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Kimberli Weeks

Mental HealthPhysical Health

How To Run With Your Dog

Running dogs comes as natural to us at The Fittest Dog as dog walking is to most owners. We know through action, the physical and mental benefits of dog running. This is not the case for many dog parents, and that is ok! We are here to help when you can't, however, thanks to our feature in The Farmer's Dog Digest, our tips are tailored for first time dog running parents! Read below to learn…
Kimberli Weeks
November 21, 2021
Mental HealthOur Stories

The Zen Dog Trainer With Proven Results

We are thrilled to interview a very in demand dog trainer here in San Diego. We first met when two of our VERY treat motivated four-legged clients intentionally knocked over a fire hydrant treat holder at the pet store he worked. We were beyond embarrassed and he simply laughed calmly. These dogs vacuumed up the treats faster than the best vacuum on the market, and the rest is history. Now that we are collaborating in…
Kimberli Weeks
August 3, 2021
Our StoriesPhysical Health

Wolfgang’s Massive Beagle Weight Loss Journey: Part Two

Below is the continuation of the weight loss journey of Wolfgang The Beagle. For anyone out there with a morbidly obese dog, Wolfie is proof change can and WILL happen. Put time and effort in, and you too can make a difference in your dog's health. Your beloved four-legged family member will be forever grateful and it's never too late to start. Please do your part to keep your dog alive and healthy for as…
Kimberli Weeks
July 26, 2021
Our StoriesPhysical Health

Meet Wolfgang The Obese Beagle. From Fattest to Fittest: Part 1

Our mission as a canine wellness provider is to help families get and keep their dog healthy. We know exercise and nutrition is key to achieving the whole dog. We also have a soft spot for Beagles. Representing Beagle Freedom Project for a third NYC Marathon in a row, I want to highlight one of my absolute favorite Beagles. Wolfgang is an inspirational social media superstar, and he's so much more than just a dog with…
Kimberli Weeks
July 11, 2021
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
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