Compiled by the Animal Protection Society of Samoa (APS)
HEALTHY ANIMALS EQUALS HEALTHY PEOPLE
APS clinic just received a new shipment of dog and cat Worm, Tick and Flea medicine
Worms are one of the most common health problems for dogs and cats everywhere and especially in Samoa; and if left untreated, can be painful for your animal and even lead to death.
Symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhoea, low energy, pot belly appearance (bloated, common in puppies), change in appetite, weight loss, skin irritation (itching), dull coat.
There are five types of worms: heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and whipworms.
One of the advanced stage symptoms of heartworms is coughing.
Give your pet worm medicine so it can have a better life, and serve you better. A visit to the vet and administering regular (once a month) worm medicine to your animals will keep them worm free, and will prevent or reduce the spread of worms to you and your family.
Because humans can also get infested with threadworms and hookworms, it is even more important to keep your animals worm-free. Worms are highly contagious, they can spread quickly to your whole family if untreated. Symptoms include an itchy bottom, irritability and behaviour changes, restless sleep, sudden lack of appetite.
Do not ignore the symptoms, if you suspect worm infestation in your family, ask your doctor and/or pharmacists about worm medicine for humans.
Fundraising Karaoke Night update
APS held its first 2017 Karaoke Fundraising event at the Rendezvous Restaurant Maluafou, on Thursday, 30th March from 7-11pm. Tickets were $10 per person. We had a good turnout and were pleased to have raised almost $8000 tala.
Aside from our families and friends that turned up, we were surprised and very pleased with the unexpected donations from Zan H Westerlund, Ah Liki Construction, Bluebird Construction, as well as from many other individuals. Thank you all so very much! Please be informed that this Karaoke fundraiser will take place at Rendezvous Maluafou EVERY LAST THURSDAY of the month, so our next event will be on Thursday, 28th APRIL. All proceeds help meet running costs, drugs and treatments for the animals.
Since our last fundraiser, APS now has Dr. Ken Lameta who has agreed to help out with surgeries and treatments. Please call our APS office to schedule an appointment at 22403.
DONATIONS NEEDED for APS
Cleaning supplies (Gloves, Clorox, paper towel rolls, garbage bag rolls, new sponges, old newspapers)
Clinic furniture, new or gently used only (Fridge, medium size office desk with chair, water cooler)
Monetary donations are always welcome and go towards purchasing animal medicines and drugs for the clinic.
APS is a non-profit non-governmental organisation dedicated to the wellness and human treatment of animals, and we depend on your generous donations. APS runs an at-cost animal clinic to keep animal services as affordable as possible. APS clinic is located at the Livestock Compound at Vailima, open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.