Dog Psoriasis And How To Avoid It

Is it just an itch, or dog Psoriasis?

Is it just an itch, or dog Psoriasis?

To address the first and most pressing question, yes. Sadly, dogs can get psoriasis. Being dog lovers here at dogPACER, we are aware that dogs often can suffer from many of the same skin infections that humans can. From dry skin and dandruff, from ringworm and psoriasis, a dog’s skin can be incredibly sensitive. But in being treated, dog owners need to be careful and not attempt to medicate their canine companions in the same way they would medicate themselves. Just because a dog can suffer from the same skin problems a human can have, doesn’t mean a dog can have that skin problem treated the same way. In many ways, that could make the problem worse.

For those who don’t know, psoriasis is a an extreme form a dry skin, which is known to itch and flake, which can be quite bothersome to the person (or dog) suffering from it. A good way to know if your dog has psoriasis is to check for the symptoms, which can be fairly easy to recognize. Is the dog focusing a lot of itching and scratching and licking on one area, almost obsessively so? When you check the area the dog is itching, is the skin really dry looking, flaking and inflamed under the coat, or has some of the fur been worn away? That is one sign that dog is having dermatitis issues, which are often as common in dogs as they are in humans.

So what do you do if your dog is displaying symptoms of skin problems? Do the right thing any time you have any worries concerning your dog’s health, and take it to the vet, no questions asked. There are simple enough meds that can put the dog on the long lasting road to recovery. But in being aware of the problem, there are simple enough measures you can take to help avoid it. One great way is to feed the dog a diet high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which can do wonders for their coats and skin condition. Also, be aware of some allergies your dog may have, as those allergens are often the triggers for such skin ailments in humans AND dogs.

Last and most important, give your dog lots of love. If you are close enough with your canine, you will know when something is wrong and do anything you can to limit its discomfort. While that level of love may not heal the dog, outright, it sure helps with it coping with it.

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I have exciting new for all of my dog friends…we are having a Black Friday sale on the dogPACER and Minipacer!

I am rolling over in excitement. I barked and begged the office to be part of Black Friday and they agreed!! The sale is going on RIGHT NOW and ends at 11:59pm, PST on Friday, November 23rd.

You can receive $100 off the purchase of a dogPACER or our award winning Minipacer dog treadmills!! All you have to do is have your parents go to www.dogpacer.com to place their order. Enter the promo-code for the dogtreadmill you want (and you can buy more than one….) when at checkout.

The Promo Code for the original dogPACER dog treadmill: BFLF12

The Promo Code for the Minipacer dog treadmill: BFMINI12

I know you have to be as excited as I am…the best thing is your parents don’t have to camp out at a store or try to beat the holiday rush to take advantage of this Black Friday offer! All they have to do is go online to order!!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I am thankful for my family, the dogPACER and Minipacer, my dog friends and my life.

Be sure to give your family lots of love and kisses…and not because you want to lick the gravy off of their fingers. B.O.L.

Two more days…I am excited for Thanksgiving!! Geralynn and the dogPACER on The Doctors TV show!

The holidays are here. Decorations, family and friends coming over and a lot of cooking for the family. Well, I don’t cook…or eat all of the Thanksgiving treats…but I still have fun. I was reading a blog about Thanksgiving food…it all sounds yummy…but wow is that stuff fattening. I can’t let my slim dog body go over food…Woofie, woof…

Luckily, my dad gives me healthy treats and bones…and if I do get to splurge, I always have my dogPACER to exercise on…as a spokesmodel dog for the dogPACER, I must be in great shape. Ahhh….the life of a model…B.O.L. I love my job!!

I know you have read about Geralynn, our certified dog trainer…well she was featured on the daytime show, The Doctors!! We are all so proud of her!

http://www.thedoctorstv.com/videolib/init/7829

They showed some dogs in the dogPACER office in one of Geralynn’s classes. Woofie!!

If you haven’t been to our Facebook pages yet…I wanted to share with you again! We have so much great information, photos, videos and more on there. And I am always on our social media pages reading messages and meeting new dog friends.

https://www.facebook.com/dogpacersocial

https://www.facebook.com/DogPacer

I hope all of my dog friends have a fun Thanksgiving with their families and friends!!! Don’t forget to remind your parents that the Christmas stock of dogPACER and Minipacer treadmills are in!! They make a perfect Christmas present!!

Go to www.dogpacer.com to have them order yours today!

Doggercize at the dogPACER office!!! Calling all dog friends…you have to join our new exercise class!!

It’s another great day in the dogPACER office. Our trainer…and one of my favorite humans, Geralynn has started teaching Doggercize (dog Jazzercize) classes in the dogPACER office. Wow and woof…this is another fun way to get some exercise in and it is just as fun as rolling in the mud!

Perk up your ears because you are going to love this…every Wednesday at 6:00pm and Saturdays at 10:00am, PST, we are hosting Doggercize classes in the dog training room in the dogPACER office. Not only will you be able to join me in a fun exercise class, you can try your skills on the dogPACER or Minipacer dog treadmills.

