Sunday, December 25, 2011
Then we had, Salmon stew and sashimi treats!
it's been some time since we last had Salmon stew and our 1st time for the sashimi treats!
And very happy to say,we have a very pretty X'mas tree this year!
Our humans also bought us X'mas present! 3-in-1 interactive dog games!
it's kinda new to us and not all of us knows how to play with it. but nonetheless, we had a wonderful X'mas this year!
OS from Amber: my jie jie, thanks for still trying hard to play with me and giving me a X'mas feast to create wonderful X'mas memories for this year though you're down with mild fever.
Last but not least,from Amber, Dawn and Snowy: Merry Christmas everyone! Woof!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
A few days ago, our jie jies(Betty and Sharon) call us to the balcony and open the window for us.. it's our 1st time looking outside the window in the comfortable height and position... we can't do this in the past as there's no window at our height allowing us to see or look outside but now..we can! We were pretty engross looking and viewing the outside scenery..
The air coming in was cooling and smells fresh!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Alhough we are only moving to another street in the same district but it was a lot of work!
During and on the acutal day of house moving was a big mess! a lot of things has to be packed, furniture has to be moved,shifted to the lorry which will transport all of it to the new house.
3 of us was temperally locked in the cage to prevent from any accident occuring while our humans are busy moving,shifting and packing the furniture, things and other stuff..
It was pretty long hours from early morning to late night.
Then in between, we gets some short walks before finally "transporting" us to the new house..
Amber has her final picture taken at the old house areas with one of her usual friends whom she always plays with during walks.. (Amber: a pity i did not get to take photos with a lot of my friends whom i always met and play with during walks)
Amber and wang wang, the 3yr old Male Chi Hua Hua
We're currently still settling down in our new home...
Our new home will be revealed soon..
Just a little expose to our new home..
Our wall color for all rooms..
And the scenery outside..(It's very cooling and windy in what ever hours it its!)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Posted: 30 October 2011 1830 hrs
SINGAPORE: Authorities are looking into better ways of encouraging responsible cat ownership and are exploring a pilot project that may involve registering the animal.
Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam revealed this at the launch of a cat feeding station at his ward of Chong Pang in Nee Soon GRC.
Having a designated area for strays will help minimise disturbance and mess.
"It creates a mindset and you train the cats also to come to that place. It is a convenient area for feeding, it will be useful, and it's easier to clean up as well. Otherwise, you have people feeding cats at many different locations, and it becomes more troublesome," noted Mr Shanmugam.
The cat feeding station is located at Blk 115A, Yishun Ring Road.
A recent survey by the Cat Welfare Society showed that 85% of respondents were happy to keep sterilised strays in the estate, and that many would support a common feeding area.
But the Cat Welfare Society says managing the cat population needs to involve pet owners too.
It says pet cats are usually to blame for problems faced by residents, such as cat droppings.
Mr Shanmugam said he has had discussions with the National Development Ministry and animal groups on the pilot project in Chong Pang.
Besides registering their cats, owners may also be persuaded to have only one cat.
Channel NewsAsia understands the project could be launched as early as next month.
Mr Shanmugam said: "We do a pilot because it has not been done before, and this will help us understand the issues, how to do it properly. And if it's successful - and I don't see why it shouldn't be - it can be replicated elsewhere. So I was prepared to take the lead and put in the resources."
Responding to Channel NewsAsia, a spokesperson from the National Development Ministry said the pilot scheme is one of several suggestions that surfaced during public consultation on pet ownership and the management of strays, and that discussions are still on-going.
Veron Lau, vice-president of the Cat Welfare Society, said that such a project will "close the loop" on managing the cat population as current efforts are mainly targeted at sterilising and managing strays, and more needs to be done to tackle problems like pet abandonment.
Ms Lau said that responsible pet ownership will involve people keeping their cats indoors, sterilising and registering them. But limiting households to only one cat is not ideal, as animals require companionship.
"It's not the number of animals you have; it's how responsible you are as an owner," Ms Lau said, when asked if allowing more pets might result in greater disturbance.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Children aged under 16 should be banned from buying pets, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said on Friday.
These youngsters may not have the maturity or money to take care of them properly, the group added.
