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7 New Year’s goals for you and your dog

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Yeah, yeah, we know that people hardly ever stick to their resolutions, so we made seven goals for you and your pup to achieve over 2018. You see, a resolution implies change, which not everyone is ready to do at the drop of a hat on midnight. Goals are something you can work towards over the entire year. But like anything else, making commitments can sometimes be easier when you have another person (or puppy) in it with you, so here are seven goals that you and your dog can hold each other accountable for. 1. Clean up your diet This...

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Christmas Gifts

Last-minute Christmas gifts

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Has Santa been.. um... slacking on the Christmas gift purchases? Fear not, for the next time you stop by Fitdog you can pick up one of these awesome toys and stash them under the tree before the big day!   Elf Woolie Instead of finding your elf on a shelf, you will find these elves burrowed in your bed, between the couch, or wherever else your pup likes to stash their treasure. These toys from Jax & Bones are made with boiled wool and colored with vegetable dye. Perfect for the little squeaker in your life, and not recommended for hearty chewers....

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12 dogs that made Christmas movies better

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Russell nipping at your toes. Yuletide howls being sung by rottweilers, and corgs dressed up in human clothes. These twelve pups prove that dogs make Christmas movies better! The Bumpus Hounds from A Christmas Story [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cFHAJ5asMk[/embed] Mr. Bumpus was that neighbor in A Christmas Story who probably had more dogs than what was legal. As dog lovers, we don't blame the guy. The Bumpus Hounds notoriously snuck into Ralphie's house and demolished the Christmas turkey, causing his family to opt for a Chinese take-out dinner. Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas Everyone's favorite Halloween-Christmas hybrid has an oft-forgot...

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8 days of dog Hanukkah presents

8 days of Hanukkah gifts for your dog

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If there's a special dog in your life expecting a visit from Hanukkah Harry this year, then you've come to the right place. Below is a list of 8 adorable Hanukkah gifts made especially for pups. These yarmulkes from Handmade Monster are perfect for holiday gatherings. The yarmulke attaches with a string at the bottom of the chin and includes curls so dogs can have their very own peyot. 2. Hop on the famjam trend and match your dog's cool new Hanukkah jammies! These warm fleece pajamas will make for the coziest winter nights. Up your cuddle game ten-fold with this sweet gift....

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Grooming for holiday pictures

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If your pup is making an appearance in this year's holiday card, chances are you'll want them groomed beforehand to have them looking their best. With everything going on around the holidays, getting your pet groomed and ready is just another stress. So we put together a check list to make the experience easy-peasy! Timing is everything Reserving your appointment Don't wait until the last minute to schedule your dog's groom. Around the holidays, our groomer is especially busy due to heightened social engagement. We recommend calling to schedule your groom anywhere between 7 to 10 days before your desired appointment...

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Fitdog Five Cyber Monday

Fitdog Five: The best Cyber Monday deals of 2017

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We've searched the web for the best Cyber Monday deals for dogs and dog owners alike. From food sales to adorable handmade gifts, we found a range of deals that will help you stock up on winter essentials! 1. If your pup is looking to upgrade their collar game, Fidos Fashion Collars have discounted nearly their entire shop full of collars and bowties. These laser-engraved collars are custom made for the most dapper dogs, making them the perfect gift for holiday photos and gatherings. 2. The quite adorable Handmade Monster is offering free shipping on Cyber Monday. Based in Long Beach, this shop has the sweetest...

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Why we’re thankful for dogs

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At Fitdog, we're extremely grateful to have dogs in our life. Working with animals every day is challenging, uplifting, comforting, and so much more. We wouldn't want it any other way. We asked some of our staff why they're thankful for dogs. Here's what they had to say:     From all of us at Fitdog, have a Happy Thanksgiving and remember to give thanks to your dogs and loved ones this holiday season!

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The ultimate guide to a dog-friendly Thanksgiving

Posted by | Food & Treats, Holiday, Recipes, Seasonal, Thanksgiving | No Comments

If you're expecting any four-legged guests at your Thanksgiving gathering, you can easily create a pet-friendly spread that ensures everyone is included in the festivities. We've compiled the best dog-friendly Thanksgiving recipes and tips from around the web to make your Thanksgiving pet-inclusive.   [caption id="attachment_11038" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo by Andrew Pons. source: unsplash.com [/caption] Veggies Gourds are a staple of any winter feast, and they are generally dog-friendly. Some people advise staying away from the Japanese Kabocha squash, claiming dogs can get sick if they eat too much of it. Sweet potatoes are super nutritional for dogs. If any of your dishes...

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7th Annual Fitdog Howl-o-ween

And the Howl-o-ween winner is…

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[caption id="attachment_10950" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Congratulations to Kimchi, our contest winner![/caption]   Thank you to everyone who entered our #fitdoghowloween17 photo contest! We had an amazing turnout with so many adorable costume pics. Thankfully it isn't up to us who will win! The top five is selected by you based on the number of likes on Instagram & Woobox and the winner is randomly selected from the group of finalists.   And the winner is . . . Kimchi, the sushi!   Kimchi is a member of our daycare Club where she loves to romp around with her fellow corgis or...

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Dogs on Halloween

Keep your dog stress-free on Halloween

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Take a list of all the things dogs hate: constant doorbell ringing, people in disguise, chocolate, loud noises, and strangers at the door. Now, put that all into one holiday. Sound familiar? If your dog is one of the many, MANY dogs who freak out on Halloween, you may find these resources helpful:   [caption id="attachment_10879" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A reluctant Bentley let us dress him up as a Woolly Mammoth[/caption] Be Prepared. Get ready for the big night with PetMD's list of 10 safety tips to take on Halloween night to ensure your pet's safety and well-being. Dog-friendly Treats. "Munchkins...

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