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Fitdog Sports Club_Dog Blog_Holiday Dog Treats

Holiday dog treats

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Santa is not the only one deserving of treats this time of year. With all the baking you are doing for your friends and family, don’t forget to make a little something special for your furry friends, too. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite easy to make, dog-friendly and healthy treats to spoil your Santa’s Little Helper. Test out a few of these dog-delicious recipes: All-Natural, Vegan Dog Treats Apple Crisp Dog Treats Photo Credit: PopSugar Peanut Butter & Ginger Snaps Gingerbread Men Dog Treats Photo Credit: Pretty Fluffy Snowflake Shortbread Dog Cookie Photo Credit: Pretty Fluffy...

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Ugly Sweater Party 2016

Posted by | Activities, Christmas, Daycare, Events, Fitdog Activities, Gear, Holiday, Just Because, Seasons | No Comments

It’s the holidays and at Fitdog that means it’s time to bust out your Ugliest Sweater for our Howliday Party! Last week we did just that and it was a mutt and mingling good time! Congratulations to Maverick the Pom Pom and his owners Stephanie & Sam, our Second Annual Fitdog Ugly Sweater Winner! From festive sweaters to sweet treats, Fitdog friends had a fantastic time enjoying good company and good cheer. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and had fun in our photo booth! Be sure to check out our Facebook album with all of the photos! And...

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Cutest gift, biggest commitment

Posted by | Activities, Adoption, Christmas, Events, Gifts, Holiday, Just Because, Tips | No Comments

We get it!! The kids have been beggingggggggggg for a puppy for months upon months! Your girlfriend follows every adorable dog account on Instagram and is giving you “puppy eyes” as hints of what she wants under the tree. But, is getting (or giving) a dog at the holidays right for you!?  While it will make for one memorable gift-giving moment, it is all the other moments after we want you to consider! Did you know… The Helping Hands Humane Society sees about a 5 percent bump in admissions after the holidays from families who were overwhelmed. Three pets were...

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Barking around the Christmas tree

Posted by | Activities, Behavior, Dog Facts, Events, Gear, Holiday, Just Because, Seasons, Treats | No Comments

When it comes to holiday traditions like holiday parties, opening presents from Santa Claus or a big dinner celebration, your furry best friend wants in on the action. How best to include your four-legged friend? Easy! Dogs know when they are being left out, so make sure your dog has a present under the tree and a stocking filled with goodies so he can sniff and tear through his gifts the same time as you! We love the “Grizzly Grey Bar" cuddle toy or an “Incredible Stalk” fetching stick from DOOG. Himalayan Dog Chews are made from real cow’s and...

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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Traveling Stress-Free With Your Dog

Traveling stress-free with your dog

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The stress of traveling during the holidays keeps many pet owners from taking their dog with the over the holidays. The best way to beat stress is to be prepared. Here are 8 tips to making sure you and your pup are prepared and traveling stress-free this holiday season. Book on a pet-friendly airline in advance. Most airlines only allow two pets per cabin and charge a one-way fee. Also be prepared to check luggage since your dog counts as one of your carry-on bags. Find a carry-on bag that is approved by the FDA. Your dog should be able...

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Why dogs should not drink rainwater

Posted by | Dog Care, Dog Facts, Health, Holiday, Just Because, Seasons, Tips | No Comments

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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Fitdog Howl-o-ween 2016 winners

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We are thrilled at the success of our 6th Annual Howl-o-ween Photo Shoot and Photo Contest! Thank you to everyone who came to our shoot for a fun day of pictures. We loved seeing all of the comments and shares on the Facebook album for the contest! It would be way too hard for us to pick the best costume, so we are so glad it was up to our audience! Congratulations to our top dogs who were entered to be selected as our grand winner. HUGE congratulations to Kali as Wonder Woman, your 2016 Howl-o-ween Photo Shoot & Facebook...

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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 _ 6th Annual Fitdog Howloween Photo Contest

Fitdog Howl-o-ween 2016

Posted by | Activities, Events, Halloween, Holiday, Just Because | One Comment

We are excited to share photos from our 6th Annual Howl-o-ween Photo Shoot! Everyone was so adorable! Now that the photos are in, you have the opportunity to “vote” for your favorite costume in our Facebook contest. Our winner will receive a fantastic gift basket featuring products from Aussie Naturals, Himalayan Dog Chew, Mauro Pet Care Products, Doodie Bags, an RC first aid kit, Patchwork plush toy, a DOOG 3in1 water bottle, and a $129 free exam from Vetted Pet Care! Bowie as a King Luna as Batman Sam as a Birthday Cake Zeus as Where's Waldo? Edie as Hillary Clinton...

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Fitdog Sports Club Blog _ 6th Annual Fitdog Howloween Photo Contest

6th Annual Fitdog Howl-o-ween

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This year marks our 6th annual Fitdog Howl-o-ween Photo Shoot and Photo Contest! Like last year, we are offering TWO opportunities to partake in all the fun this October. Join us on Thursday, October 20 at Fitdog Sports Club for our photo shoot. All dogs that have a session with our photographer will have their images entered into our Facebook Contest. After the photo shoot, an album will be uploaded onto our Facebook page. There, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite costumes. Our winner will receive a fantastic gift basket featuring products from Aussie Naturals, Himalayan...

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