There are several actions that you can take right after reading this email:
• For those who are planning to honor your family Golden with a sponsorship please click here. Tee and table signage need to be designed and printed soon so that Mark Preston is not overwhelmed at the last minute.
• For those who know that they will be supporting the organization and attending the buffet banquet please click here.
We are looking forward to another successful Links of Gold event on Saturday September 10, 2016 at Troon North Golf Club. It is the dedication of our hard working members that make it happen. So sign up to volunteer the day of the event, bring a foursome for golf and dinner or come for dinner and the world famous raffle. Your continued support will help us to continue our work of rescuing and rehoming golden retrievers.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Chris P. P. Brant
Dental Care for All Family Members
Your Golden companion can suffer from gum disease, tooth loss, and tooth pain just like the rest of the family. However, your Golden many not complain like you or one of your children. Regular brushing and oral cleanings help keep your pet's teeth strong and healthy.
"Dental disease is one of the most common preventable illnesses in pets," Ohio veterinarian Vanessa Douglas tells WebMD, "yet many people never even look in their pet's mouths."
By the age of three years old an estimated 80% of dogs show signs of dental disease that can lead to abscesses, loose teeth, and chronic pain. Regular visits to your vet for dental cleanings are very important but, "periodontal disease can be avoided by proper dental care by owners," Douglas says. A combination of brushing, oral rinses, and dental treats will help towards less plaque and retain healthy gums.
Monsoon: It’s Raining Frogs and Toads
It’s time for a reminder about some visitors that we only see from July through September. Frogs and toads of the Sonoran Desert are truly as much a part of the monsoon as the rain itself.
Pumpkin is not just for Thanksgiving anymore!
From an article by Dr. Karen Becker included in Healthy Pets
Dr. Becker revisits the confusing subject of dietary fiber, and why she recommends 100% pumpkin instead of rice in bland diets for pets with diarrhea and other forms of GI upset.
The subject of fiber is certainly confusing, even for professionals like veterinarians, but a basic knowledge of the different types of fiber is important in understanding what effect each type will have on an animal's body.
Most medical doctors and veterinarians agree that a healthy diet consists of fresh foods that are rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, and fiber. But the amount and type of fiber a particular species needs has been more difficult for the medical community to agree on.
Leaving Pawprints on our Heart
It's almost time to re-enroll in Fry's Community Rewards Program
And CLICK HERE to see a remembrance including those Goldens that have passed over the Rainbow Bridge previously.
Golden Get-Together at Richardson's
6335 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016