Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.-- James A. Froude (1818-1894)

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Tips to happier living with dogs

Here are some of the tips / remedies / suggestions given to make your life with the dog easier :

 Tips no...
    6. Use baking soda to get dog urine out of carpet
    7. Put a ball in your dog’s food bowl if he or she eats too fast. They’ll be forced to move the ball around to get to all the food.
    9. If your dog isn’t feeling well, add some low-sodium chicken broth to the drinking water.
  10. To remove pet hair from upholstery, dampen a rubber glove and run your gloved hand over it.


A shower caddy makes a great storage solution for all your doggie stuff.
12. Use a shower caddy to organise your dog paraphernalia
Another fantastic idea - Tip no 16
Invest in an escape-prevention harness if you have a small dog and a fenced-in yard. No escape now..

23. As a safety reminder to you anyone else, print this 

Print out and keep this handy chart of what foods your dog should NOT be given.

This should safe some frustration :
Make your own flea shampoo.

24. Make your own Dog Shampoo -
1 cup Dawn, 1 cup vinegar, and 1 quart of warm water. Massage in and let it sit for five minutes. According to one testimonial, “The fleas just floated in the water and died and best of all little Libby did not have any reactions at all to the process.”

25. For easy tick removal, apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball and swab the tick with the cotton ball for a few seconds

30. Read your dog's body language. Good for visitors too -- maybe put it up at the front door entrance :)
Read your dog's body language.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Natural Remedies for Dogs n Cats

The following remedies are a start for taking pet treatments into your own hands - with natural ingredients and must less cost to incur - all the while, keeping your carbon foot/paw print in check.  These are suggestions taken from http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/21-natural-home-remedies-pets.html

1. Gross Out Fleas With Citrus

Fleas don’t like citrus, make your pet’s fur unsavory by rubbing it with a small amount of fresh lemon or orange juice. Bonus points for putting mostly-juiced citrus rinds to use.

2. Repel Biters With Brewer’s Yeast

A dose of brewer's yeast mixed with a small amount of garlic in dry food daily will help to repel fleas for dogs. For cats, add brewer’s yeast to food, but don’t use garlic with cats (it can lead to anemia for felines).

3. Drown Fleas With…Wait for It…Water!

Fleas aren’t so grabby when deluged with the miracle solution known as water. Dip your pet in a tub of water and rinse as well as you can. A gentle shampoo (or natural liquid dish detergent) can help as well.

4. Clean the House to Make Fleas Sad

Tidy housekeeping can do a lot to keep the flea community down. Frequently vacuum your pet’s favorite hang-out spot, launder pet blankets, towels and beds, and keep the floor clean with a natural disinfectant.

5. Feed Flea Babies to the Worms

Beneficial nematode worms, available at garden shops and pet stores, like to eat flea larva. Keeping them in the garden can help keep outdoor flea populations controlled.

6. Make a Rose Geranium Tick Collar

Rose geranium essential oil is successful for repelling ticks from dogs, apply a few dabs to your dog’s collar. (Not recommended for cats.)

7. Dress Your Pup in Pants to Deter Ticks

When romping in the woods or fields of tall grass, fashion some trousers for your pooch out of old socks, a child’s sweater, a shirt…whatever will impede the ticks from latching on. DIY doggy leg warmers won’t completely eliminate the chance for ticks to hitch a ride, but it can help.

8. Protect the Pooch's Toots with Booties


Dog paws and ice/snow/salt are an ouchy mix for dogs. Invest in a double pair of dog booties to protect tender feet from the winter elements or for hiking in rugged terrain. Proud dogs may feel shame, but their paws will thank them.

9. Treat the Feet

If your dog’s dogs seem sore from rough terrain, hot or cold pavement, or any other reason, check the paws and toes. Remove anything that doesn’t belong there, wash gently, and apply a gentle moisturizer. If bleeding, apply antibiotic ointment and gently bandage them.

10. Spray Chamomile for Icky Skin

Chamomile tea is great for alleviating skin irritations. Make tea, put it in a spray bottle in the refrigerator, and apply it to your pets raw skin.

11. Pamper the Pup with Vitamin E

A dog’s dry skin can benefit greatly from applications of vitamin E oil to affected areas.

12. Kick the Itch with Oatmeal

Scratch scratch scratch. Scratch scratch scratch. All day, all night – it’s enough to drive a pet-owner absolutely bonky. Use baby oatmeal (or fine-grind your own), add a little water, and rub the paste onto itchy areas. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. Seriously good trick.

