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A Visit To The Vet

Oi Vietnam speaks to Dr. Thuy, from Animal Doctors International Vietnam, about the challenges and rewards of being a veterinarian in Saigon

What inspired you to become a vet?

I’ve loved animals since I was a tiny kid, especially my pets. They’re […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Stay, Boy, Stay

A house designed specifically for man’s best friend

Who is Saiga and tell us about the people behind Saiga’s House (SH)?

The people behind Saiga’s House are me, Jef Song, and my wife, Thea Do. We are both Americans living in Saigon, […]

By |May 26th, 2017|Features, Pets|0 Comments
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Pica Chew

What to do when your pet ingests a foreign body

“Pica” is the term for the indiscriminate eating and swallowing of things—from toys and stones to dirt and even feces—by your dog or cat. There are numerous causes to this, ranging […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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My Pet Snake

Learn about keeping pets such as snakes, turtles and lizards

Surprising to some, our cold-blooded friends can make wonderful companions. To get you started these are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from potential reptile guardian.

What are some […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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When Man Meets Dog

A special relationship that started over six years ago on Phu Quoc

There are many attractions that keep expats living in Vietnam: culture, food, the love of a person, or the simple delight of living in a warm, tropical environment. However, […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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First Aid for Pets

Be ready to do first-aid on your pet in case of an emergency

Knowledge of basic First-Aid can save your pet’s life, and help to avoid the feeling of panic that accompanies emergency situations. While we all hope that we never […]

By |December 12th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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The Persistent Danger of Rabies

Make sure you are vaccinated, and your pets are too!

At the recent Vietnam Animal Welfare Conference, an annual event promoting animal (domestic, farm and wildlife) protection, Dr. Phan Xuan Thao, Director at the HCMC Department of Animal Health, presented a […]

By |November 27th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Itchy and Scratchy

Tips on how to safeguard our furry friends from ticks and fleas

We all love to cuddle up to our furry family, but the soft and warm fur that we so love is also the perfect hiding place for pesky parasites!

Far […]

By |October 10th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Pet Tech

How the Internet of Things can help take care of our pets

The concept of pet tecH, or the Internet of Things (IoT) for Pets, is all about connecting, interacting and receiving real time information of our dogs and cats through intelligent, […]

By |September 28th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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The Golden Years

Handling the problems of old age in your pet

It is not unusual for the behavior and habits of our pets to change—just like people—as they get older. While some of these are consistent with old age, such as declining activity […]

By |August 28th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments