Traveling with your Dog by Car

"Man could learn much from his dog:
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Welcome to the May 2009 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. Travel with Dogs
  • 2. Featured breed - Sheltie
  • 3. Doggy Facts & Tips
  • 4. Featured Product
  • 5. Recipe of the Month
  • 6. Dogs in the News
  • 7. Specials, Sales & Clearance Items

Traveling with Dogs by Auto

The summer weather is on its way and it will soon be time for vacations and outings.

The safest way to travel in a car with your dog is in a crate secured in the back seat of a vehicle which will also prevent your dog from roaming around the car.

Other ways of transporting your dog are with a dog car seat and harness or a dog seat belt. Supply a toy and a treat and be consistent when you take your dog in the car. Do not turn your dog loose one time and then restrain him during the next outing. It may take several trips for your puppy to become accustom to a car seat or belt but eventually it will become a habit.

You have probably heard this before but it is worth repeating. Never leave your dog in the car on hot or warm days even if the windows are opened a little.

Safety Tips for Car Travel

1. Leave your puppy home on warm days, where it is cool rather than take him in along in a hot car.

2. Take a container with water for outing of 1 hour or more.

3. Stop every 2-3 hours on long trips for potty breaks and to stretch his legs.

4. Do not permit your dog to hang his head out the window. This is dangerous, he could get eye or ear injuries or even fall out. You can buy devices that allow you to open the window slightly but block it with a grid to prevent your dog from falling out.

5. Air bags are a good reason to keep your pup in the back seat, these could seriously injure a dog, especially a small one.

Have fun and enjoy your outings!

More on Travel with Dogs...

Featured Breed of the Month

Shetland Sheepdog

A working class dog, Shelties are an affectionate and responsive companion devoted to its human family and are easily trained. They are intelligent and an ideal family dog.

This dog's beautiful long coat requires weekly brushing and will shed twice a year.

The Sheltie has origins in 18th century Scotland and may be the result of crossing local Shetland Island dogs with imported Rough Collies.

Life expectancy is 12-14 yrs

Doggy Facts - Did You Know...

  • Most Popular Canine Names

    Most popular names in the U.S. for dogs are: Sam, Sammie, Samantha, Max, Maxie, Maxwell, Maxine, Lady. Other popular names include Bear, Maggie, Buddy, Tasha, Chelsea, Holly, Shasta, Brandy, Ginger and Taffy.

  • All dogs are capable of learning basic obedience, but it requires patience, perseverance and self discipline from you and your family.


  • Fleas

    Fleas are more than just a nuisance. They are a health hazard. Because fleas feed on a dog's blood, a seriously infested puppy can develop severe, life threatening anemia. Fleas can also give your best friend tapeworms. Flea Pest Control...

Tip - Giving Pills to your Dog

Command your doggy to sit. Open his mouth with one hand and hold the head upward. Drop the pill in your dog's mouth into the back of the throat as far as possible over the hump of the tongue. Hold your dog's head up slightly and gently stroke the throat until he swallows it. When it is swallowed and licks his lips you know the pill has gone down. Give your pet praise for good behavior.

Featured Product

Travel Car Seat Carrier

This is an ideal compact travel product for small dogs. It is a carrier for your dog with zippered mesh storage pockets, a safety strap and collar clip and metal grommets for added ventilation. It also transforms into a car seat. Just roll back the top and the strap attaches to the car seat. It folds for easy storage and the durability will give your pet years of heavy use. View it here...

Recipe of the Month from our Dog Recipe Box

Cheese & Bacon Biscuits

1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick softened margarine
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups regular oats
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup wheat germ
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked crisp, drained, and crumbled

Combine dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 16 minutes.

Dogs in the News

An amazing Story of a 3 year old Shepherd-Rottweiler-Lab mix - Andre

This dog got caught in an illegal wild animal trap in Alaska. To survive he chewed off his left front and back paws. For weeks he lived under a truck camper shell. He could not stand with just two legs.

When rescuers found him he weighed only 38 lbs. They contacted OrthoPets in Denver, to make him prosthetic legs and now after over a year he can stand on his new legs and is running around like any dog.

He goes up for adoption in a few weeks!

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

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Warm Regards, Donna Boras