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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
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Vetting Vets

Finding a good veterinarian in Vietnam

In my last article I outlined three choices to consider in bringing a cat or dog into your home – buy, adopt or foster. Another important factor in owning a pet is finding a good […]

By |October 1st, 2015|Family, Pets|0 Comments
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Pets: Buy, Adopt or Foster?

A pet can bring joy into your home but it can also bring hardship if you are not acutely aware of the issues of owning a pet in Vietnam. While it’s financially cheaper to own a cat or dog in […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Family, Pets|2 Comments
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Protect your pet from Saigon dognappers

Every week, only a handful of dognapping cases are reported in Saigon – the actual numbers are more staggering.

The speed, frequency and brazenness of the Saigon dognappers is mindboggling. Sometimes the outcome is favorable and the dog is returned – […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Family, Pets|1 Comment