Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dogs and Cats are eating Junk food...

Came across an interesting article before i i did my business on the papers...
PARIS - The junk food and poor eating habits affecting humans is also killing their four-legged pals, say veterinary surgeons and experts.

Allergies and obesity are reducing the life expectancy of Lassies and Mittens nourished worldwide on industrial foodstuffs, said Gerard Lippert, a Belgian acupuncturist for animals who has just completed a study on the diets of 600 dead dogs.

"Pets, like humans, are victims of junk food," he told AFP.

Of the 600 furry corpses he examined "those fed on processed foods died three years earlier than those fed on food made in the home."

Dogs, he added, "originally were omnivores who shared their food with humans."

Rippert said he was increasingly called on to heal skin, motor and digestive problems as acupuncture was an all-embracing method enabling work on practically all organs.

"Dry dog food and cat food croquettes are over-heated, which destroys vitamins, trace elements and other basic nutritional elements," he said.

"We don't know the origin of the proteins in the foods," he added. "And there's an excessive amount of cereal, often genetically modified, and very little vegetables."

"We're turning our dogs and cats into ruminants," he said.

Laurence Colliard, a veterinary surgeon and nutritionist located in the Paris suburbs, estimates that only five percent of French pet-owners cook food for their four-legged companions.

France is Europe's top pet nation -- with 7.8 million dogs and 10.7 million cats, according to a 2008 study by the Sofres/Facco polling institute.

- AFP/ir

Pa has always believed this! That dry food is really bad in a way that its way too good for us. Rather than what the articles says of having too few vits and no nutritional value.

But rather its really JUST too rich for us... too much of the good stuff.

And in reference to only dog owners that understand... the amount of poo we produce is a lot less when we are on fresh food in comparison to if we were on Dry food. Pa believes this has to be due to the absorption rate. Too much of a good thing and we poo everything out anyway.

However, perhaps they should have gotten more professionals to comment on this, maybe Vets who are sometimes in part clients of big dry food companies, wouldn't wanna comment... but getting a holistic healer doesn't inspire a very balanced point of view.

Oh well. Feed FRESH!
Next up would be my photo session with Pets Magazine! It was a bloomingly hot day... but well worth it! remember to pick up your next pet's magazine to catch me on the runway and a photo spread!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mousie Goulie has been adopted!

I have just been informed that Mousie has been successfully adopted. Auntie E will also be contributing the $200 adoption fee. We were thinking probably the latest problem of 75 Dogs needing medical aid and new homes at the abandoned puppy mill.
after all the disagreements over this fellow and lost friendships, at least something good will then be passed on to others.
there are many other blogs from volunteers that shows the extent of the current problem at this project and perhaps the rest of you can help one way or another. You can find a list of items they need at the Dog Mill Rehomers web page on the right side.
I wouldn't be doing any photo coverage here as others have done is better than me... and especially I haven't gone to take a look at the situation yet.
Mousie have apparently touched many people's hearts. I hope that would translate to helping other dogs as well.
Medical fees have been damagingly high for this project. You can see just how badly the dogs have been treated.
Some dogs are just more fortunate than others.
They will always have someone loving them.
They will always have someone looking out for them.
They will always have someone sleeping with them.
This is mousie's new brother... also another CHH... but...
they cannot be any other different. Mousie is the one on the right yes.
Hopefully we might be able to get more updates from his new Ma in the near future. At the mean time, please take a look at the dogmill websites and if you can, do something about it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stray Pit Bull Saves Woman, Child from Attacker


What a Fantastic story!

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The wandering 65-pound Pit Bull mix might have seemed menacing to some passerby, but one woman will always remember him as her "guardian angel."

The dog, which authorities think is lost and not a stray, successfully thwarted a robbery attack on a mother and her 2-year-old son, who were held at knifepoint Monday afternoon.

The Florida woman, who has been identified by authorities simply as "Angela," was leaving a playground with her toddler son in Port Charlotte when a man approached her in the parking lot with a knife and told her not to make any noise or sudden movements.

Angela didn't have to do either to protect herself and her child -- a dog mysteriously ran to the scene and charged the man, who quickly fled.

"I don't think the dog physically attacked the man, but he went at him and was showing signs of aggression, just baring his teeth and growling and barking. It was clear he was trying to defend this woman," Animal Control Lt. Brian Jones told Pet Pulse.

"I don't know what this man's intentions were, but it is very possible this dog saved her life."

The exceptional part of the story, Jones said, is that the dog had never met or even seen the people it quickly jumped to defend.

"You hear about family dogs protecting their owners, but this dog had nothing to do with this woman or her kid," Jones said. "He was like her guardian angel."

After the alleged thief ran away, Angela quickly placed her son, Jordan, in the car and tried to drive off. Before she could, though, the dog jumped into her backseat, waiting with her for the police and animal control officers to arrive at the scene.

The dog was transported to a local shelter and if his owners don't step forward within five days, Jones said, Angela and her family plan to adopt the savior she named "Angel."

Animal control officers and shelter workers believe Angel is lost, and not a stray, because of his good health, sturdy weight and mild temperament.

"It's funny, that someone's irresponsibility could have saved someone's life," Jones said of Angel's possible owners.

For Angela, it doesn't matter where the dog came from, just that he was there when she needed him most.

"I don't know what his [the thief's] intentions were -- I don't know why he did it, but I'm glad that -- we call him Angel -- I'm glad that Angel showed up because I don't know what would have happened," Angela told NBC2 News.

I do believe that every dog well socialized will know what is right and what is wrong. No matter the reason, this is just one less reason to fear us.And now... first things first...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Elfy the Mini Schnauzer in need of a new Home!

Meet Elfy, I haven't met him yet but he is also in need of a new home.

