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The SlimDoggy iPhone App Update

For this week’s FitDog Friday post, we thought we would post a video segment about our iPhone App. Believe it or not, many of our readers aren’t aware that we created an app that helps dog owners keep their dog fit and slim. The Slimdoggy app is like a combination of “Runkeeper” and “Weight Watchers... »

Pet obesity linked to emotional eating?

Pet obesity linked to emotional eating?

Stories like these make me smile and cry at the same time. In an article in the latest edition of the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, Franklin McMillan suggests pets sometimes eat to dispel negative emotions, stress and nervousness   Pet obesity linked to emotional eating – MyWebTimes.com... »

SlimDoggy Releases a Free Canine and Dog Food Calculator App

SlimDoggy Releases a Free Canine and Dog Food Calculator App

As some of you now know, we just released a free version of our iPhone App!  You can download it in the App store — click here.   For now, the free version provides virtually the same features that our paid version does although the paid version will be getting more frequent functional up... »

Help Us Help Others

Help Us Help Others

We were pleasantly surprised when we were nominated for “The Petties” this year. The Petties are awards given out each year by DogTime.com for the best pet blogs in a variety of categories and we were nominated for Best Mobile Phone App! That’s pretty cool in and of itself, but eve... »

Running With Your Dog: Tips #6 -10

Running With Your Dog: Tips #6 -10

For today’s FitDog Friday we continue last week’s post with additional tips for running with your dog. Before we present Tips 6 -10, we wanted to share an experience that happened this morning on our run. It is a perfect example for Tip # 8 below. Today, Jack and I were on our normal trail run... »

SlimDoggy App 2.0

SlimDoggy App 2.0

We are pleased to announce the release of an updated SlimDoggy app, now available in the App store or by clicking here.   We have made some major changes including a new, left navigation panel which you can access from anywhere in the app by simply swiping your screen to the right. We will be a... »

What are you feeding your dog?

What are you feeding your dog?

What’s really in your dogs food? Do you know? We might read the first couple of ingredients, but then our mind goes numb at all those other things you can’t spell or pronounce. The SlimDoggy App and our Widget both provide access to our proprietary Food Database. We’ve captured the... »

Get the SlimDoggy Widget!

Get the SlimDoggy Widget!

We are pleased to announce that the SlimDoggy web widget is now available. This widget provides some of the features available in the SlimDoggy iPhone App. Check it out below. Use the widget to: Estimate your dog’s daily calorie requirements so you can feed them the proper servings. Look up a ... »

What’s New in the App – Food Ingredients and Ranking

What’s New in the App – Food Ingredients and Ranking

Today we will focus on our new features relating to your dog’s food: 1) an expanded dog food database, 2) addition of ingredients and an ingredient search capability, and 3) our new SlimDoggy Dog Food Ranking Index. Expanded List Of Foods We have updated our data to include an additional ~ 500... »

What’s New in the SlimDoggy App – Weight Change ETA

What’s New in the SlimDoggy App – Weight Change ETA

We wrote recently about some of the new features in the SlimDoggy app.  Today we will focus on what we call the Weight Change ETA feature, which provides a time estimate for how long it will take your dog to reach their target weight.   Weight Change Scenarios Whether your dog needs to lose or ... »

What’s New in the SlimDoggy App – Social Sharing

What’s New in the SlimDoggy App – Social Sharing

We have made several enhancements to the SlimDoggy app recently.  Today we want to share some details on how the Social Media Sharing feature works. Why We Added This Based on feedback we have received from our users, we learned that for many people, sharing their dog’s weight ‘change... »

Losing Weight with your Dog

Losing Weight with your Dog

For those of us who have overweight dogs and who are overweight themselves, here is an older article about how to lose weight with your dog. http://petfoodtalk.com/dogfoodreviews/dog-diets-losing-weight-with-your-dog/     Although there are no specific guidelines about how much to feed you... »

Exercise as Magic, Part 2-  Working with Danny

Exercise as Magic, Part 2- Working with Danny

In our last post, we introduced you to Danny and Angel, two foster dogs who we recently met through our volunteer exercise and weight control service that we provide to local dog rescues.  Today’s focus is on Danny, the high-energy puppy-ish lab mix who is somewhat hard to handle. First Impres... »

Dog Obesity- Keep the Tail Wagging

Dog Obesity- Keep the Tail Wagging

Kimberly from keepthetailwagging.com posted about dog obesity and how the SlimDoggy app can help.  As you can read, she, too had an overweight dog but did something about it.  Also, Kimberly wonders how many  dogs  are labeled “unadoptable” because of health issues brought about by dog obesity.  Gre... »

SlimDoggy on Peggy’s Pet Place

SlimDoggy on Peggy’s Pet Place

Our friend and dog writer/blogger extraordinaire, Peggy Frezon, was kind enough to write a post about SlimDoggy today.  Many thanks to Peggy for letting her readers know about us!  Of course we had to include it in our “daily reader” series 😉 .  Check it out here: http://peggyfrezon.blog... »