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It's A Dog's Life - YOUR Dog's! Newsletter
September 15, 2011

Save your dog's life with dog first aid!

Whether you're new to dog ownership, or a long-time friend; have a puppy, or care for a senior dog; own a purebred, or a cross from the rescue center; regardless of your situation, your dog is precious to you.

You want only the best for your dog, just like you want the best for every member of your family. This newsletter has the Dog Information and resources you need to give your dog the best -- the best of health, the best of safety, the best of lifelong well being.

With some prevention and some planning, you can keep your dog healthy and safe, for years to come.

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Table of Contents

Do You Have A Beautiful Dog?

As they say Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that is very true when it comes to Dogs.

Have you ever went to the Dog Park and just looked at the owners and their Dogs?

Is it just my imagination or do a lot of Dogs look like their owner or is it the Owners look like their Dogs? Think about it.

Grooming your Beautiful Dog at home can save you lots of money, and help you to form a closer relationship with your pet.

Splish Splash lets take a bath!

Bathing your dog is important, but how often depends on his lifestyle. Is your dog outside a lot, or does he prefer the great indoors? Indoor dogs should only require a bath about once a month, unless they get into something stinky or yucky (such as dead animals or mud).

A dog that spends time outdoors will get dirty more quickly, and will require more frequent baths. Still, you should restrict bathing to once a week at the most; too much bathing will dry out your dog's skin. After bathing try rubbing some tea tree oil into your dog's coat, it's a great natural deterrent to fleas and ticks.

Snip Clip!

Don't forget to clip Your Dogs Nails. Long or jagged nails can be very painful for your pup, and can leave him vulnerable to all of the bacteria on the ground. To familiarize your dog with nail clippers start using them when he is a puppy, and feel free to give him lots of love and treats during and after the experience.

Be careful not to cut the quick, which contains blood and nerves. To avoid this simply cut away from the point where the nail turns pink, or where the nail is hollow underneath (easier to find on dogs with white nails). Also, if your dog has a jagged edge, file it down so as to make him more comfortable.

Brush Me!

Brushing your dog often is important, especially for longer haired breeds. Even for short-coated dogs brushing is important, because it helps remove the loose undercoat, which can be very itchy and irritating. For short-coated breeds use a currycomb or rake to bring up the loose hairs and remove them.

You'll be surprised at how much hair comes off of your dog! For longer haired breeds use a brush with metal bristles to untangle mats, and then smooth the coat with a fine bristled brush. Taking care of mats is very important because if left they can trap moisture next to the skin which can lead to hot spots. Brush your dog at least three times a week for a glorious coat.

After you have your Dog all Beautiful you need to take some pictures.

Then you can make your Dog famous with their own web-page. If you will go here you can submit stories and pictures of your Dog for the entire world to see.

Please check it out and see what some other people have submitted.

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. ~Gilda Radner

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Tips to Save YOU money...

1. Trimming your dog's nails and grooming his or her fur at home saves money spent on professional groomers.

2. Practice good dental hygiene. Daily brushing of your dog's teeth has significant returns.

3. Don't skip vaccinations or flea and tick prevention . Vaccines protect pets from painful and tragic diseases such as rabies, and fleas and ticks carry harmful diseases such as the plague that may also be spread to people in contact with pets.

4. Buy fewer toys , and trick pets into thinking those toys are new, time and time again.

5. Be creative with ways to make toys more interactive. Consider buying Buster Cubes or Kong toys for dogs to give them more stimulation while they eat or enjoy treats.

I hope these tips help your budget and most importantly the health and happiness of your dog.

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