They are also more prone to impulse buying, which could lead to pets being abandoned once the novelty wears off.
The recommendation was one of several proposed changes to the law contained in a draft document released by the society on Friday. Others include doubling the maximum penalty for people who abuse animals, banning them from keeping pets in exceptional cases, and publishing a list of what counts as animal cruelty.
A miracle dog that did not die when put into a gas chamber has come to New Jersey for adoption after his incredible survival.
Daniel the beagle was a stray in Florence, Ala., when he was placed into a shelter by animal control officials. After he was not claimed or adopted, he was put into a gas chamber to be put down with other unadopted dogs.
But after the animal control officer went back to the chamber, there was Daniel, still alive.
“They were all dead except for Daniel who was wagging his tail," said Linda Schiller of Eleventh Hour Rescue, the group that rescued Daniel and brought him to New Jersey. "He’s a miracle.”
Gassing chambers work by pumping carbon monoxide into a sealed space, eventually suffocating the animals.
Some argue it takes only minutes for the animals to lose consciousness and die, but the gas cycle is run for much longer, as much as 30 minutes, to be sure it has worked.
According to Vincent Grasso, an animal control officer in Florence, Daniel had been inside the chamber with the other dogs for a scheduled 17-minute cycle.
Grasso said it is highly unusual for a dog to emerge from the chamber alive, and it is shelter policy that if that happens, a dog would be given a second chance.
Grasso said they brought Daniel to see the veterinarian and to make sure he was OK. Once Daniel was found to be in good health, they began to search for a permanent home.
Schiller and her rescue group learned of Daniel’s miraculous story and brought him to New Jersey, where they are looking for a family to take care of him. She also hopes that this tough little beagle will become the face of a campaign against gassing.
According to the Humane Society, many states still allow animal gassing in some form. A growing number, including New York and New Jersey, have banned it.
Alabama has also banned gassing but the law will not take effect until next year. The Humane Society estimates that between six million and eight million animals are brought to shelters every year, and that as many as four million of them are euthanized.
“It’s a common misconception that they only gas bad or mean dogs,” said Schiller. “They gas nursing moms and babies, they gas 8-week-old puppies. They gas a dog like Daniel, who has a lot of life and is a good dog.”
Schiller hopes that the publicity around Daniel’s story will generate new interest for people to adopt shelter pets.
“There are thousands of dogs dying as we speak,” said Schiller. “So if you can’t adopt Daniel then maybe you can adopt another pet from Eleventh Hour Rescue or from your local shelter.”
Eleventh Hour Rescue can be reached at 973-664-0865 or at ehrdogs.org
Thursday, November 10, 2011
You should consider the sort of pet you own. In general, says Dr. Heng from The Joyous Vet, breeds with thick fur coats like Siberian Huskies, Golden Retrievers and Collies shed seriously. This is due in part to humidity-led skin problems like heat stress. That being said, "Short coats like the Jack Russell also shed continuously as their fur growth cycle is short."
The age of your pet also informs the effort that goes into managing your companion's fur. Younger pets are more prone to parasites, which leads to skin problems, excessive scratching and shedding. For older pets, the problem tends to be hormonal as their levels go out of whack. Sterilised pets are more prone to such issues.
If there seems to be excessive shedding, look out, anywhere on your pet, for bald patches, intense itchiness (along with heavy-duty scratching), redness, dried skin scabs, severe inflammation and pus production. If you find any of these, the problem is probably an underlying condition that can only be addressed by your vet.
Stress is sometimes a determining factor in the amount of shedding your pet does. Dogs have to be walked regularly or you might find them ripping chunks of fuzz off themselves in sheer boredom.
A good Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) supplement is paramount for skin health, particularly Omega 3. While most dry pet foods "claim" to have it in oodles, more often than not, they don't. This is due to Omega 3's extreme sensitivity to light and oxidation. EFAs supplementation applies more to dogs than cats, says Dr. Ly form The Animal Recovery Centre. Stress causes internal inflammation and Omega 3 is an anti-inflammatory oil. "A large percentage of dogs have an inherited inability to neutralize inflammation caused by stress."