13. Rehydrate a Sick Dog

Flavorless electrolyte drinks, like sports waters and pediatric drinks, can help a sick dog recoup necessary fluids after a bout of diarrhea or vomiting. (Check with you vet about how much to give.)

14. Make a Happy Tummy

Just like people, pets on antibiotics may have stomach problems as the medication wipes out beneficial bacteria as well as the sinister ones. A little yogurt (with live active cultures) with dinner will help the stomach.

15. Relax Aching Eyes

If you pet’s eyes seem irritated or infected, a warm chamomile tea bag can be used to soothe them.

16. Use Epsom Salt for Sprains and Strains

Your suddenly limping dog may have strained or sprained something playing too exuberantly, so it’s time to try the world famous granny remedy of an Epsom salt soak. Add ½ cup Espom salt to a warm bath and let your dog soak for five minutes, twice daily. If your dog doesn’t agree with you on this method, you can soak a washcloth in Epsom salt and warm water and apply just to the local area.

17. Reduce Facial Hot Spots by Switching Bowls

If your pet eats from plastic bowls and suffers from chronic hot spots, irritation, or allergic reactions around the face, the fix may be as easy as changing to a glass or metal bowl. Plastic harbors bacteria and other nastiness that can be very irritating. After you change, also be sure to wash the bowls thoroughly once a week.

18. Fight Hairballs With Butter

Cat. Hairballs. Ick. The grooming brush is your best defense against hairballs, a daily brush followed by a wipe from a moist towel should help considerably. But during high hairball season, a half a teaspoon of butter for a few days can really help. (That’s half a teaspoon of butter for the cat, not you.)

19. Administer Juice for the Bladder

Cats are naturally prone to bladder and urethra issues. If yours is so, unsweetened cranberry juice to the rescue. Cranberry increases urine acidity resulting in a reduced chance of blockages or infections. You can add cranberry powder to food, or cranberry juice to the water, or give your cat a cranberry capsule. Ask your vet about proper dosages.

20. Administer Prunes or Canned Pumpkin for Digestion

In older animals, digestion can get a bit bumpy. If your pet is more mellow than usual, seems to be straining, and makes frequent toilet attempts, constipation may be the problem. Adding canned pumpkin or diced prunes to food could get things started again.
For a sever case, try mixing in a tablespoon of Milk of Magnesia. Note: Prune pits are toxic to both animals and humans, so make sure they are pit-free.

21. When They Eat Something They Shouldn't Have...

Dogs eat just about anything, and there are many things that cats shouldn't - so if your pet devours something toxic, you can use hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting. Give them one teaspoon per five pounds of body weight, and repeat once if needed. (Call your vet, too.)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Taxi man offers to ferry blind man with guide dog

This shouldnt be surprising, but it is over here...

Mohd Kamil Affendy Hashim, 32, was inspired to post his phone number after watching a short film directed by Jason Lim entitled ‘Are You Blind’ that related how sight-impaired businessman Stevens Chan and his seeing eye dog Lashawn were always chased out of shopping malls and prevented from boarding taxis and buses.

Mohd Kamil Affendy, also known as Eddie, also posted the message (on Facebook): “I’m Malay and a Muslim. A taxi driver in KL. I stay in Setapak. I support guide dogs. Any blind man with a guide dog who needs a ride, their family and friends can always SMS or WhatsApp me.”
“PS: Every religion in this world taught us to be kind to everyone, in any condition, including animals,” he said.
...Land Public Transport Commission chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said guide dogs are allowed on public transport when assisting the disabled community.
This was echoed by deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi, who said animal safety by-laws have to be followed in the event of the dogs attacking people.
Eddie welcomes donations of pet food for his furry wards and anyone who uses a guide dog and needs a lift.

He can be reached at 012 396 0821.
Read further
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/09/10/Cabbie-Dog-Eddie/

Monday, August 11, 2014

Training strays to be security guard dogs?

Do u think it's feasible?  Hope so cos it will solve some of the pressing problems of strays.

This idea is mooted in India.

Here's an except of the story from TheStar.com.my

New Delhi (AFP) - Stray canines roaming the Indian capital may soon find themselves attending police training school with civic authorities planning to turn the animals into security dogs, reports said Saturday.

New Delhi residents have long informally adopted some strays as watchdogs for their homes and shops and fed them, but this marks the first formal plan to turn them into municipal security dogs.

