Cat Flu

Cat flu is a common disease in kittens and unvaccinated adult cats Cat ‘flu’ is caused by a combination of viruses affecting the eyes, mouth, nasal passages and throat in cats. None of the viruses are actually influenza, so it is a badly named condition. The main viruses involved are Feline Herpes Virus and Feline

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Canine Carts

Meet your new favorite humans: This couple dedicates their life to helping disabled dogs get back on their proverbial paws If you’ve ever had mobility issues you know how much it affects everything you do, from getting around to using the toilet. For dogs, this can be a death sentence because crippled dogs often get

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Parvo Prevention

Parvo, the number one infectious disease in Vietnam What is feline parvo virus? Feline parvovirus is a leading cause of death in cats in Vietnam. The disease is also called feline distemper or felin panleucopenia virus. While cats of any age may be infected with the feline parvovirus, young kittens, sick cats and unvaccinated cats

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How to Stop Dog Shedding

Naturally, dogs lose damaged or old hair regardless of the breed. This is a normal process in dogs. However, the frequency and the amount of hair that a dog loses depends on several factors. This includes the breed, age, and health status. There are also cold seasons that force dogs to develop a thicker coat

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Pet of the Month

Augusta and Savannah  Augusta and Savannah are two special ARC kittens who are looking for their forever home(s). The pair had been abandoned at a construction site and were crying loudly enough to be found by a passerby. Luckily for the two kittens, that passerby was Traci, an ARC volunteer. Traci took them home and

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Achoo!

Spotting allergies in dogs and cats Just like people, dogs and cats can have or develop allergies at any time in their lives. Unfortunately, allergies are quite common in dogs and cats of all breeds and backgrounds. Most allergies appear after the pet is six months of age, with the majority over age one or

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Pet of the Month

Titan, the Gentle Giant Titan was found wandering the streets of Thao Dien alone and scared in late January 2019. We knew, given his breed, that he must belong to someone, however, after an exhaustive search no one came forward to claim this handsome boy. Titan has all the features of a Belgian Malinois but

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Happy Dog, Happy Life

Giving a dog a second chance can mean advantages for humans, too We met happy in December at a local Vietnamese-run shelter. He was a mess. He was covered in ticks and fleas, very skinny, unable to walk, but when I went over to him, he was so happy to be approached and pet that

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Matters of the Heart

What do you need to know about heart disease in dogs? Heart disease is an unfortunate but tolerable condition for your dog. The heart is the most important organ in your dog’s body. It pumps blood containing oxygen and nutrients through the blood vessels to the cells of the body. Most heart conditions involve a

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