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Hi Dog Scoop Newsletter-Woof, Woof
November 17, 2009

The Dog Scoop September Issue - Woof Woof!

"Man could learn much from his dog:
to be a true friend, to be faithful, and
to appreciate those who love him."


"YOU ARE RECEIVING THIS BECAUSE DOGS CAN SMELL A GOOD PERSON MILES AWAY!"

Greetings Fellow Dog Lovers

Welcome to the September 2009 Issue of The Dog Scoop Newsletter - The ezine your dog knows has his best interests at heart and wants you to read.

Hope you and your dog had a great summer!

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CONTENTS:

  • 1. Neutering Dogs
  • 2. Save on Pet Supplies
  • 3. Featured breed - Smooth Collie
  • 4. Canine Facts & Trivia
  • 5. Featured Product
  • 6. What Makes a Best Friend - Video
  • 7. Holiday Season
  • 8. Recipe of the Month
  • 9. Dogs in the News



To Neuter/Spay Your Dog or Not

Dog neutering (male) or spaying (female) is generally recommended for controlling the canine population if you are not planning to breed your dog. Canine over population and the euthanasia of millions...read more on DOG NEUTERING


Save on Pet Supplies

We have added a new page to our site which will be changing as new DOG COUPONS, SPECIALS, and SALES are added and others taken down because they have expired, please browse through and see if anything catches your eye.


Featured Breed of the Month

Smooth Collie

The Good...

The Smooth Collie originated from Scotland. This large working class is not aggressive but makes a very good watch dog.

This breed is intelligent and need lots of mental stimulation. They are loyal and a great family dog that are good with children and people in general. Typically they are also good with other pets but do need lots of socializing and companionship. They are sweet and good natured.

The hard working Collie is versatile and obedient. They love participation in all kinds of sports and activities. They are also adept at herding, search and rescue, therapy, and make excellent guide dogs.

- Collies need moderate exercise.

The Bad...

Collies are heavy shedders so require lots of brushing. They can be stubborn and are sensitive to noise and stress.

If left alone too often, the Collie will develop separation anxiety.

As far as health, their weakness is the eyes; they are very susceptible to eye disease that can lead to blindness.

Shop or Create What's On Your Mind at "FUN STUFF for YOUR SMOOTH COLLIE"



Doggie Facts & Trivia

- The tallest dogs are the Great Dane and the Irish Wolfhound.
- The average dog lives to around 15 years of age.
- Dogs are omnivorous. They need more than just meat to flourish.
- Poodles aren't originally from France. They were German water dogs, the french just minturized them.
- The smallest dog on record was a yorksire terrier, not a chihuahua.
- The St. Bernard is the heaviest dog at about 200 pounds.
- The chow chow even has a black tongue.
- The oldest American breed is the American Foxhound which dates back to 1650!
- Dalmations, with all those cute black spots, are born white.
- The Basenji doesn't bark.



Featured Product

"PAMPER YOUR PET with a "DOGGIE SPA PACK"


Choose a calming lavender and eucalyuptus or a perky peppermint and tea tree scent. Both packs come with a 16 oz shampoo 16 oz conditioner 4oz spritz and a 12 oz Paw Rub. The citronella and essential oils will deter fleas. Made with natural ingredients. Your best friend deserves the pampering.




What Makes a Best Friend

FOR ALL MY DOG LOVING FRIENDS ... Enjoy!



Holiday Season

Christmas is fast approaching and our canine friends like to be part of the festivities and love to receive special gifts. Safety of course is always an issue with pets in the house. We have 3 pages on our site that will give you DOG LOVERS GIFT ideas and a page on holiday safety.

Here are some options to consider...


Recipe of the Month from our Dog Recipe Box






Crunchie Doggie Apple Cinnamon Cookies Biscuits

1 large apple 1 C oatmeal 1/4 C honey 1/2 C. water 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 1/2 C. whole wheat flour

Core, and mince apple using a food processor or chop by hand. Mix apple, honey, water, cinnamon and oatmeal in large bowl. Add the flour slowly until you have a stiff dough.

Lightly grease and flour a cookie sheet and using a tsp. drop the dough onto the baking sheet. Take a fork and press to flaten cookies. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove cookies from oven and turn them over and bake for another 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Remove from oven and cool overnight.



Dogs in the News

Exploring the Health Benefits of Pets

When Chad, a yellow Labrador retriever, moved in with Claire Vaccaro’s family in Manhattan last spring, he already had an important role. As an autism service dog, he was joining the family to help protect Ms. Vaccaro’s 11-year-old son, Milo — READ THE WHOLE STORY...


If you have a story to tell or a pic to share please use the Dog Tails form or if you have any comments or suggestions, we would love to hear from you, please contact Us




Until the next Scoop...



Warm Regards, Donna Boras

http://www.dog-beds-n-beyond.com

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