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Saturday, May 30, 2009

SPCA Awarness Video

A beautiful and touching ad for the Singapore Handicap Welfare by Leo Burnett Advertising

Pet Abandonment on Channel NewsAsia

Talking Point (1/2) - Pet Abandonment


Talking Point (2/2) - Pet Abandonment

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Singapore News - Nutro Choice Pet food Brand


Voluntary recall of select varieties of Nutro brand of cat food underway

SINGAPORE : Singapore's Agri-food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has said Mars Petcare, the parent company of Nutro brand products, has initiated a voluntary recall of select varieties of Nutro cat food.

And as a precautionary measure, AVA has directed the importer of the affected products to recall them with immediate effect.

AVA said there was a production error by one of its US-based premix supplier which resulted in excessive levels of zinc and under-supplemented potassium in some of the products.

Cat owners who bought the affected Nutro cat food products are advised to stop feeding them to their cats immediately and to monitor their cats for symptoms of loss of appetite, weight loss and vomiting.

AVA added that if the cat is sick or shows any of these symptoms, owners should bring their cat to see their veterinarian for treatment and advice.

Products that are affected by the recall include the Nutro® Natural Choice® Complete Care® and Nutro®Max® dry cat foods with "best before" dates between May 12, 2010 and August 22, 2010. - CNA/ms

The list of products are as follows :

NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Kitten Food 4 lbs
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Kitten Food 8 lbs
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Kitten Food (Bonus Bag) 9.2 lbs
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Kitten Food 20 lbs
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Kitten Food (Sample Bag) 1.5 oz
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Adult 4 lbs
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Adult 8 lbs
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Adult (Bonus Bag) 9.2 lbs
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Adult 20 lbs
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Adult (Sample Bag) 1.5 oz
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Adult Oceanfish Flavor 4 lbs
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Adult Oceanfish Flavor 8 lbs
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Adult Oceanfish Flavor (Bonus Bag) 9.2 lbs
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Adult Oceanfish Flavor 20 lbs
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Adult Roasted Chicken Flavor 3 lbs
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Adult Roasted Chicken Flavor 6 lbs
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Adult Roasted Chicken Flavor 16 lbs
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Adult Roasted Chicken Flavor (Sample Bag) 1.5 oz
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Indoor Adult Roasted Chicken Flavor 3 lbs
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Indoor Adult Roasted Chicken Flavor 6 lbs
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Indoor Adult Roasted Chicken Flavor 16 lbs
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Indoor Adult Roasted Chicken Flavor (Sample Bag) 1.5 oz
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Indoor Adult Salmon Flavor 3 lbs
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Indoor Adult Salmon Flavor 6 lbs
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Indoor Adult Salmon Flavor 16 lbs
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Indoor Weight Control 3 lbs
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Indoor Weight Control 6 lbs
NUTRO® MAX® Cat Indoor Weight Control 16 lbs

- CNA/ms

Credits By: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/431453/1/.html

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Kindly note that Mars Inc (parent company and makers of PEDIGREE) has recently bought over NUTRO.

Nutro is currently under investigation in the FDA in the US.

FDA Confirms Probe of NUTRO Pet Food Deaths, Illnesses
Menu Foods earlier revealed it was the target of a federal probe

By Lisa Wade McCormick
ConsumerAffairs.com
Copyright 2009 © All Rights Reserved

April 20, 2009

Credits by: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009...nutro_foia.html
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You check out the ratings of different brands of Dry Dog Food Kibbles

at: http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/index.php/cat/1


OS from ADS: Luckily our jie jies have already checked and started switching our food before the bigger major news starts..

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wendy - The Mutated Dog

Wendy - The Mutated Dog

Wendy - The Hulk Dog

Wendy the Whippet has a genetic disorder resulting her being the Incredible Hulk of dogs. She is one rare breed and people refer her to as Arnold Schwarzenegger says owner Ingrid Hansen. Twice the weight of an average whippet at 27 kilograms, she probably won't live as long as normal whippets.

Wendy was recently part of a genetics study done in the U.S. on mutation in the myostatin gene in whippets, which resemble greyhounds in appearance. The National Institute of Health study reported that whippets with one single defective copy of the gene have increased muscle mass that can enhance racing performance in the breed, known for speeds up to 60 kilometres an hour.

But whippets with two mutated copies of the gene become "double-muscled," like Wendy. It has been seen before in one human, and also in mice, cattle and sheep, says the study.

The uber-muscled whippets are called "bullies," not because of their nature -- Wendy likes nothing better than a good back scratch and isn't shy about sitting in your lap to ask for one -- but because of their size. She's about twice the weight of an average whippet, but with the same height and small narrow head -- and the same size heart and lungs, which means she probably won't live as long as normal whippets.