He is roughly about 5 years old and partially toilet trained.

Not too bad with humans and some dogs.
He is pretty healthy and checked right with the Vet, but apparently he has a humping problem... Easily corrected with a couple of raps on the head I'm sure.

Interested? then email babybin_86@hotmail.com for a chance to view him soon!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Pedigree Dogs update in the UK

Remember the previous blog entry I did on pedigree dogs?

This is a followup youtube video on what happened after that BBC documentary was shown. BBC even refused to broadcast the Dog Show in protest.

Looks like things are changing.

Volt the male JRT needs a new home!

Meet Volt. I haven't seen him myself but Charis has given a pretty good description of him.
  • He is born 13.02.09, male and sterilized. He is a super friendly JRT, loves attention and has lots of energy. He can do tricks like hi5 and hi10 and is very food motivated.
  • He used to be toilet trained with me but the previous new owner leash him in a garden all the time and did not train him at all and just let him do it anywhere in the garden so currently he lost his good habit.
  • He is really adorable and small sized for a Jack Russell. He is good with other dogs and people, always as friendly. He needs someone with lots of patience and love who will not give up on him easily, able to walk him often and able to persistently train him.
Anyone interested in looking for a new companion? email Charis at kitcharis@gmail.com for a chance to view him as well!
Mousie says hi too!

***Volt has been successfully adopted!***

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Pets Magazine Trip article...

Go grab your Pets Magazine now! Not only have they done the recent Pets Runway with runaway success, they even featured Trip which Pa helped to rehome! What a small world after all! Even Auntie Lillian was quoted in the article!
What a great effort from the magazine! They should have asked me for more photos! and also the best being Trip running through the grass! (click on the picture to see the article.)
Can't wait to see you again man! You're FAMOUS! There are plenty of other articles inside that are essential for dog owners and dog keepers alike! Go get your copy now... only $5!

***I have not been asked to advertise for the magazine. This entry is purely my own opinion.***

Friday, April 02, 2010

Hi Auntie Sydnie, Auntie Emma / Pets Runway 2010

An old friend of Pa, Auntie Emma had rotties of her own and for the last few years, she has been dying to meet us... and at last, without really being prepared for it, we were visited by her! She could only stay a few hours, less than a day in Singapore, before running back to her hometown of KL Malaysia. She totally loved us of course.
And here is Auntie Sydnie! She has been following my blog even from the US of A and she too managed to meet up with us for a swim session! She wants a Rottie so badly that it was put in the lease contract that a Rottie if she gets one... will be allowed! Too bad Bruno and myself are male.
Good luck Auntie Sydnie! There are many dogs available for adoption! Let us know when and we will accompany you to meet those dogs.
Guess where we are! We are about to embark on a Blog first and probably Singapore's first Pets Runway 2010 at the rooftop of the Chevy building in Ubi!
Needless to say, we were probably the biggest dogs there... but everyone totally dig us!
It was a wee-bit rainy up there... but we are rotties... and not water-soluble. A little water is not a problem for us... in fact...A lot of water is also fine with us. But I digress....
So how did we end up on the red carpet? Well, it begin with an audition conducted at the Bishan Dog Run a few weeks ago. Bruno and I decided we were great catwalk models.
We put on our best stoned faces and did our stuff in front of the selectors and... well...
Bruno got distracted as usual and practically dragged the walker when he went to the tables and other dogs. She was a tiny little thing.
Pa obviously didn't have an issue, but seriously, Pa couldn't become the catwalk model even if his life depended on it... we are all beautiful in our own special ways i suppose.
I of course did very well and was selected to be one of the selected few on the red carpet!

Watch the clip here! You can see Bruno dragging the poor girl around!
HERE WE ARE! ON THE RED CARPET!!! I wonder when would I be asked for my first pawtograph. Uncle RUOK just had his!
Everyone was really anxious backstage and was dressing up to their best! Whatever you call it, its darn cute.We had some light entertainment by our own Singapore Idol finalist, she was pretty good....
After which it was the MAIN EVENT! The models were ALL SO GOOD LOOKING. Almost as good looking as us pooches... OK fine... they were really nice HUMAN specimens.
Where was Bruno in all of this chaos?Auntie Sydnie managed to take a picture of his face as he eagerly waits for me to come out... Apparently, when my name was called out, He perked up and quickly strained to see where I was coming out.
One of the last dogs to appear, according to general opinion, I did very very well. I kept my head high and walked with a nice trot.
After the event, it was just simply a real bash. We had free food and treats... and i even came in 3rd in the popularity contest for the dogs! IMAGINE THAT! 3rd!!!
Everyone left really happy, some were interviewed and generally the entire event was a huge success!
I do have something to admit though... most of these pictures in this entire blog entry was NOT taken by Pa and little or no permission was sort after to have them published. I hope you guys had fun looking at the pictures!

Additional Videos by Razor TV!

I appear at 3:45! you can see more Razor TV clips on their site. The collar is mine really... its the spiked collar i got from some time ago... Had the chance to at last wear it!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Husky Pair in need of an Urgent Home

Reader Auntie Jane has two Huskies that she needs rehomed as soon as possible...

Name: Jewel (White/Grey)
Gender: Female
Breed: Siberian Husky (Born in Canada)
Age: Around 5
Health: Good, no allergies/skin/stomach problems
Sterilized: No
Size: Medium Large
Microchipped: Yes

Name: Shadow (White/Red)
Gender: Male
Breed: Siberian Husky (Born in US)
Age: Around 6
Health: Good, no allergies/skin/stomach problems
Sterilized: No
Size: Medium Large
Microchipped: Yes

Think you can give a great home to them? Please contact Auntie Jane at jtky81@hotmail.com for a viewing immediately...