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Dogs, Diabetes, and dogPACER

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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Simple steps (literally) can be taken every day to ensure your dog stays healthy. From the food you give it, to how much you exercise it, to even the affection and love you give it. Did you know a sad dog or a depressed dog has more of a chance of developing heart disease and diabetes than a dog that is happy? But if you look at the big picture, the dog’s health issues lies in our own hands. As I said, we have forced our own health issues on our dogs. When dogs are dying of diabetes, you know this is a huge problem that needs to be addressed. That is why we are here. We live to address that problem. And our solution is often easier and cheaper than people think it will be.

Our solution is HERE.

People can scoff, and sometimes are even in shock when they hear we exist. But once we let them know the stats of obesity in dogs and how heart disease is dwindling their populations and breeds down, they don’t scoff anymore. People like dogs because they are cute and sweet, but need to remember: They are as complex a machine as we humans are, and they need to be treated as such.

So put down that piece of bacon you were just gonna give to Fido, and go take him for a walk around the park. The truth is, we are hoping one day the world wont need us. But for now, take it one step at a time. Literally, go for a walk with your dog! LOL 

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The Sad Truth About Dalmatians

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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So did you know that 30 percent of all Dalmatians are deaf? Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know, we didn’t know either. Dalmatians are born with a predisposition towards being deaf that puts them at a much greater disadvantage than most other breeds. The problem is, there is little anyone can do about it. It is coded in their genetics.

Please keep in mind, this says nothing about the breed at all. Dalmatians are loving, energetic, loyal dogs with an immense amount of love to give. Their inability to hear does not effect that at all. The sad part is, the natural propensity for the deafness in the breed was not recognized by early breeders, and the result was that early on in the life of the Dalmatian, it was often branded as unintelligent. I know, it is sad. But that is why I am teaching you about it. Because you may know a dalmatian owner who has no idea this factors in to how they respond and how they act.

Much like with anything regarding dogs, once we inform ourselves and know more about these complex creatures, we can further develop better relationships with them. So pass this info along today and change someone’s life.

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Those Quirky Traits That Make Us Love Dogs

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 about when a dog spins in circles before it lays down? Or when a dog has a special chair in the room that it loves more than all the others? Or maybe you have one of those dogs who likes to sit like a human sometimes? We even know about a dog who sometimes laughs like a human. No joke. Our point here is to do nothing more than remind me how lucky you (and we) are to have dogs in our lives. They enrich our existence by making us laugh on those days we need it most. They are loyal to us at all times, and remind us we are never alone. On top of that, they are quirky and often hilarious, too.

So next time you are having an awful day and you feel like nothing is going right, look at your dog. Look at the strange and funny things they do. Look at how they look at you. Pay attention to all the little things it does that makes your days brighter, and make sure you are doing the same thing for that dog.

I mean, it’s the least we could do for the love they offer us. Plus, I bet they are laughing inside about how quirky we humans are, too. 

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