People are often afraid when the muscle-bound dog runs up to them on her dainty whippet-thin legs, but they soon realize she's friendly.


Credits by: http://www.notelay.com/articles/medicine__health/wendy_the_mutated_dog/

MAN LEAVES GERMAN SHEPHERD IN SEA & speeds away from Pulau Ubin in boat

FROM wild hornbills to flying foxes to wild boars, Pulau Ubin has always been known for its rich biodiversity and natural landscape.


Pricey breeds of dogs spotted abandoned on Pulau Ubin include:
  • German shepherd
  • Siberian husky
  • Jack russell terrier

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    TNP PICTURE: DESMOND NG

    But in recent years, it has also become a convenient dumping ground - for pedigree dogs.

    Prized, expensive dogs such as german shepherds, a siberian husky and some terriers have been found abandoned on the island, said some Ubin residents that The New Paper spoke to.

    The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) also received one such complaint a few years ago.

    It's unclear how some of these dogs were taken to the island but a Ubin resident, Mr Simon Thang, 48, witnessed a german shepherd being dumped off a speedboat about four years ago.

    He has been living on the island for the past 15 years.

    The incident happened on the northern part of the island in 2005.

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    Mr Thang, who was working as a security supervisor on a campsite then, said he saw the boat pull up slowly near the shallow waters.

    He suspected something was amiss because it was about 10pm and few boats stop in that area.

    'I saw a guy on the boat gesturing for the german shepherd to jump into the water. I thought that the owner just wanted to play with the dog.

    'Suddenly, the boat just sped away and left the dog in the water,' he said in Mandarin.

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    Luckily, the shore was just a few metres away and the dog managed to swim to safety.

    Mr Thang said he played with the german shepherd for a while but it ran off and was never seen again after that.

    It's obvious that these thoroughbreds don't belong on the island because most of the dogs on Pulau Ubin are mongrels, he added.

    Some of the pedigree dogs started turning up on the island about four years ago, said Mr Thang, but most of them have since disappeared.

    They could have been adopted by fish farm owners or killed by wild boars which roam the island, he said.

    There are a number of floating fish farms situated just off the island.

    Irresponsible

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    Mr Thang also encountered a siberian husky which turned up on his doorstep one evening about two years ago.

    'I heard my dogs barking, I went outside and saw the husky just outside my house. It had a ribbon tied around its neck,' said Mr Thang, who lives just five minutes' walk from the jetty.

    He fed the dog, which slept in his house that night.

    But the dog scooted off in the middle of the night and never returned.

    Said Mr Thang: 'It was such a beautiful dog. I am sure someone took the dog and kept it.'

    Last year, he also saw another german shepherd outside his house. That dog also ran off soon after.

    Mr Thang thinks that irresponsible dog owners who abandon their pets should be taken to task.

    'These dog owners probably thought that it was best to leave the dogs on this island where they can roam around,' he said, adding that the dogs are domesticated and one couldn't expect them to hunt for their own food.

    Mr Thang adopted a terrier, which he said someone dumped at Bishan Park three years ago.

    Mr Chua Hup Guang, a 72-year-old bumboat operator, said he ferried a dog owner with his dog to Pulau Ubin some two years ago.

    But the dog owner subsequently returned to the mainland - without the dog.

    Said Mr Chua in Hokkien: 'I didn't ask him about his dog because I don't want to be a busybody. But I've heard stories about dogs being dumped in Ubin.'

    Mr Chua - who has been plying his trade for over 40 years - said travellers who take their dogs with them over to the island are few, about once every few months.

    Another long-time resident, who declined to be named, said he saw some of these pedigree dogs two years ago.

    Said the 68-year-old in Mandarin: 'How can these dogs survive here? There are so many wild boars around here which could attack them.'

    In Malaysia, villagers caught more than 300 stray dogs and dumped them on Pulau Tengah, an uninhabited mangrove island off Western Selangor.

    The dogs were driven to cannibalism after weeks of starvation, according to an Associated Press report earlier this month.

    The villagers said they had not intended to be cruel and had believed the dogs could survive on the island.

    Mr Madhavan Kannan, head of the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority's (AVA) Centre for Animal Welfare and Control, said their officers have not seen any abandoned pedigree dogs on Pulau Ubin and they have had no reports of such dogs abandoned there.

    There is no good reason to abandon these animals, he added.

    'In the event a person is unable to keep the animal, they can consider re-homing the pet, seek the assistance of animal welfare organisations like the SPCA to re-home the pet or surrender the pet to AVA's Centre for Animal Welfare and Control,' said Mr Kannan.

    The collection of unwanted animals like dogs and cats is a free service provided by AVA.