Dr. Ly also recommends a good multi-vitamin, and zinc supplementation. Dr. Heng adds that Vitamin C, Flaxseed oil and cod liver oil are good, too, although you'll need to check with your vet for the recommended dosage.
For Dr. Ly, a healthy diet is the panacea to your pet's woes—or in the case of minimal shedding—yours. To minimise this, a mixture of fresh food and commercial food is ideal. He points to the denaturation of protein in high temperature food processing in some kibble brands. "When food is processed at high temperatures, a lot of the essential amino acids are damaged and a lot of nutrients are completely eliminated. And a lot of the nutrients are completely eliminated. And a lot of the micronutrients including enzymes are not found in processed foods even though a lot of them meet the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) requirements. But these requirements only meet the minimum daily needs of your pet."
I usually tell people that fresh is good, but raw is even better, says Dr. Ly, who observed that undomesticated animals on a diet of raw prey "look better" than their counterparts in captivity. He also noted that some animals, for example, might be allergic to processed lamb, but when given raw lamb, they do not show signs of allergy.
Make sure your pet's groomer is professional enough to recognize skin and coat problems. There are groomers out there who are nothing more than glorified shampoo salesmen. A "professional" groomer, says Dr Ly, would also check with the pet's owner for allergies, past and present. "What I see very often is animals coming in after undergoing grooming, because they break out. They shed even more, they develop skin problems."
The more humid the weather, the more knots there are in your pet's fur, the more knots, the more skin problems, which lead to excessive shedding. Regular brushing of your pet helps. Dr. Heng suggests daily brushing in Singapore's climate. Hiroshi, a groomer with School of Pet Grooming, suggests paying more attention to the neck and back area (where the tail is), because these areas shed more.
Regular grooming might be the single most effective way of keeping fur off your furniture. Use a slicker brush and a shedding comb, go through your dog's hair until it runs smoothly. For dogs with undercoats, consider using an undercoat rake to pull out loose hairs. Use a dematting rake to untangle the matts. Don't be worried if you pull out chunks.
Go to the vets'
Regular visits to the vet would be your final defense and safety net to minimise shedding. We will make sure there are no parasites or underlying skin problems, that the shampoo is correct, and that the diet is adequate, says Dr. Ly. "The skin is a reflection of your internal organs, if your pet's skin is unhealthy, it has internal health problems. What is on the inside will show on the skin first. You should take care of the internal problems first before treating the skin. It's a sign that your pet has internal problems when it has skin and coat problems."
Use low-allergen products
A lot of animals with skin and coat problems find perfumes shampoos intolerable. These often exacerbate the condition, so it is advisable to get a low allergen shampoo. Make sure it is not perfumed and harsh chemicals like Sodium Lauyl Sulfate (the foaming agent that is present in most shampoos) are not present. Dr. Ly doesn't believe in using products for his pets (he has two dogs and a cat) that he would not use on himself. "If I don't believe in the products, how can I use it on my animal companions? 80 to 90 per cent of the supplements, foods, drugs and shampoos I dispense in my practice are fit for human use."
Monday, November 7, 2011
Jie jie saw us sleeping on the sofa together.. we share the sofa on our own... we don't usually share the sofa and our jie jies used to think that dawn is always scare of amber while amber don't usually shares her spot but today was a surprise to jie jies and gor gor!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Bonnie, a springer spaniel from Britain, has been a tracking and detection dog with the Singapore Police Force's K-9 Unit for the last few years.
Now aged six, it has begun a new chapter of its life - retirement - and was adopted by a family here. Of the more than 10 former police dogs offered for adoption this month, at least six have been rehomed, a police spokesman told The Straits Times.
About 40 such dogs - german shepherds, belgian shepherds, springer spaniels and labradors - are retired each year, reported Home Team News, the online community newspaper of those in the Ministry of Home Affairs and its safety and security agencies.
The police have made a practice of rehoming retiring dogs since 1984, holding up to three adoption drives each year.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
First, we're moving! details will be shared later...
And to share a recent photos of us!
Anyway, as our humans are getting busier, we won't get to have home cooked meals often now...
