Today I had a woman in her late 40s bringing in a 9-year-old male and a very thin 5-year-old pregnant female cocker spaniel for examination as she had adopted them. The dogs needed dental cleaning but she would not want to pay for the services. She went to get something from her van.
Suddenly she rushed back to say that a gasping puppy was present on the floor of her front van seat. I got the puppy which was attached to the placenta out and tried to revive it. Her teenaged daughter was not afraid of the smell and I taught her how to clean the puppy. The dam had little milk and so I asked them to buy milk powder.
Below is another example of adoption of sick dogs
EMAIL Dec 5 (4 days ago)
I have an enquiry to make and would really appreciate if you could help. I have decided to adopt a 6 months old Shetland sheepdog and border collie mix, but the breeder told me that he has skin problems, (he thinks it is fungus) on his back. I would like to know if I should wait for the wounds to heal before adopting it or i can adopt it and bring it to the vet for a check. If I were to bring the dog for a check at your veterinary, how much would it cost, ad how long would it take for the skin problem to recover?
Kong Yuen Sing
Dec 5 (4 days ago)
I am Dr Sing. It is best to adopt a dog with no skin disease. As for vet costs, it depends on what is the cause of the skin disease and prices vary from $60 to over $200 for complicated skin disease cases.
EMAIL TO DR SING DEC 7, 2011 (2 days ago)
Thank you for the reply. I have decided to get a healthy 3 months old Sheltie. May I know how much will it cost for the third vaccination and microchip at your veterinary?
EMAIL FROM DR SING On Dec 9, 2011, at 1:40 PM, Kong Yuen Sing <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Vaccination is around S$40 and microchip $50. Pl phone 6254 3326 for appointment. Thank you.