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NEWSLETTER BVC, October 2010

The summer holidays are over, the kids back at school and Abu Dhabi is buzzing with activity again. October 4th is World Animal Day and we would like to draw your attention to this event in this newsletter. New to our newsletter is a section called “The Behavioral Corner” in which Sonja Gehlsen from Dogversation will offer insight and articles on dog behavioural issues. You’ll also find the latest letter from our Head Veterinarian, Dr. Jonathan Hale and of course, the usual interesting information on animals, pets and pet-owners.


BVC News Update from Dr. Jonathan Hale

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Dr. Jonathan provides the latest updates from the clinic and thanks clients for their newsletter feedback.

If you would like to read more, please click here.


October 4th World Animal Day
World Animal Day is a time to celebrate our relationships with the animals that we share our planet with.  And to appreciate the ways in which they enrich our lives. It is also an important opportunity to speak out to ensure the humane treatment of farm animals and to advocate for protection of the habitats that are home to wild animals. Besides treating your beloved pet to something nice on World Animal Day, you can of course donate to the (local) charity of your choice.

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The Behavioural Corner
In this month’s issue of the behavioral corner, Sonja Gehlsen gives advice on house rules for housetraining and time outs. If you would like to read Sonja’s advice, click here.


Shall we get a puppy?
Part 3 of our sequel on shall we get a puppy will cover the things you need to do before your puppy actually enters your home and meets the family and his new surroundings. If you are well prepared, the transition will go much smoother for your as well as for your puppy. Like to read more, please click here.

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Live tiger found in luggage
The cat's out of the bag—at least for a woman caught smuggling a live, two-month-old, drugged tiger cub in a suitcase full of toys at Bangkok's International Airport on Sunday.
The 31-year-old Thai national, whose identity has not been revealed by Thai authorities, was scheduled to board a Mahan Air flight to Iran. But when she was seen struggling with a large bag at check-in, airport officials decided to x-ray her luggage.
The x-rays revealed the tranquilized tiger cub among stuffed-tiger toys. Officials are investigating whether the cub was wild caught or captive-bred, as well as where the woman intended to bring the tiger. The tiger cub is on the mend after its ordeal.  The smuggler—who admitted carrying the cub—could face four years in prison, a $1,280 fine, or both for possessing and smuggling an endangered animal.

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Cat of the month: The Ragdoll
These beautiful blue-eyed cats are described as an affectionate, intelligent and gentle cat which is relaxed in temperament and easy to handle. Ragdoll cats tend to be more interested in humans than some breeds of cats. They are known to run to greet you at the door, follow you from room to room, flop on you, sleep with you, and generally choose to be where you are. Many Ragdolls have been taught to come when called and play fetch. They usually play without extending their claws. Ragdolls tend to be floor cats, not jumpers. If you would like to read more, please click here.

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October promotion
A 30% discount voucher to each customer buying a bag of Hill’s Science Plan ( irrespective of the size bag) for the month of October. Hills is the premium quality pet food recommended by our vets. Please click here.
for the voucher.

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