Saturday, February 16, 2019

3432. A guinea pig has a bladder stone and swollen abdomen - 35 deg C Feb 17, 2019

Rectal temp 35 deg C

3431. A one-year-old poodle is very itchy after grooming

Feb 15, 2019

The poodle was intensely itchy after grooming. Cannot stop scratching.

3430. A dwarf hamster has irritating ear "warts" and scent gland

Feb 16, 2019  Saturday

A young couple came to consult about the dwarf hamster's right ear "wart" and scent gland. Some hair loss can be seen around the lower part of the ear. The belly was licked damp and had lost much hair due to the irritating impacted scent gland.

There were 3 ear "warts". These were electro-excised under isoflurane gas anaesthesia. The scent gland was cleared. Nails were trimmed.

3429. Three in-patient dwarf hamsters suffer from infections

Feb 15, 2019
Hamster 1 had a large subcutaneous lump excised by Dr Daniel as the lump was infected and ulcerated due to self-biting. No cream or medicine will make this lump disappear. Surgery is the only treatment.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

3428. Intern****. A dog is always eating, drinks a lot and passes fishy smelly urine


A strange case

"No problem about his appetite!", the husband was very concerned about his dog's nocturnal coughing. "He eats and eats!"

The dog coughs for the past 4 days and pants often at home. The owner is more worried about the nocturnal coughing. The couple cannot sleep well when their pet is coughing.

DIET before consulting Toa Payoh Vets

Brand: X

High levels of naturally occurring Omega 3 and other fish oils

High levels of Omega 3

Protein from salmon .

Contains over 55% fish plus vitamins and minerals for a complete daily diet meeting the different life-stage requirements from junior dogs to senior dogs.

Containing fish and potato

-Entirely natural - No artificial colourings and preservatives
-Gluten free
-A complete pet food for adult dogs

Salmon (27%), Potato (23%) Pea Flour (22%), Fishmeal, salmon oil, Beet pulp, Brewer's yeast, Minerals

Made in the UK

Crude protein...26%
Fat Content....12%
Crude Ash.......7.5%
Crude fiber.....2.5%
Omega 3 fats...1%

The owner purchased another brand of dog food.

No more coughing and panting episodes at home
No more polyphagia (eats a lot of times)
Less swollen abdomen

Fishy urine could be due to the high fish amount consumed in the old diet. 

3427. An orange-breasted green pigeon posed for me in a new exercise area at 9 am on Feb 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019. Valentine's Day

Yesterday, no birds appeared during my exercise in my usual location. Today, I went to a nearby location as there was another person at my usual location when I went there at around 8.15 am today.
Not expecting any green pigeons as I had 3 days of seeing them in the exercise area.

Surprisingly, I saw three in this new area.  This one defends his tree and shooed off a couple who wanted to land on it! See video.



Tuesday, February 12, 2019

3426. A female pink neck pigeon posed for me at the end of my exercise at 9.12 am Feb 12, 2019

Feb 12, 2019
(Feb 5 is 1st day of Chinese New Year)
I saw the male pink necked green pigeon 2 days ago for 2 days. See my blog.
Today, I exercise for around half an hour and went back at around 9.10 am.
"No green pigeons will come today," I walked to my car.
Suddenly this green pigeon appeared on the tree near the car. Bright sunlight. Posed for around 1 minute. I could take a video too!