Friday, April 22, 2011

E-mail Research on a poop collector

E-MAIL TO DR SING DATED APR 22, 2011

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Hi,
I would like to collect some data for my DnT research for 'o' levels. I am making a poop collector for my 'o' levels. It is mostly about dogs and their poop.


- What are the more common breed found in Singapore?
- What is it's size?
- What is their poop size?


Thank you for your valuable information :)



E-MAIL REPLY FROM DR SING DATED APR 23, 2011

I am Dr Sing from Toa Payoh Vets.

More common breeds found in Singapore in 2010 are the small canine breeds. These include Shih Tzus, Malteses, Miniature Schnauzers, Poodles, Silkie Terriers and Jack Russells and their crosses.

Sizes of small breeds - Usually weigh 10 - 30 kg. Height is usually around 14 inches.

Poop size - If you refer to one well formed faecal lump passed intact, I will say that the size is around half the size of a ping pong ball of around 3 cm x 2 cm x 2 cm. However, the small breed dog passes more than one lump at any one time.

It is best you get your hands dirtied and really measure yourself as this is the correct approach to research. Some commercial poop collectors are just too small to collect all the poop at one go. You really need to be hands-on to be a good researcher.

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