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Exploring the special dog breeds of Vietnam

Vietnam is home to beautiful living national treasures that few people know about. The treasures are steeped in myth, legend and cultural folklores. Brave and strong hunters, fierce protectors and loyal […]

By |July 16th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Clean as a Hound’s Tooth

Partnering with your veterinarian to fight dental disease

We all brush our teeth, but how many of us do the same for our pets? Often we completely ignore our pet’s teeth—which can be a big mistake!

Periodontitis is a bacterial infection of […]

By |June 19th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Kid’s Best Friend

Discover whether owning a pet can reduce your child’s chances of developing allergies

Adopting my three rescue cats is both the best and worst decision I’ve ever made. Having grown up around household pets it finally hit me that I was […]

By |May 29th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Paws for a Cause

Guardian of the abandoned and abused

Over the last five years of his 11 years in Vietnam, Frenchman Vincent Leopold Marcel Pascal and his many rescued dogs and cats have been evicted from their home by intolerant neighbors and landlords in […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Hot Weather Tips for Your Pet

Many pet owners in Vietnam often ask me how to help their pet deal with the constant heat and humidity here, especially those who have moved here with their pets from colder climates. Fortunately there are several simple things you […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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The Cat’s Meo

Curtailing the overpopulation of cats in Vietnam

Why are a large number of cats (meo) being abandoned in Vietnam? Why do these ‘little tigers’ suffer the fate of being consumed in the beginning of a lunar month thinking this ritual will […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Unwanted Pregnancies

Benefits of spaying and neutering your dog

This month we explore ways to prevent unwanted pregnancies in female dogs and raise awareness of their mating ‘heat cycle.’ In the next issue we will discuss cats. Sterilizing dogs and cats, is the […]

By |February 7th, 2016|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Sit, Boy, Sit

Finding a pet-sitting service in Vietnam

The concept of dog sitting, as well as pet accommodation in general for short or long-term stays, is new to Vietnam. Properly managed, professional services are hard to find and are in-demand. The development of […]

By |December 7th, 2015|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Flying with Fido

Traveling with pets, part two

Inbound Travel to Vietnam

Vietnam is a fairly easy country to enter with pets. Regulations state that your cat or dog must have a recent rabies vaccination and an authorized health certificate – no import […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Traveling with pets in Vietnam (Part 1)

Traveling with a dog or cat within Vietnam can become overwhelming. Relocating to or moving away from Vietnam with pets will present complications that need to be considered and planned for well in advance. This is the first of two […]

By |October 18th, 2015|Family, Pets|0 Comments