    Under the Animals and Birds Act, it is an offence to abandon an animal. The maximum penalty is a $10,000 fine and a one-year jail term.

    Credits from: http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,203110,00.html?

    OS: how can they abandon these dogs there.... what a irresponsible act from the owners...

    Paws Picture

    There's a slight delay for Soda's jie jie arrival, so just before Soda goes, jie jies(Betty and Sharon) had took some photos with Soda, and also took a picture of each of all of our paws...



    And here's the picture of all our paws..


    Amber's Paw
    Average Paws with Short fur and long nails(The quick is long so hence, the nails can't trim much)


    Dawn's Paw
    Small and furry Paws... and the only pink paws among ADS..


    Snowy's Paw
    Big white paws with a little bushy paw fur...


    Soda's Paw
    Soda may be young and little, but he's definitely got big paws..

    Last day of Soda's stay at ADS'hse..

    Today, is the day that Soda will be home... now is morning 10.40am, counting down to Soda's jie jie(SE) arrival to fetch Soda home...

    Soda must have missed his jie jie a lot...


    3 of us(Amber, Dawn & Snowy) just slacked around... amber as usual, plays with her toys, Dawn sleeps under the computer table in the living room while Snowy sleeps under mummy's bed...


    Here's a video of Dawn and Soda playing last night before bedtime...
    video
    PS: Sorry for the bad quality video...

    Monday, May 25, 2009

    Day 5 of Soda's stay over at ADS'house....

    Today, was the last night Soda's staying over here.. tomorrow, Soda's jie jie(SE) will come and fetch Soda home...

    this is what jie jie(Betty & Sharon) told us... we were all a little pleased...


    Amber: yeah! at night, sleeping time no one to bother me liao...
    PS from Sharon: erm, yeah, no 1 to bother you from sleeping and i can stop worrying that Soda might accidentally disturb you at night and got snap by you... because of you, i had to sleep on the floor directly for 5 days lor... just to protect Soda....


    Dawn: oo... i can be a little more slack at home le...
    PS from Betty: wat slack, should exercise more wat... Soda play with you not good meh...


    Snowy: finally i can have my cage back!
    PS from Vernon: yeah, and you can stop attacking Soda liao...

    Right before dinner time, while the cooking was on... Soda whine alot!
    he was moving, whining pretty much inside the cage...
    video

    Mummy(ADS's human mum and the jie jies[Sharon & Betty] and gor gor[Vernon]'s mum) prepared boiled broccolis for tonight's dinner...


    And jie jie(Sharon) had smashed broccolis, rice and dry kibbles added and mixed well in the big bowl...


    And divided individually into our own bowls...

    (Top: Amber's Bowl, Bottom Left: Dawn's Bowl, Bottom Right: Snowy's Bowl)

    Here's Soda's Dinner.. (His own puppy dry kibbles+Canned dog food+Rice+Broccolis)


    We all enjoy our final dinner time with Soda at his stay over our house...
    Our satisfying faces for dinner...


    And here's a video of Soda having his dinner...
    video

    Sunday, May 24, 2009

    Amber's weekly grooming day...

    Today, in the afternoon, jie jie(Sharon) took out a hour or more to groom Amber...
    she used a furminators and chitocure serum on Amber's fur...


    To prevent Amber from moving too much, jie jie(Sharon) place Amber on a chair...
    Amber sure have a lot of fur to be shed off...


    look at how many fur in the plastic bag... all of it came from Amber's body!
    (in the plastic bag, included those fur scooped from the floor..


    Amber: wow! all this are my fur?? i got so much fur meh...??

    jie jie(Sharon): yes you have... and you're super shedder lor.. shed super lots of fur de...

    Saturday, May 23, 2009

    Day 3 of Soda's stay wif ADS..

    Today, as usual, the daily routine starts the day...

    everyone, ADS, Soda and jie jies(Betty & Sharon), gor gor(Vernon) had breakfast... doing all our own stuff...

    after jie jie(Sharon) walk amber for her daily morning walk...

    the sky suddenly turns dark, the weather starts to turn cold and cloudy...


    it's flashing with lightning but no rains...

    ADS all snuggle and sleep under the computer table at the living room...


    The sky gets darker, and the lightning sounds goes louder...
    Soda: what's that sound...??


    Soda soon was sleeping heavily in the cage... for the whole afternoon...

    Friday, May 22, 2009

    Day 2 of Soda's Stay at ADS house...

