While 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
We have all heard the stories of amazing rescue dogs that find happiness with loving families but people are still wary when it comes to adoption. This post looks at the top reasons why adoption is worth it!
1. Adoption Means Saving a Life.
Number one is perhaps the most rewarding reason for adopting a rescue dog. Dog euthanasia is a topic most people want to steer away from, and we understand why, but the simple fact is when you adopt from a
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!
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.
My family heard you guys were taking customer testimonials to how the dogPACER has helped and changed lives, and we felt compelled to tell you guys the story of Sam and Rusty. Sam and Rusty are our two labs we had since they were babies. Sadly, Sam was hit by a car six months ago, and Rusty fell into a real depression. Truth is, we did too. Sam was a part of the family, and it took a huge toll. No bigger was that loss felt then to Rusty, who no longer had a brother to play or go running with. This resulted in Rusty really not wanting to go for walks (or do much of anything) since Sam passed. Rusty was getting bigger, and his age also had us worried to the toll all this would take on his health. Then we heard about your product and decided we had nothing to lose. Continue reading
Betty Blue is one of our favorite dogs in the world. She is an American Bulldog with a penchant for long bouts of sleep broken up with intervals in snacking. As I am sure you can imagine, this all came to head when Betty Blue was diagnosed with being overweight. This also put her closer to the risk of heart disease, which has become more and more prevalent in dogs over the last century. This is the story of how dogPACER helped Betty Blue get her health back on track. The reality is, if Betty Blue can do it with our help, any dog can!
We often find ourselves the source of many a great question about dogs here at dogPACER. But sometimes, it is the little kids who have the best questions and manage to catch us off guard. The question you see above is one such example. We met Timothy West at an event we were holding, and he came up and asked us this, but was quickly distracted by Snoogins (one of our editor’s dogs) running on the treadmill, so he walked away before we could answer him. But what a great question, huh? Well, for anyone else wondering, here is the answer.
Though we like to keep the issues at dogPACER light, this has been brought up enough to us in questions and forums that we thought we would take a quick moment to address if for those few dog owners who may not know. The solution is simple, but it requires you acting quickly when they pups are still young. The reality is, unless you are a breeder with breeding in mind, you should spay and neuter your pets as soon as you can.
Sometimes, it is simplest facts that people find most astounding. That is the case when we tell people the links between be weather and dog obesity. Did you know that having a dog in locations that are affected by severe weather means your dog is three times more likely to be obese and have health problems than dogs who live in constant climates. Do you know why that is? We are here to tall you.
Her name was Princessa, and she did what many dogs could not. She escaped out into the early Winter one November, and managed to spend the entire Winter living outside (in Wisconsin of all paces), yet, with the help of worried neighbors and friends, she managed to survive the winter and be reunited with her family come spring. There are multiple reasons this is amazing, and we will tell you them now.
Princessa was an 8 lb chihuahua mix. A dog well known for not doing good in cold weather. They are very prone to weather born illness, so just the fact that she survived was remarkable. How she survived is even more remarkable. People slowly became aware there was a little dog living outside, so they all began to keep watch for her. They would leave out food and things to keep her warm, and somehow, it all managed to work.