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every time you put down a bowl of Purina* Beneful.*

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EXPERT ADVICE ON DIET AND HEALTH Nutrition News

The Secret to a Healthy Glow? DIET!

hat's the relationship between your favorite pooch's diet and the health ami appearance of his skin and coat? For insight into the diet-glow connection, we asked the expert: Purina veterinarian Dr. Dan Christian, D.VJvL

Q: How much of «11 «ffact does diet have on my dog's cost ami skin?

As Diet has a huge effect on the health and appearance of your dog's skin and coat when a dog is experiencing dry, flaky skin or its coat has a dull appearance, diet a one of the first things to consider In getting him back to a healthy appearance. As you may know, hair Is a structure made primarily of protein, so it is natural that a good diet with high-quality protein can help your pefs appearance-end make him feel good Inside too.

dlatary element» am mart important in vide a healthy cnat?

A: There are several important nutrients that promote a healthy skin and coat Omega fatty adds area key dess of nutrients that work inside the cells to maintain the health of the skin. Zinc and Vitamin A are also very hnportai^^^^^^^^^^^^™

Q: How can I make sura my dog

A: Keeping your dog on a high quality pet food is the best way to ensure that he's getting the nutrients that support good health. A well-balanced diet needs to indude these and other important ingredients, look for them on the package of the food you're currently using.

Real, wholesome ingredients give your dog a meal that tastes as good as it looks.

Taste, nutrition, health and happiness -

News & Notes keeping tabs on doggie developments

OUT-OF-TOWN ERS

Planning a visit to Boston or Austin? Consider bringing your four-legged friend, because those are two of the dog-friendliest cities in the United States and Canada, according to web site Dogfriendly.com. Vancouver tops their annual list of great urban vacation spots for travelers with dogs, followed closely by San Francisco and Chicago. What makes a city great for canine-accompanied travel? Dog-friendly hotels and attractions, of course, but also parks and outdoor cafes that are welcoming of pets. For more information about dog-friendly vacation spots, visit dogfriendly.com.

What I Like About You What are the qualities of a perfect human companion? Someone who greets you enthusiastically at ihe door? Someone who is perennially cheerful and happy to be by your side? According to a recent AKC survey, most Americans find at least one quality in their canine companions that they'd like to see in their significant other. And two-thirds of dating dog-owners said they wouldn't consider anyone who didn't also like their dog.

WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

IMFhen Chief Petty Officer Regina If If Taylor was stationed in Okinawa, she adopted a seriously injured pooch from a local animal shelter and later brought her back home to Southern California. Now Brittany, a 26-pound Okinawa shepherd, is returning the favor, as a part-time therapy dog at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. Trained and certified through Love on a Leash, a nonprofit foundation fot pet-provided therapy (loveonaleash.org), Taylor and Brittany make weekly hospital visits, boosting the morale of wounded Marines for whom Brittany's friendly face and wagging tail are a welcome sight on the road to recovery.

ROPE FLOATS

Not every dog plays fetch, and not every dog loves k-'^V I

water, but if your dog loves both, ^

Katie's Bumpers1* has some great products you'll both love. Tired of throwing more sticks and tennis balls than your wet-and-furry friend retrieves? Try the brightly colored and buoyant Original Bumpers on a 12-foot floating rope, or the Frequent Flyer™ throwing disks made from durable fire hose material. Weighted just right for tossing, easy to wash and totally non-toxic; Katie's Bumpers1* products are specifically designed for amphibious pooches and the people who love to play with them. Visit katiesbumpers.com to place an order or find a retailer near you.

"IF YOU CANT DECIDE BETWEEN A SHEPHERD, A SETTER OR A POODLE, GET THEM ALL... ADOPT A MUTT!" -aspca

It reads like a Who's Who of ingredients.

You've never seen anything like this before. Beneful* brand dog food from Purina has wholesome grains for energy, protein-rich beef that helps build strong muscles and vegetables with vitamins and minerals. YouH love the complete nutrition. Your dog will love the taste. Hell only think he's getting spoiled. Beneful from Purina.

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