Dog Halloween Costumes - Tips for Safety

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Dog Halloween Costumes - Tips for Safety

Greetings Fellow Dog Lovers

Welcome to the September 2008 Issue of The Dog Scoop Newsletter - The ezine your dog knows has his best interests at heart and wants you to read.

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  • 1. Halloween Safety
  • 2. Featured breed - Chihuahua
  • 3. Doggy Facts
  • 4. What's New
  • 5. Photo of the Month
  • 6. Dog Story of the Month
  • 7. Featured Product
  • 8. Halloween Recipe

Dog Costumes

Dog Halloween costumes are more popular than ever for the "party animal" that wants to dress up and be part of the activity. Dressing your dog in a costume will be easier if your canine friend is used to wearing dog apparel. If not, it may take a little coaxing to get him in that costume. Halloween safety is also an issue and there are some thing to consider before the day rolls around - read more on dog Halloween costumes and safety.

See these costumes and and more...

If your dog is a tad nervous, calming products are available. Take a look at "Comfort Zone For Dogs." iconIt is a plug-in diffuser that releases a calming pheromone or the spray which you can use on bedding, furniture, etc. It may be just the thing for your best friend who finds all the noise and commotion on Halloween a little stressful.

Featured Breed - Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas have the distinction of being the smallest canines in the world, Despite their small size (they often grow as big as 12 pounds and stand just 6 - 9 inches tall) this breed make good watch dogs and are known for their saucy expression and alert attitude.

The Chihuahua Originated in Mexico, named after the Mexican state where it was first discovered.

They are prone to barking and jumping at times, but those that do just need a little

training and discipline. Chihuahuas are very loyal and devoted to their owners.

Many Chihuahuas are sensitive to the cold due to their small body size. Owners often dress their dogs in Clothes such as in coats and sweaters in cold weather.

They generally don't get on well with dogs of other breeds and can be nippy with small children.

For information and help for training your Chi see...

Doggy Facts - Did You Know...
  • The tallest dogs are the Great Dane and the Irish Wolfhound.
  • Dogs are omnivorous. They need more than just meat to flourish.
  • A one-year-old dog is physically as mature as a 15 year-old human.
  • The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world and France has the 2nd highest.
  • Obesity is the #1 health problem among dogs
  • An estimated 1,000,000 dogs in the U.S. have been named as the primary beneficiaries in their owner's will.

    What's New

    We have added a new Dog Question and Answer page that is interactive. Help and be helped or Ask the Expert.

    Photo of the Month

    Chester the Chocolate Lab

    Featured Dog Tail

    Chocolate Labs - The Lovable Mischievous Labrador

    I have a chocolate lab who is 1 year and 4 months old. His name is Cooper. We got him when he was 9 weeks old. Everyone said beware...

    Featured Product Pet Safe SmartDoor

    I am always on the lookout for safety products that use new technology. This one caught my eye. It is a high tech doggy door which it ideal for dogs that like to come and go and perfect if you have had a problem in the past with other animals or snakes getting into your home. It is designed for the safety of you and your dog. The PetSafe SmartDoor allows you to control the access of your pets. When the SmartDoor is set to Automatic mode, only your dog wearing the SmartKey can pass through the door. As your pet enters the adjustable range of the SmartDoor which is adjustable up to 3 feet, the SmartDoor will detect the SmartKey and it unlocks automatically. After your dog passes through the door, it will lock automatically. Without the SmartKey, no other animals are able to pass through. You may view it here.

    Recipe Treat for Halloween

    Dog Halloween Pumpkin Biscuit Treats

    Bake at 350*

    Mix together:

    2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp. salt 2 T. dry milk

    Beat: 2eggs and add 1/2 cup canned pumpkin Add to dry ingredients

    Add: Water gradually with your hands until the dough is workable and can be rolled out.

    Roll to about 1/2 thickness and cut in your choice of shapes.

    Place on an ungreased cookie sheet 1" apart and bake for 20 min. - turn over and bake another 20 min. on this side.

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