And our dry kibbles food brand have been changed to
WishBone Dry Kibbles (Adult Meat Lover)
*Australian Free-range Beef and Lamb for Extra Protein and Flavor
*Unique Omega-Plus Complex promotes Healthy Skin and Shiny Coat
*Prebiotics for a Healthy Digestive and Immune System
Enjoy the juiciness of tender beef but can’t get enough of succulent lamb?
Meatlovers is pure heaven for your dog as we combine two meats into one unforgettable meal! Why stick to one flavour when you can enjoy both? We've given this MeatLovers feast a healthy boost with Wishbone’s Omega-Plus Complex which promotes a gleaming, healthy coat.
Double the meat, double the goodness!
Dogs Love the Meaty Goodness of Meatlovers
Your dog will enjoy the benefits of Australian cattle raised on a natural diet of fresh pasture in clean, open spaces. We use only the finest, free-range Australian meats that are certified free from BSE and other diseases. Free-range Beef and Lamb are high-quality sources of protein and can play a useful role in providing essential amino acids for your dog’s health and vitality.
Prebiotics for a Healthy Immune and digestive systemBeneficial Prebiotics stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in the stomach and have long been useful in optimising digestive processes and allowing maximum nutritional benefit from food.
Prebiotics support the long-term health of the intestinal tract and immune system.Omega-Plus Complex for Healthy Skin and CoatWishbone’s Omega-Plus Complex contains a unique combination of healthy oils highly regarded for their nutritional and health-giving properties. Omega-Plus Complex aids in promoting healthy skin and coat, as well as strengthening and balancing the immune system.
Ingredients:Beef and Lamb meal, Wholegrain Cereal, Wholemeal Flour, Rolled Oats, Beef & Lamb Tallow, Omega Oils (canola and sunflower oils), Natural Chicken Flavor, Salt, Bentonite, Complete Vitamins and Minerals (Vitamins A, D3, E, B2, K3, Folic acid, Copper, Zinc (as oxide), Zinc Chelate, Selenium, Iodine, Taurine), Fructo-Oligosaccharides (Prebiotics), Vitamin E with Rosemary
Crude Protein (min) 21%
Crude Fat (min) 10%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.5%
Moisture (max) 10%
For us, it smells appetizing! As Jie jies has been plenty of research of this food brand and decided to give it a try. Even our fussy eater, dawn loves it too!
And tonight, other than having our dry kibbles, we will have WishBone tray Food (Italian Lamb & Pasta)!
Other than changed of food brands, we also have changed our supplement to sun chlorella..
but our garlic supplement will still be going on..
[SUPPLEMENTS] Many pets have problems such as anorexia, obesity, internal, skin and fur problems. However, they are unable to tell us when they don’t feel good or have health problems. A pet cannot choose or prepare its own meals. Thus, it is up to the owner to provide him with all of the necessary nutrients to keep him healthy, happy, and full of vibrant energy.
The top selling brand of Chlorella in Japan and the USA, Pet Sun Chlorella is the best natural food supplement to ensure that pet is at its optimum health and vitality. It is specially formulated for animals, and patented in Japan, United States, UK, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Liechentenstein.
The single celled freshwater algae called chlorella is a complete whole food containing more than twenty essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, protein and beta-carotene. It has more DNA, RNA and chlorophyll per unit than any other green product. Pet Sun Chlorella is also blended with eleuthero for energy and stamina, and lecithin for healthier skin and a shinier coat. It is ideal for safeguarding pets against harmful elements, boost their energy level and metabolism, cleanse the impurities from their bodies, strengthen their muscles, regulate their bowel health and aid in physical and mental balance. Pet Sun Chlorella has been used with great results by top breeders, veterinarians and pet owners for many years.
Pet Sun Chlorella is available in tablet form: 1,200 tablets packed in a plastic container for easy handling and storage, and a box of 200 tablets in 5 handy sachets. Blended into small tablets, it is easier and more convenient to feed dogs, cats and smaller size animals such as hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, fishes and birds. (Note: Pet Sun Chlorella does not contain sugar, artificial flavourings, colour or preservatives. Only human grade materials are used.)
Help to safeguard your pet against harmful elements, boost their energy level and metabolism, cleanse the impurities from their body, strengthen their muscles, beautify their coat and skin and regulate their bowel health.
