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beach dogPhysical Health

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
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
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
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
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
Happy rescue dogMental HealthPhysical Health

Can dog running help my rescue dog?

Dog running is a great way to help rescue dogs find confidence. Running is great for all dogs, but it is especially beneficial for rescue dogs and those dogs recently brought home from shelters. Rescue dogs and dogs suffering from “shelter shock” need a healthy way to release nervous energy and form positive bonds with humans.  Many rescue dogs have fear-based behaviors that stem from their difficult starts in life. They may be overly timid…
Rebecca Warren
December 5, 2019
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