Rabies panic took over the Kingdom during the past few weeks.
The risk of being infected with rabies in Cambodia is very high but people have not paid much attention until a video depicting a dying 10-year-old Cambodian girl infected with rabies, after being bitten by a cat, went viral on social media earlier this month.
As I sit to write this article, I know this will be an emotional one. I know it, because it has been my vision and my passion to see Cambodia rabies free; to never hear of another case of a child that died playing with a neighbourhood puppy.
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on the people not to panic over rabies and simply seek vaccination although they have not been bitten by infected dogs or cats.
The Health Ministry is calling on people who are showing symptoms of rabies, to seek immediate or scheduled vaccination.
Recently two dogs came to our clinic; one with very few symptoms, except relative lethargy (being a pug he did not run around and did not want to play as much), lack of appetite and slight signs of pale jaundice-colored gums.
After doctors checked on him and a nurse gave him an infusion, Mike, a 65-year-old stroke patient, moved from his bed to a wheelchair.
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre on Friday signed an MoU with Four Paws International and Animal Rescue Cambodia aimed at protecting dogs and pushing for a ban on the dog meat trade in the Kingdom.
The Cambodian Mine Action Centre is training intelligent dogs, equipped with cameras to detect landmines.
At any shelter or vet clinic, ringworm as a diagnosis comes up often. Given that the condition can easily be transmitted to humans, it is not just a matter of animal health, but also important for public health in general.
Hot spots are most often self-induced by the excessive licking and scratching of the irritated sight on the animal’s body.
A “possessed” man who allegedly sank his teeth into the throats of five animals.
Siem Reap’s famous cat lady, Josette Vanneur, arrives at the Cat Pagoda* at 8.30am sharp – as she does every second day and as she has done for the last five-and-a-half years.
As our team is preparing for the Adoption Day Event tomorrow, we get massive amount of questions about the animals we have for adoption.
Dogs are generally seen as more capable of performing tasks for their human masters, as well as their ability to seemingly be empathetic to human emotions.
Some species of parrots that are endemic to certain regions have been classified by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as at risk of becoming endangered.
So, I think it is time to discuss the dog meat trade in Cambodia. For most of us, Westerners, is it absolutely unthinkable to dissect the dog and serve its meat to our guests during a dinner party.
It’s a common dilemma for most pet parents to find a good café that welcomes not just them but their pets as well.
Those who have pets know that correct and age-appropriate nutrition should always be on top of one’s mind.
More than a dozen decrepit dogs splash into the Arabian Sea as the small wooden boat approaches. They know the fishermen’s mission: bringing food and water for the canine population of one of Karachi’s “dog islands”.
The conversation about animal cruelty is not a new topic. Yulin dog meat festival, slaughter houses, puppy mills, and individual offenders have been covered in social media.
Rattana Hin has spent years working with dogs in Cambodia. As a professional dog trainer, he knows that dogs are more than home pets, more than bomb detectors, and more than rescuers.
So, last week I finally met Marc Ching from Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation – the foundation he established nearly five years ago in the US – that “specialises in rescuing and rehabilitating severely abused animals, then work to find them amazing homes.”
Many of us grew up with some really gruesome stereotypes about bats. Vampire movies, horror stories and of course, the famous Halloween are all associated with images of scary black flying blood-sucking creatures of the night.
It may not sound like a real concern for others. But for pet parents, finding safe toys for our pets remains one of our most important agenda.