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Kimberli Weeks

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Can Running Help My Aggressive Dog? A True Story About Change.

  Dogs are an extension of our family and we love them with our whole heart. Sometimes we have a perfect dog and want a companion for him or her, but separation anxiety becomes an issue with the new dog. In other cases, the new family member is aggressive. When anxiety runs high in their human, dogs feed off this nervous energy. Even the best of intentions can make life difficult with a new high needs…
Kimberli Weeks
September 13, 2020
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Dog Gear Reviews: NewRoad Foods Wild-Caught Whitefish Protein Chips

Do you have a dog who sprints to you at the slightest sound of a newly opened treat bag? Our four-legged clients literally jump for joy when we have a new edible product to sample. At TFD, we have tested and guided clients from one longtime dog food, to another if it suits their health needs. NewRoad Foods is what many Southern California dogs crave, and we know firsthand their quality is truly the best.…
Kimberli Weeks
August 20, 2020
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Do I Need Pet Insurance For My Dog?

Insurance is a part of life. Between home, auto, renters, dental and much more, insurance is a must. What about dogs? Do I need pet insurance for my dog? The answer is yes, but choosing the correct company and coverage for your needs can be overwhelming. We have researched this often overlooked industry and have our picks for the top pet insurance choices for your dog.    Every dog needs some form of exercise, and…
Kimberli Weeks
July 16, 2020
4th of July DogMental Health

Tips To Calm Your Dog On July 4th

  Do you have a dog who is afraid of loud noises?  You're not alone.  Most dogs suffer from anxiety, and Independence Day is the least favorite holiday for so many of our four-legged family members.  We are here to help you with our tips to calm your dog on July 4th.   Exercise Calms Dogs 365 Days a Year!   We cannot stress enough the necessity of exercise for our four-legged family member.  The…
Kimberli Weeks
July 2, 2020
Tug-of-WarPhysical HealthProduct Reviews

A Safe Game of Tug-Of-War For You and Your Dog!

We have all purchased pull toys for our pup, and when played safely, Tug-Of-War is also quite the workout for humans!  Be prepared for laughter and sweat as you two workout together, just like Kirby and his Dad did here!  Tug-Of-War with the indestructible West Paw Bumi Tug Toy is a highly stimulating workout, and perfect bonding experience for human and dog.  This FDA approved, latex free toy is sure to a hit in your household.  Kirby's human thinks the best part…
Kimberli Weeks
June 15, 2020
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The Dangers of Foxtails and Dogs

What Is a Foxtail? May is traditionally the beginning of Foxtail season in San Diego, and summer months are filled with what we call "dog running hazards".  What could possibly be a "dog running" hazard, which we don't already know about?  Let us explain to you the dangers of Foxtails and Dogs.   Foxtails are prevalent in the Western US, and are ever present in parks, sidewalks and fields (even your backyard).  The danger in…
Kimberli Weeks
May 25, 2020
Dog Running on BeachIn The News

Safety Guide for Red Tide and Dogs

Southern California is currently in the midst of one of the most memorable Red Tides in recent years.  A Red Tide offers a stunning nighttime bioluminescence in our waters, and our light show is not to be missed.  During the day, however, this phenomenon looks (and smells!) much different.   According to Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the Pacific Ocean currently has a bloom of the dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedra, also known as a common member of…
Kimberli Weeks
May 8, 2020
Happy Running DogPhysical Health

Can My Dog Smell COVID-19?

    As we already know, our four-legged family member is our shadow and loyal companion. In some cases, he is our highly intelligent protector as well.  If you have a working dog, you may nod and smile in agreement when we say they are almost always "switched on".  Working dogs need a job, whether it be to herd, guide or search and rescue.  With endless articles related to animals and COVID-19, we are curious…
Kimberli Weeks
April 30, 2020
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New Year Motivation: Dog Fitness Tips You Can Use, Too!

The holidays are a time for togetherness for humans as well as their four-legged family members. It's also a time to take a step back, reflect on the year — possibly while indulging in a few too many baked goods! We are guilty of this at TFD!) For many of us, January is a time to reset and find motivation to start a New Year fitness journey. If you are looking for that perfect fitness partner,…
Kimberli Weeks
January 11, 2020
NewRoad Protein ChipsProduct Reviews

Dog Gear Reviews: NewRoad Protein Chips

At The Fittest Dog, we are constantly on the lookout for the latest and greatest gear and products to use on outings with our four-legged runners. This month we are reviewing NewRoad Protein Chips. It's a new dog snack offering from a local SoCal business, NewRoad Foods. One of our most fashionable runners is Sheba. This Doodle is a joy to run and always looks so lovely with her bows and ears flapping in the…
Kimberli Weeks
December 21, 2019
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