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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Risky Business For Pet Parents

Risky business for pet parents

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We all know there are certain things we do that may not be the best for our pets (that occasional bite of table scraps). But did you know those little bad habits can mean serious health risks for your dog?  Here are a few risky behaviors to identify and stop for the health of our furry best friends. Not properly socializing new pets Veterinarians and dog trainers are at odds when it comes to the right age to socialize puppies. Most veterinarians want owners to wait until dogs are fully vaccinated and have a stronger immune system. While trainers recommend...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Why Dental Cleanings Are A Must For Your Pup

Why dental cleanings are a must for your pup

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Imagine not brushing your teeth or going to the dentist - ever. Besides stinky breath, you’d be at risk for dental diseases like gingivitis, cavities, plaque and tartar buildup. When your pup doesn’t get dental care, the same is true! We know it’s not the easiest task to try to brush your dog’s teeth, but it is necessary to take care of your pup’s pearly whites. Avoiding teeth brushings can lead to health issues especially if the bacteria associated with dental decay get into your pet’s bloodstream. The bacteria can cause issues with your pet’s heart, kidneys, and joints. Regular...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Essential Oils For You And Your Pup

Essential oils for you and your pup

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Have you been hearing all about essential oils but not sure what all the hype is about? Or, are you a die hard, and have a diffuser at home, in the car, and at work?! At Fitdog, we are big fans of essential oils and all their amazing uses! Fill your diffuser and roller balls with lavender for its calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension. Lemon and lemongrass offer cleansing and purifying benefits. Eucalyptus and peppermint oils can be used to cleanse surfaces and the air & to help promote feelings of relaxation...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Featured Partner: Vetted PetCare

Featured Partner: Vetted PetCare

Posted by | Dog Care, Dog Facts, Feature, Featured Blogger, Featured Partner, Fitdog Asks, Health, Health Watch, Just Because, Vet Tips | No Comments

This week we are so excited to have our partner, Vetted PetCare, stop by to provide you with some awesome advice on choosing a veterinarian for new and existing pet parents. From Vetted: It is important to do your research in order to select the best doctor for your needs. However, for new pet parents, it can be difficult and a little overwhelming to find the information you need to make an informed choice. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, research, to determine a good fit for you. When choosing a doctor, avoid making these 5 mistakes:  1) Cost: Expensive...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Walking Without Fear

Walking without fear

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Walking your pup daily is a must and is meant to be an enjoyable activity for both you and your dog.  But for some dog owners, it’s a stressful and overwhelming experience. Unchecked behavioral issues, such as barking, lunging or excessive leash pulling, can make a one block loop feel like a hundred miles of dread. At Fitdog, we have heard many stories of owners avoiding humans and dogs by taking obscure walking routes, walking at odd times of day, or having to constantly cross the street.  After trying a dozen leashes, reading every article on Cesar Milan, and attending...

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Winter myth busters

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Winter myths are everywhere! While we are lucky to live in sunny, SoCal where the winters aren’t freezing, there are still plenty of cool-weather myths surrounding your pooch that we need to dispel! From dog sweaters to food intake, do you know the truth behind some of the most common lores? Today we’re digging into the facts behind the five most common winter myths! Myth #1: There is no need to worry about fleas/ticks It’s true that there are not as many, but fleas and ticks can still get on your pet. Dogs need flea and tick treatment year around,...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_5 Kitchen Staples To Keep Your Dog Happy & Healthy In The New Year

5 kitchen staples to keep your dog happy and healthy in the new year

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Keep your dog happy and healthy this new year! We’ve shared what types of fruits and vegetables your pup should avoid, but did you know that there are household items that will help keep your pup healthy? We’ve rounded up five of our favorite kitchen staples that you can use to start your dog off on the right paw. Carrots Carrots make tasty treats plus they are low in calories and high in fiber and vitamins. Give them to your pup steamed, raw or freeze them to make a chew treat. Chicken & Rice Boiled chicken and rice is a quick and...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Working Parents Guide To Fitdog Training Programs

Working parents guide to Fitdog training programs

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Fitdog Sports Club is here to help with all of your doggy training and behavioral concerns. Is your pup jumping on people? Experiencing separation anxiety? Or pulling on leash? Our training programs are designed to produce results and are available when you are at work or busy. We have anything from a comprehensive board and train program to weekly drop-off classes. Come When Called This drop off class trains your dog for off-leash activities, like Canyon Hikes and Beach Excursions. It is perfect for puppies or for dogs that may need a refresher before their next activity. However, for first-time...

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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Why Doggy Daycare Can Wait (For a Little Bit)

Why doggy daycare can wait (for a little bit)

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Did you get a new puppy over the holidays? Thinking about doggy daycare? Even when your puppy has met all of the daycare requirements, starting daycare too soon can be detrimental for young dogs, especially puppies under the age of 6 months. Here are the top reasons people rush into daycare, why you may want to wait, and puppy friendly alternatives. Socialization. One of the common reasons people bring their dogs to daycare is that they want their dog to be socialized. It’s true. Daycare is very social. There are lots of dogs to socialize with. Why you should wait....

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Top dog videos of 2016

Posted by | Activities, Beach, Daycare, Dog Care, Dog Facts, Events, Fitdog Activities, Grooming, Hiking, Just Because, Overnight Boarding, Press, Running, Seasons, Tips, Training | No Comments

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for some seriously awesome dog videos! You know you can’t resist… Here are just a few of our fun-loving Fitdogs playing it up for our cameras over the last year! We love when pups show off their skills! Riley is practicing his jumps. [video width="720" height="540" m4v="http://www.fitdogsportsclub.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2-Riley-Jumps-Agility.m4v"][/video] Out on the trail, Honey practices recall. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://www.fitdogsportsclub.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/3-Honey-Practicing-Recall.mp4"][/video] A busy mind is a happy mind and Puzzle Playtime is a perfect addition to a day at Fitdog. Max loves the treat puzzle from West Paw Design. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://www.fitdogsportsclub.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/4-max-puzzle-treat.mp4"][/video] Every day is a...

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