Up-to-date info from the doggy world!

March 31, 2010

In this Issue

  • Dogs & Thunderstorms
  • Recipe: Schnauzers Rule Cheesy Delights! Arrooo!
  • Pet Tales
  • An Anniversary Nightmare
  • April Events
  • Schnauzer of the Month Contest Winner

    and in every issue:

  • Free Dog eCards
  • Most PAW-pular Item of the Month
  • Miniature Schnauzer Rescue Stories
  • A Schnauzer Tribute
  • Schnauzer News Dog Blog
  • Become a Facebook Fan

Dogs & Thunderstorms

Is your Miniature Schnauzer afraid of thunderstorms? If the answer is yes, you know that fear can cause a dog to panic and become completely stressed. It makes for one unhappy dog.

Dogs with thunderstorm phobias usually display symptoms ranging from whining and hiding to destruction of property or even causing themselves physical harm. Animal behaviorists are not sure if dogs with storm phobias are reacting to the lightning flashes, the sound of thunder, or the sound of the rain itself. Some dogs even start to pace and whine a half an hour or more before a storm. Perhaps a reaction to the sudden drop in air pressure or the electrical charge of the air.

Whatever the reason, dogs fearful of thunderstorms are miserable but there are some things you can do to help calm your Miniature Schnauzer:

Tips and Home Remedies for Dogs Afraid of Thunderstorms

Schnauzers Rule Cheesy Delights

Here’s another one of our very own yummy recipes just for you!


  • 1 cup instant oatmeal (quick oats)
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup fat free cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup 100% grated parmesan-romano cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk egg in a bowl and then add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Drop a teaspoon size of mixture onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Your Miniature Schnauzer is going to go crazy for these Cheesy Delights! Since we only use regular human grade ingredients in our recipes, you can try one of them yourself and then you’ll know why your Mini Schnauzer is so excited! Enjoy!

note: Store in a tightly sealed container or zip lock bag in the refrigerator or freezer.

Pet Tales

Schnauzers Rule But Our Friends Are Cool, too!

Do you have other pets in your home besides your Miniature Schnauzer? Maybe another dog breed? A cat? A bird? If so, we would love for you to share a photo and your story about them. Create a free pet page just for your other furry family members. Check it out!

More Great Dog Stories & Pet Tales from Around the World

And be sure to pass this info on to your pet loving friends so they can create a free pet page for their family pet, too!

Schnauzers Rule but our Friends are Cool, too!


An Anniversary Nightmare

It was three years ago on the day of March 16 that the massive nationwide Pet Food Recall began which affected the lives of so many animals and the people who loved them.

Numerous reports of animals becoming sick and lethargic, developing kidney failure and dying could not be denied. This spurned the initial voluntary recall. Test results confirmed pet food contamination!

Consumers were infuriated. They had put their trust and their pet’s lives in the pet food companies. The same pet food companies with the wonderful ads about how great and nutritious their dog food is.

What the hell was happening?

Chinese suppliers used wheat gluten and rice protein contaminated with melamine. Yes, we were feeding our pets food contaminated with melamine! By the end of March over 100 pet deaths were reported and over 3000 deaths by April. It was horrible!

Could it happen again? Absolutely! So please take the time to learn about feeding your Miniature Schnauzer the best dog food possible.

My heart aches for all those who lost a beloved pet and family member during this nightmare.

A Schnauzers Rule Tribute To all the beloved animals who died needlessly from eating tainted pet food, we have not forgotten you. We still shed tears for you and miss you terribly everyday. You blessed our lives and filled our homes with love and happy times. We will be forever thankful for the times we had together. Until the day comes when we are reunited once again, know that you still live in our hearts.

April Events

  • Prevent Animal Cruelty Month April 1-30

    Unfortunately animal cruelty occurs way too often. For this reason, cruelty prevention is celebrated throughout the entire month of April. Learn to recognize the signs of animal cruelty and find out who you should contact if you witness any abuse on innocent animals. Animal cruelty should not be tolerated. Let’s all take a stand from this moment forward and practice cruelty prevention for a life-time by reporting animal abusers!

  • April 4 – Easter Sunday. Have a very Happy Easter! Arrooo!

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Schnauzer of the Month Winner

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

Velvet Birdee

Congratulations to Velvet Birdee! Check her out on our site's front page! You can also read more about Velvet and post congrats to her, by visiting her page. (Click on the name above)

Thanks to all the pups that entered. Every month the judges have such a hard time choosing just one winner. After all, we're all adorable!

So if you didn't win this month try again. You can send in the same photo or if you have another photo you think is better, send it in. Here's how:

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

Enter the April Schnauzer of the Month Contest

Once again - Congratulations to our 'Schnauzer of the Month Winner', Velvet Birdee

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The Editor's Note

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