...."Our plan is to adopt these strays and train them as guard dogs" to work with the public security force -- 40 officers have already been deployed with the city planning to engage as many as 700, ....

..."This initiative is meant to address two issues: take the strays off the streets, thereby tackling the dog menace, and make the city safer for residents," added Shrivastava.

There are no recent figures on the number of dogs in Delhi but a 2009 city survey put them at more than 260,000. 

The reports did not say how many dogs would be used in the security scheme or when their training would start.

Dogs will be fed and vaccinated under the plan, welcomed by animal rights activists.

"This will engage the street dogs with society and also benefit people," Radha Unnikrishnan, an animal rights activist, said.....

 Read more about it:
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/08/10/India-stray-dogs-to-form-security-squad/

Sunday, June 8, 2014

How to find a lost dog (or cat) ?

The dog owner(s) should take an article of clothing that has been worn at least all day, the longer the better, so the lost dog can pick up the scent.

Bring the article of clothing to the location where the dog was last seen and leave it there. Also, if the dog has a crate & familiar toy, you can bring those too (unless location undesirable for crate). You might also want to leave a note requesting item(s) not to be moved.

Leave a bowl of water there too, as the dog probably hasn’t had access to any. Do not bring food as this could attract other animals that the dog might avoid.

Come back the next day, or check intermittently if possible. Hopefully the dog will be waiting there.

Read more at 

http://www.reshareworthy.com/how-to-find-a-lost-dog/#3vLLyp6D4vP8hpgC.99

Moving 
When i was moving house, the cage where my cat was in broke and he managed to run away. We tried catching him... (yeah, fat chance to catch a spooked, scared cat). The lorry driver running in one direction, his attendant cording off the other side .. and still kitty got away! 

Reduced to tears (it was a difficult & stressful move), i had no choice but to leave the place and follow the lorry to my new place across town.  But before i left, i gave my neighbour the keys to my empty apartment and left some cat food & water inside.

Hours later, she heard kitty whining at my apartment door, so she opened the door and let him in and then locked it. So early next day, we rushed over to collect him!

Kitty used to go out of the apartment..but always returns when he's hungry...

Kitty in a new place
Cats, unlike dogs can't be kept in the compound. They will wander off. So, if u r in a new place, he may get lost. So mom always keeps Kitty in a big cage for a few days, so that Kitty can observe the surroundings. 

He didnt like it and so made some noise and this attracted a neighbour's cat. He came over and sat near the cage for a long time...and we imagined him giving Kitty the 'rules' to the neighbourhood,..as male cats are territorial ;)

After a few days, we let him out but always leave his cage & favourite food nearby. So now he's more used to the place, he'd go in and out at whim.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Scallywags cattery - hotel for cats

What happens to your cat when you go outstation?  Putting them at the vet is sad cos they will be cooped up in a cage. Sadly, I did that too, not realising the agony it gave them, cos it was an emergency and i didnt know where else to put him (many yrs ago).

Pets, have feelings too and being cooped up and not knowing whether the their 'humans' are coming back for them is like a child being abandoned. My cat was depressed! So that's why i am very interested to learn about this cattery sometime ago - Scallywags, which is in Petaling Jaya (Kampung Tunku).

This cattery (boarding home for cats) was set up by a qualified (with certificate in cattery management) lady who loves cats.  The fees are reasonable RM39 per day (cats from similar household can share, at lower rate) and the place is very cat-friendly... maybe even better than my home).

 
http://www.scallywags-malaysia.com/facilities/facility.htm

BUT to ensure that all cats are safe, healthwise, ...they are very careful and will require that all cats boarded are vaccinated, spayed / neutered, healthy BEFORE BEING ACCEPTED.  
http://www.scallywags-malaysia.com/terms/rules.htm

Now, you can go holiday with a peace of mind....   BUT BOOK EARLY!

Remember the horrific cat hotel which was CHEAP and cats were not fed for weeks during Hari Raya... leading to dead cats, suffering & some cats were sold off (rumour has it)..  Dont let this happen to your 'sayang'... GO TO A REPUTABLE CATTERY!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Animal Welfare Code of Practice (Malaysia)

Message from SPCA
Hi everyone, The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has just uploaded the Animal Welfare Code of Practice relating to pet shops, boarding facilities and breeders on their website. It is made available from 1 - 21 April 2014 for public viewing and to obtain public comments. 

