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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

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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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Smooches 4 Pooches

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Love is in the air! Find your perfect match this Valentine’s Day with Fitdog Sports Club and Wags & Walks at our 2nd Annual Smooches 4 Pooches event! Join us on Saturday, February 11, 11 am – 3 pm to meet some of Wags & Walks’ adoptable pups! All funds raised will go towards the local rescue organization and their efforts to help dogs in Los Angeles. Get sloppy puppy kisses from Wags & Walks dogs in our smooches 4 pooches kissing booth and partake in our amazing raffles! Himalayan Chews, Vetted PetCare, WeRuVa, Metro Paws, and VCA Broadway and...

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Go green with earth-friendly dog products

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We all try to be earth-friendly, but now your dog can go green, too! We love these five products that are both good for our pups and the environment. Aussie Naturals is a fantastic company that produces products with 100% all natural consumables and they test all their toys at dog rescues! Their IndestructaBALL is eco-friendly and made from Mango wood, dried corn chips, and dried beans. Aussie Floppies are 2 in 1 stuffing-free toys made with all natural cotton. Looking for a great pool toy? We carry their Aussie Floatie, which is a water toy made out of neoprene....

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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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Why dogs should not drink rainwater

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Winter is upon us! While we won’t get snow in Southern California, we will get rain. It is important to remember that rainwater is not always safe for your dog to drink. When rainwater hits earth, it comes in contact with several contaminants or chemicals that aren’t safe to drink. If you are near a chemical plant, the rain could contain all the chemicals they are putting out into the air. Water that comes off of your roof could come in contact with tar or bird feces. If this is the case, there is a chance your dog could get...

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Halloween dangers for pups

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It’s no surprise that Halloween is on the list of dangerous holidays for dogs! With all of the tricks and treats in play, we want to make sure our favorite four-legged friend is as safe as can be during this spooky time of year! Prevent any Halloween related emergencies by avoiding the following Halloween hazards. Candles Candles are also dangerous for your dog! The last thing we want to happen is for our little guy to get into our friend Jack-o-lantern and come face-to-face with a candle. Costumes It’s the perfect time of year to dress your pup up to...

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Fitdog Sports Club Blog _ Fall Worries For Dogs

Fall worries for dogs

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You know it’s fall when leaves start to change colors, days begin to get colder, and families come together! Although fall is everyone’s favorite time of year, it can introduce some new hazards or issues for our canine friends. Here are five things we, as owners, should be aware of before entering the autumn season.  Autumn Allergies Allergies are triggered by seasonal change. Dogs trap in allergies from fallen leaves, dried up weeds, and traveling winds. When discovering that your dog is developing allergies, be sure to relief them as soon as possible because, it’s safe to say, these autumn...

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5 best chew toys

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Chewing is a natural stress-busting activity for dogs. Bored dogs tend to chew on anything and everything they can reach.  Chew toys are, instead, a useful way to keep dogs busy, divert them into some quiet time or encourage them to stay on their bed or in a crate. To keep your shoes, furniture, and more intact, it is key to find toys specifically designed to withstand your canine. Bully Sticks can be found as all-natural, odor-free chews. Most are also 100% digestible and made from American born and raised cattle (USDA certified). A Kong toy with a fillable hole...

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Flea products & how they work

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In the summer, fleas are lurking everywhere and unfortunately, our furry pals will encounter them at some point. Luckily, there are many different products that can prevent and eliminate these horrible pests. Before purchasing a remedy that gets rid of fleas, it is important to understand the differences between each one. Frontline Frontline applications kill fleas and ticks at every stage of their life. All fleas and ticks will be killed between 24-48 hours after application. To apply Frontline, all you have to do is part a coat of fur between the shoulder blades of your dog. Then, squeeze the...

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