Pet Care Tips: How to take care of an elderly cat

There will come a day when your dear cat gets old and need more care. Once he/she hits 7 years old, you would need to do more for Kitty. But like what? Today's video shares some tips with you.

My Pet My Family – Contest Winners!

Congratulations to these winners for their photos submissions! The top 10 will each win prizes from sponsors Wellness and Pet Lovers Centre. The top 3 will each win a GoPRO Hero 4 Silver.

AVA will be in touch with all winners on prize collection information. Thank you very much.

KIMBERLY QUAH
contestant 1
FERLYN ENG
contestant 7
YEN LITING
contestant 3
LAM HUI PIN
contestant 5
FRANKIE LEE
contestant 9
TRICIA LANG
contestant 8
DESIREE SEOW
contestant 2
RICHIE NG
contestant 4
IRENE LIM
contestant 6
HUA QIAN HUI
contestant 10

My Pet My Family – AVA's Responsible Pet Ownership Event

My Pet My Family Poster

This family event is supported by Families For Life

Join us for a furrtastic evening! Proudly brought to you by AVA and clubpets (main event partner), this is one exciting event suitable for families, animal lovers and pets!

Date: 31 October 2015, Saturday
Venue: Marina Barrage
Time: 4pm - 10pm

My Pet My Family Photo Contest
If your family loves your pet just like a fellow member, take part in this contest and you could be one of the 10 winners! The top three winners will each walk away with a GoPro Hero 4 Silver camera!

"I Adopt... LOVE"
Thinking of getting a pet? Consider adoption first! 10 animal welfare groups (AWGs) will be there with their adoptables. Experienced volunteers are most happy to help you find the pawfect match!

Wellness Gives Back (pet food donation)
A nutritious meal is key to good health. Help the AWGs lighten the load by putting your dollar to a good cause! For every kilogramme of pet food you donate, Wellness will match it!

My Pet My Family: Pregnancy & Pets - Purrfect Together! (Fully Subscribed)
4pm - 5.30pm, Gallery Suite (Level 2)
My Pet My Family: Pregnancy & Pets - Purrfect Together!
Pregnant or have a newborn and worry if keeping your pet is ideal? Sign up now for the free seminar* by emailing your name and contact number to public_edu@ava.gov.sg with the subject header Seminar.
*Suitable for expecting ladies and new parents with pets.

My Pet My Family: Paint-A-Kite Competition
3.30pm - 4.30pm, Courtyard Room (Level 2)
My Pet My Family: Paint-A-Kite Competition
Marina Barrage is the perfect location for kite flying! Why not design your own at AVA's workshop? Follow the theme and you and your family (max. 4 members) could be one of three winners! To join, simply pre-register by emailing your name and contact number to public_edu@ava.gov.sg with the subject header Paint-A-Kite.
Hurry! This competition is limited to the first 30 families that sign up!

Movie Under The Stars (FREE admission)
Catch the hilarious Marley and Me with us! Movie starts at 7.30pm at Green Roof C. Bring along your friends, family members, pets, snacks and picnic mats!

Wellness Hero Awards
In partnership with Wellness and Silversky, join us as we honour Singapore's greatest contributors to the Pet Industry and Community.

Meet Singapore's 50 Most Fur-nomenal Pets!
In conjunction with SG50, clubpets is bringing together 50 of Singapore's most photogenic pets, for a truly un-fur-gettable time! Come by Marina Barrage with your pet to meet these furry companions, and you may even get a photo with them!

Meet Coco, the clubpets Ambassador!
Meet fur-lebrity pet Coco, the adorable Pomeranian at this event!

Plus! Family fun activities like the bouncy castle, instant-print photo booth and more!

Follow AVA and clubpets' Facebook Pages for more information and updates!

Beat the Monday Blues: Cats with good 'meow'mory!

Cats are often blamed for attacking precious native wildlife. Thus, a study was done in the United States (US) to track the movement of cats. One of the remarkable results they found was that cats have a great long term spatial memory and can travel to places they used to live in even though they've never been there on their own before! Find out more in today's video.

Just as the guy in the video shared, we only advocate that cats in Singapore remain indoors for safety reasons and good neighbourliness. Keep them happy at home by providing sufficient food, water, enrichment toys, scratching post and lots of love and companionship. Also, don't forget to mesh your gates and window grilles.