Please take the time to go through the links below and post your feedback, so we can all contribute constructively towards this much-applauded effort by DVS! Thank you!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Holidaying with your pet

You wanna go for a long break during the holidays but cant bear to lock up your pet at the vet?  Bring them along to Ruby's Resort, Cherating.  My fren has been there and brought her dogs along too.  I think the dogs will love the sea.

Ruby's Resort

Lot 350, Jalan Kemaman | Kg. ChendorCherating 26080Malaysia 
Here's the lastest review on Trip Advisor -
“Pet Friendly Hotel in Malaysia”

One of the very few dog friendly places, fronting a beach!
Ruby's Resort, Cherating.= fb page for info.
From KL, 4hrs of slow drive along the hilly middle range of peninsula, will take you to a beautiful resort by the sea.
Individual chalets (fenced to keep some excited furkids bolting off), you'll be at ease to know your furkids are doing fine with you.

Important: Bring your own bed sheet, pillow cover, blankets, and other essentials (meaning doggie soap, feeds, toys, dishes) as these are not supplied by management.
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
  • “Great stay - home away from home”
A lovely place for a getaway from the city! The rooms are basic, not new but everything is clean and works. There are huge hammocks, lots of seating and tables and every room apart from the dorm has an enclosed balcony (where you can leave your dogs). There are dogs and cats everywhere. The beach is so beautiful!! And so quiet even though the hotels in the area were all fully booked. The food is lovely - food is available all day every day except Mon-Weds. More restaurants and bars are available within 5 mins drive. Beautiful place, come here with or without your dogs :)
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
  • “Escape to another home”
Been here twice and wish I was able to come more. The beach is so easy to get too. The rooms are comfortable. And Ruby is such a wonderful person that she makes you feel like you are at home. If you want a relaxing time that is close to KL, this is the place to be. Plus if you have a pet, they will love this place.
  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friend.

  • Just love this photo... :)
Photos of Ruby's Resort, Cherating
This photo of Ruby's Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Note : My only worry is that the pets, in unfamiliar grounds may get spooked and run away.  So, please keep your dogs / cats / pets on lease or at least put your telephone number on their collar tag.

But according to a guest review, Aunty Ruby has considered that and has fencing in her resort compound.

H/P            :   09-852 7221
New email  :   ruby@rubysresort.com

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pet food catering


From pet food catering, to pet confinement care and pet owner's lifestyle management. Trust us crazy cat and dogs owners to assist you!
Who are we? We are crazy dogs and cats owners who want nothing short of the best for our furbabies (of course)!
Why? Because personally, we have seen and experienced how good and balanced nutrition can go a long way in health and general wellness for our lil ones. Not to mention, we saved a fair bit from vet visits too!

We used to be the type of owners who have an entire designated shelf full of supplements at home for our lil ones but all that changed when we changed their diet! Now it’s just half-shelf-full :).

We are fiercely passionate about responsible pet ownership. We care about the well being of our furbabies, from engaging with their mind through training exercise to making them social butterflies at occasions and the weekly social outings!

We’re game for adventures and twice a year we’ll be away on holiday with them! We want quality and fulfilling lives for us and our lil ones because their time with us is just too short. So we want to make the best of every bit of that time!

We love animals and we’re constantly a catalyst, a voice for animals. Most importantly, we think that giving back is key to help improve animal welfare and quality of life.

So, here we pledge to make monthly contributions from our profit back to the animals! I would want my lil ones to help out their kind as best they could since they have a good life. There are just too many unfortunate ones out there.

So, who are we again? We’re just passionate animal lovers :)

To order :https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yaJC1HuwyvG2PzMm0HoJOGOFzxMbKZOoH7XbaH69Q7U/viewform

https://www.facebook.com/sitstaysitstay?fref=ts

They r featured in the the Star today 


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Miracle of the Human & Humane Spirit

With all the doom & gloom surrounding end of 2013, let's begin 2014 with an appreciation from LASS (taken from LASS FB page)




When LASS was set up early this year to help Ganesan's 200 + dogs, we didnt have the slightest idea on how we were going to achieve our goal of building a Shelter and moving all the dogs, which were currently housed in a basement car park in Brickfields (100+) and on a rented piece of land in Seremban (150+).

We had rented a Land, had supporters who believed in our cause, but how to build a Shelter proper which estimated cost was about RM250K/-

There were so many challenges but, mainly cost factor and a reliable person to see the building through. And then came an angle in the form of Kenny Chew. Kenny was persevered to complete the Shelter by end December 2013 as we were pressured to move the dogs by the local council. And Kenny wanted to ensure that the Shelter was World Class . Oh no, he was not having it any other way!!!

