So you know we had to follow up this piece we did last month about dog’s New Years resolutions with a simple question now, almost a month later? Has your dog been following its resolution this year? You know, the one about losing weight? Well, if it hasn’t, is that the dog’s fault or yours? We have said it before, and we will say it again until all the world knows it.
Seems like a simple question, right? But ask yourselves, is your dog healthy? You may think you can tell just by glancing at it, but do you think that fairly represents how your dog is feeling outside AND in? What you need to understand is, there are many factors into whether or not your dog is healthy, and some you may not even know about. That is why we are here, after all. Allow us to help you learn the signs and act quickly.
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.
We decided last month that it would be wise of us to start sharing some of the feedback we get from other people with you guys here at dogPACER. What we do here is try to change lives, so on the occasions that we find out we do, it truly feeds our souls and makes this all worth it. Late last month we shared on such story we had gotten early on in 2013, and today we want to share one of the first letters we have gotten in 2014. Maybe what we do here will make more sense to all once you read it.
Crazy to think that 2014 is right around the corner, but it is. We have had a great year at dogPACER, and 2014 is set to be even better. The best thing that happened for us? People began to truly understand how much our product can change a dog (and any dog owner’s) life. The more people who got the product, the more letter we got. The more testimonials to the fact that our product way bettering the lives of everyone in touched. So now, with the year coming to an end, we ask. What better thing to do your for your dog and yourself in 2014 than to get a dogPACER treadmill?
So as 2013 reaches a close, what are some of your New Year’s resolutions? Do you want to be happier? Maybe work less, and laugh more? What about being healthy? Have you ever made the resolution to lose weight? What was the reason? Because all the benefits that come along with better health, we imagine. Well, why can’t your dog have the same resolutions? Also, what are you doing to help them achieve those? We can tell you what we are doing…
Winter is pretty much around the bend, people, and you know what that means? Freezing weather, snow, and pretty much all the other negative stuff that comes along with it. It also means many of our dog lovers have to move some of their dog adventures indoors. You do know how they do that, right? Well. We will admit, we help.
As we are sure many of you know, the sole reason we exist is with the mission in mind to eradicate dog obesity. It is a big problem that only seems to be getting bigger (no pun intended) and only if we all become collectively aware of it, can we do anything to stop it. The first way to stop is to do all we can to PREVENT it. That is where we come in. DogPACER to the rescue!
Well, we are pretty much halfway through August, which means, sadly, we are in the tail end of Summer (you like that dog wordplay there?), so we thought it would be a good time to prepare some of you for the Autumnal changes and some things to look out for and be aware of as a dog owner for when the seasons shift. Man, can someone just press pause now so Summer will stick around for a few more months, please?
So the first thing to be aware of is tick season. Sadly, with Lyme’s disease rampant, it is always good to go into certain areas prepared. And whenever leaving a heavily wooded area, always take the proper time needed to check your dog for ticks, because all it takes is one good bite and you could have a far more serious problem on your hands. Ofcourse, we have a whole article dedicated to holistic tick prevention so check it out.
The other thing we want to point out is the weather change. Certain smaller breeds are far more susceptible to weather changes, which can actually make them sick if the drop in temperature is severe enough. Remember, if you have a smaller breed, there is no shame in having booties for it to wear on its feet, or a sweater of some sort if you plan on doing some fall hiking. Some people may think it looks silly, but you are dressing your dog to keep it healthy in this case, not to get a reaction, so phooey to the few who don’t know that.
But also, and most importantly, even if you don’t like the cold weather, you still need to stay just as active as you and your dog have been through Summer. Remember, it’s not just about your health anymore. It’s about your dog’s health, too.
And finally, just remember to smile, stay healthy, and have fun. Fall is just another excuse to go on even more adventures with your canine friends!