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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... ratio and co-ordination have a favourable influence on life expectancy.   Dogs know their business  A new study has found that dogs can sniff out Clostridium difficile, the infective agent that is responsible for many of the dreaded "hospital acquired infections". The findings, published on the British Medical Journal website bmj.com support previous studies of dogs detecting various ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1107097/health-bites
  2. 225 people caught importing raw meat

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Quarantine dogs caught at least 225 travellers bringing raw meat into the city since January last year, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said. The Centre for Food Safety's four dogs- Diva, Max, Jed and Sunny- also searched 217 trucks since February last year. The dogs search luggage and trucks to prevent the illegal import of raw meat, poultry and game. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710454/225-people-caught-importing-raw-meat
  3. Urban Jungle

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... She said there was a frantic client waiting outside. Trained in basic triage, she noted the dog was not in any immediate life-threatening condition, but she wanted me to know about the client ... Junior on the line. He is a television host with a daily lunch-hour variety show and known for his unique style and black-framed glasses. He was frantic and said his dog had been puffed up like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667955/urban-jungle
  4. Urban Jungle

    Posted Mar 20th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... in a newborn Labrador puppy. This was a very dedicated owner, very careful, and the pregnancy of her dog was well planned. I remembered she had come before conception to ask about how best to approach ... premature. In a dog's world, a week premature makes a huge difference to survival. This dog was very underdeveloped and its chances were extremely slim. The owner did everything I instructed her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673853/urban-jungle
  5. Deadly kidney disease in cats linked to dog virus

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A virus similar to one that commonly kills dogs may also be shortening the legendary nine lives of cats. Hong Hong researchers say they have found the virus in stray ... and distemper in dogs. Researchers discovered that cats suffering from kidney tubule inflammation, a leading cause of death among felines, also had the virus, according to the findings, published ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996044/deadly-kidney-disease-cats-linked-dog-virus
  6. Dog back on all paws after pin-point cure

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei lo.wei@scmp.com A puppy paralysed by a mystery condition is back on his feet- thanks to the power of acupuncture. Seal's carers at Hong Kong Dog Rescue feared they would have ... 'When you suddenly find yourself immobile as a previously boisterous pup it must be awful,' the charity's founder, Sally Anderson, said. 'If a dog can't walk and can't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993162/dog-back-all-paws-after-pin-point-cure
  7. Balance and bond- dog yoga draws HK fans

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Janet Gu janet.gu@scmp.com As Jos Lew does a 'cat stretch' on a pink yoga mattress, she succeeds in achieving a deeper pose than normal with a little help- from a Pekingese dog lying flat on her back. When the early yoga gurus of India created the 'downward dog' pose by observing their four-legged friends, they probably never expected dogs to be taking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976359/balance-and-bond-dog-yoga-draws-hk-fans
  8. 'Hot spots' can lead to a host of summer skin problems for dogs

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Chances are that if you wore a fur coat all summer in Hong Kong your skin would get hot, sweaty and itchy. For dogs that leave the confines of an air-conditioned apartment, summer can bring a host of skin problems. 'Any dog that isn't looked after properly, can get skin problems, more so in the summer, particularly secondary skin infections,' says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973656/hot-spots-can-lead-host-summer-skin-problems-dogs
  9. Restrict the use of dog treats- the canine equivalent of junk food

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Chances are if you give your dog a tasty treat, it will come back for more. But what is good for their health and dental hygiene? And which ones can be dangerous for their stomachs, prompting a visit to the veterinarian? 'I wouldn't recommend giving your dog a snack unless it's used as a training aid,' says veterinarian Hugh Stanley, at Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964627/restrict-use-dog-treats-canine-equivalent-junk-food
  10. Dogs need raw food mixture, reflecting a physiology developed over millions of years

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Six days a week, Leanne Poirier Greenfield feeds her two dogs, a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Bulldog, raw food. They bite into a variety of meat, proteins, fruits, vegetables ... feed them,' Poirier Greenfield says. 'My dogs also have a bone day. And one day a week I fast them, except for a raw meaty bone. In the wild, animals don't eat every day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969006/dogs-need-raw-food-mixture-reflecting-physiology-developed-over-millions-years

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