Pet Sun Chlorella… Gives your pet a natural body tune-up!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
SPCA is giving out a $1000 reward for information on the deaths of two kittens. The kittens were found dead at the void deck of Block 212 Marsiling Crescent. Both kittens suffered serious injuries to their heads.
The kittens were found by a member of the public on Saturday, Oct 8. One of the kittens had its skull smashed, and the other suffered traumatic impact to the head and neck region.
The SPCA is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person/s responsible.
If you can help, please call SPCA at 6287 5355 ext 9.
Two dead puppies have been found over a three-day period by Bukit Batok residents. STOMPer Karen suspects they were killed by a man who was spotted near a PUB facility carrying a large stick.
The STOMPer explained the situation:
"This dead puppy of about seven weeks of age was found in Bukit Batok. Another was also found dead two nights before this.
"It was apparently strangled and flung across a road in Bukit Batok. The young pup was spotted uphill where the body landed after it was killed.
"The road where it was found turns upwards to a hill with a water supply facility. This area is normally out of bounds to the public. The only visitors to this place would be the PUB workers who check the meters daily.
"They had buried the first puppy before this second one was found.
"On the night of Sep 15, at 11.20pm, residents had spotted a suspicious-looking man. He had a big stick with him, walking around in the wooded area where the puppies were found.
"When he was questioned about his motives, he had explained that he was looking at frogs. Fifteen hours later, residents had found the carcass of one of the puppies.
"The authorities have so far not acted. Should we keep quiet as well? It is very disappointing to know that those who are supposed to speak for the animals are not doing so.
"The dead pup has been sent for an autopsy. Is this going to be another wild goose chase to nab the perpetrators?"
Monday, October 10, 2011
STOMPer Pam came across an unusual sight of a dog being pushed around in a pram, that was even equipped with fans.
The STOMPer wrote:
"This photograph shows a Chow Chow - a breed of dogs that is known to be good guardians - being pushed around in a pram.
"I thought it was cute but extremely weird -- some Singaporeans aren't able to afford a pram for their babies yet you have dogs being pushed around in them.
"This could be a sign of an affluent society."
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Trying to get the dog barking control a small pain when all you want to do is sleep for a decent, let the dog for 5 minutes, or achieve some respected guests round without earplugs made of?
Training a dog is barking does not have to be tough, nobody likes a hard dog barks excellent future, may in particular Article 3 clock in the morning, then go through some tips barking control dog.
1. Be careful, or what?
Let your dog’s attention, he will bark for you. If I had everything I wanted to get id probably barking too. They teach the dog’s barking does not get him anywhere. If he wants something wait until he has stopped barking first.
2. To bark long?
If the dog barks when you leave the house, 8 out of 10 times it is because you make a fuss when you write about them. Dogs do not quite know, adopt the thought, and it is shocking, if you can give them hugs and then play out the door and leave for 8 hours while you’re at work. Dog that is a excellent reason to bark and howl the house down, you come back and play. Try to leave the house without having to leave the noise, the house without attention to himself and the barking should be reduced and stopped.
3. Bored with nothing to do!
Delight in barking dogs, that’s what they want to do. Barking sounds not quite to your taste, but delight in the dogs, and it is quite natural that they, so if your dog has nothing to do with his spare time, then spent time barking than any other. Keep your dog busy with lots of fascinating toys if he seems a lot of bark in the night, something to chew and play, if you are not there to help comfort the dog and keep him barking and waking the neighbors. Nothing else to your dog barking all night until you wake up.
4. Time Visitors’
When visitors come to him is an exciting time for your dog, new faces, new smells and more attention than usual. This often causes dogs barking, they all want attention, they can be in the form of hugs and play time. To resolve this problem, use the command ‘stop’, teach him and praise him when he hears you, and you should have more problems than you excited about the dog.
5. Be consistent with the
Ignorance can be a dog barks a lot of time, lead to keep pace with the times, he always barks the most, and many dog owners, this is at night. Choose where the dog or puppy is sleeping. If one night a dog abandoned to their fate, and on the other hand, it is very cozy and warm in bed, you or your child can not guarantee that he will not come back into the cold to get any attention from anyone again . Keep up bent on your consistency and your dog goes, or you can enter a sleepless night, crying for your dog.