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July 15, 2010

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 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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Dog Crates: Indoor Dog Dens

Many dog owners wonder what dog supplies are important to have for their little friends.

While they know they need to provide food, shelter, and toys, there are often questions regarding the use of dog crates. The questions are usually related to house training.

First we need to discuss how dog crates can compare to dog dens.

In the wild dogs have dens as their homes. This could be a cave, an area under fallen a log, or even under an out building. These dens provide the dogs with a certain amount of shelter and protection. The dens make them feel safe.

Essentially, the dogs will use their dens as a place to sleep and relax. They strive to keep the area clean. In other words they do not urinate or defecate inside the den.

Dogs living in the home also look for a place to serve as a den.

They may choose to use a spot behind or under a piece of furniture. But if a dog crate is provided they are very likely to accept that as the den - that is, if the dog crate is used correctly.

Dog Crates should never be used as a place of punishment.

Instead they should be the dog's safe place - the place they go for comfort. Be sure that the crate is large enough to be comfortable for your pet.

You can help create that feeling of reassurance by adding a soft blanket or other bedding material for your furry little friend. It's also a good idea to keep a favorite toy in the crate.

The idea is to make the time in the crate enjoyable. This even includes when you are using a crate as a housebreaking aid.

The reason crates are helpful in this training task is that you can keep your puppy (or dog) confined for a period of time without making a mess of the crate. Remember, the dog will accept the crate as his den and he wants to keep his den clean.

Keep in mind that puppies need to relieve themselves very often.

You can expect the need immediately after waking up, after eating or drinking, after playing or other exercise, and sometimes in between. Of course you should not keep your puppy in the crate all the time. The crate should be used when you are not available to watch over your puppy.

However, it is best to allow the puppy to be in a confined area with you whenever possible.

If you must be gone for long periods of time you may want to invest in a Dog Play Pen. These pens offer a larger area but still provide a safe and confined place for the puppy to stay while you are gone

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Why Doggy Urine Odor Comes Back & How to Stop It

Urine odors resurface for two reasons:

1. There is a component to urine called "urine salts" that no amount of cleaning can remove. The urine salts are the part of the urine that causes odor.

2. At certain times, "something" in your home reactivates these urine salt deposits, and the urine smell comes back. That mysterious "something" is humidity.

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