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Issue #01 Vol. #02 - May 2001



Photo Album

Why Adopt?

Adoption Sites

NDRC's Poll

Puppy Mills

Are You Nuts About Mutts?

To Neuter or Not to Neuter?

Breed Index

Link To Us!

Canines Online

October: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month  

Dogs in the Encyclopedia

Dog Facts

Ways To Help When You Can't Adopt

Awards I Have Won

Win My Award

Award Winners

Sign My Guestbook!        

View My Guestbook! 

What Is Rescue?

Your Dog's Age

Quiz: Are You Ready For A Dog?

What is Your Dog Saying?

How to Choose the Right Dog

Preparing for your New Dog


Books and Magazines

Taking Care of your Dog

First Aid Supplies for your Dog

First Aid 

Toxic Plants for your Dog

A Checklist for a Healthy Dog

Warm and Cold Weather Suggestions  

Dog Food


Save a Stray




C A N I N E S   O N L I N E ™
Copyright 2001 Canines Online ™
Issue No. 1, Vol.2, June 01, 2001

   -- Heroic Dog Turns the Tide of History
   -- Heel, Comrade!
=>News Briefs:
   -- Keeping pets 'prevents allergies'
   -- Leash free -- on odd days
   -- The Scorecard for Pets
=>Featured Site:
   -- American Dog Owners Association
=>Featured Breed:
   -- Pomeranian
=>Product News, Reviews, and Coupons:
   -- Flea Product Analysis: Combatting Fleas on Your Dog
=>The Tail End

Heroic Dog Turns the Tide of History
In 1815 Napoleon was returning to France after his exile on the island
of Elba. As he paced the docks, waiting to be taken to the ship that
would deliver him to the mainland, he slipped and fell into the sea. A
Newfoundland on a nearby boat leaped in after him, chomped down on his
collar and towed him to safety.
Had this brave dog not acted so decisively, perhaps that would have been
the end of Napoleon-and Waterloo, one of history’s most famous battles,
would never have taken place.

Heel, Comrade!
In Russia, the most popular dog names are taken from the names of
canines who have traveled into space. Ugoljok (blackie) and Veterok
(Breezy) are two of the most common monikers.

Keeping pets 'prevents allergies'
BBC NEWS -- A study suggests that children who are exposed to two or
more cats and dogs in their first year of life have a reduced risk of

Leash free -- on odd days
SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- To leash or not to leash? In the end, the Salt
Lake County Council opted for both.

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The Scorecard for Pets
by Greg Gutfeld
A Rodale Press contribution

How does your little rascal measure up manner-wise? After hours of
research, humorist Greg Gutfeld has devised a point system to determine
'naughty or nice.'

1. Your dog can play fetch. +2
She can fetch your newspaper. +3
She can fetch your slippers. +5
They're not your slippers exactly.-3
They're your neighbor's slippers.-10
His feet are still in them.-43

2. Your dog can shake hands on command. +2
He can play dead. +2
He plays dead when you ask him to shake hands. -3
He likes to stick his head out the window while you're driving.0
He lets you stick your head out the window while he's driving.-4

3. Your cat gives you companionship.+2
Your cat brings you joy. +5
Your cat brings you rodents. 2
Like your neighbor's Dutch Belted bunny. -10
It was his 8-year-old's pet.-20
And you're a pet rescue volunteer. -44

4. Your parrot can whistle "Farmer in the Dell." +4
She can sing "Amazing Grace." +12
She can sing Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" in German. +20
She sings at 95 decibels. -10
And demands her own karaoke unit. -14

5. Your dog is good around guests.+2
He doesn't jump on laps or bark at them.+3
But he does sniff their crotch now and then. -5
And once in a while he'll hump a leg or two. -7
You should probably stop taking him to church. -44

6. Your boa constrictor is very docile.+2
You can show your snake to friends without fear that he may attack. +5
All your friends like the snake. +4
Well, except for Sal. -3
But we won't be hearing from him for a long, long time. -87

7. Your dog doesn't tear up the yard by burying bones.+3
He'll bury a bone now and then.-3
Usually in your flower beds.-7
At least, that's where they found Uncle Ned's artificial leg. -87

8. You've got a playful turtle. +2
You teach her to play catch. +4
You throw the ball and she chases it. +6
That was back in 1996. -4
You're still waiting. -6

9. Your chameleon can change into all sorts of colors. +3
He can change colors that match the surrounding environment. +6
Which is why you can never find him. -7
You had no idea you'd been wearing him as a jog bra. -44

10. Your dog never gobbles no-no's, like the holiday turkey. +6
He will occasionally swallow a fly or bee. -1
He swallows golf balls and rocks.-6
You thought it was a rock. -8
It was your son's box turtle. -18
You're able to save it. +4
Well, at least the shell. –13
It makes a great candy dish! +2

7 or higher: You've got a real special pet. Just for today, let him eat
at the dinner table. 0 to 4: Better than most. Give him a biscuit or
perhaps a back rub. -12 to 0: Not bad but not good either. Don't turn
your back too often. -12 and lower: Someone call Marlin Perkins.

Copyright 1999 by Rodale Press, Inc.

American Dog Owners Association
“The American Dog Owners Association preserves the special relationship
between dogs and mankind by protecting and defending the rights of
responsible dog ownership, opposing detrimental and supporting
appropriate regulation for dog owners; educating the public and
promoting standards for safe and civilized treatment of dogs.”

