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Kimberli Weeks

trail running dogPhysical Health

The Dangers of Foxtails and Dogs

What Is a Foxtail? May is traditionally the beginning of Foxtail season in San Diego. Spring 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…
Kimberli Weeks
May 2, 2021
NutritionProduct Reviews

Treats With A Mission: Greatest American Dog Organic Biscuits

At The Fittest Dog, we believe all dogs deserve the best in life. They deserve the best love, devotion, exercise and nutrition. While we advocate for healthy diet with minimal treats, we absolutely believe in treats! Having said that, clean labels and ingredients we all know and love are a must. Where do we turn for treats that fully fit this bill? We look to celebrity trainer, and star of My Big Fat Pet Makeover,…
Kimberli Weeks
April 3, 2021
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Does My Dog Have Seasonal Allergies?

March is a month many humans love, due to the overabundance of new growth. Winter ends and Spring begins, with beautiful wildflowers starting to blossom for the season. While this makes for a gorgeous landscape, many humans suffer from seasonal allergies. The pollen! The dust! The beautiful green grass! The sneezing, wheezing, scratching and itchy eyes is unbearable at times. Does this sound familiar to you? Does your dog appear to suffer as well? We…
Kimberli Weeks
March 7, 2021
Stunt Puppy Nano BowlProduct Reviews

Dog Gear Reviews: Stunt Puppy Nano Bowl

We are thrilled with the product we tested this month — the Stunt Puppy Nano Bowl. At The Fittest Dog, we occasionally struggle with the cumbersome heft of water bowls on the run. Handheld water bottles are sometimes too awkward to hold when you also carry a leash. Our four-legged athletes require hydration, so finding the perfect go-to water bottle/bowl can be tricky. This month's product is Stunt Puppy's entry into yet another necessary outdoorsy…
Kimberli Weeks
March 1, 2021
Mental HealthOur Stories

Do I Have An Emotional Dog? Signs and Tips For Helping Your Dog

Do you have a dog so in tune with your emotions? Is your dog sad when you are sad? If you are hurt or sick, is your four-legged family member right by your side? If so, you may have an emotional dog. We have all seen the pictures and videos of these dogs, and they are the ultimate in emotional support animals. Below are two instances of our running dogs who are also highly emotional…
Kimberli Weeks
February 8, 2021

DogSnob 5-In-1 Multivitamin Gravy Topper Review

Are you always on the lookout for the next best thing in dog health and nutrition? Do you consider your dog a part of your family and only want the best for him or her? Then look no further than the aptly named, DogSnob. They believe it's perfectly accurate to consider yourself a snob when it comes to your dog. After all, your dog is your child! Read below to learn more about our test…
Kimberli Weeks
January 20, 2021
Fat and Lazy DogIn The NewsPhysical Health

Is My Dog Fat? It May Depend on Breed!

Does your dog like to nap all day? Maybe your dog prefers to eat often and live a lazy life. Is that ok? Your dog may be overweight and we are here to help you change your dog's sedentary lifestyle. Diet and exercise are the two key (and simple!) components to your dog's longevity. While human fitness is always a top New Year's resolution, don't disregard your dog's health and fitness. They deserve your dedication…
Kimberli Weeks
December 27, 2020
In The News

Why Leptospirosis Is The New “Doggie Covid”

Do you know what Leptospirosis is? How do you know if your dog is showing signs of the rapidly spreading disease in San Diego dogs? We are on a mission not just to get your dogs healthy, but to spread awareness on all aspects of dog health. Please read our public service alert on Lepto and how you can do your part to keep your dog safe.   According to the CDC, our pets are…
Kimberli Weeks
December 5, 2020
In The NewsPhysical Health

Is My Puppy Old Enough To Run?

Are you one of the many people who welcomed a puppy into your home in 2020? We have recently had many requests for older puppies to join our pack, but we are asked the same question each time. "Is my puppy old enough to run?" is what so many of you are wondering. Let us break down the do's and don'ts of puppy running, from breed to age.     Dogs are born to run,…
Kimberli Weeks
November 22, 2020
Stunt Puppy Stunt Runner Leash ReviewProduct Reviews

Dog Gear Reviews: Stunt Puppy Stunt Runner Leash

At The Fittest Dog, we are constantly on the lookout for the latest and greatest dog gear to use with our clients. Today we are reviewing the Stunt Puppy Stunt Runner Leash. We are aware of the popularity of Stunt Puppy handsfree leashes as we see them out all the time. However, we only recently had the opportunity to review one. We are pleased to say the Stunt Runner is not only a simple design…
Kimberli Weeks
November 15, 2020
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