Pet Adoption Friday: Goldie and Bagel from Humane Society (Singapore)

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Name: Goldie
Age: 3.5 years old
Sex: Male
Breed: Golden Retriever
Personality: Shy to stranger but affectionate to those he knows
Size (Full Grown): Large
HDB - Approved: No
Good with other dogs: Yes
Health: Under treatment for demodex
Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Sterilised: No
Special Needs: A loving home <3

Bagel

Name: Bagel
Sex: Female
Breed: Beagle
Age: 5.5 years old
Size (Full Grown): Medium
HDB - Approved: No
Good with other dogs: Yes
Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Sterilized: Not yet
Personality: Outgoing and easy-going but prefers to be the only dog at home.

Both Goldie and Bagel are no strangers to Pet Adoption Friday. Despite being sweet-natured and awfully good looking, they have little luck in finding their forever homes. Please consider adopting them if you have room for one more doggie companion in your life.

To find out more about Goldie or Bagel, please email Ms Judie Chang at doggedbylove@yahoo.com or visit Humane Society (Singapore)'s Official Facebook page.

Pet Care Tips: Tips To Remove And Prevent Dog Ticks

Ticks are disgusting and anyone who has a dog likely will understand. Some people like to squeeze and burst a tick but do you know that only makes things worse? You may accidentally be releasing their eggs all over your home! Learn the safe way instead.

Beat the Monday Blues: Layka, the military dog

Layka was sent to Afghanistan together with her handler, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald. Unfortunately, she got severely injured during a battle and had to undergo surgery to get one of her legs amputated. Once a military dog, Layka is now part of a soldier's family. Watch the video to learn about her remarkable story.

As seen in the video, being three-legged does not make Layka any less of a dog. Her determination in life keeps her going and she has got a great family who is always there for her.

Pet Adoption Friday: Pollo and Chase from Exclusively Mongrels

Pollo

Name: Pollo
Age: 3 months old
Sex: Male
Breed: Mongrel
Pee-pad and outdoor-trained: Yes
HDB-approved: No

Pollo is a very mild-mannered boy who loves the company of other dogs. Oh, and did we mention that he can be a little playful too?

Chase

Name: Chase
Age: 3 years old
Sex: Male
Breed: Mongrel
HDB-approved: No

Chase is a very calm boy who gets along well with other dogs. He likes to go on walks and loves his chew toys.

If you wish to know more details, please contact Kevin @ 97890569.
For more information, visit Exclusively Mongrels' Facebook page.

Pet Care Tips: Cockatoo vs. Cockatiel

Their names may sound similar and they're both feathered friends but, the cockatoo is not a cockatiel and never will be. If you've been thinking of keeping a pet bird for a while now, all the more you must watch today's video to be better informed.

Beat the Monday Blues: Enjoying life featuring Enoki

Here's something you wish you are doing right now on a Monday - lying on your bed and enjoying breakfast. Enoki the hamster shows you how you can do it #likeaboss!

Our pets need comfortable homes to live in. As responsible pet owners, it is our job to ensure their living areas' cleanliness and most importantly, the safety of the homes we provide for them.

Pet Care Tips: How to Handle a Rabbit

Rabbits are very different from cats and dogs. That also means they would have to be handled very differently. Being a prey animal and with a heavy bottom, any mis-handling can injure and/or even kill them. Find out how to handle a rabbit in today's video.

Beat the Monday Blues: Skinny the not-so-skinny cat

Big and round cats may look cute but is it really healthy for them to be so big? Luckily for Skinny the overweight cat (yes that's his real name – we didn't make it up), his big days are over!

If you have a similar problem, you might want to make an appointment with your vet to discuss your pet's weight issue.

Pet Adoption Friday: Sparrow and Ginger from Agency for Animal Welfare

Sparrow

Name: Sparrow
Age: 4 years old
Sex: Female
Breed: Local

Sparrow was found in a drain when she was just a few weeks old. She became an orphan when her mother was killed by a dog. Today, Sparrow is a very friendly and intelligent girl. If she knows you well enough, she may even start having "cat-versations" with you!

Ginger

Name: Ginger
Age: 4 years old
Sex: Female
Breed: Local
Toilet-trained: Yes

Ginger was abandoned in a carton box outside a school gate when she was just a baby. Independent and friendly, she gets along with other cats as long as they don't bully her.

If you wish to adopt Sparrow or Ginger, please send an email to info@aaw.sg or visit Agency for Animal Welfare (AAW)'s Facebook page.

Pet Care Tips: How Dogs Smell

We all know that dogs can smell a whole lot better than us. But, do we know how they see the world by their sense of smell? This interesting Ted Ed video is quite an eye opener. You might want to have your dog nearby so you can cuddle him tight! How special our best friends are!