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Would you eat dog food?!

Posted by | Dog Care, Dog Facts, Dog Food, Food, Health, Home, Just Because, Product of the Week, Tips, Treats, Well-Being | No Comments

Let’s be honest, we’ve all wondered, “what does dog food taste like?” Or, better yet, “is that safe to eat?” While some dog food looks tasty, that doesn’t necessarily mean we should try it. Also, there are some dog foods are not safe or sanitary to consume. Here’s the scoop when it comes to dog food you could almost eat. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires that all animal foods, like human foods, be safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled. Due the cooking process, once the dog kibble...

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Sustainable dog products that give back

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Feel good about where your funds are going when you buy products for your furry friend. Here are some of our faves!  RC Pets has launched Wooly Wonks (which we already carry). They help Nepalese women to earn a living and support their families and their future.  Here is the whole story.   Himalayan Dog Chews also has a new product line called Loom, which produces toys made by women who are working out of their way of situations of abuse, abandonment or lack of education in Nepal.  Solid Manufacturing & Co. and Lucy & Co. have teamed up to make...

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SuperZoo 2017

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We were thrilled to attend SuperZoo 2017 in Las Vegas! From the latest news to fantastic new products, we can’t wait to share everything with you!     Our favorites  Some of our favorite companies, from Orijen & Acana (who just pulled out of!) to MetroPaws, at SuperZoo! Ono took their technology from their EZ Plate for kids to create a new feeding system for dogs. Super heroes   The Super Hero trend did not skip the pet industry! We loved seeing Super Hero themed collars, toys & more! Teeth cleaning toys & treats   We saw a lot of vendors were...

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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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Barking around the Christmas tree

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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 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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Doggie tested, Fitdog approved

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We know how much you love to spoil your pup – we’re right there with you! From awesome chew toys to decadent treats to the best daycare, it’s all a part of the fun of having a furry friend. Below we’ve listed the best doggy bakeries in the LA area for when you want to pick up a treat for your pup. Be sure to check these dog bakeries out! Sprinkles – This one is a given! You can order online and pick up in the store location of your choice. The doggie cupcakes are sugar-free and topped with a...

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Fruits you can share with your pup (and what to avoid)

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We love fruit and know it’s good for us, but is fruit good for our pups too? Some fruits are safe and even beneficial to dogs to help them digest and receive nutrients they wouldn’t otherwise. Just remember — everything in moderation! Fruits need to be secondary to your pooch’s main dish of meats and other proteins. If you want healthy alternatives to commercial pet treats, these are our top picks for dog-friendly fruits! Apples are a great source of fiber and vitamins for your pup! As a bonus, they’ll even help clean your dog’s teeth and freshen her breath!...

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Summer dog treats you can make at home

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Summer is the perfect time to whip up some homemade treats for your pup. A frozen treat is a great way for your dog to get extra healthy fruits and vegetables into their diet. Here are some healthy frozen treats to keep your pup cool all summer long. Frozen Kong Treats These treats are simple, fun and can keep your pup entertained for quite some time! You can use sweet potato and peanut butter, or you can combine any of the following dog-friendly foods for some variety: mashed banana, yogurt, and mashed carrots. Get creative! Combine ½ a roasted sweet...

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