Flea Product Analysis: Combatting Fleas on Your Dog
by Trissauna Larson, DVM

Sprays, Foams, Spot-Ons, Combs
Most pet owners in the United States will have to deal with fleas at
some point. When warmer weather approaches, flea populations boom.
Fleas can leave your pet with annoying bites, allergic skin irritation,
tapeworms or anemia. Many products are available through stores and
veterinary clinics to help a pet owner win the war on fleas. Holistic
remedies are also available, but won't be covered here.

Great for puppies and kittens that are too young for chemicals.

Made with insecticides to kill adult fleas or insect growth regulators
(IGR) which prevent flea eggs from hatching. Used alone, it's often not
enough to keep fleas under control.

Most have insecticides that kill adult fleas, but can be messy to use.

Sprays and Foams
Sprays and foams contain insecticides, and may also have an IGR. These
work well, but frequent applications are usually necessary.

Shampoos and Dips
Most have action against adult fleas. Shampoos generally offer no
flea-killing ability after 24 hours. Dips may kill fleas for a few
days, but can contain potent chemicals. For these reasons, I recommend
using a mild shampoo and having dips done by veterinary clinics or
groomers only.

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Spot-Ons
Dogs: Bio Spot, Control, Power Spot are examples of liquid insecticides
which are squeezed onto the skin of pets to kill adult fleas for up to
one month. Some products also have an IGR.

Veterinary-only Products
Program is given once a month, orally, or as an injection for cats every
six months. It prevents flea eggs from developing, but does nothing to
kill existing adult fleas.

Veterinary Spot-Ons
Advantage, used once monthly, and Frontline, used every 1-3 months, kill
adult fleas without using traditional insecticides. Frontline is my
favorite because of the long action and the ability to kill ticks. The
main disadvantage is cost, which can be up to five times higher than OTC
products. I feel the safety and effectiveness of these products is
worth it.

Brand new to the market, Revolution is a prescription spot-on product
for dogs and cats. It kills adult fleas and their eggs, in addition to
mites and worms. It is also a heartworm preventative. Flea control
must be tailored to each pet and owner. Pets, home, and yard must all
be part of the treatment plan.

Try different products to find the ones that work best for you and your
pet. Most importantly, read all label directions carefully and consult
your veterinarian for recommendations.

To buy your dog any of these items mentioned in this article or any
other supplies that you need, you can buy it at PetsMart through the
link below.

Dr. Larson was born and raised in California in the San Francisco Bay
Area. She graduated with her DVM degree from the University of
California at Davis in 1996. After graduation she did a one-year
internship in small animal medicine with The Sacramento Animal Medical
Group. Since 1997, Dr. Larson has been working as a relief
veterinarian, filling in at hospitals in the Sacramento area. She sees
cats and dogs exclusively in practice and has two cats of her own at

Breed: Pomeranian
Country of Origin: Pomerania
AKC Group: Toy
Function: Companion
Life Span: 15 years
Appearance: Small
Color: Red, orange, white or cream, blue, brown or black.
Coat Type: Fluffy
Grooming: The Pomeranian's very long, double coat should be brushed
frequently. If you work from the head, parting the coat and brushing it
forward, it will fall neatly back in place, so the task, although
time-consuming, is relatively easy. The cottony undercoat is shed once
or twice a year. Dry shampoo when necessary. Clean the eyes and ears
daily and take the dog for regular dental checkups.
Height: 7-12 inches
Weight: 3-7 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: No
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Older
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: May bark
Character: Outgoing
Home Environment: Apartment ok
Best Owner: Lively
Potential Problems:
Physical: Some blood lines are prone to slipped stifle, dislocated
patella, heart and skin problems, and eye infections. Since they are
prone to early tooth loss, feeding dry food is recommended to keep the
teeth and gums in good condition. Be sure the veterinarian also keeps
the dog's teeth clean. Newborn pups are rather tiny and fragile. Three
newborns can be held in the palm of ones hand. Small females often need
cesarean sections deliveries. When the dog is old it may become molted
with bald spots. Visit for reasonably priced heath care

Pomeranians: Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Breeding,
Behavior, and Training By: Joe Stahlkuppe & Michele Earle-Bridges
Retail Price: $6.95
Our Price: $6.25
The small, friendly Pomeranian makes an ideal household pet and
companion. This volume tells new and prospective Pomeranian owners
virtually everything they need to know about caring for their pet. Books
in the Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series present basic information
about pets for new or soon- to-be owners. Advice and instruction covers
feeding, housing, health care, training, grooming, protection against
hazards, and much more. Texts emphasize pet care basics and are easy for
all readers to understand, but most titles in this series also presents
facts that even experienced pet owners and breeders will find new and
useful. All books in this series are filled with high quality full-color
photos and instructive line drawings. Length averages between 64 and 104

Pomeranians By: Beverly Pisano
Retail Price: $9.95
Our Price: $8.95
This book, illustrated with almost 200 full-color photos and drawings,
presents sensible, easy-to-follow recommendations about selecting and
caring for a Pomeranian.

The Pomeranian: An Owner's Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pet By: Happeth A.
Retail Price: $12.95
Our Price: $10.36
At last, a book about your pet that emphasizes total care, training and
companionship! You'll not only learn about the specie-specific traits of
your special pet, you'll also learn what the world's like from your
pet's perspective; how to feed, groom and keep your pet healthy; and how
to enjoy your pet through training and activities you can do together

Rescue Groups:
Orange County Pomeranian Rescue

American Pomeranian Club Breed Rescue

Colorado Pomeranian Rescue (CO)

Papillon and Pomeranian Rescue (OH)

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