Dog Care Tips for Those Hot Summer Days

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Welcome to the July, 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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Summer is here and that means protecting your dog from the heat and in some areas it means "fleas."


  • 1. Flea Control
  • 2. Featured breed - German Shepherd
  • 3. Quote of the day
  • 4. Doggy Facts
  • 5. Protecting your dog from heatstroke
  • 6. Featured Dog Story
  • 7. Featured Product
  • 8. Photo of the Month

Flea Control

Ticks and fleas can be a major problem for you and your dog. Ticks can transmit serious diseases to your pet. Fleas may be present inside your house without your knowing it. For more information on fleas and ticks, dog care treatments and flea infestation,


Featured Breed

The German Shepherd is one of the most popular and well known breeds in the world. They make an excellent watchdog and are often used as working dogs. Shepherds are highly intelligent and are fun to train as they are very responsive, loyal and courageous. The German Shepherd Dog is widely known for its police and army work, but also for its work as guide dog to the blind. They only bark when it is necessary. They are usually good with other pets, excellent with children and have a good disposition. Generally the German Shepherd has a shoulder height of 56-66 cm (22-26 in) and weighs 35-39 kg (77-85 lbs).

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Quote of the Day

"They say a reasonable amount 'o fleas is good fer a dog -- keeps him from broodin' over bein' a dog, mebbe." ~ Edward Westcott

Doggy Facts - Dog Intellect

Did you know that the average dog understands about 165 words including signs and signals? "Super Dogs" may understand as many as 250 words. The smartest being the Border Collie followed by the German Shepherd and Golden Retriever. Some experts in dog behavior claim our best friends have the intelligence of a two year old human and Super Dogs that of a two and a half year old.

Dog Care - Protecting Your Dog from the Heat

Whether it is a summer heat wave or you live in a climate that is hot year round, heat stroke can be a problem for you and your dog. Your best friend always needs shade and fresh cool water. Heat exhaustion occurs when your dog becomes over heated - if the environment is too hot, too much exercise during hot weather or poor ventilation. Overweight, older or dogs that are ill are more severely affected. Short nose breeds are also more susceptible. Dogs keep cool by panting it is their way of avoiding heat exhaustion. If you notice that your dog is excessively panting, breathing rapidly, salivating, is fatigued or staggering. These are signs of heat exhaustion. Take your best friend to a cool place immediately and give him small amounts of water. Call your vet!

Don’t take your dog jogging except on cool mornings or evenings and don’t force exercise. On long walks, rest often and take plenty of water. Hot pavement can burn dogs’ paws; choose shady, grassy routes.

There are many products on the market to help keep your dog cool. The Canine Cooler Dog Bed or a Cooling Jacket will provide your pet with cooling relief during hot days. You will find these and other such products to keep your four legged friend comfortable and receive Quality Dog Supplies available at Low Prices and Free Shipping!

Alternatively, if you have a dog house, air conditioning units are available for optimal comfort for you buddy.

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Featured Dog Tail - The Beagle and the Pizza

I have had my 8 year old Beagle Skipper since he was 4 months old. I was in college when I adopted him, and we had only been together for 6 weeks when I learned how resourceful he truly was. I was in the middle of final exams, studying late...

Featured Product - Deshedding Tool

This is shedding season and the ideal accessory for grooming your dog is the "Shed Patrol." designed for easy use and is fast and productive for thick Easy and comfortable to use and hold. It a fast and productive way to work on thick, coarse coats, and undercoats. It removes trapped hair from your pet’s undercoat and can be used on all breeds. Buy now and receive 21% off. It has a lifetime guarantee and take a look at the deshedding shampoos and other quality, Unique Dog Supplies - Not Sold in Local Pet Stores!.

Or an excellent and popular deshedding tool - the furminator, it is available in small, medium and large.

Photo of the Month
If you have a story to tell or a pic to share please use this form or if you have any comments or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you, use our contact form.

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