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  1. News - World - BRAZIL

    Pooch pleasure palace a big hit with Brazilians

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    ... The New York Times in Belo Horizonte, Brazil Love motel for man's best friend betrays a nation's rising affluence A cool place for dogs in heat Heart-shaped ceiling mirror: ... or the American Wild West. But Belo Horizonte's newest love motel stands apart from the crowd in one crucial aspect. It is for dogs. Animalle Mundo Pet, an eight-story enterprise in an upscale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1080985/pooch-pleasure-palace-big-hit-brazilians
  2. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dog breeding licences 'won't protect animals'

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Critics say code of practice stipulating mating caps and daily exercise will be hard to enforce Dog breeding licences 'won't protect animals' Animal welfare groups have cast doubt on government plans to introduce three types of licences to control dog breeding, claiming the move won't protect animals. Critics say that the rules, designed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1152642/dog-breeding-licences-wont-protect-animals
  3. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Boat cruises for pampered Singapore dogs

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Pampered dogs get theirsea legs on pet cruises The guests lean over the side of the boat to catch the morning breeze as their catamaran eases off from a jetty in Singapore. A typical cruise- except for the fact the passengers are dogs. "Actually, this is their third cruise," said Andy Pe, 43, the owner of two black Labrador retrievers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1167388/boat-cruises-pampered-singapore-dogs
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dogs help 'hidden youths' regain their confidence in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Dogs help bedroom hermits regain confidence They lock themselves away in their bedrooms, afraid to face society, and their numbers are growing in Hong Kong. ... penetration rates, so more young people are connected with the world, but not in a physical sense," he said. For Tsz Wai, 17, an abandoned dog called Fat Fat was her lifeline back to society. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1136869/dogs-help-hidden-youths-regain-their-confidence-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - Animal Care

    How can a dog operation cost more than human surgery? asks top surgeon

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... if it is your dog that is having the operation. Like private doctors, there is no set scale of fees for vets. One veterinary clinic in Happy Valley charges HK$330 for a basic consultation, ... The hospital's outpatient service costs HK$150 before 7pm and up to HK$280 after hours. "I don't see how an operation on a dog would be more complicated and difficult than performing surgery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1121665/how-can-dog-operation-cost-more-human-surgery-asks-top-surgeon
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PETS

    In the luxury dog house

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... hotel with accommodation for up to 50 dogs and cats. But there's more to the facility than good looks; it's the first pet hotel in Hong Kong to earn ISO 9001: 2008 certification- ... in pet ownership. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department figures show that the number of licensed dogs has jumped from 67,098 in 2000 to 317,024 at the end of 2009- a 372 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1119830/luxury-dog-house
  7. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Deaths of dogs may see ban on paraquat

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... on over-the-counter sales of the weed killer paraquat, which has been linked to a series of dog deaths. A review has been launched into the widely used but highly toxic pesticide, which is banned in many countries, but freely available in Hong Kong. It may result in sales being restricted through a permit system. The Sunday Morning Post reported last month how a series of dog poisonings saw four pets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1085002/deaths-dogs-may-see-ban-paraquat
  8. How to bring a dog to heal without losing an arm and a leg

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an animal's medical costs can be after my dog, Poppy, contracted tick fever. An extensive round of consultations, blood tests and four different types of medicine- including an antibiotic that cost ... can cost HK$5,000. Even a simple ear infection is likely to cost upwards of HK$500 to treat. It is, therefore, unsurprising that the SPCA urges dog and cat owners to get their pets insured. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993124/how-bring-dog-heal-without-losing-arm-and-leg
  9. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong's pets spread diseases

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... encountering furry pets. Keeping a pet is a personal lifestyle choice. It should not affect and infringe the rights of neighbours and the general public. Dogs were once wild animals and really should not be living cheek by jowl with humans in high-rises with shoebox-sized flats. I found on Google that families who keep dogs are at greater risk of being infected by intestinal worms. Fleas and ticks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1233227/hong-kongs-pets-spread-diseases
  10. Education, laws the answer to stray dog crisis

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has too many dogs. The numbers speak for themselves: Of the 15,000 or so strays caught by government officers each year, 85 per cent have to be put to death because no home can ... the round-ups and killings that cost taxpayers HK$30 million a year, stray dogs on our streets and in parks that cause a nuisance abound. The rising number of strays caught suggests the Agriculture, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723396/education-laws-answer-stray-dog-crisis

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