Here are the details you need to give to your parents…make sure to give them a big lick and puppy dog eyes…it works for me everytime! :-)

Doggercize is ideal for everyone who knows the need to exercise themselves and their pet, while teaching simple obedience lessons that help to relieve anxiety, separation anxiety, aggressive behavior, barking, licking, chewing, to name a few. Doggercize basic classes, all supervised by a dog trainer, get your hea

rt rate going with a regimen of simple, fat-burning exercises that are easy to do. 

More advanced Doggercize classes (“Boot Camp” style) are for the more serious exercise fanatics and their more active pets.

Our Doggercize Program involves four classes, the first of which is “Paw”tiquitte, an introductory class on the ABC’s of pet care the Paw-fect Way. 

The following is a brief description of the other three classes:

Yo-Dog-a; Primarily Seated Yoga stretches designed for you and your dog.

Doggy and Puppy Pull-a-lotties; Train your dog to not pull on the leash while you enjoy an overall body workout!

Retrieve and Burn; Train your dog to fetch in between interval training routines.

Doggercize will also help:

-Improve communication with your pet
-Improve pet socialization and proper behavior with other animals and people
-Boost yours and your pets mental and physical fitness, preventing obesity
-Improve or assist to create self discipline and control for you and your best friend!
-Train you in the best methods of care for your furry best friend

These classes are coached by Geralynn Cada, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Las Vegas Dog Guru and founder of Doggercize! You will also receive fitness training and dog coaching tips via email, a daily journal, nutritional guidance for you and your pet, and personal support from Geralynn and other members of her pet and people fitness team!

Doggercize!
Get fit with your best friend!

Find out more about Geralynn Cada, and her dog training at www.GCUnleashed.com.

 
If you haven’t met Geralynn, go to her website and read all about her. You can also see some great photos and video of her with the dogPACER and Minipacer.
 
I hope you will join us for a class soon!

Happy Veterans Day!! I am probably the only dog that loves Monday!

After a fun and relaxing weekend, I was excited to go back to the dogPACER office and get to work. We are busier than ever since the launch of the Minipacer and with the growing dogPACER dog treadmill fans and owners!! I make sure everyone in the office is doing their jobs…B.O.L.

I started my morning with a great run on my dogPACER then it was straight to my desk to catch up on my email, my Social Media Accounts and approving new photos of me…as the dogPACER spokesdog, I like to make sure I look my coat is shiny and perfect… I have a woofunderful job!!

I love our new office…we have so much space, a training center that dogs can come with their parents to try out the dogPACER or Minipacer, or take training classes with our certified trainer, Geralynn.

I also join in the classes to help Geralynn…I make sure to have my paw in everything with dogPACER…woofie…

I’ve been barking to my online dog friends all day…they are making their holiday lists for their parents and so many of them want a dogPACER or Minipacer dog treadmill as a gift. I give them tips on behaving, rolling over, dog kisses, begging and best trick…the puppy-dog eyes…they always work for me! B.O.L.

I hope everyone had a great Monday…I will be bark-blogging again soon! Enjoy the picture of my dog friends from the last class we had in the office!

 

Hope you’re having a woofunderful weekend!!!

Wagging my tail, running around, playing fetch and going on car rides…yep, I am one lucky dog!!! I love the weekends!! Whether if I am running on my dogPACER dog treadmill or having fun with my dad, I always love the weekends!!

Today there is a huge adoption events in Las Vegas today that our trainer, Geralynn is helping with. There are so many adorable dogs that really need new forever homes. If you live in the Vegas area you should stop by!! Tell all of your parents and friends!!

I am also so excited that Instagram launched a web-based tool that anyone who does not have an Instagram account can go to and see all of the fun photos I have from all of my fun adventures with the dogPACER and Minipacer.

Here is the link: http://instagram.com/dogpacer

If you haven’t friended me on Facebook, you are missing out on fun photos, videos and stories of all of the great things happening with dogPACER!!

Go to Facebook and LIKE my page…you can also meet so many of my dog friends and other dogs that come by the dogPACER office for training classes and to try out the our dog treadmills. https://www.facebook.com/dogpacersocial

Here is the information on the adoption event today!!! I’m going for a fun car ride…ready to go have some more weekend fun!!!

I love the weekend…extra time with my dad, fun weekend trips hiking and meeting new dog friends! Also…set your clocks back an hour tomorrow!

I don’t know about you, but I love the weekends. Sometimes I am going to local adoption events in Las Vegas or other cities with the dogPACER and the Minipacer…one of my favorite things to do…I love meeting so many dogs and letting them try running and walking on our dog treadmills.

Many weekends, when the weather isn’t too hot or cold, I get to go on car rides with my dad to the mountains to go for hikes or to play in the snow (yes, it snows near Vegas). Woof, woof!

