Monday, September 29, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
2. Toss your dog’s favorite dirt-encrusted toy into the washing machine with a very small amount of laundry detergent. Rinse it well and check for any soap residue left before giving it back to him.
3. Use a hose with a high-power nozzle to spray clean your dog’s crate. Just scrub or wipe the crate to remove stubborn gunk, then rinse, and leave it in a sunny spot to dry.
4. Wash your dog’s food bowls with soap and hot water after every use to prevent food-borne illness. Glass and stainless steel dog bowls are dishwasher-safe and easiest to clean.
5. For dog clothes, follow the care instructions on the label as you would your own clothes. Add one-half cup of baking soda to minimize dog odor and the perfumed aroma of laundry detergent, or use a detergent made just for dog laundry.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
* The first show to have a class for the Scottish Terrier was in 1860.
* John Naylor is credited with being the first to introduce the Scottie to this country.
* The first registered Scottie in America was "Dake," whelped Sept. 15, 1884.
* Franklin D. Roosevelt's Scottish Terrier "Fala" reportedly received more fan mail than many presidents did.
* Dwight D. Eisenhower owned two Scottish Terriers named "Caacie" and "Telek."
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (ENS) — Exposure to herbicide treated lawns and gardens increases the risk of bladder cancer in Scottish terriers, according to a team of veterinary researchers.
A team of veterinary researchers including Lawrence T. Glickman has found an association between risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in Scottish terriers and the dogs' exposure to chemicals found in lawn treatments. The study, based on a survey of dog owners whose pets had recently contracted the disease, may be useful not only for its revelation of potentially carcinogenic substances in our environment, but also because studying the breed may help physicians pinpoint genes in humans that signal susceptibility to bladder cance
Only use pet safe products on your lawns!