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  1. Vegetables

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The cosmetics industry regularly uses vegetable extracts for their nourishing qualities, and DeclEor has discovered a new one. The brand has taken the extract of Aurone (a shrub found in sunny climates whose leaves have a lemon essence) to use in its firs ...

  2. One man's pet is another man's peeve

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... continuing economic woes, pet owners are projected to spend a huge US$12.2 billion on veterinary bills this year, up from US$11 billion last year and US$8.2 billion two years ago, Reuters reported. Some 16 per cent of dog owners and 13 per cent of cat owners said in a survey that they'd give higher priority to their pet's medical treatment than their own. Hongkongers, with our ...

  3. Keeping pets is a lifetime of responsibility that requires effort and money

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy With Christmas only five days away, some people may soon be surprised when a cute and cuddly puppy or kitten walks into their lives. For potential pet owners who have never owned a loveable Lassie or friendly feline it is a lifetime of responsibility that requires conscientious effort and money to keep their pets disease-free and healthy. 'There are two times ...

  4. Sometimes tough love is necessary to ensure your pets stay healthy

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Being good to your pet sometimes means you have to be tough. Take the situation when you're munching on a chocolate bar and your dog looks up at you with its pleading ... accelerate the heart to dangerous levels, Gray says. 'Dairy products, when [animals] are younger, are fine but for quite a lot of adult pets, as they get older, they lose the ability to digest ...

  5. Pet project

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... to dying. Her pet urgently needed a blood transfusion but prospects of finding a donor were grim. Chan turned to the Society for Abandoned Animals, which maintains a database of potential donors. ... a transfusion from a labrador named Barney, one of 10 canine donors at the society's Yuen Long compound, saved Linus. With many pet lovers facing similar crises, veterinarians and animal welfare ...

  6. Know when to take your pet to the vet

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy How can a pet owner tell if a pet isn't feeling 100 per cent? What signals an emergency, and what signs allow you to wait a day or two before taking your pet to the vet? Jane Gray, a veterinary surgeon since 1989 and deputy director of veterinary services at the SPCA, says the most important signal for knowing if your pet is sick is to know what is normal. ...

  7. Taking care of dental health and diet key to ensuring rabbits stay healthy

    Posted Feb 07th 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... and attention, they can become seriously ill or die. As the pet rabbit population rises in Hong Kong, here are some common bunny problems to notice. 'Rabbits are very popular in Hong Kong, there's no doubt about it,' says Dr Gerry Pahl of Victoria Veterinary Clinics. 'I've noticed in the past 10 years that the number of rabbits [kept as pets] has exponentially ...

  8. Misleading pet food labels spark call for new regulations

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The Consumer Council has called for regulation of labels on commercial pet food, after misleading labels were found in stores. In one case, the label description was different ... the council said. According to the Association of American Feed Control Officials, the product names of pet food must be based on the percentage of ingredients used. For example, food described ...

  9. Save a pet's life by registering Fifi's blood type

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Not only can you give blood, but your pets can as well, and for just as good a cause- saving other pets' lives. The Society for Abandoned Animals has set up the city's first animal blood-donors' databank. The bank registers your cat's or dog's blood type and medical history, to provide backup support for vets and other pet owners. You ...

  10. 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 ...




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