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10 Years of Surf City Surf Dog®


Fall is here but there’s still at least one more chance to enjoy the summer sun in SoCal – That’s right! Surf City Surf Dog® is back  this Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Huntington Dog Beach. It’s free to view or spectate! Register for a contest, take a lesson, or just come to watch. Just […]



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Protecting Your Dog From Foxtails — Looks Are Deceiving


Dogs. Foxtails. Dogs: Our amazing four legged friends of course. Foxtails: One of our dogs’ biggest enemies. This weedy grass is so named for their spikelet clusters of bristled seeds, which are dispersed as a unit and somewhat resemble the bushy tail of a fox. In some species, these units have a pointed tip and […]



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Pet Safety in Cars


A flapping tongue, windswept ears, there is nothing like seeing a dog sticking their head of of a car window. To them it is bliss. To me it is heartache. Safety in cars for pets wasn’t something I immediately understood the full extent of, but now that I know the dangers of not properly restraining […]



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A little bump, a big scare


Though there are more and more white hairs on her snout and a slower pace on our runs, Berlin is the same healthy dog I adopted almost eight years ago, or so it seemed until a Friday last December. This is the month we get her her annual physical. Since this includes a full blood […]



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Extra Extra: Learn How to Become a Dog!


Recently Berlin and I were hanging out with my friend’s four year old daughter, Brie. Very definitively, Brie looked at Berlin’s Gulpie (water dispenser) and said, “I don’t want any of that dog water.” Of course, this is understandable, but little did Brie know that the beauty of the Gulpie is being able to unscrew […]



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Like Dough, It’s All In How You Rise


The simpliest way to look at your body, at least in terms of fitness, is that it is a machine. Input vs Output, Energy Expended vs Energy Consumed. The difficult part is keeping everything in balance. Each of us falls off the beam in our own right, myself included. OK, let’s be honest. I’ve fallen off a few times, and […]



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Launching of Love Them So Leash Them


A 6 ft. nylon leash may not seem like much, but it can be a life saver. This is why Feet & Paws Fitness is happy to announce the launching of the initiative, The objective of this effort is to: Help save lives by educating dog owners about the importance of walking their dog on-leash (and holding on to it) […]



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Ounce of Prevention, Pound of Cure


It’s nearly April! This means we’re not only fully into Spring, but it’s also an ideal moment to check in on those well-intentioned  promises you made to yourself nearly three months ago (time flies!). OR, if you’re like me, you will take this time of rebirth and rejuvenation to set a few better-late-than-never New Year’s Resolutions. Berlin […]



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Dog-Friendly Holiday Events in Southern California


We are officially immersed in the 2014 Holiday Season! Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Holiday Music & Decorations galore! It also means there are an array of Dog-Friendly Holiday Events in Southern California to enjoy with your dog, like last month’s Burbank YMCA’s Turkey Trot. If you missed it, don’t worry! There are still a few other events and […]



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NKLA Adoption Weekend November 8-9, 2014


Looking for a new addition to the family? Then don’t miss the Fall Edition of NKLA’s Adoption Weekend Event WHEN : Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9, 2014 WHERE : La Brea Tar Pits. Find out more at http://nkla.org/events And, in case you didn’t hear, there was some great news for this family who thought […]



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