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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Pet of the Month

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 fostered them even

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Sit, Down, Stay

When your new puppy, older dog or rescue needs training Tell us where you grew up. Did your childhood include a dog?I’m Adrian Dinh and I grew up in Melbourne, Australia. I had a Maltese Shih Tzu named Charlotte. What got you interested in becoming a dog trainer?My aunt gave me her dog to watch

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Flying Fido & Felix

International Pet and Animal Transportation Association specialists meet in Saigon As an INTERNATIONAL PET AND ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION (IPATA) member, our first priority is the animal’s welfare then a close second is the owner’s welfare. The IPATA mission statement reads: “The International Pet and Animal Transportation Association is a nonprofit trade association of independent members who are dedicated to the safe and humane transport of pets and

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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 time in the clinic, together with another cat named Tom. At first Yuki 2 was very scared and

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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 alongside her husband and through educational work with local residents. Emma said one of

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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 also known as urine marking. A cat will not squat to spray, as

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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 potty, and shoes are for walking, not chewing. A senior dog has learned many

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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 enthusiasts and educators, Lexie Gray and Domenique Terry, who saw the need for

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