    Today, early in the morning, jie jie(Sharon) woke up unusually early to prepare Soda's breakfast...

    after jie jie fed Soda his breakfast, jie jie went to clean the pee and poo in and outside of the cage...
    (The pees/poos are caused by Snowy and Soda)
    after all the stuff that's done, jie jie went back to bed...

    around an hour later, jie jies(Betty and Sharon) woke up, wash up and start the day...

    jie jie(Betty) spend an hour or so cleaning, blow drying and doing the necessary maintaining for Soda...

    then ADS had all their breakfast... and on their daily routine again...
    In the morning, jie jie(Sharon) took amber on her daily morning walk...

    jie jie(Betty) wanted to take soda on a day walk too... but seeing the hot weather, she changed her mind... to prevent Soda from the strong sun... it's be too hot for Soda...

    See how strong the sun is...

    It's really hot that Amber and Snowy just slacked around in the house... not wanting to play alot...

    Amber: It's a loonnnngggg day today....
    Snowy: Too hot to do anything!

    Dawn didn't sleep well last night since Soda is sharing the room with jie jies and of cause the girls..(Amber & Dawn)
    Soda was snoring a little too loud that affected Dawn's sleeping...
    hence after having breakfast, pee and poo, dawn was sleeping all the way till late afternoon...


    To prevent Soda been "attack" by Snowy, Soda was either always in

    the cage...


    In Amber's carrier...


    or carried around by either jie jies(Betty or Sharon)


    after dinner, snowy was inside (Vernon) gor gor's room busy playing and accompanying gor gor.. Soda is let out of the cage to play freely....

    an hour later, finally, Soda has his 1st walk with us(Amber & Dawn)
    he's was pretty frighten outside... but was curious at the same time..
    Gor gor(Vernon) took snowy on their own path walks...spending some of their own private time together...

    after walk, jie jies(Betty & Sharon) took us to Paws Ave(Gombark)...

    the humans(All the dog owners) and jie jies(Betty & Sharon) chatted there while all the furkids just play or slack around...

    staying there for a period of time, in the late night, jie jies(Betty & Sharon) took us home and all of us fall asleep....

    Thursday, May 21, 2009

    Day 1 of Soda's stay wif ADS....

    Today, soda arrived in the morning at around 11++am



    Amber didn't care much about soda as long as soda don't disturp her...
    Dawn was a little frighten by Soda...
    Snowy was super not happy about soda's arrival and have attacked soda several time, but luckily was prevented by soda's jie jie(SE) and Amber, Dawn's jie jie(Sharon & Betty)


    after soda's jie jie(SE) left for her air flight and oversea trip, soda was placed in snowy's cage to prevent snowy from bitting soda and to give soda some sercure feeling as well as keep soda safe from snowy...

    Soon in the afternoon, it's time for jie jie(Sharon) to do her daily house cleaning(sweeping and mopping the floor)...
    to our surprise, soda was interested in the MOP!!!!
    what a cute reaction!
    video


    after the floor is completely dry, gor gor(vernon) is back from school... snowy was super happy to welcome gor gor home...
    jie jies(Betty & Sharon) reminded the things to take note on relating to soda... gor gor(Vernon) then said that to let soda free and out from the cage... but this time round, snowy had his 1st attack to soda when gor gor's at home...
    Luckily again, qith quick reaction, snowy is pulled away from soda by gor gor and was punished by gor gor..
    soda was also "rescue" immediately from jie jie(Sharon) and was safe in the cage once again...

    and then snowy was soon locked inside gor gor's room with gor gor(Vernon) playing in gor gor's room..soda was free from the cage again...
    dawn was initially afraid but later play like crazy with baby soda...a lot of barking was made during their playing time together... but dawn was not as active as compared to soda... dawn gets tired after awhile and went to have a short nap on mummy's bed...

    soda now have no one to play with...
    worrying that soda might be bored and insecure, jie jies(Betty & Sharon) throw lots of toys on the floor and let soda play...
    video

    soon after, it's dinner time...
    mummy boiled cauliflower for tonight's dinner!


    the boiled cauliflower was then mashed and mixed with rice and dry kibbles in the big bowl and placed in our respective bowl...


    (From left: Amber's bowl, Dawn's bowl and Snowy's bowl)


    And here's soda's dinner! (His dinner included his own dry puppy kibbles+canned food+rice+cauliflower mixed in his own bowl)


    And now, finally, enjoying our dinner!!!


    after dinner, ADS does their own regular daily routine...

    toys were thrown on the floor to let soda play on its own so that he can be entertained without disturbing ADS...
    (as amber will bite soda if disturbed by soda, dawn will wanna just slacked around and snowy will attack him regardless even if both of them are separated by the walls and doors...)
    and he simpily enjoys his time playing the toys...
    video

    At the end of the day...

    in the silent night...

    all of us sleeps soundly...
    ZzZ.......



    soda later was shifted into the cage to sleep....

    and then later on shifted into (Betty & Sharon) jie jies's room to sleep...