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  1. Paws for thought

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Unsightly dog bowls and messy pet bedding can detract from the carefully arranged d?cor of any home. But there is now a range of stylish pet products that are easy to incorporate into the latest interior designs. Whiskers N Paws founder Vada Chung says pet products for the home must capture a balance between form, function and style. 'There are lots of styles and varying ...

  2. Dog bite trial told of pet rescuer's 5,000 animals

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com An animal lover accused of not keeping her dogs under proper control has given a home to about 5,000 of them over the years, a court was told yesterday. The figure was given by Daniel Marash SC, the lawyer representing the f ...

  3. Space restrictions make crystal shrimp an ideal pet for Hong Kong homes

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simon Yuen When we think of aquatic pets, we usually envisage colourful tropical fish swimming in their glass enclosures. Rarely do we imagine shrimp crawling around in there. In the past three or four years, crystal-red shrimp have been gaining popularity in Hong Kong as pets rather than for the cooking pot, and they usually cost more money, time and patience than other aquarium ...

  4. Charity kicks off pet 'desexathon' at cut-rate prices

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... by STOP! Save HK's Cats and Dogs, aims to desex cats and dogs for pet owners at a discount. At selected veterinary clinics, including those under the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, your pets can be desexed- HK$300 for a cat and HK$500 for a dog- regardless of weight, size and sex, from Monday to Sunday. 'Hong Kong destroys 25,000 cats and dogs every year due ...

  5. Pet-proof your home to avoid animals swallowing harmful objects

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy When the owner of a sick cocker spaniel took him to the Cosmo Pet Service Centre in North Point last month, veterinarian Dr Samuel Wong didn't have to test for a number ... a happy ending. However, the best way to stop accidents from happening is by pet-proofing your home. Wong and Dr Carla Chow of Ninelives, a veterinary service exclusively for cats, provide helpful ...

  6. Hong Kong faces main rabies risk from illegally imported pets

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the biggest risk of a rabies epidemic in Hong Kong is from the smuggling of pets from the mainland. This threat is increased by unscrupulous elements in the pet trade, and the sheer scale of numbers ... residents not to be complacent- do not smuggle animals; support increased regulation and monitoring of the pet trade; vaccinate your dog against rabies and have it under proper control at all times; ...

  7. Superbugs spreading in pets, say vets, and we could be next

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy and Celine Sun Drug-resistant superbugs are spreading among Hong Kong pets and could infect- and kill- people, say vets and an infectious disease expert. They suspect widespread abuse of antibiotics by pet shops is partly to blame for the situation, which one shocked vet said he had never encountered before. Doctors say potentially deadly bacteria could be passed ...

  8. Abandoned pets on the rise

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Donna Page

    ... Donna Page Dogs and cats are being abandoned in Macau streets in record numbers and volunteer organisations are struggling to keep pace. Changes to legislation governing pet ownership ... the past four months. Mr Martins said new regulations that will see animal owners fined if their pet is not registered were believed to be responsible for the increase. In Macau the cost ...

  9. Dog-lover grapples giant python in bid to save pet

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Warning sign will be erected near Sai Kung park barbecue site where 41/2-metre snake killed a 22kg husky Walkers are being warned to beware of a Burmese python that squeezed the life out of a large dog in front of its horrified owner near a po ...

  10. Pet hates

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... under threat at one point, but I'm happy to say they've been given a full clearance), should you consider having a pet? Pets are great for teaching children responsibility and how to care for someone dependent on you. But in Hong Kong, domestic helpers seem to do most of the pet care, so children don't learn very much. There have been plenty of studies showing ...




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