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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
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, 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
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
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