Cat found – Ahmadi, 9th Street

2013_09_18_FoundCatFemale cat found in Ahmadi – 9th street. I found her in the garden house 58, block 15, street 9. She is very cute – black – brown with long fur and a very bushy tail.

Please leave a comment or contact PAWS in case if you know owner


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PAWS Dog Show 2013 – Registration Form

2013_08_21_DogShowCome join us for a great family day out, with a variety of stalls, delicious refreshments, children’s entertainment, raffle prizes and, of course the main event – the Dog Show! Online registration – and advance payment – are required. Registration closes on Tuesday 17 September 2013.

Your Information

Registration Closed.

Drop off sites:

  • Friday 6th September – 10:00-12:00 – Safir Hotel, Fintas
  • Tuesday 10th September – 18:00-20:00 – Starbucks at The Palms Hotel, Bida’a
  • Friday 13th September – 10:00-12:00 – Safir Hotel, Fintas
  • Tuesday 17th September – 18:00-20:00 – Starbucks at The Palms Hotel, Bida’a.

Between these hours only please. Please look for a PAWS representative upon arrival.

Dog Show Poster

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Purina – Your “Like” will help to feed PAWS shelter dogs

2013_08_18_PurinaInitiativeTo all supporters,

This is your chance to donate food to the shelter with only couple mouse clicks. We do not ask for money, we do not ask for your attention, we just ask for 30 seconds (or less) of your time and couple mouse clicks.  Every one of you can bring 40 grams of dry food to the shelter without leaving home.

Charity post on Purina Arabia facebook page

PAWS Kuwait and Purina Arabia agreed on charity campaign which will start on 25 August, 2013 at 10am (Kuwait time) and will be effective for 24 hours.

Purina Arabia will publish PAWS charity post on own facebook page and will calculate amount of “Like” on the post during next 24 hours.  25 “Like” will bring one kilogram of dry dog food which will be donated by Purina directly to PAWS.

PAWS Kuwait logo and contact information will be listed on Community Tab of Purina Arabia facebook page in addition.

We will include link in this post on 25th August after 10 am. Please be ready to follow it and click “Like”. Feel free to invite all your friends. More “Like” – more food for shelter dogs.

PAWS Kuwait Team.

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Ringworm in Cats and Dogs

What is Ringworm?

Ringworm is not actually caused by a worm, but rather by a fungus that infects the outer layer of skin and hair. It is a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be transmitted from pets to humans, or people to pets.  There are numerous species of ringworm. It is most commonly recognized in cats (often kittens) and dogs, although rabbits and rodents can also become infected. Ringworm can be very contagious.

Can I Get Ringworm from My Pet?

Yes. Anyone that has come into contact with the infected animal or its environment has the chance of contracting ringworm. In people, the infection may appear on the skin as a ring with reddish borders and is usually itchy. If you have any concerns about ringworm in family members, please seek advice from your physician.

How is Ringworm Treated?

Ringworm is easily treatable in humans with only topical medication. However, this is not the case with pets. In order to eliminate ringworm from animals, topical and oral anti-fungal medications are required, and it often takes months for complete resolution.  Oral medication is either itraconazole or fluconazole.  Topical medications are daily miconazole or clotrimazole creams plus weekly lime sulfur dips.  Once the skin starts to improve, a fungal culture  will be obtained and sent out to monitor the status. As soon as there is one negative culture, a second culture will be sent to the lab.  Dermatologists recommend that treatment be continued for one month beyond the second negative culture.  It is important that your pet receive their medication and treatment regularly.

How Do I Clean My House?

  • Ringworm spores can survive in the environment for two years. Pets and people can become re-infected if the house isn’t properly cleaned.
  • The best product to kill ringworm is bleach (1:10 dilution with hot water). You can also use Lysol with Bleach or 409. Make sure to use any product liberally and repeat cleaning daily.
  • Vacuum carpets, floors, and furniture frequently and dispose of the vacuum bag immediately.
  • All curtains, comforters, etc. should be dry cleaned at a professional cleaner.
  • Clean all air vents and change filters often.
  • It is also recommended that items that cannot be bleached (e.g. floor rug, couch, etc.) be placed outside in the sun on a hot day.
  • Wash all sheets, blankets, towels, pet beds, plush toys, pet brushes, etc., bleaching items when possible.
  • Throw away anything that cannot be fully cleaned.

Be sure to talk to your veterinarian if you notice any changes in your pet’s behavior or if your pet does not appear to be improving.

Does My Pet Have Ringworm?

 In animals, ringworm usually appears as a crusty or scaly patch on the skin with some hair loss. The affected areas may become red or irritated looking. Ringworm is sometimes itchy.

Occasionally, ringworm will fluoresce under a black light.

Unfortunately, a cat can have ringworm and not show any skin lesions at all.

A fungal culture is the best test to diagnose ringworm; it typically takes one to three weeks to get results. Fungal cultures will also be used to monitor the progress of treatment.

Call your veterinarian if you notice any hair loss or excessive itching in your dog or cat.


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International homeless animals day: live and let live

2013_08_17_AdoptAPetBy: Harnoor Gill
Grade 10 student
Christ The King Catholic Secondary School
Georgetown, Ontario

International homeless animals’ day is pretty much what its title states which is about helping animals to live in homes instead of the streets. This initiative held annually on August 18th was mainly started in order to raise awareness of animals that have been abandoned by owners, or been given to the local shelter. These charities need your support to spread the word about abandoned pets, neutering/spaying domestic animals. Read on to find out how to help abandoned animals and learn about my personal experiences as a pet owner.

Abandoned pets are not a pretty sight to be seeing around your community as there are many dangers in living with that type of lifestyle. Pets such as these have sometimes run-away, are lost or have been simply abandoned by their owners who didn’t know what to do with them anymore. But, I highly recommend that before anyone takes the responsibility of getting a pet that they put the time and commitment towards it as well. This will help you to not have your pet run away, get lost or having it to abandon you either. There are dangers for these animals as they most probably have never experienced the wild because they are most likely domesticated. It’s sad to know that these animals that have to hunt for food just to fill up their stomachs are now in danger of getting hit by cars passing by.  The important thing to learn from this concept is to know that there are solutions to this such as an animal shelter which will help these animals have a hassle-free life and maybe even find a new home for themselves.

As a pet owner of two female Australian Shepherds myself, I believe it is essential that pets be neutered or spayed as it is extremely beneficial to the pet itself as well as the pet owner. I myself understand that it can be quite costly to have a dog spayed or neutered but it is beneficial in ways that most people don’t know.  When you spay or neuter your furry friend it can have a longer life span. Another positive impact about this is that it also keeps the pet calm and less agitated when seeing someone. It helps them to start socializing with other pets or human beings even more comfortably. In my opinion, the only drawback to something like this is the cost but then again it enhances their life and makes yours easier.

Personally, I feel that having a pet is a great way to learn, laugh and play because of their nature. It doesn’t matter whether you have a cat, dog, hamster, fish or even a bird. In my experience, I had a dog growing up as a child and he was a black labrador with bright brown eyes. He was a great dog that I cared for and gave back affection whenever it was needed. He was a really social dog that always sniffed others, held out his paw and wiggled his tail whenever he saw someone. It felt like that this black labrador of mine had given some of its traits and passed it on to me by making me a friendly, outgoing and socially active person in life. He was a great dog in my life and I will probably never forget him because he was like my childhood best friend.

So, go ahead adopt a pet and you can change a pet’s life!

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