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please helpĀ  test drive this new forum www.petdoctorforum.com

This is a new forum, targeted mainly at the UK, but also at all English speaking countries.

The aim of the forum is to foster better communication between pets and their vets… so basically its an open forum, for pet owners to post things about their pets (especially but not exclusively about any medical worries with their pets) and also for vets to talk about anything they want to talk about (there is a private area that they can learn how to improve their skills in by talking to other doctors, but also the shared public area where they can get involved in the conversations.

The hope is that this site will free up dialogue between vets and the pet community, enabling

  • better veterinary understanding of pet owners worries
  • better pet owners understanding of pet health issues
  • better client vet communication
  • education for all
  • news and entertainment for all this community
  • pets to get a Voice!
  • animal lovers to be united together

please check out the site, sign up there, and post some comments!

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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.

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