I meet so many dogs on the trails that love hiking, jogging and exploring the mountains and fun areas during the fall. The leaves are so nice and the weather, especially with my thick coat, is perfect when it is cool or cold. I do not care for the heat as much. Luckily, I don’t have to wear coats or dog shoes when I walk…B.O.L. :-)

With the weather getting colder, many dogs were sending me messages about how bored they were stuck indoors all day or night…their parents are getting colds or the flu or the weather is too bad for them to go outside…but now that more people are learning about the advantages of owning a dogPACER or Minipacer dog treadmill, I am starting to get fun videos and photos from those same dogs that are so happy that they are able to exercise indoors anytime, no matter if their parents are sick, if it is too cold or hot outside, or now, with the time change, it is going to start getting dark sooner and many dog friends don’t like going on long walks or run in the dark…now they can exercise anytime!!! Woofie!!

A friendly reminder to your parents, make sure to bark and rollover to remind them to set their clocks back an hour tomorrow!! Fall is officially here…

 

Hoping all of my dog friends on the East Coast are safe through Hurricane Sandy! Happy Halloween dog friends!

I’ve been reading all of the posts about the horrible things happening in New York and surrounding cities. I just visited New York and I hope all of my dog friends and their families are safe. Storms are scary for most dogs in general, I am sure this is worse for so many dogs. I hope they have a safe place to relax during through all of the storms. For those that are affected, I have seen some heartwarming photos of firemen and policemen rescuing dogs that are stuck…I am so happy there are so many people that help rescue the pets and families that are affected by the storm.

 

I also want to wish all of my dog friends a Happy Halloween. Today can be both fun and scary for us dogs…our parents love to dress us up in silly costumes and post photos of us on Facebook and other social media sites. Ok, this can be fun…I just love seeing my dog friends in fun costumes…on the other side of the tail, some of the costumes that kids and adults wear can really scare me. Luckily, my dad lets me go in a safe place when people are around with scary costumes. I also exercised a lot already on my dogPACER so that I can rest and nap with all of the craziness of Halloween. Don’t get my bark wrong, I do like Halloween…but sometimes I just get overwhelmed…so I am going to rest today and let the humans play. :-)

I had to share this photo of my of my best dog friends, Mac. His parents dressed him up and took a photo that they entered in a contest. He loves dressing up and I hope he wins…Good luck, Mac! Mac loves exercising on the dogPACER and now the Minipacer dog treadmills. His parents sell them in their dog boutique, The Dog House.

 

Happy Saturday…what kind of dog tricks do you do to get treats on Howl-O-Ween? Also…MUST READ…ROCKY NEEDS A NEW FOREVER HOME!

Do you fetch frisbee’s, balls or toys and bring them back to your parents? Or are you a sit and stay or play dead kind of dog? Woofie… All of my dog friends are so talented…and for our tricks, we love getting treats! :-)

I know I just do my 45 minutes of exercise on my dogPACER and get on and off the treadmill when I am told “treadmill”…I always get a healthy treat after my workout! Yes, I am a spoiled dog!

I have barked to many of you about my good friend, Rocky! He is a rescued wiener dog that is living with our certified trainer, Geralynn. She has been helping Rocky to loose weight and get healthy with a healthy diet and daily workouts on the Minipacer. Rocky is a great dog that is so happy that he is now able to move around and walk normally.

Rocky is healthy enough to find a new family to live with. He is available for adoption and the dogPACER team is working hard to find the perfect family to give him the love and attention he deserves.

Rocky loves attention, he is trained and loves daily workouts on the Minipacer and showing off his skills. You can go to this link to learn more about Rocky and read his amazing story.

http://www.dogpacer.com/rocky-dog-treadmill

You can also contact Geralynn directly or call our office at 702-696-9999. If you have any questions, you can also contact anyone at the dogPACER office at [email protected]

I promise, you will love Rocky! He also loves dressing up and meeting new dogs and people. I will miss him, but I know he deserves a good family to live with after all he has been through.

Happy Howl-O-Ween!!

 

 

Happy Howl-O-Ween to all of my dog friends!!!

Well, it is the first weekend before Halloween…so many of my dog friends are going to costume parties and fun Halloween events. I decided not to dress up this year, but my friend, Rocky dressed up at the Hallo-Wiener event in Las Vegas.

I love this time of year…all kinds of fun costumes on dogs and children going trick-or-treat around the neighborhood. Sometimes I get a little scared, so my dad makes sure I have a safe place to relax when there are too many people coming to the house. He also makes sure that no chocolate or candy is around…I know it is bad for me and can make me sick…but I am a dog, I like to get into things…B.O.L. But to all of my dog friends, make sure you stay away from the chocolate and candy…leave that for the kids, you can get very sick and end up in the vets office…not a good time for dogs! You can read more about foods that can make us sick on our website…http://www.dogpacer.com/

I love the shops that have special dog treats, cakes and cupcakes…you heard my bark right, there are special dog cupcakes, cookies and more…one of my favorite places to get my special treats is The Dog House in Las Vegas. I can go inside with  my dad and pick out some tasty treats just for me. Check out all of the yummy dog treats and items they have at The Dog House. http://gooddogfoodcompany.com/the-dog-house

Here’s a fun photo of Rocky dressed up on his Minipacer at Hallo-Wiener in Las Vegas.