Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thieves target pedigree pets

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Having a beloved pet stolen is a doggone painful experience for the owner.Star Metro talks to some dog lovers about their ordeal.

WHEN systems analyst Rafiq Seth took a five-minute stroll recently to the nearby mamak stall to buy a takeaway lunch, he didn’t know that in that short span of time, his two beloved pet dogs would be dognapped.

On his return home, he discovered to his horror that the compound was vacant, devoid of his dogs’ usual lively barking and tail-wagging to welcome him home.

His German Shepherd Stella and Siberian Husky Oreo were nowhere to be seen.

Rafiq, who has been staying in Bandar Saujana Puchong at that time, said his neighbours had told him that well-dressed men in a Honda Jazz car had stopped outside his home that afternoon to coax his dogs.

Thinking the men were his friends, his neighbour did not give much thought to it.Read More


Tips on finding your lost pet

>Look around and inform your neighbours

>Search your property thoroughly. Cats and small dogs can get into some mighty strange places.

>Walk the neighbourhood, talk to everybody, and leave your phone number with them.

Go to each house in the area where your pet was lost and talk to the residents. Write down a description of your lost pet and your phone number and leave it with them. Leave it attached to their door if they are not home.

>Call local veterinary offices or pet stores to find out if your pet was injured and taken for treatment. Pet stores should also be informed in case a captor tries to sell a stolen pet.

>Find out if your pet has been killed on the road from local councils usually pick up dead animals from the roadside and city streets.

>It is important to post many flyers about your lost pet. Overall, flyers or posters produce more finds than anything else. Include details like the date and place the pet was lost, breed, age, sex, weight, colour and your contact details. However, do not put down your name or address on the flyer. Use a colour photograph if possible but leave out certain identifying marks to prevent scams.

>Don’t give up! Pets have been known to find their way back home after being lost for several months.

Source: PetRescue.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Information on Why Shih Tzus Are Called Lion Dogs

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I attended a dog show and two of the shih tzus dogs got my attraction.They are just beautiful and cute. Justin Mathers will share you some information about Shih Tzus dogs

The amiable, intellectual, and majestic Shih Tzu (pronounced sheed zoo) is very small in stature, but it makes a big impression on everyone it meets. Wherever the Shih Tzu goes, it draws admirers to its winning persona, lavish coat, and graceful demeanor. Due to the Shih Tzu's size at only nine to ten inches (22.8 to 25.4 cm) high at the shoulder and weighing about nine to sixteen pounds (4 to 7.2 kg), these bundles of joy are just the right size for every home and lap.

In Chinese Shih Tzu means "lion". Asiatic dogs for hundreds of years were bred to resemble miniature lions. These so-called "Lion dogs" were small and bearded, had encompassing heads, level faces, short noses, huge round eyes, square bodies, and short legs. In the Buddhist religion, Lions are held in great esteem. It is said that Buddha considered the lions sacred and was known to have tamed a lion and rode it. According to legend, a Lion followed Buddha everywhere he went. The spirits of Buddhist monks were also believed to be housed by Shih Tzu's, while following Buddha's example.

The dark markings across the back of the Shih Tzu are said to bear a similarity to the saddle Buddha used to ride a lion, whereas the white blaze on the brow is called the "Star of Buddha". Throughout history, the breeders of these majestic dogs have done their best to follow the ideal standards of keeping the breed as similar as possible to the Shih Tzu's of ancient times.

In China, the Shih Tzu was considered a rare and valuable treasure for religious connotation for centuries. Today the extraordinary Shih Tzu has captured the hearts and minds of dog lovers worldwide.

Did you know?

Brachycephalic is a name given to dogs with short skulls, flat faces, and short noses. These brachycephalic breeds, which include Shih Tzu's, Pugs, and Pekingese all, originated in Central Asia.

Justin Mathers is a dog lover and owner. You can visit his website at:
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Friday, October 24, 2008

How to Survive Tough Economic Times With Your Dog

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Story by Eric Letendre

When you are facing tough economic times-there is no need for your best friend to go with less or to go without. Your dog has some basic needs that can be tended to at a discount. Your dog's needs are: exercise, food, training, veterinary care, social contact and grooming. Here are some ways to take care of those needs when you are facing tough economic times.

The first thing most people think about when it comes to tough times with their dog is food. There are ways that you can feed your dog without spending a lot of money. Remember, we want to find low-cost ways to feed your dog, but we also want to provide maximum health.

Fifty years ago there was no such thing as commercial dog food. The dog ate whatever the family was eating. A lot of experts think this is much healthier for the dog. How can food that can be stored on a shelf for up to six months provide all of the nutrients for your dog? I strongly believe that leftover fruits, vegetables and meat is good for your dog. Anytime you have overripe fruit (except grapes and raisins) vegetables and chicken, fish or beef, add it to your dog's regular food. Supplementing with leftovers will reduce the amount of food needed from the bag.

Vets don't all charge the same prices. Low-cost spay and neuter clinics have become very popular. Many of these also provide excellent veterinary services at a reduced cost. Check in your area to see if one is available for your dog.

Most people don't know this, but the number one reason for dogs being put to sleep in the United States is behavior problems. One of the best ways to ensure that your dog lives a long, happy life is to provide proper training. There are some excellent training programs that you can get for a very low cost on the Internet.

Keeping your dog properly groomed is important and can be done with a few simple grooming tools. For short coat breeds (terriers), all you need is some shampoo and conditioner, cotton balls to clean the ears and a nail trimmer. Dogs with longer coats require the same, but you will need a slicker brush and I also recommend a Furminator if your dog sheds a lot.

Get a group of friends together so you can form a play group for your dogs. Dogs are extremely social animals and need to interact with people and other dogs. Meeting at least once a week will provide your dog with all of her social needs.

Last and most important is to keep a positive attitude during any tough times you may encounter. They will pass-and when they do-you will be much happier knowing that you can get through those tough times together.

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