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Southern California Fires

HEALTH WATCH: Southern California Fires

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As fires spread throughout Southern California, the air quality in the Los Angeles area is being seriously affected.  Not to mention the significant amount of ash and debris falling from the sky. At Fitdog, we're taking certain preventative measures to promote the health and safety of our dogs and are advising you do too! Here are some tips to keep your pup safe. Have plenty of fresh water for both you and your dog. The fires have caused a rapid decline in humidity (only 7%), so dehydration is a serious risk during this time. Stay indoors as much as possible. Until the quality of the...

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Dogs on Halloween

Keep your dog stress-free on Halloween

Posted by | Halloween, Recipes, Safety, Tips & Tricks | No Comments

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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Fitdog Sports Club _ Dog Blog _ Canine Influenza in Los Angeles

Health Watch: Canine influenza in Los Angeles

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Dogs are vaccinated to prevent getting life-threatening illnesses, but did you know that new strains continue to occur? A new Canine Flu (H3N2) has now spread to LA County. We want to give you the real deal on what this means for you and your dog. The symptoms of the canine flu are similar to kennel cough, including: Lethargy Cough Loss of appetite Sneeze Fever Nasal discharge Some dogs may not have symptoms If you think your dog has the canine flu, it’s important to seek veterinarian care. Puppies & elderly dogs are at greater risk and should take extra...

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