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well, my blog is regularly getting 100 hits a day now, just to tell my regular followers!

So some of you must like my images and content at least…. thats good. Please keep letting me know by email or with your comments, if you want me to blog on any certain topics etc

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just a note for those coming to this blog and asking me about veterinary questions like ‘how do I become a vet’..

i would like to direct you to these great forums

for the UK

for the US

actually the US forum is much more interesting, which is frustrating for me seeing as Im from the UK

a number of pet related news issues this week in Hong Kong….

First, there is a probe into an illegal dog slaughter house in Hong Kong. Some dogs, some knikes, and some bones, and other items were found this week in a flat near Tseung Kwan.

Also, pet food….. bit of a pandora’s box. Lots of unlabbelled pet food in Hong Kong from China etc, how much of it has melamine in? It has emerged that cyromazine, a derivative of melamine, is widely used in animal feed in China, so could it be in some of the Hong Kong pet food also? who knows. Best to stick to known brands which clearly identify their contents and say clearly where they are made, I say.

And on a lighter side, a couple of months ago (if you missed it in the news)…

A squeamish Hong Kong animal lover was rushed to hospital by ambulance after being bitten on the finger by his pet hamster. The 20-year-old rang 999 after the hamster nipped him on his finger at his home as he stroked him in the city’s Tin Shui Wai district at 3 am in the morning!

An ambulance was sent to take him to hospital where he was treated and later discharged after minor treatment, a police spokesman said.

Sorry for the self- promotion, I’m British so I’m not good at it!
But I want to shout out how Portrait Xpress has been working with charities this year!
In November 2008 we will help sponsor ‘Peak to Fong’ an event by Hong Kong Dog Rescue charity, in Hong Kong.
Portrait Xpress are proud to be donating gift vouchers for a personalised pet painting worth 1000 HK Dollars for the winning dog/owner who makes it down from the Peak of Hong Kong, to Lan Kwai Fong in Central. And 5 x $100 vouchers to the 5 runners up!
Portrait xpress are running a new pet painting campaign for winter 08 and throughout all of 2009!
Our pet paintings are now displayed in a number of Pet shops in Hong Kong, and also many London (UK) Veterinary Clinics.
We really want to brighten up gloomy vet clinics so that the animals all get better! What is better to do this than with a bright fresh pet painting of your favourite pet?!!
Paintings are each unique hand-copies of client’s pet PHOTOS.
All paintings are100% hand painted
Order via email/ online web shop
The Paintings are fun and colourful and the client can choose to customise them in many ways.

I’m a veterinarian, people always ask me the same questions.
People I meet in bars for the first time say ‘so, you must really like animals then?”.
Men never really bother with this and usually go straight into the line “oh, you guys are so expensive, what a good job, you earn loads of money eh?”.
Sometimes people ask vets “so are you in it for the money or the animals then?”.
Anyway, the answer is of course as a vet I love animals, (and actually the salary isn’t that great).
Anyway, whatever we discuss, its always fun to see what people say when I tell them I trained as a vet.

The next line usually is direct to a question about their pet, and some kind of advice. While its a tad frustrating to be asked about work stuff on my evenings out, its still a good ice breaker, and it helps me remember what an interesting career I have had.
So, anyone with any interesting pet questions, please post them up here!

So, why did I become a vet? Of course, it all stemmed from a love of nature and animals. I was hugely into science and nature since primary school, and enjoyed afternoons of ‘nature study’ in the park next to the natural history museum in London, as a small child.
Actually, I can remember wanting to be a vet from about 13 yrs old, although other people tell me it was from about 8 yrs old.
So, thats where it all started!

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