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Schnauzer Scoop, Issue #030
January 16, 2013

Happy New Year

Well it’s been quite a while since we put out a newsletter and just in case you're wondering, here's why...

The Schnauzer Scoop used to go out monthly to keep you, our readers informed on website updates, pet food recalls, dog contests, Schnauzer tributes, and so on. But with so many social media sites like facebook and twitter available (plus our own blog) we started passing this information along to followers this way. So, putting out a monthly newsletter was not really necessary anymore.

However, since some folks don't care that much about social media and because we want to make sure we keep in touch with all of you, we will still be sending out a quarterly newsletter.

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Pet Resolutions for the New Year

Did you make any resolutions for the upcoming year? Did you promise to start an exercise program, get more organized, spend more time with your family, eat better?

Did you happen to include any pet resolutions this year? If not, now is a great time to include or renew commitments to your Schnauzer, too. And here are 4 really important ones to consider:
  • Dog's Diet: This is the perfect time to reevaluate what you are feeding your Schnauzer. Whether you choose to feed your Schnauzer commercial dog food or prepare homemade meals, always select the highest quality foods for optimal nutrition. Nutrition is a key component in your dog's overall health and well-being. The old saying: "YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT"... holds true for our dogs, too.

  • Exercise My Dog: Along with a healthy diet, exercise your Schnauzer daily. Dogs need both the physical and mental stimulation exercise provides them. And studies have shown that pets kept within their ideal body weight live longer, healthier, and happier lives, too. With so many health benefits plus the added bonus: more quality time bonding with your dog, exercising your Schnauzer daily is a good thing for both of you.

  • Dog Dental Care: I will be diligent about dog dental health care. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs show some signs of gum disease by the age of three! And gum disease can lead to much more serious health problems for your Schnauzer, including heart, liver and kidney disease. So vow to brush your dog's teeth daily. Doing so is still the best way to keep tartar and plaque at bay.

  • Train Your Dog: I will train my Miniature Schnauzer the 5 basic dog commands: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Heel. Teaching your Schnauzer these very important commands will make for a well-behaved pet, a wonderful companion, and a dog you can proudly take with you anywhere dogs are allowed.

Get more information on New Year Resolutions for Pets as well as the very funny list of promises made by a Mini Schnauzer for the New Year.

Schnauzer Tributes

Since our last newsletter, we have had many Tributes written to honor the lives of beloved companions who have crossed Rainbow bridge.

Please take a few moments to read through some of our latest Tributes and post a kind supportive remark to the owners who must miss their Miniature Schnauzers terribly.

Schnauzer of the Month

And the Winner is.......(drumroll pawlease)

Miniature Schnauzer Inga

Thanks to all the pups that submitted an entry. Every month the judges have such a hard time choosing just one winner because all Miniature Schnauzers are so adorable!

If you would like to enter your dog, submit your very best Miniature Schnauzer photo(s) along with a story for a chance at winning the title of Schnauzer of the Month. Your Schnauzer's photo will be prominently featured on the front page of our website, for thousands to see an awe over. Be sure to read through the official contest rules and guidelines and when you're ready...

Enter the 2013 Schnauzer of the Month Contest

Good Luck!

The Editor's Note

The Schnauzer Scoop is a quarterly ezine to update our readers on dog news, updates to our website, along with alerts on pet food recalls, dog tips, and more.

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Until next time... I hope you visit us often here at Schnauzers Rule!

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