Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Amber was suppose to balance the rug rope on her muzzle but this rug rope was too big and keep falling off..hence balancing on the head instead..
Noticed how amber "freeze" in order to balance the toy on her head?? she won't move a single inch too!
Monday, July 25, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
An apple a day may or may not actually keep the doctor away, but what about an animal a day? Now, that's a different story. In fact, when it comes to pet ownership, there are a number of proven health benefits for people, including physical, mental and emotional improvements, from enhancing social skills to decreasing a person's risk of heart attack. Keep reading to find out five reasons to open your home to a furry friend, and why doing so might be just what the doctor ordered.
If the idea of cuddling with a pet to help ward off allergies seems a little backwards to you, the following may come as a surprise: University of Wisconsin-Madison pediatrician James E. Gern has conducted a number of studies that demonstrate having a pet in the home can actually lower a child's likelihood of developing related allergies by as much as 33 percent. In fact, his research -- as published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology -- shows that children exposed early on to animals tend to develop stronger immune systems overall. While this might not mean much for adults who are already struggling with longstanding allergies, it is good news for families in which this isn't already an established issue, but rather just a concern about what could happen down the road.
One of the fringe benefits of taking on the responsibility of pet ownership is that animals can be an instant icebreaker, whether they're with you or you're just using them as a topic of conversation. Of course, few people would suggest getting a pet solely for this purpose, but it's hard to overlook the fact that pets provide a great means for improving your socialization skills across the board, especially in terms of meeting and interacting with other pet owners. Though people sometimes may have a hard time getting to know each other, pets can be the common denominator that helps them connect -- even among people who don't seem to be very much alike.
Places to Mix and Mingle with your Pet
There are plenty of ways a pet could help expand your social circle. You just need to know where to go:
Training classes: Many instructors offer group classes such as puppy kindergarten, where you'll find others trying to master the same pet parenting skills.
Dog parks: A great opportunity for both you and your dog to play and interact with other dogs and owners alike. Just be sure your dog is properly socialized and up to date on all shots before introducing it into the mix.
Outdoor cafes: Many restaurants with outdoor seating options are also pet-friendly, and some even offer dog-specific items on the menu as well.
Online: Dogster.com, Catster.com and Petpop.com are just a few examples of popular pet-focused social networking sites that provide an instant, fun way to trade tips, trends and more.
Many pet owners would agree that a pet can fill your heart with love. So maybe it's only fitting that the presence of a pet can help improve the overall health of that organ, too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) have both conducted heart-related studies on people who have pets. The findings showed that pet owners exhibit decreased blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels -- all of which can ultimately minimize their risk for having a heart attack down the road. For those who have already experienced a heart attack, research also indicates that patients with a dog or a cat tend to have better recovery rates. These benefits are thought to be connected with pets' tendency to help reduce or at least control their owners' overall stress levels.
Fun Ways to Stay Fit with Fido:
If you're a dog owner who needs more of a workout than walking can provide, here are a few ideas:
Jogging or running
Doga, (i.e. Yoga for Dogs)
Agility training (obstacle course-based dog sport)
Need a little motivation in the exercise department? Dogs can act as the perfect personal trainer, if only because most of them need to be walked several times a day. According to studies like those conducted by the Wellness Institute at Northwest Memorial Hospital, as long as you're the one holding the leash, you'll reap the rewards, which can include losing -- or at least maintaining -- weight. Research conducted by the National Institute of Health also supports this claim -- including one study of more than 2,000 adults, which found that dog owners responsible for walking their pups are less likely to be obese than dog owners who pass the duty off to someone else or those who don't own dogs at all.
Pets are a great way to beat the blues. Not only are they known to they offer unconditional love, but they may also give their owners a sense of purpose, which can be crucial for those feeling down in the dumps. Pets also combat feelings of loneliness by providing companionship, which can boost your overall mood and even bring you feelings of joy and happiness. This is particularly apparent among groups -- including the sick and elderly -- who may be on the receiving end of Animal-assisted Therapy (AAT) or Pet-facilitated Therapy (PFT). Many hospitals and nursing homes use these types of programs on a regular basis.
Monday, July 18, 2011
A former pet farm operator who failed to provide adequate food and veterinary attention to his dogs was fined a total of $50,000 on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
A FORMER pet farm operator who failed to provide adequate food and veterinary attention to his dogs was fined a total of $50,000 on Wednesday.
Benny Neo Terh Thong, 31, pleaded guilty to 10 of 15 charges of allowing the animals to suffer unnecessarily at The Pet Hotel at Pasir Ris Farmway 2 on or before April 15 last year (2010).
The court heard that the offences came to light when Neo decided to give up the dog-breeding business.
Mr Derrick Tan Kah Heng, who has taken over the care of more than 75 dogs at the farm together with volunteers, informed the Agri-Veterinary Authority in April last year that several dogs were in bad shape.
Six dogs needed immediate attention and were sent to the veterinarian.
He could have been fined up to $10,000 and/or jailed for up to 12 months on each charge.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
There will be no dry eyes when it comes to a decision about your pet’s future when you have been offered to take up employment in Singapore. Below cons have to be considered as reasons not to take the pet along:
The pet is older than 10 years
If a pet is older than ten years, some countries require a confirmation of health and a letter of indemnity to the quarantine provider as at this age a strenuous flight and quarantine may be fatal.
The pet has a serious health problem
During quarantine the normal care a pet needs is very much reduced to the basics and health problems can aggravate a situation which is easily under control when the pet is in your care. Quarantine providers are not a care giving institution (even if they provide vet services!) but are there to minimize the risk of contagious diseases entering a country via an animal.
