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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Those Quirky Traits That Make Us Love Dogs

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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.
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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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“To Crate or Not To Crate, That Is The Question”

The answer is dependent on the person and the dog

The answer is dependent on the person and the dog

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.

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Don’t Pick A Dog Because It Is “Cute”

Pick me, pick me!

Pick me, pick me!

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.

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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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How Many Dogs Is Too Many To Own?

Stampede at dogPACER.

Stampede at dogPACER.

There is a fine line with people when it comes to how much they love animals. In one sense, you hear about people who take in every stray they can, and you may think it is a good thing, but you should not take in or care for dogs if you can’t give them the proper love and attention they require. So is there such a thing as owning too many dogs, and how do you know what it is? Well, we have a simple way to look at it.

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February Is A Tough Month For Outdoor Dogs

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We are nearing the end of Winter, people. But before it ends, we have to go through its coldest, darkest, cruelest, shortest month. February. During late winter months, many human can suffer through what is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD for short). This is caused by a lack of vitamin C and a lack of outdoor activity. It creates a perfect storm for depression. But guess what you might not know? It does the same thing to dogs.

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