And today, the Shelter is all ready and waiting to receive our dogs. The dogs can only be moved when we get our permit from the Kuala Selangor local council. Documents have been submitted and we are waiting anxiously.

What can we say Kenny? The most difficult of all challenges is over because of your kindness and perseverance and most of all your BELIEVE in our cause.

Thank you so much Kenny. Our furkids are forever indebted to you. Our furkids will enjoy peeing on the trees, rolling on grass, kicking the sand. Their 8 years of confined in a small space will finally be over.

Please continue helping us by contributing towards the maintenance of the Shelter and feeding the dogs.

Thank You All.




Now that the infrastructure is in place, the next expense would be the day-to-day expenses. If u would like to help out by giving a donation, you can do so by banking in to ther CIMB account 1441 0011 666 051  (tel. 012-281 9637, 016-311 9637) or https://www.paypal.com/my/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=T2qPmZ9p2niXsgtBgRyjw70ua2p9nmJP2E4d7eKva8fQ4BnjrhKgvY6GAAq&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8def8934b92a630e40b7fef61ab7e9fe63

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !!  

Wishing for more compassion, more understanding, more tolerance. 

Pleading for less comparison, less complaining, less need to show dominance, less instigation & blowing things out of proportion, less insistence on being right.

Humans are diverse - with diverse interests, religions, ideologies, hope & values BUT WE ALL LIVE ON THE SAME PLANET.  

What we do on our side of the world/our side of the country/our side of the fence AFFECTS EVERY LIVING BEING - 2-legged, 4-legged, multi-legged, slithery, furry, scalely, huge or minute,...

TAKE CARE -- of our unity, our country, our world!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Give a meaningful gift

Just hate to get another gift pack from M&S or a another tie or cute Snowman candles that u will not use - that will only be stuffed in your store room?  Pls get your friends pledge their gifts to LASS and give more meaning to Xmas gift giving!



Monday, December 16, 2013

MY Puppy Training at Jaya One, PJ

This was recommended by a fren but since i dont have a puppy, I'm recommending to others.


Jaya One, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia017-331 5069https://sites.google.com/a/puppytraining.my/jaya-one/https://www.facebook.com/MyPuppyTraining

Want to teach your dog...
  • to behave well in public?
  • to behave well with other people?
  • to behave well with other dogs?
  • to behave well with you?!
Richard Gardner & Lorna Fisher teach you how to train your dog to be your lifelong friend. And we teach you the thinking behind the training, too!

All classes are taught OFF leash - so you can create a dog so well behaved you can take him/her ANYWHERE!

All classes are....
  • held at pet-friendly Jaya One
  • entirely off-leash
  • in the fresh air, but under cover
  • adjacent to great coffee shops and restaurants
  • RM250 per puppy for 6 classes


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lions protected a little girl from kidnappers in Ethiopia

This story has 3 issues :
1. Amazing animals! Lions in Ethiopia did an unexpected deed - protected a 12 year old girl from her captors. "The men had held the girl for seven days, repeatedly beating her, before the lions chased them away and guarded her for half a day before her family and police found her"

It was speculated that the lions acted like that because the girl was whimpering and might hv been mistaken for a lion's cub.

I believe that animals, despite of their nature to hunt and kill, have  innate compassion to protect helpless young beings. Something, some humans should learn from them.

2. Violence against women/children - The 12 yr old girl was kidnapped & beaten to force her into marriage in Ethiopia. Culturally accepted there. "The United Nations (UN) estimates more than 70% of marriages in Ethiopia are by abduction, practiced in rural areas where the majority of the country’s 71 million people live.""

3. Extinction - Lions, once revered in Ethiopia, is now a dying breed. Ethiopia’s lions, famous for their large black manes, are the country’s national symbol and adorn statues and the local currency. Former emperor Haile Selassie kept a pride in the royal palace in Addis Ababa.
Despite their integral place in Ethiopia culture, their numbers have been falling, according to experts, as farmers encroach on bush land. Hunters also kill the animals for their skins, which can fetch $1 000, despite a recent crackdown against illegal animal trading across the country. Williams said at most only 1 000 Ethiopian lions remain in the wild.

Humanity,...sometimes i wonder WHAT WENT WRONG IN OUR DESIGN?

Full story : http://www.ethiopianreview.us/7523

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