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Pet of the Month

Yuki 2 is a beautiful white and ginger cat with a lovely disposition. Given his gorgeous light blue eyes, we think he may be part Siamese.

Yuki 2 was taken to Saigon Pet Clinic as a stray and then was fostered for some […]

By |February 13th, 2019|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Cat Lives Matter

A refuge for stray and abandoned cats in Hoi An

Since 2012, UK National and Hoi An Animal Welfare advocate Emma Bolton Nguyen has worked to create a better world for the city’s cats both through the animal shelter she operates […]

By |February 6th, 2019|Family, Pets|0 Comments
  • Cat Ollie in his new home with owner Katie Dahlstedt in East Sussex.

Ollie was just two weeks old when his mum rejected him. The little grey and white tabby kitten couldn’t fend for himself and was completely helpless.
When he came to us he needed nursing day and night and slowly he began to get stronger.
Ollie was too young to be rehomed so one of our foster carers took him home, bottle feeding him every three hours and using baby wipes to keep him clean.
Six weeks later Ollie was unrecognisable from the timid little kitten we first met and he had grown into a strong, healthy – and rather huge! – chap.
When his foster carer, Karen Pettet, took on another little hand rear kitten, Ollie took her under his wing and even taught her how to play.
His story featured in one of our marketing campaigns last year and Ollie has now been adopted by Katie Dahlstedt and her family in East Sussex.
Katie says: “We’d talked about getting a cat for a while and when we met Ollie we loved him straightaway and decided that night we wanted to have him.”
Ollie joined Katie, her husband Timo and their two children Amelia, four, and Ella, two, in April last year.
Katie says: “It’s been lovely to see him grow up and get bigger every week. He’s extremely playful and he’s very loving with Timo. At night when we’re watching TV he comes and curls up with him. He’s a daddy’s boy.
“Ollie loves being outside – he goes out first thing in the morning, comes in for a nap and then he’s outside again for the rest of the day. He goes round to all the neighbours’ houses and hangs out with them. We have a playground nearby and if we go there he tries to follows us. He doesn’t like to be left out of the family activities.”
Having Ollie around has really helped Amelia learn to be comfortable around animals too. Katie says: “She’s really frightened of animals but as she’s got to know Ollie her confidence has improved.
“The girls love him and he can be very affectionate. When I was poorly with a stomach bug I was in bed for two days and he snuggled up on the bed with me and kept me company.
“He’s definitely become one of the family.”

Cat Spraying

Why does it happen and what can you do?

One of the most unpleasant behaviorial problems to deal with in cats is spraying. Unfortunately, this topic is a very common reason why cats get abandoned at shelters.

What is cat spraying? Spraying is […]

By |January 21st, 2019|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Pet of the Month

Why you should adopt a senior or older dog
By adopting an older you are fighting for the value and beauty of life at all ages and stages. Most older dogs have already mastered training basics. They know outdoors is for […]

By |January 13th, 2019|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Creature Comforts

An animal shelter in Danang promotes animal welfare by teaching kindness and empathy within the local community
Can you tell us the origin of Paws for Compassion Danang?
Paws for Compassion (PAWS) was founded in Danang, Vietnam in 2015 by two animal […]

By |January 10th, 2019|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Tell Tail Stories: Worm Worries

The importance of deworming your pets

Deworming your pet is an important part of its regular health regime. Even if pet-owners take good care of their pets, one cannot avoid worms because our pets are at constant risk of a worm […]

By |December 31st, 2018|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Bed, Bath & Beyond

Mai Thu Ha and Ha Ngoc Thu Hien, founders of Bed & Pet-first, talk about expansion, pet health and the do’s and don’ts of boarding your fur-baby

Bed & Pet-first (B&P) recently renovated, what changes and upgrades have been made to […]

By |November 30th, 2018|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Woof Rider

Take your dog on your next motorbike trip exploring Vietnam

On a bright Saturday morning Elizabeth Souba waited inside Café Zoom (169A De Tham, D1) close to Saigon’s backpacker area, the takeoff point for Vespa Adventures waiting for her day trip […]

By |October 10th, 2018|Features, Pets|0 Comments
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Common Pet Emergencies, Part Two

It can be quite frightening to see your pet suffering, especially if you are unsure if the situation should be considered an emergency. When in doubt, always contact your veterinarian or the nearest animal hospital. But to hopefully better prepare […]

By |October 4th, 2018|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Common Pet Emergencies, Part One

If your furry friend shows any of these signs, don’t ask Facebook members for a diagnosis, go to the vet stat
It can be quite frightening to see your pet suffering, especially if you are unsure whether the situation should be […]

By |October 4th, 2018|Family, Pets|0 Comments