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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
Service dog running on trailsMental HealthPhysical Health

Why Running is Important For a Service Dog

  Do you have a service dog? Our beloved four-legged client Max is a highly trained and focused service dog for his human Linda. She can't thank The Fittest Dog enough for the transformative outlet that dog running has provided for her protector/four-legged child/partner-in-crime. Read her very thoughtful and heartwarming words below regarding the necessity of dog running for a service dog. Why Running is Important For a Service Dog? Service dog owners are not…
Rebecca Warren
March 8, 2020
Maia the dog using ThunderleashProduct Reviews

Dog Gear Reviews: ThunderLeash

We are in love with a new leash! It's the ThunderLeash, from the hugely successful ThunderShirt company. It's is a tale of two leashes in one! It works as an everyday leash as well as training tool. We tested this new design on one of our local runners, Maia, and although the design was unlike anything we had tried in the past, we were curious to see if it was effective. During our test with…
Rebecca Warren
February 9, 2020
Golden Retriever running on the beach for dog fitnessPhysical Health

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
Coyote Vest Dog Gear ReviewProduct Reviews

Dog Gear Reviews: CoyoteVest

In this installment of our dog gear reviews we bring you a product that provides our beloved small pups the safety they need when living in a big dog world. Meet the CoyoteVest—body armor for your dog! The CoyoteVest is an ingeniously designed piece of gear that provides small dogs with protection from natural predators such as coyotes and birds of prey. It also protects your dog from aggressive dogs you may encounter on walks…
Rebecca Warren
December 17, 2019
Golden Retriever on grassPhysical Health

My dog is obese. What I can I do?

Do you worry that your dog is obese? Dogs are our best friends, family members, and constant companions. We love them dearly, and often show our affection through treating our pups to snacks and, occasionally, human food. While there is nothing wrong with giving your dog a treat from time to time, it is important that you take your pet’s weight and fitness as seriously as you do your own.  Rising dog obesity numbers Dog…
Rebecca Warren
December 15, 2019
Gold Paw Stretch FleeceProduct Reviews

Dog Gear Reviews: Gold Paw Stretch Fleece

This month our dog gear review is of the Gold Paw Stretch Fleece. Gold Paw is a family-run dogwear company based in Oregon. Gold Paw's products are milled and made in the USA. They also have sustainability in mind in everything they do, all while making really fun and functional gear. We enjoyed testing the original Stretch Fleece. It is a perfect all-around addition to your pet's wardrobe. The Stretch Fleece is great on cooler…
Rebecca Warren
December 14, 2019
Missing Link Joint SupplementProduct Reviews

Dog Gear Reviews: Missing Link Supplement

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 review a product that one of our client's highly recommends — Missing Link Original Hip and Joint Supplement. This powdered supplement is easily mixed in with your dog's food once a day. It is packed full of superfood nutrients such as glucosamine and omega 3 and…
Kimberli Weeks
December 14, 2019
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