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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Our Belated Father's Day Dinner...

Today, our humans went out for dinner (Zhi Cha)

while we had...

Nature's Variety Homestyle Prairie Salmon & Wild Rice Stew Canned Dog Food

  • Wholesome & nutritious, with real salmon, wild rice, spinach, carrots, and celery
  • Chunky stew in gravy guaranteed to entice any picky eater
  • All natural with essential vitamins and minerals
  • Omega fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
  • Specially formulated for rotation feeding
  • Complete and balanced for puppies and adults

Salmon Broth, Salmon, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Egg Whites, Potato Starch, Wild Rice, Spinach, Carrots, Celery, Egg Product, Oat Fiber, Ground Flaxseeds, Montmorillonite Clay, Tomato Flakes, Guar Gum, Natural Flavor, Sodium Phosphate, Menhaden Fish Oil, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid), Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Garlic Powder, Parsley, Sunflower Oil, Taurine, Flaxseed Oil, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide), Basil, Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale. Visit the Ingredient Glossary to learn about each ingredient.

Complete & Balanced for Puppies and Adults
Nature’s Variety Homestyle by Prairie Salmon & Wild Rice Stew for dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for growth and maintenance.

373 per 13.2 oz can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min): 8.0%
Crude Fat (min): 4.5%
Crude Fiber (max): 1.0%
Moisture (max): 80.0%
Calcium (min): 0.23%
Phosphorus (min): 0.18%
Vitamin E (min): 25 IU/kg
*Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (min): 30 mg/kg
*Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min): 0.50%
*Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min): 0.50%

Vitamin A: 41288.473 IU/kg
Vitamin D: 414.089 IU/kg
Vitamin E: 43.228 IU/kg
Thiamin (Vitamin B1): 4.205 mg/kg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 5.199 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid: 10.619 mg/kg
Niacin: 37.850 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6): 2.915 mg/kg
Folic Acid: 0.772 mg/kg
Vitamin B12: 0.027 mg/kg
Choline: 1531.476mg/kg

Calcium: 0.287%
Phosphorus: 0.287%
Magnesium: 0.025%
Sodium: 0.182%
Potassium: 0.218%
Chloride: 0.144%
Iron: 49.467 mg/kg
Zinc: 54.526 mg/kg
Copper: 6.053 mg/kg
Manganese: 8.724 mg/kg
Iodine: 0.802 mg/kg
Selenium: 0.121 mg/kg
Ash: 1.982%

Amino Acids
Arginine: 0.502%
Histidine: 0.221%
Isoleucine: 0.511%
Leucine: 0.751%
Lysine: 0.662%
Methionine-Cystine: 0.413%
Phenylalanine-Tyrosine: 0.755%
Threonine: 0.369%
Tryptophan: 0.112%
Valine: 0.434%
Taurine: 0.091%

of cause with:

= Long Beans, Suji Fish Fillet and Rice.

Munch! Munch! Munch! Munch-i-licious!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day 2010

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in many countries and on other days elsewhere. It complements Mother's Day, the celebration honoring mothers.

This year's Father's day,due to some reason, our gor gor and jie jies will not be celebrating father's day on the actual day but a week later...

Although all 3 of us (Amber, Dawn, Snowy) are so looking forward to it but since our jie jies annouced it then we'll wait patiently...

Meanwhile, HAPPY FATHER's DAY to all Fathers in the world!!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Python crushes cat to death at Bukit Panjang

A python killed a cat at Saujana Road in Bukit Panjang yesterday (June 13). The python was coiled around the dead cat when police arrived to capture it. Blood was visible around the dead cat's mouth.

STOMPer Mathana sent in these pictures and says:

"A python was sighted at Block 416, Saujana Road yesterday (June 13) at about 1am.

"It had actually killed a cat and was about to eat it when it was captured by the police.

"The police had some difficulty luring it into the net as it was slithering around scaring onlookers.

"Finally it was captured and brought to the police car.

STOMP understands that the python, which can grow to over 8m long, is common in Singapore, and feeds on small animals like rats, birds and even cats and dogs.

Reticulated pythons are not venomous, and kill their prey through constriction.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rare breeds growing on dog lovers here

By Gerrard Lai

THEY are not your average pedigree pooches on leashes that you see on the street.

Rare dog breeds – such as Alaskan Klee Kais, Salukis and greyhounds – are slowly becoming a hit with professionals, who choose them as pets for their unique looks and temperaments. They come with hefty price tags, too, with some going for as much as $8,000.

Pet’s Station chief executive Alex Chua said that rare breeds command a higher price, and not all Singaporeans are willing to pay for them.

