Saturday, January 21, 2017

3009. A 3-year-old cat has diabetes

Jan 21, 2016

Complaint of left hind limb lameness.




Thursday, January 19, 2017

A 4-year-old Guinea Pig loses weight

May 8, 2016  
2 guinea pigs
Admitted GP Male, Not neutered, 4 years. 740g. 38.6C
Very thin. Eating less for past 1 month.
Overgrown lower front teeth. Only recently.
Other guinea pig Pash eats more, bully him.

Lower front teeth trimmed.


Sep 2016, Nov 2016. Wanted front teeth clipped. No examination.

Jan 17, 2016 (today)
Anorexia
483 g   36.3C   Diarrhoea   Weak    In-patient
Upper & lower front teeth overgrown (video) - trimmed.
Anaesthesia
Molar spurs (L and R upper Cheek tooth 1) - image - trimmed.
No stools passed for past 2 days

Jan 20, 2016
380g   38C  one well-formed stool pellet passed. Goes home with
Critcal care - oral feeding.


CONCLUSION
Molar spurs need to be checked. Some owners may just want front teeth clipping to lower costs.
If not eating much after trimming, review with your vet for molar spurs before your pet loses more weight. 







3007. An 11-year-old male Samoyed had septicaemia.

Circum-anal tumour. Scheduled for surgery after 2 Tardak injections to bring down the size.
The Samoyed had haematuria and was rushed to an emergency vet surgery. X-ray taken.


Many Singaporeans find it cruel to neuter a male dog. In this case, chances of circum-anal tumour and prostatitis are unlikely in a neutered dog. This dog had very high fever for the 2 days. Vomited blood on the 3rd day and passed away despite treatment. Septicaemia is confirmed by blood test. Urine test showed bacterial prostatitis.  X-ray showed enlarged prostate or tumour.

In retrospect, neutering your male dog would have prevented this situation. 

3006. A 16-year-old female Jack Russell has a bluish "breast lump"

A rare case.






 








Tuesday, January 17, 2017

3005. Ruptured globe in a 3-year-old pug removed

The young 3-year-old pug wanted to play. She sniffed the backside of the older female dog and got a paw swipe injuring severely the left eye. Eyeball removal by Dr Daniel was done at Toa Payoh Vets.













Monday, January 9, 2017