Cats and Dogs in Taiwan

Maoman: I’d LOVE to, but I have to fight my Taiwanese bf to get the AC on for me! But thanks for the suggestion - the dogs are in the (concrete) yard all day, with plenty of shade and a spot to sunbathe if need be, and in the AC whenever we’re home or inside. My boyfriend’s just suggested PG needs to be cooler and so he’s gonna get him shaved. His coat is definitely WAY to heavy for this country - I’ve just got skin and it’s too hot for me!

EDIT: I’ve used that No More Tears and it makes him fluffier and does seem to soothe a bit, but I’ve found one that has tea tree oil which keeps him from scratching so much for just a few more days each time. Smells a bit better for longer too… :wink: I give them all fish oil every day, and his actualy coat is thick and glossy but red in areas underneath, it’s just bizarre :s

No it wasn’t. The illness was quanwenre - that is Chinese for distemper.

犬溫熱

No it wasn’t. The illness was quanwenre - that is Chinese for distemper.

犬溫熱
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:blush: Thanks for that! I’m reading the wrong column in PG’s “passport”! I’ll find out the name of the drug tonight…

If you’re feeding dry dog food, check if grain is a main ingredient; grain is believed to be the cause of several conditions in dogs as it’s not part of their natural diet - but it is a cheap filler for the dog-food companies.

Allergies such as your dogs skin condition are certainly linked to grain, so try forgoing any food with rice, etc. in and see what happens.

Personally, I think a natural diet is the best way to go. We’ve been feeding raw meat and bones and blended veg to our dogs for 18 months now and they don’t have any of the common dog problems such as skin disorders, bad breath, ‘dirty’ teeth, tear stains, etc. And they always smell good (unless they get wet) :slight_smile:

I have to add something to the crating debate here: in England, crating is frowned upon. We prefer to remove the hazrads and teach the animal how to behave rather than prevent it from learning from experience. Aren’t they easier to teach as pups? We pen pups until they’re about five to six weeks old, then they’re FREE :slight_smile:

We’ve lost cushions, paper, shoes, etc., but that was our fault. Now our three dogs have the run of the house when we’re not there, and the only problems that arise do so because of something we forgot to put away. I look at it as perfect practice for when we have kids!

I have to say I hate to see anything or anyone deprived of free movement for any length of time simply for my convenience.

But, as wolf would agree, each to his own, and no disrespect to those that do crate as I’m sure your dogs are happy, because they don’t know any different, of course.

Just my NT$2 worth.

Respectfully,

Stray (uncrated/uncaged) Dog

Just ran across this website for what seems like a good company. Worth a look if you have a dog or a couple.

On another note, look at these happy dogs:

Looks like fun, eh?

I was loooking for a place to vent about the dog situation here. There oght to be a special place in hell for some of the people here and what they do to animals. Someone wrote that the situation re: strays is probably worse outside Taipei. He’s correct. In Taoyuan, our largest park is Tiger Head Mountain. The place is just crawling with strays. I walk up there regularly with a dog lover who brings fod for some of the worst cases. You try what you can, but the problem is overwhelming. I adopted one little tugou cross and almost daily want to take home others.

I also want to cringe when I see the boxes with puppies and kittens in them for sale in the open air markets. People impulse buy pets and then adandon them in places like Tiger Head when they realize that pets take commitment and tend to grow up. In general, I’d say the Taiwanese sphere of morality does not extend around animals.

what i see taiwanese people doing to animals makes me want to find some way to help Beijing target their cruise missiles on the worst offending neighborhoods, and just sit back and wait for the attack to come… :smiling_imp: (i know china is no better when it comes to treating animals but their missiles are a means to an end)

i know what you mean… we’ve got one cat and one dog at home and 8 other dogs that were so close to starvation and or death by injury/disease that we had to rescue them and fix them up… they now live at my wife’s uncle’s farm…

target night markets will be prime targets for my missile strikes :smiling_imp:

I’d say the Taiwanese circle of morality does not extend past “me”… :fume:

Taiwan and the Taiwanese are getting much better with the treatment of dogs. Its true, generally however, that many dogs live quite charmed lives in places other than Taiwan. Look at this guy, for an example:

Most dogs in Taiwan could not even dream of such an outing.

[quote=“Tigerman”]Taiwan and the Taiwanese are getting much better with the treatment of dogs. Its true, generally however, that many dogs live quite charmed lives in places other than Taiwan. Look at this guy, for an example:

Most dogs in Taiwan could not even dream of such an outing.[/quote]
Caption: OK smartass, you enticed me into this big yellow thing using my favourite bacon strips. Now I’m out here… doing WHAT, exactly? You just wait. You are getting your shoe shit it tonight FOR SURE. And take that fucking camera out of my face. Humans! Sheesh!

[quote=“sandman”]
Caption: OK smartass, you enticed me into this big yellow thing using my favourite bacon strips. Now I’m out here… doing WHAT, exactly? You just wait. You are getting your shoe shit it tonight FOR SURE. And take that f***ing camera out of my face. Humans! Sheesh![/quote]

Ah, but, as it is, I happen to know that this particular dog very much enjoys swimming, and soon after this photograph was taken, this dog was happily dog paddling around in the pond.

Omni would be envious.

So there were naked girls, too? Photos please!

So there were naked girls, too? Photos please![/quote]

:bravo:

And languidly slow moving slinky cats were everywhere. :slight_smile:

Received the following in an e-mail today:

:slight_smile:

My mother was a vet tech and says your dog has environmental allergies. Your dog needs to go get an allergy test where they will shave a ptach of skin and inject a variety of allergins, and if there’s a reaction they know the dog’s allergic to that.

They can then treat the dog properly.

My mother was a vet tech and says your dog has environmental allergies. Your dog needs to go get an allergy test where they will shave a ptach of skin and inject a variety of allergins, and if there’s a reaction they know the dog’s allergic to that.

They can then treat the dog properly.[/quote]

Thanks for that! I’ve had him on BARF for two months and his skin has got a lot better, but it’s still not right, so I’ll check out allergy testing in Taipei.

Thanks again :scooby:

Please see new thread for update:
[Chinese Medicine for Dogs -- allergies

What’s up with Canadians always picking up animals off the street? I don’t like to generalize, but Canadian co-workers, friends, as well as my Canadian roommate are always bringing home animals they’ve found on the street. I don’t know of anyone from a country besides Canada to do this on such a regular basis. I’m not picking on Canadians. I applaud their big hearts. I just want some insight into this seemingly cultural phenomenon.

Because they know what it feels like to run around in packs like stray dogs.

Compassion.

Because they know what it feels like to run around in packs like stray dogs.[/quote]

AiTing, please explain what you mean. If it’s a joke, I missed it.:wink:

If it’s a put-down, please watch which thread you are posting in.