Welcome to The May 2010 Newsletter

"“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”~ Author Unknown


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Hello Fellow Dog Lovers,

Welcome to the May 2010 Issue of The Dog Scoop Newsletter - The ezine your dog knows has his best interests at heart and wants you to read.


  • 1. Traveling with Dogs
  • 2. Featured Product
  • 3. Featured Dog Breed - Dachshund
  • 4. Pet Adaption
  • 5. Dog Care
  • 6. Recipe of the Month
  • 7. Dog Story of the Month
  • 8. Dog News

If you're traveling by car or air on your vacation this summer, and plan to take your dog with you, there are several things you'll need to consider before em"bark"ing on your trip... Read Full Article on TRAVELING WITH DOGS BY CAR... or if you plan to take your pet by air see CHOOSING A AIRLINE PET CARRIER and AIRLINE REGULATIONS for AIR TRAVEL with PETS.


Every traveling dog needs the convenience of a water proof FOLDING DOG BOWL when thirsty or hungry and a WASTE BAG HOLDER. Great for road trips, hiking and back packing.

Here is a link to an article for care and safety during the summer months ahead...HSUS.Org - Summer Pet Care Tips

Rielly's Tip of the Month - House Breaking

Every smart dog knows....house breaking is very important to humans, so go ahead and break as much of the house as possible.



No more hair on furniture and car seats and clothes!

* Removes hair and dander from furniture.
* Microtrap technology uses thousands of tiny rubber fingers to grip and trap embedded pet hair.
* Starter kit includes 1 handle and 5 disposable refill sheets.

Featured Dog Breed - The Dachshund

The Dachshund was originally developed in Germany hundreds of years ago and were at that time were bred for hunting, primarily, Badger but also fox and otters.

There are three varieties of Dachshund - smooth haired, wire haired and long haired and they come in standard and miniature.

Dachshunds love to be around people, are friendly and outgoing. They are neither aggressive nor timid. This breed loves to clown around and can be mischievous.

Not recommended for small children as they can be jealous and irritable. They are fine around older children.

For the most part a Dachshund is fun loving and lively.

Because they tend to be somewhat stubborn at times, training this breed can sometimes be a challenge for the average owner.

Smooth haired Dachshunds require very little grooming. The long haired variety does need regular brushing and removal of burrs, twigs and sticks should be done daily because they are so low to the ground.

Even though this dog breed is lively, they do tire easily so a lot of exercise is not needed. Short walks at different times of the day are better than one long walk.

They are prone to back problems.

This years Pet Adoptathon 2010 Global event was held on May 2nd - 3rd and many pets were given homes and saved. If you have room in your heart and home for a sheltered pet please contact your local shelter. Here is a list of some shelter in the US...


In Canada... http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/canada.asp

If you are able to help out financially to end animal cruelty, please go to the Human Society

A BATH To a Dog...is a process by which humans drench the floor, walls and themselves. You can help by shaking vigorously and frequently.

Dog Care Tips

Eye Care...

1. Protect your dog's eyes from damage. While playing with your buddy, be aware of things that could harm his eyes. Kicking or tossing balls or just wrestling around could result in injury. The definitive is play gentle with you best friend, this is also good behavior training.

2. In the morning if you notice any eye residue, simply apply a warm wet towel to the eyes to remove this.

3. For long haired dogs, keep hair out of the eyes by trimming it.

4. Be careful when bathing your dog. Put the shampoo into your hands and rub together before applying to your pet's head. This will avoid shampoo running into the eyes. Take a warm damp cloth to wipe the face area.

5. If your doggy likes to hang out the window while driving in the car, this can result in eye injury from flying debris.

CANINE DOGGLES! are great safety device to prevent damage to the eye area.

Ear Infections...

A gentle, natural and inexpensive way to prevent canine ear infections...vinegar kills yeast. Use a cotton ball soaked in a mixture of white vinegar and water to clean your dog's ears once a week.

Reducing Canine Flatulence - this can be more of a problem and annoyance for owners, but is not usually harmful to your dog...

1. Feed a good quality diet.
2. Try not to feed table scraps.
3. Some of the rawhide chews can leave a bad odor.
4. Digestive enzymesiconare available to aid in better digestion and will reduce the gas.

Some breeds are just more susceptible to gas.

This is FlEA TICK Season - Yikes! Lots of Sales on Flea Prevention and Treatment to check out now... We have searched around and found great prices to prevent and get rid of those nasty parasites...and here are 2 places to check out....best prices here and free shipping...US Pet - Save $5 on all orders with code: pets5off


PET MEDS *GUARANTEES LOWEST PRICES** if you find a lower price - they will meet their competitors prices! ..... Sale on Flea and Heartworm products. $6 off one 6-pack or $12 off two 6-packs or one 12-pack. Code: GREASE. Now through May 31st.


March Recipe From Our Kitchen

Yummy Mutt Loaf

* 1 pound ground meat
* 2 cups cooked brown rice
* 2 vegetables (pulverized)
* 2 whole eggs
* 1 can fish
* 1/2 lb. chicken liver

Mix all ingredients together and make into a loaf. Place in a pan 350 degree oven until cooked. This can be placed in containers or freezer bags in serving size portions and frozen.

Featured Dog Story - Trashed Dalmatian

Rascal is a now seven year old dalmatian that I have had in my life since he was only ten weeks old. In my opinion, he is star material and would have made the perfect addition to... READ MORE on the Trashed Dalmatian...

We would love to hear from you or if you have any comments or suggestions, please CONTACT US

Dog News

Why Poodles May Outlive Pit Bulls

Humans bred dogs for certain personality traits and looks. Over time, hundreds of breeds emerged.

In inadvertent consequence of this breeding, a new study shows, is longevity. Read more...

We have 3 interactive pages and would like to invite your participation...

Q&A page for all your DOG QUESTIONS or help a fellow dog owner with their question. Help and be helped or Ask the Expert.

Create your dog's very own web page here at DOG TAILS...

Add a news story or comment on one of the up to date DOG NEWS stories on this page...

If you have photos of your dog celebrating a birthday, or participating in any fun activity, please send them to me to possibly include in an upcoming issue! Email: donna@dog-beds-n-beyond.com

Until the next Scoop... Woof, Woof...

Warm Regards,
Donna Boras