Thanks for all your support!
You might remember Mac from our fundraising campaign in mid July which you can read here http://www.labrescue.com.au/blog/can-you-help-millie-and-mack
Mac is a handsome 4-year-old Labrador cross. He loves to play fetch, tug-of-war and go exploring with his foster mum. When he comes home his favourite thing to do is curl up on the couch, upside down and have a big snooze. Mac is fantastically house trained and he sleeps right through the night without a peep.
THE BIG ADOPT OUT QLD
September 17, Brisbane Showgrounds
9am - 3pm - FREE ENTRY
Are you coming to Queensland’s Biggest Rescue Day? The BIG ADOPT OUT.
Enjoy a great day out supporting Labrador Rescue and over 30 other rescue groups! There will be pet stalls, food trucks and more!
For more information see www.bigadoptout.com.au
ANNA was a puppy farm girl. When surrendered at 6 years old, she was overweight, her teats hung to the ground, and she was absolutely terrified of everybody and just about everything.
Anna had been used solely for breeding. She hadn’t experienced any human love or kindness, and was really petrified and distrustful of people.
Poor little girl. What a hideous life she’d been forced to live.
Anna was adopted by her foster carer. She is gaining trust and learning how to relax, but it has taken a very long time and lots of quiet, patient direction from her owners.
Do you brush your dog’s teeth?
Stinky breath - oh, so common - is not the only reason why we should be doing this.
All too often people do not notice the tartar build-up on their dog’s teeth.
Tartar causes inflammation of the gums and can lead to painful mouth infections and tooth abscesses. Having your dog’s teeth professionally cleaned can be disruptive and expensive. Prevention is better than cure and the best defense is to get in the habit of brushing your dog’s teeth every day.
This simple home made tooth paste might even be appreciated by your Labby for it’s flavor.
Ingredients and Preparation:
• 1/4 cup organic coconut oil (if solid, place the jar in warm water for a while till it becomes liquid)
• 1/8 tsp of organic turmeric powder
• 1/8 tsp kelp powder
• 2 drops of organic stevia extract
• Place all ingredients together in a glass or pottery bowl, mix together, blend well.
• Pour resulting mixture (herbal toothpaste) into a small glass jar.
• Store in the refrigerator.
When you are ready to brush your dogs teeth, scoop a small amount out with a teaspoon to use with a toothbrush, clean cloth or your finger.
This newsletter is for general information only. While articles on nutrition and dog related topics are shown on this newsletter it is not possible to provide accurate advice on every dog's diet and/or needs. If you have specific questions about your dog's health or specialised dietary needs we recommend that you consult your vet.
We've got the full episode here - labrescue.com.au/blog/angus
Episode 1 of the Catalyst: "We recruited 3 regular dog owners, called a team of experts and designed a daunting 2 week challenge."