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  1. Guide helps owners settle into life in the city with their furry friends

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

    ... As globe-trotting siblings, they have followed their owner, Pilar Morais, around the world. 'Pets are supremely important in my life. I've always grown up with pets,' Morais says. 'I ... realised that many of the guests at her company's serviced apartments wanted to relocate to the city with their pets. So, in September, she brought out a helpful 12-page Pet Guide (mainly ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should the government maintain the ban on pets in public flats even though it is widely flouted? As one of the people who will be affected by the Housing Department's decision to evict 'illegal' pets (I am an habitual rescuer of stray animals), I would like someone from the appropriate government department to answer some of my questions. It has been reported that there could ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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; ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Celebrity vet Dr Eric Lai shares his views on society through the eyes of animals. Give him your feedback at urbanjungle@scmp.com This week: Pet shops: education rather than confrontation ... And so I find it preposterous that some pet shop owners and their employees are 'diagnosing' diseases, prescribing antibiotics and sometimes administering vaccinations, and even giving ...

  8. Regular dental regimen can prevent major problems

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Felix Paige Brushing teeth daily and maintaining good oral hygiene is important, and it is equally vital to look after your pets' teeth and gums. A friend found out the hard way when ... Periodontitis, a disease of the gum and tissue attaching teeth into sockets of the jaw, is one of the most common dental problems found in pets. In the early stages, it shows up as redness of the gums, ...

  9. Planning well in advance is key to relocation

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pete Spurrier If you're leaving town with pets in tow, the top tip is to start planning as far in advance as possible. 'The main consideration is the import requirements ... for entry.' When British expatriate Karen Jackman left Hong Kong for Australia, she took her cat Harriet with her. 'Do your research to make sure you find a pet relocation service ...

  10. Winter chills and cold floors can aggravate the agony of arthritic cats and dogs

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... to Animals. 'When the cold weather comes, the joints could become more painful, stiffer and generally feel uncomfortable.' If you notice that your pet isn't walking normally, the first ... can't be cured, it's a chronic problem, but you can slow down the progression by taking drugs,' Gray says. Owners can also give their pets supplements, such as glucosamine, chondroitin ...




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