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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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LA Animal Nonprofits

Our favorite LA-based animal nonprofits

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Looking to give back to the animals this holiday season? There are several ways you can do so no matter your availability, budget, or location. We've gathered a list of our favorite animal nonprofit organizations looking for a helping hand this holiday season. Wags & Walks Hosting fundraisers through your school, business, or private foundation is a fun way to give back-- and a great excuse to have a party! Not only will you be raising awareness within your community about this great organization, but your charitable donations will go toward operational support for the Wags & Walks team. For as little as...

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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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The ultimate guide to a dog-friendly Thanksgiving

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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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How to have one cool pup

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Summer months are always tough on our pets, but recent years have been brutal! Intense heat makes dogs more susceptible to overheating or suffering from heatstroke, and even burning their paw pads. Here are some of our favorite products and tips to beat the heat during hot summer months. Cooling Vests & Jackets Dogs don’t sweat like humans. As such, heat and humidity can raise canine temperatures to dangerous levels. For outdoor hikes and adventures, consider getting your pup a cooling vest. REI and Kurgo have a few options, but we also sell our favorite and most reliable brands at...

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Rattlesnake awareness

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We love hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors with our dogs. As the weather warms up, and we are outside more with our dogs, we need to be mindful of rattlesnakes! Dogs’ instincts tell them to approach snakes, but it is an owner's responsibility to keep their dog out of harm's way. Rattlesnakes are known to be most active in warmer weather. From April to September, they can be encountered at any point when in their natural habitat, which includes beach areas, the foothills, mountains, canyons, deserts, and even some urban surroundings. Once bitten, snake venom, a sophisticated mixture of...

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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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Top dog videos of 2016

Posted by | Activities, Beach Excursions, Daycare, Events, Grooming, Hiking, Just Because, Press, Running, Seasonal, Tips & Tricks, 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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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

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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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