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Coco & Bella_dogPACER Treadmill_1It is a topic that we hear all the time as pet owners but so often our lives get in the way and taking the time to keep our four-legged friends fit and healthy can be forgotten. This post is just a friendly reminder of the importance of exercise!

Dogs need to use-up the energy running around their body!

Studies have shown that dogs that aren’t receiving regular exercise find other ways to use up their energy, and you might not like them! Regular exercise can help to reduce or eliminate common behavior problems, such as digging, excessive barking, chewing and hyperactivity.

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Exercise can Solve Some Serious Problems

Exercise keeps dogs fit, agile and limber and reduces illnesses such as digestive failure, constipation, heart problems and diabetes. Your dog will also rest and sleep better if they are receiving regular exercise, which means a better night sleep for you too!

Walk, Walk, Walk! 

While having a backyard is helpful, ideally your dog needs to go for a walk at least twice a day. Not everyone has time to get out and walk his or her dog twice a day, and we understand! The dogPACER really is the perfect solution for those of us that are running out of free time to regularly exercise our pets. The key to an effective exercise program is regularity; the dogPACER can be used any time of day, during any season and doesn’t stop you from going about your regular routine.

Providing regular exercise for our pets is one of our most important responsibilities as owners. Are you helping your pooch live a long, happy and healthy life?

 

High Five to a Healthy 2013It’s a subject that most of us want to avoid wherever possible, but the unfortunate truth is, our canine companions can’t be with us forever. Whether through an accident or old age losing a pet brings on overwhelming grief that is a true testament to the joy and love pets bring to our lives. Here are a few suggestions for working through the loss of a pet.

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The first step is giving yourself time to grieve.

Often it is hard for people outside your immediate family to understand why you are so upset about the loss of your pet. Designate time after your pets passing to grieve the loss, talk about it with the other members of your family and allow yourself to express the hurt; this will make moving along 100 times easier. It is especially important to talk about the passing of an animal if you have children. If this is their first experience with death, talking openly with them will make it easier for them to understand why their pet isn’t around anymore.

Give them a Funeral

Often families find closure through creating a memorial for their pet or holding a small funeral. These rituals can allow you and your family to openly express your grief and find closure in the pets passing.

Remember all of the Good Times

Letting go can be a slow and painful journey but once you have accepted the loss of your pet and allowed yourself to grieve you will finally start to heal. It is important to focus on all the love and joy pets bring to our lives and take those memories with you as you move forward with your life.

 

pacer petsWhile usually we like to keep our posts informative, every so often it’s always fun to keep things light! Here are 20 fun facts about dogs that will make you love your four-legged friend even more

1. Dogs are capable of understanding up 250 words and gestures! Basically the average dog has the same intelligence as a 2-year-old child.

2. Dogs have super powers! Okay not really, but their eyes do contain a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark. Pretty super if you ask us!

3. In total there is said to be around 400 million dogs in the world!

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4. Another super power… Dog have superior hearing compared to humans; they are capable of hearing sounds at four times the distance!

5. Alexander the Great is said to have founded and named a city Peritas, in memory of his dog (aw!)

6. Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds!

7. The wetness of a dog’s nose is essential for determining what direction a smell is coming from.

8. New Zealand loves dogs so much they have a building shaped like a dog!

9. The most popular breed of dog in the world by registered ownership is the Labrador.

10. There are only 2 breeds of dogs that don’t have pink tongues; the Chow Chow and the Shar-pei both have black tongues.

11. An adult dog has 42 teeth!

12. Dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in their dens.

13. The Beatles song “A day in the Life” has an extra high-pitched whistle, audible only to dogs. Paul McCartney recorded it for the enjoyment of his Shetland sheepdog.

14. Your dog won’t feel guilty! Don’t be fooled by those puppy dog eyes, it turns out they are not a sign of guilt. In fact research found they are just the way we interpret a dog’s reaction to being scolded.

15. Canines can smell disease! Research has found that dogs have the ability to recognize the smell of a range of organic compounds that show the human body isn’t working as it should!

16. Dogs use their ears to express themselves! With more than a dozen separate muscles controlling the ear movement its no wonder dogs are so expressive with their ears.

17. Dogs have their own unique fingerprint! A paw print may look completely generic but a dogs nose print is actually as unique as a human fingerprint!

18. Dogs can fall in love! It may sound farfetched but just like us dogs can find that special someone. Research found that found that a dog’s brain releases oxytocin - the love hormone - when it interacts with humans and dogs, just the same as a human brain does when we hug or kiss.

19. The breed Lundehune has 6 toes and can close its ears!

20. 70% of people sign their pet’s name on greeting and holiday cards!

 

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