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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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 infestation. Regular deworming of your pet is also an essential part of its general

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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 the villa? We upgraded our room system, such as a new ventilation system, additional

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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 through Mekong Delta with Vespa Adventures Tour. Sunglasses? Check. Long pants? Check. Small Yorkshire

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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 you, here are 6 of the most common pet emergencies found in emergency veterinary hospitals

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