• Acupressure for Dogs
  • Always Read the Labels
  • Schnauzer Valentine
  • Schnauzer Tributes
  • Schnauzer of the Month Winner


Acupressure for Dogs

As veterinary care continues to make medical advancements in the traditional sense, more and more veterinarians are including alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and homeopathic remedies, as well.

Acupressure is one of those alternative therapies. It is similar to acupuncture but instead of using needles, you use your fingers to apply pressure to certain acupoints.

Based on an ancient form of Chinese healing that all living animals have a life force or qi (pronounced chee) which travels through the body along pathways or meridians. It is believed that pain, discomfort, diesease and illness occur when there is an imbalance or a block in the pathway. In order to release the blocked energy and allow the qi to flow freely again, pressure is applied to acupoints.

If you would like to learn more about this alternative treatment for your Miniature Schnauzer and watch a video, visit: Acupressure for Dogs.

As always, before beginning any treatment on your pet, discuss it over with your veterinarian.




Always Read the Label

Because of the many pet food recalls over the past several years, most of us know it is important to read dog food labels so we know exactly what we are feeding our dogs. But reading the list of ingredients does not just apply to dog food.

Surprisingly we found some toxic ingredients included in other pet products. For example, Breathalyser Plus and Virbac C.E.T AquaDent which are water additives used to reduce tartar and freshen your pet's breath, actually contain the ingredient XYLITOL!

Xylitol is an artificial sweetener used in candy, chewing gum, throat lozenges, and so on. And while it is safe for human consumption, it can be fatal if ingested by your dog. Xylitol poisoning can lead to coma, seizures, liver damage and death.

So, when buying any type of pet product for your Miniature Schnauzer (be it dog food, dog treats, dental products, or anything else that is ingested) ALWAYS read the label!

Further Reading
Learn how to read dog food labels
List of Toxic Foods to Dogs




Schnauzer Valentine

Valentines Day is not too far off. Check out these cute Valentine Dog Gifts.

Also, we have have free printable Schnauzer Valentine Thank You card, you can send to your dog's vet.

And you can send all you friends a free Valentine Dog ecard, too!



Happy Valentine's Day from Schnauzers Rule

Roses are Red
And yes, Schnauzers bark
But cuz my Mommy lets me,
She will always have my heart!

Hope your Valentine's day is fill with lots of love and smoochies!



We are looking for interesting or funny short stories about your Miniature Schnauzers to include in upcoming newsletters. If you would like to submit a story for a future issue of the Schnauzer Scoop, please submit it by filling out a contact form.


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Schnauzer Tributes

Since our last newsletter, 3 more Tributes were written to honor the lives of beloved companions who crossed Rainbow bridge. Please take a few moments to read these Tributes and post a kind supportive remark to the owners who must miss their Miniature Schnauzers terribly.



Schnauzer of the Month Winner

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

Yuki

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 adorable! So if you didn't win this month try again. Here's how:

Send your favorite Miniature Schnauzer photo(s) along with a story for a chance at winning the title of Schnauzer of the Month with your Schnauzer’s photo featured prominently on the front page of our website, for thousands to see an awe over!

Your Schnauzer's story must be a minimum of 150 words and you may enter up to 4 photos. The winning photo is selected based on the quality of the photo so it can be used in our yearly calendar.

Enter the 2012 Schnauzer of the Month Contest

note: If your Miniature Schnauzer is named Schnauzer of the Month, after our calendar is made (which is usually in September), he/or she will be included in the following year's calendar.

Good Luck!


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