So your dog is a bit gassy. This is not an uncommon problem for dog owners. And I think we can all agree that dog farts can be quite unpleasant Someone recently asked us if there is anything you can do to ease the gas problem in dogs. There are a few short answers, but none as cut and dry as yes or no. Sorry to say it, but dogs and gas just kind of go hand-in-hand
Times have changed, people. In some ways, for the better, and in some ways, for the worse. When it comes to dogs, you can look at it both ways. Things have gotten better and our understand of dogs has advanced greatly over time. But in some ways, there has been a step back in the last 20 years. From dogs with heart disease to dogs with diabetes, dog’s health problems have increased with our own. So what do we do now? Come on, you know we can help!
You know we pride ourselves on not only teaching you guys about dog obesity, but teaching you about all things dog. So you can only imagine how surprising we find it when we learn something that even we didn’t know. The truth is, it happens all the time. I think that is the best part of a site like this. We are not only teaching, but also always learning ourselves. Like this fact about Dalmatians we bet you didn’t know…..
Few can argue that a dog is not quirky. There is just something in their nature that leads them to be observant, curious, and fun-loving. And when you stack all of those traits together, you get quirky. We decided to break away from informing you for a moment for one of those “makes you smile” posts. This time, we are taking about those quirky traits that make us love dogs so much.
As scary a thought as it is to try to wrap your head around, dogs CAN get heart disease from living unhealthy and inactive lives. It affects them much in the same way it would affect a human who had it. The saddest part being, it can kill your dog. It is one of the many reasons we exist. To ensure that doesn’t happen and can be prevented. If we have stopped it even once (which we know for a fact we have), then our mission is a success. To better help you, we thought we would write a quick list of some warning signs to help you recognize and avoid heart disease in dogs.
So your dog has small dog syndrome, huh? Just what is small dog syndrome, you may ask? That is when your toy breed gets around bigger dogs and suddenly starts acting like he or she is the biggest dog in the bunch. It may barks more, become aggressive, and generally seems unaware that is it tiny. So what do you do and why does it exist?
I need to admit, I am having some feelings of guilt and I needed to share them. I am a serial dog feeder. What I mean by this is, I am one of those people who cannot say no to a dog when it begs. I know the problems this causes, and for the last eight years, it has steadily become more serious an issue. My dog, Gravy (the name kind of says it all) was pretty close to death, and I think that it was my fault.
It is never easy. To have to look your dogs in the eye and crate it either before you leave or before you go to bed. Some people feel it is cruel, like putting a dog into jail. Others see it is reasonable, because the dog rips and chews and tears things apart in their absence. So what is the right thing to do for your dog? Sadly, there is no right answer.
Did you know that being overweight and the health problems associated with it are the number one pressing health issue with dogs right now? The problem does not just lie the fact that dogs are getting larger. While that in itself is a problem, the real problem is the plethora of health issues that go along with a dog being overweight. We are not just talking about getting slower or as some people so rudely say, fatter. No, we are talking about genuine health issues that can kill them. That is exactly why dogPACER exists. To ensure you know this, and know all you can do to prevent it.
One thing that is a big problem in the world of dogs is how some parents allow their children to pick a dog based solely on whether or not they think it is cute. While we can understand the lure of a cute dog better than anyone, people also have many other aspects of a dog’s personality they need to work out and understand. There is a perfect breed for every person out there, but research is needed.