Up-to-date info from the doggy world!

January 26, 2010

In this Issue

  • National Dress-Up Your Pet Day ~ January 14
  • FDA Warning
  • 134th Westminster Dog Show
  • 10 Most Common Pet Poison of 2009
  • February Month Long Event
  • 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
  • Mini Schnauzer Mania - The Blog
  • Become a Facebook Fan

National Dress-Up Your Pet Day

January 14, was National Dress-Up Your Pet Day, and yes, it simply means just that: dress-up your pet. If you participated in this annual event, hopefully you took some really cute pictures of your Mini Schnauzer. If you did, don’t forget to share them with us by entering your Mini Schnauzer in our Schnauzer of Month Contest!

Check out the new easy to fill out dog contest entry form!

FREE Dog Treats! WooHoo!
but what's this about a Bath?

Natural Nibbles is offering up free samples of their dog treats. And while I haven’t tried them before myself, they claim not to use any animal by-products, fillers, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

If you would like to order your FREE SAMPLES or get more product information Click Here.

Entirely Pets has some freebies too! Like Earthbath Puppy Shampoo Earthbath Puppy Shampoo FREE SAMPLE

some restrictions apply: Limit 1 product sample per customer. Limited time only & only while supplies last. Shipping Charges may apply.

FDA Warning

WARNING: The FDA warned consumers NOT to use Merrick Beef Fillet Squares with a package date of "Best By 11/19/11" because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Luckily, no illnesses have been reported yet but Salmonella was detected.

134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Host of the TV show 'Extra' and former Broadway cast member of ‘A CHORUS LINE’, Mario Lopez will host the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The annual event will take place Feb. 15th and 16th at Madison Square Garden, in New York City.

The Westminster Kennel Club is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. Established in 1877, Westminster's influence has been felt for more than a century through its famous all breed, benched dog show held every year at New York's Madison Square Garden. The show is America’s second longest continuously held sporting event.

10 Most Common Pet Poisons of 2009

The ASPCA experts compiled a list of the ten most common pet poisons so we can all do a better job of keeping our animals healthier in 2010. Here they are:

Top 10 Pet Poisons

1. human medications
2. mis-application of once a month flea treatments
3. ingestion of poisonous people foods
4. household cleaning products
5. poisonous plants
6. misuse of Vet prescribe medications
7. lead, zinc, or mercury poisonings
8. garden products and fertilizers
9. poisonous baits meant for killing rodents
10. chemical hazards, like antifreeze

Prevention is key to avoiding accidental exposure. Always seek immediate treatment from your Veterinarian or Animal Emergency Hospital if you suspect your dog has ingested a toxic substance.

February Events

The month of February recognizes quite a few nationwide pet events. Instead of listing them all here, I will just mention the 2 month long events now and inform you on the others through on the Miniature Schnauzer Blog or on the Schnauzers Rule Facebook Fan Page.

The 2 month long events for February are:

Responsible Pet Owners Month - February 1-28 This event runs throughout the month of February. It is meant for us to recognize the importance of practicing responsible dog ownership while spending some extra time with our furry companions. By practicing safe and responsible behavior toward our dogs, owners will have a more meaningful, joyful, & rewarding, life-long relationships with their pets.

Pet Dental Health Month - February 1-28 This event also runs throughout the month of February. It recognizes the importance of canine dental care and meant to bring awareness and educate pet owners of pet dental hygiene. February has been designated 'National Pet Dental Month' by the American Veterinary Medical Society and the American Veterinary Dental Society.

I cannot stress enough the importance of proper dental care for your Miniature Schnauzer. Without proper dental care, plaque and tartar can form, causing gingivitis and periodontal disease (leading to tooth decay, bleeding gums and tooth loss). These bacteria can travel through your Schnauzer's bloodstream and eventually damage major organs. Make sure to talk to your vet about your Schnauzer’s dental needs and read our tips on brushing your dog's teeth.


Bison Pet Turquoise Travel Bowl (6.25

The Bison Pet Travel Bowl makes it easy to offer your pet food or water anytime, anywhere. This 2 liter travel bowl is made of non-toxic nylon and features heavy-duty stitching that also folds flat for easy, compact storage. The travel bowl is perfect for hiking, camping, travel and everyday outings. Bison offers coordinating Bison Pet bowls, collars, leads, harnesses and treat bags, too (sold separately).

PLUS Petco is having their Pet Essentials Mega-Event where you can save up to 50% off your pets favorite items!

AND if you click on the banner below you will get a special code to use at check-out for FREE SHIPPING (on orders over $50)

FREE Shipping on $50 or More at PETCO.com
Offer ends January 29 – so stock up on your supplies now!

Schnauzer of the Month Winner

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


Congratulations to Zeike! Check him out on our front page & read about him on his winner's page!

Thanks to all the pups that entered. And don't forget to send in your favorite Miniature Schnauzer photo for a chance at winning the title of Schnauzer of the Month along with your Schnauzer’s photo featured on the front page coverage of Schnauzers Rule website! Check out the new easy to fill out dog contest entry form!

Congratulations to our 'Schnauzer of the Month Winner', Zeike

Mini Schnauzer Calorie Counter

Is Your Schnauzer Eating Too Much? Too Little?

Check out the new Mini Schnauzer Calorie Counter!
Click Here!

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The Editor's Note

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