
Behavior
Daycare
Health
Puppies

Puppy Socialization: Why your dog needs it

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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