The Importance of Exercise

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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So You Have A Gassy Dog

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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

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Dogs, Diabetes, and dogPACER

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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!

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The Sad Truth About Dalmatians

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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…..

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How Does Heart Disease Affect My Dog?

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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.

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So Your Dog Has Small Dog Syndrome

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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?
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Another dogPACER Testimonial

"I think i ate too much! "

“I think i ate too much! “

Dear dogPACER,

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.
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“Some More Scary Facts About Obesity and Dogs”

Poor guys just needs to drop a few pounds is all

Poor guys just needs to drop a few pounds is all

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.

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“People Made Fun Of My Overweight Dog”

Don't be mean to overweight dogs!

Don’t be mean to overweight dogs!

Dear dogPACER,

I know there are people out there who write you letters to say thank you, but I wanted to write you a different letter. Not just a letter to say thank you, but for us to talk about something that goes on when dogs gain weight, and it is actually rather upsetting. Before I got my dog a dogPACER a year ago, the main reason we stopped going for walks wans’t just him. It was me.

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How To Curve Aggression In A Dog

He's not angry. He is misunderstood.

He’s not angry. He is misunderstood.

You know, dogs are just like people. There are going to be some who are very gentle, quiet creatures, and there are going to be some who are just naturally more loud and aggressive. But do not fret if your dog is loud and sometimes aggressive. There are some simple steps to take to help curve some of your dog’s aggression, and we are here right now to share those steps with you.

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