Three proud owners of rare breeds said their hearts overruled their wallets in their decisions to buy their canine companions.

One owner, executive film producer Calvin Tan, 50, has a four-year-old Alaskan Klee Kai, which he bought when it was a puppy. The breed, prized for its rarity, is a miniature version of the Alaskan husky.

Singapore's most popular dog breeds
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He said: “I fell in love with it immediately and bought it. It was fated.”

The Alaskan Klee Kai was developed in the 1970s by a breed developer in the United States, and was officially recognised by the American Rare Breed Association in 1995.

Administrative executive Carole Teo, 35, said she chose the Saluki as she has two children, aged five and 10. Of the five such dogs she now owns, she said: “The dog must be generally kid-friendly and not aggressive.”

She first encountered the Saluki – and was struck by its beauty – while flipping through a book on dog breeds.

While strutting with a prized pooch might turn heads, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals executive director Deirdre Moss stressed that commitment to look after the dog should be paramount.

She said: “Many buy dogs not only on impulse, but also due to a breed’s novelty. They should be aware that some dogs may require more care.”

Veterinarian Nandini Mudeliar, 30, told my paper that individual breeds have their peculiarities.

For instance, deep-chested dog breeds like the greyhound are prone to suffering from twisted intestines. She added that huskies, which are native to cold climates, need to be taken on walks in the evenings – when it is cooler – so that their tolerance for heat can be built up slowly.

Those who want to import pets from abroad are required to first obtain an import licence from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority “within 30 days prior” to their pets’ arrival.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Like master, like dog

By Marie Lim

SHE came as the character Alice from Lewis Caroll's Alice In Wonderland and her schnauzer was dressed up as a miniature Mad Hatter. Her husband and his Scottish terrier came decked out in matching red kilts.

Ms Tracy Wee, 29, and Dr Chris Lim, 40, were among the 15 animal lovers who took part in the "Two Of A Kind" contest at East Coast Park on Sunday where pet owners and pets dressed up in matching outfits. The contest was one of five held as part of the annual Pets Corner Event organised by CATS, a part of the marketing division of Singapore Press Holdings.

Said Dr Lim: "It's a fun event. We like to dress up and see other contestants' outfits.

"It's also a day out for the dogs, with some excitement thrown in."

Although the contest was open to all kinds of pets, all the contestants turned up with dogs. There was a cowgirl, Snow White and a bumblebee, all with their dogs in matching costumes. Dr Lim said he and his wife have more than 100 outfits - which cost between $20 and $100 each - for their dogs.

"They are living things too. It's just like spending money on ourselves," he said.

"They don't leave home without some clothes on."

Ms Wee, a freelance graphic designer, eventually won third prize in the contest, walking away with a $150 pet shop voucher, a bronze medal and a goodie bag. This year marks the third time the couple have participated in this annual event.

Their dogs take part in about four contests each year but they are not all about beauty. One of the contests the dogs took part in was to pick the one that could eat the fastest.

Dr Lim, who has four dogs, four guinea pigs and three rabbits, said he won a prize last year: "My guinea pig was dressed as a character from G-Force."

The theme of that contest was Super Heroes By The Beach. Ms Tay Aisan, a housewife in her 30s, won the second prize on Sunday.

She and her dog won $100 cash, a $50 pet shop voucher, a silver medal and a goodie bag. Ms Gayathiri, a 20-year-old vet nurse, and her Shetland shepherd bagged the top prize comprising $200 cash and a gold medal along with the $50 voucher and the goodie bag.

Ms Tay and her two-year-old Italian greyhound, Charlotte, wore identical Snow White costumes. She had bought the US$20 (S$25) costume for Charlotte while she was living in the US, but had to hand-make her own outfit.

"I bought the base and sewed on the patterns. You can see up close the stitching isn't very well done," she said with a laugh.


While she was slightly embarrassed about her get-up, she was excited about participating in the event.

"There are not many outlets for dogs. It's good for people to come to these events to learn about the different breeds and socialise with the dogs," she said.

The event was a must-go for dog lover Debbie Mok, 40. Never mind that her nine-year-old pomeranian, Trouble, had trouble getting around. The dog had a slipped disc over the Chinese New Year and needed wheels attached to its hind legs to aid its movement.

Ms Mok, an executive in the recycling industry, said: "I brought him here because he loves to be out at the beach. For the past five or six years, we would go to Sentosa every Saturday. I had to stop taking him after he got injured.

"Trouble and I are best friends."

Apart from the contests, there were also more than 20 booths manned by pet merchants and animal welfare organisations offering everything from pet food to pet insurance.