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Cat Health

Animal Attraction

Animal Attraction by Anna David Amazon Digital Services(e-book)

Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am

When Flea-Rex was pain in the neck for T-Rex

Dinosaurs were pestered by bites from blood-sucking giant fleas that left them in serious pain, according to fossil records found and studied by mainland and overseas scientists.

Unlike the annoying insects today that jump around and give dogs fits, the Jurassic-era fleas of 150 million years ago were huge by comparison and had serrated mouths.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Plants pose danger to feline health

Judy Kei can tell when her cat, Kit-Kat, isn't feeling well. It moves around less than normal, seems lethargic and then nibbles on a planter of cat grass in her apartment. 'Occasionally, Kitty would get an upset stomach, so it would eat the grass and make itself sick,' Kei says. 'I think sometimes the food is too rich for it.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Dogs need raw food mixture, reflecting a physiology developed over millions of years

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 and bone.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Dewey's Nine Lives

Dewey's Nine Lives by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter Simon & Schuster HK$122

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Sometimes tough love is necessary to ensure your pets stay healthy

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 eyes and wagging tail. 'You shouldn't give chocolate to dogs,' says Jane Gray, chief veterinary surgeon at the SPCA. 'Chocolate can result in severe illness and death. People don't realise half a Mars bar can make dogs sick.'

10 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Pet-proof your home to avoid animals swallowing harmful objects

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 of possible illnesses. The veterinarian could see what was causing the eight-year-old dog to vomit several times and stop eating.

27 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Faces

The plight of Lam Lam, a one-month-old kitten abandoned outside a supermarket with its hind legs severed, has seen hundreds of people joining the Cat Society, founded only months ago by Elaine Chan Ling-yi and three friends.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: the perils of unpredictable clients

Don't undress for the vet! Being a veterinarian is not all work and no play - and there are certainly lots of hilarious things that happen behind the scenes. Animals and their owners can be very silly, and at the very least, very unpredictable.

27 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

An idea with legs

German-made Le Bock table stands prove good legs never go out of fashion. Made of cast iron and available in several colours, they support a variety of tabletops and can be colour-co-ordinated or mismatched. That's if you buy two pairs.

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

SPCA reluctantly drops desexing plan for Victoria Park cat colony

An animal protection group has received permission to trap and sterilise a colony of wild stray cats in Victoria Park, but has been told that the cats cannot return to the park.

29 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Kittens thrown to their death by 90-year-old woman

Five kittens died after they were thrown out of a third-floor window of a Causeway Bay flat by a 90-year-old woman who said she found them under her bed yesterday.

15 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

DOCUMENTARY WATCH

Man's Heritage: The Cat Connection

Pearl, 8.30pm

23 May 2002 - 12:00am

Kittens are cute, but adult cats have character

Imagine that you have a cat. What does it look like? Is it always looking at you with curious eyes? Is it a kitten or full grown?

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has many cats waiting for new homes. There are cats of different breeds and ages. Kittens find homes fairly easily, but people do not seem to be interested in older cats.

17 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

MORE THE MERRIER

It's that time of year again: the coming together of family and friends, fruit cake and carols, bells on bobtails ... and big, shiny boxes full of cool Christmas gifts.

Dad wears sweater ($2,450), corduroy trousers ($2,450) and scarf ($1,450) from Paul Smith, The Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay.

16 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

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