The breed is used to temperate conditions
A pet owner needs to consider the impact of the tropical climate on the health of the pet. Your pet may turn very lethargic from the heat and even become sick.
A breed equipped for arctic subzero temperatures does not live well in the tropics with permanent temperatures of above 30°C! (90° F) and will suffer tremendously. A dog’s life in an air-conditioned home with no chance to roam outside freely is a poor life. Breeds suitable for a normal climate will generally adjust within 4 -6 weeks.
Asians are not as affectionate with pets as Westerners.
Muslim Asians consider dogs to be impure and do not want to come close to them.
The freedom of your pet may be severely restricted also in view of the heat and some dangerous or unhealty animals (snakes, poisonous spiders, bugs) your pet is not used to.
Dog-sitter or kennel costs can mount, as you cannot take your dog along with you, especially when traveling or on home-leave.
A pet’s view on Singapore
Read a dog’s viewpoint of Singapore here
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
STOMPer Roy saw this old man with a dog at the back of his motorcycle near Tuas Checkpoint at about 10am today (May 29). He wonders if it safe for dogs to be riding on motorcycles like that.
Said the STOMPer:
"I happened to see an old man riding a motorbike with his dog.
"It was amazing on how the dog managed to balance during the turns.
"But does it endanger the dog if the uncle lets the dog ride on his motorcycle like this?"
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Mutiara Rini Dog Shelter is where strays call home. Exploited once by it's caretaker for monetary gains, and abused by her, a group of animal lovers from Singapore and Malaysia rescued the shelter.
The dogs here are malnourished, forced to eat once a day by it's previous caretaker. Some are dying with infectious skins diseases and all sort of ailments.
Picking up where the caretaker left off, Rain Kooh, a dedicated animal lover and her friends are helping out as much as they can.
They still need to sustain a constant flow of donations for the dogs there for their veterinary costs and they food as well. Please watch this video and listen to the dog's plea for help.
One day while our big jie jie was pratising her clarinet, snowy started to howl or rather, we call it "Singing"!
By the way, Amber,dawn and snowy was freqeuntly being introduced to classic music such as
canon in d major pachelbel
River Flows in You - Yiruma (이루마)
Clarinet PolkaFranz Schubert , Ave Maria For Violin
Snow Hill - Diana Boncheva
Poulenc clarinet sonata - Clariperu(Piano)/ Sabine Meyer(Clarinet)
分島花音 - shinshoku dolce Cello Solos
All this songs are part of the songs we often listen to so we hope to share it with you. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Two men driving a van were forced to kneel for one hour with a dead poodle after they ran the dog over in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu province on Sunday, local news portal scol.com reported.
According to witnesses, the dog owner asked for 5,000 yuan (S$977.80) in compensation and refused to let them go.
After learning that the two didn't have enough money, the owner demanded they kneel for one hour.
"He kicked the driver on the leg and then the driver knelt down, and the other man followed suit," said a witness surnamed Guan.
Police were called, but the dog owner and the driver told them they had already made a deal.
Another witness said it was so cold out that her husband tried to persuade the drivers to get up but they refused.
One hour later, the owner took away his dog and the drivers stood up and drove away.
The incident took place at a busy intersection. "The poodle came out of nowhere, so sudden that the driver probably had no idea what was going on," a witness said.
The news has sparked a hot discussion on the Internet, with many netizens finding it outrageous.
Some said the dog owner should also be held responsible for his dog's death, some said he was overbearing and offensive, and some said it was an incident of nuts meeting nerds.
Yan Guoya, a lawyer, said it was a demoralizing incident, and that the van drivers could ask for an apology or something to safeguard their legal rights by law.
-China Daily/Asia News Network
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Glowing cat: http://www.dailytech.com/South+Korean+Scientists+Clone+Glowing+Cat/article100...
Mike, the headless chicken:
One eyed cat (Cyclops)
Unicorn horned deer:
and many other links i can't mention but at least sometimes you must believe what you don't believe
Song: Your Bore by Seether.
Song: Fine Again by Seether
0:07 real, it suffered rare syndrome, may also occur on humans
0:17 real, rare deformity, may also occur on humans
0:22 real very common deformity on deer
0:30 real, rare deformity on chicken, also may happen on humans
0:39 real, rare deformity on duck
0:45 FAKE??? or it's just swallowing food?
0:52 real, very rare deformity on cow
1:02 real, siamese twin deformity is rare on crocodile
1:08 real, rare deformity on frog, may occur on humans
1:14 real, deformed bone also may occur on humans
1:22 real, very rare deformity on pig
1:31 real, very rare deformity on deer
1:40 real, siamese twin deformity is rare on chicken
1:47 real, siamese twin deformity is quite common on turtle
1:56 real, deformed horn is quite common on horned animals
2:04 real, rare deformity on girrafe, may aoccur on human
2:14 & 2:18 real, siamese twin deformity is quite common on fish
2:25 real, afterbirth, a ring was put in the middle of its shell, so when it's growing bigger, the body part with ring remains the same, not growing
2:34 real, deformed bone may also occur on humans
2:41 real, it suffered rare mutation
2:47 real, rare mutation, it's not half-cooked loobster ;p
2:53 & 3:01 real, deformed horn is quite common on horned animals
3:06 real, rare mutation on chicken fetaher
3:15 & 3:22, real, deformed shell on turtle is quite common
3:26 real, 'squitten' is quite common
3:37 real, very rare mutation on chicken feather
3:48 real, rare deformity on octopus
3:53 real, it suffer a disease, common on parrot and other birds