Independence Day & Holiday Safety for your Dog

By fitnfurryadmin | Jul 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Independence Day & Holiday Safety for your Dog

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and this week INDEPENDENCE DAY. Your plans for enjoying them and bringing both family and friends together are in your mind – planning, budgeting, inviting and making sure you all have a good time. Lots of plans for guests, parties and celebrations. But what about your dog? With an old campaigner there […]

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What is a War Dog?

By fitnfurryadmin | May 20, 2015 | Comments Off on What is a War Dog?

From ancient times to present day, Canines have been on the forefront fighting and working side by side with our soldiers. During the World Wars not only did they fight with the soldiers, but they also helped with the injured. War Dogs were trained to pull carts carrying wounded soldiers from the front line to […]

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Doggie Commandment of the Month: Thou Shalt Not Comfort a Nervous, Fearful, Anxious or Aggressive Dog

By fitnfurryadmin | Mar 19, 2015 | Comments Off on Doggie Commandment of the Month: Thou Shalt Not Comfort a Nervous, Fearful, Anxious or Aggressive Dog

When a pet is in a state of distress, it is the owner’s natural response to approach them in a manner which a human being would find comforting. The soft, low, sweet voice saying “It’s okay” is a human response that we see on a regular basis because it is that we find comforting and […]

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Pet Emergency Preparedness

By fitnfurryadmin | Feb 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Pet Emergency Preparedness

I know we all have a plan for when a big emergency hits so that we can just up and go. However, very few people have one for their pets. There are somethings that you should have on hand for an emergency. Here’s a quick list to reference to:  A durable bag with collar and leashes that will last with […]

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Training “Tails”: A Tale of Two Puppies

By fitnfurryadmin | Jan 21, 2015 | Comments Off on Training “Tails”: A Tale of Two Puppies

A couple days before Christmas, we were lucky enough to play sitter to two ADORABLE yellow labrador retriever puppies who were to be a surprise for the client’s grandchildren. Fresh from the breeder, the two little girls had yet to be named and were happily nick-named Thing 1 and Thing 2 by the staff (their […]

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How often should your pet be groomed?

By fitnfurryadmin | Dec 8, 2014 | Comments Off on How often should your pet be groomed?

You’re thinking about getting a new addition but you’re not sure how often it will need to be groomed or even if it needs to be groom. You should first talk to the breeder, a vet,  the animal shelter, or a groomer.  Now that you have an idea of whether it needs a haircut or […]

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Things to consider when coloring your pet

By fitnfurryadmin | Nov 5, 2014 | Comments Off on Things to consider when coloring your pet

I’m sure you’ve heard of clothing for pets but here in the pet fashion world they have step up individuality a bunch by introducing pet dye. Personally I love that there is an option to spice up my dogs coat. But there are some pro and cons with dyeing your pet, you first must make sure that it […]

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Matting prevention

By fitnfurryadmin | Jun 11, 2014 | Comments Off on Matting prevention

How Mats Happen A mat is a tangled mass of fur, held together and interwoven with dirt, debris, fibers & more hair. A dog’s hair shafts actually resemble a briar bush – a single strand can have many small “barbs” – though some types of coats can be rougher or smoother, depending on the breed. […]

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The Good, The Bad, & The Unpronounceable – Deciphering Your Pet Food Ingredients

By fitnfurryadmin | Apr 16, 2014 | Comments Off on The Good, The Bad, & The Unpronounceable – Deciphering Your Pet Food Ingredients

We here at Fit N Furry are really concerned with what is going into pet food these days. With New Year’s resolutions around the corner, everyone is starting to look at the labels on our food more but are you looking at your pet’s food?  I know we’ve all heard that wheat gluten is bad for your dogs […]

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To Shave or Not To Shave…Your Double Coated Dog

By fitnfurryadmin | Feb 28, 2014 | Comments Off on To Shave or Not To Shave…Your Double Coated Dog

When the sun begins to sneak out after winter, people start to shed their layers in favor of dresses and shorts. Often, when we switch out our winter wardrobe for our summer wardrobe, we think Hm! I should probably do the same for my German Shepherd! You then take him to the groomers and request […]

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