Saturday, April 16, 2016

A 8-year-old Chinese girl dislikes Chinese

Sat Apr 12  2016

It is extremely difficult for a 30- year old single mother to earn a living in Singapore.  She was the boss of a pet shop and had as many as 4 groomers at one time. She opened pet cafes in petrol kiosks.The landlord increases the rental during the boom if past 3 trs.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A 2-year-old female hamster has an irritating interdigital wart

April 14, 2016

Anaesthetic death is always a worry for the Thai lady owner and her husband. So, when she came to take back the hamster post-op, she snapped a picture from her handphone to show her husband that Spiky 2 had survived the anaesthesia.

Isoflurane gas + oxygen anaesthesia for a few times as it is hard to assess the depth of anaesthesia. The hamster reacted to the electrosurgery twice when I started cutting. So, she needs gas again. Finally, I managed to get out the wart which is friable and measured 3 mm across. See video.

The hamster has such a thick coat. On her right chest, there was a tumour around 1.3 cm across. To operate or not?



Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2950. A 7-year-old male Shih Tzu is totally blind

Mar 24, 2016

The male 7-year-old Shih Tzu is totally blind and now has a severely infected eyeball.
"Your vet said to put him to sleep," the owner told me.
"Are you sure? Dr Daniel will never suggest that. The dog is blind but is still active."
"Maybe it was my friend who suggested it as the dog is blind in both eyes."

He brought the dog in for eyeball removal since his 80-year-old father is against euthanasia.
Blood test showed high total white cell count at 22.6 (6-17) and high neutrophils 89% (60-70%) and high absolute numbers 21  (3-11.5).

Dr Daniel did the op, warded the dog for 2 days and gave medication. The dog is OK now. Blindness is surprising but the owner had not requested detailed check up.