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 from behavioral, such as boredom, through to medical pathologies. This habit can also lead … Read more

Have Dogs, Will Travel

The dogs, Locke and Ronan, are stepbrothers banded together on their mission to explore the world. Rhodesian Ridgeback Ronan prefers to spend his time pondering and looking mean while white-speckled Locke is the more playful of the two who tends to get into trouble often. Along with their humans—Rob and Chelsea—the family of four are … Read more

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 poignant reminder of the persistent danger of contracting rabies in Vietnam. Rabies is a … Read more

Going Native

Image by Khanh Ngoc 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 companions to the indigenous people of Kien Giang, Phu Quoc, Lao Cai and … Read more