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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Simple Ways To Tell If Your Dog Is Sad

Cheer up, Buddy!

Cheer up, Buddy!

It can sometimes be pretty obvious when someone we love and care about is sad or depressed. They walk around all mopey, and often don’t smile. They sometimes sleep later and wear dark clothes to symbolize how they feel. They pass up on plans, and maybe even weep. But with dogs and sadness and depression, it can be harder to tell. We decided to compile a list of some simple ways to tell if your dog is sad, and some things you can do to help.

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The True Tale of Haatchi The Three Legged Wonder Dog

Haatchi the hero dog.

Haatchi the hero dog.

Sometimes we like to inform. To find dog lovers and use this blog and our knowledge to provide the best answers to any dog queries you may have. In other instances, we just like to entertain. To make our readers laugh and realize that having a dog in our lives makes us both blessed and very lucky. But sometimes we get lucky enough to do both, as is the case with this story. The story of Haatchi, the 3 legged wonder dog.

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Just How Powerful Is Your Dogs Sense of Smell

He can smell things ten thousand times stronger than you can.

He can smell things ten thousand times stronger than you can.

There are a lot of things about dogs that most people don’t know, and it seems we still have a lot to learn. You know those moments when you drive by a skunk, or maybe a garbage dump, and the smell is so overpowering it is all you can think about for a moment? Right away, imagine how it is for a dog, considering they are known to smell things up to 10,000 times more powerfully than a human can. So maybe that is something for you to think about when you consider all the various scents you have wafting through your home at any point.

To put it in scientific terms, both humans and dogs have scent receptors in their noses called turbinates, that are bony, scroll shaped plated that receive and interpret odors. Inside a humans nose, if you unfolded the turbinates, they would be the size of a postage stamp. But if you managed to unfold the tubinates within a dog’s nose, it would unfold to the size of a piece of paper. Just think about the difference that makes in what scents that dogs can perceive, but humans can’t. Maybe this will keep you from having all those scented candles around, with different scents in different rooms. That is enough to drive a dog’s scent receptors crazy.

Speaking of scent receptors, let’s bust out some more science for you so you all can understand.

A human has five million scent receptors.

A bloodhound, on the other hand, has 300 million scent receptors.

Wow, blows the mind, huh?

We are simply telling you because many Americans like to have scented candles and potpourri and food cooking and windows open, and they think nothing about it, but think about the profound effect that has on your dog and just how intensely they can smell things?

And maybe lay off the perfume a little bit. For Fido’s sake.

People Are Misinformed When It Comes To Pit Bulls.

This pic pretty much sums up what Pit Bulls are like in real life.

This pic pretty much sums up what Pit Bulls are like in real life.

We try not to get too preachy or self righteous here at dogPACER because we like keeping things light and keeping the energy positive. That disclaimer out of the way, we also think the world is mostly in the wrong about the way they perceive Pit Bulls. They are not this uber-aggressive dog who wants to hurt or attack people. They are simply a breed that, all too often, happens to fall into the wrong hands. But people need to understand, we can’t blame them for that. Where they end up has little to do with the dog, unfortunately.

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Why Puppy Mills Make Us So Mad!

He is sad because he knows about puppy mills and what goes on there.

He is sad because he knows about puppy mills and what goes on there.

There are few expressions on Earth right now that can get us as mad as the term “puppy mill”. Do you know what a puppy mill is? As upsetting as it is to find out about this kind of stuff, true dog lovers need to stay informed about this. We will only ever stop this from happening if we all make it big enough problem that the world can no longer choose to ignore it like it does. Again, this is upsetting, but wholly necessary.

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Another Satisfied dogPACER Customer

Smile at dogPACER!

Smile at dogPACER!

We will be honest with you, getting mail from satisfied customers is or favorite part of this job. It shows us we are venturing down the right road, and that we are having the impact with our product that we wish to have. If our whole goal is making dogs healthier and making life easier for dog owners, one could very well say we have already succeeded with that. The following letter stands as a testimony to that, and we are very grateful that the Wilson family from Baton Rouge took the time to send it to us.

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