Saturday, January 29, 2022

4080. How to syringe feed the red-eared slider with oral medication. Stomach tubing.

 30 Jan 2022. 

1.  https://youtu.be/9YH7R9ujq_U - Original video from owner of painted turtle in USA.


2.  My video advising owners not to do it



STOMACH TUBING A PAINTED TURTLE TO FEED MEDICATION


This video is a veterinary education video showing how the painted turtle is stomach tubed by its owner. The full original video is at:

https://youtu.be/9YH7R9ujq_U



A vet in the U.S taught the painted turtle owner how to stomach tube the painted turtle with respiratory illness to feed oral medication via stomach tubing (with a syringe). He created this video on YouTube.

Part of the video is reproduced here to educate turtle and tortoise owners on stomach tubing.

In this video, the vet is said to have taught the owner how to do stomach tubing. The owner grips the extended neck to prevent the neck from being retracted inside the shell. A small syringe with medication is pushed into the throat, down the gullet into the stomach. The plunger of the syringe pushes the oral medication into the throat.


I do not advise owners to do it as the syringe may get into the windpipe into the lungs causing death or serious injury as the syringe may traumatise the throat when pushed into the mouth. 


Ask the vet to give the antibiotic injection or do the stomach tubing. An adult painted turtle shell is 5 to 10 inches long, but in this video, the turtle appears to be younger.   


MORE INFORMATION about oral medication of red-eared sliders done by Toa Payoh Vets are at:

https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/4080-how-to-syringe-feed-red-eared.html


Friday, January 28, 2022

4079. IG story. Video. Do rabbits suffer from toothaches like we do? X-rays








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Sunday, January 23, 2022

4077. Medical conditions. Ingrown toe nail

 An ingrown nail occurs when the nail itself grows into the skin. Surgery to cut away the ingrown toe nail on the left side of of the big toe of the RIGHT FOOT 2 years ago leads to no more painful toe.



























Saturday, January 22, 2022

4076. A dwarf hamster has protruding eyeball earlier and stitch breakdown later.

 The owner WhatsApp two short videos: 


13 Apr 2021

Video post surgery after lump removal from the flank. "May I ask if this is normal? Should I bring him down again? Not sure if he bit his stitches. Thank you." Check up showed stitch breakdown but the wound would heal.





12 Dec 2021


"Hello doctor! My hamster's eye coming out of the eye socket, do you think it is possible to slot him in for a consultation today?" The appointment was made for 1.30 pm.

The right eyeball was protruding due to rubbing of the eye continuously. Painkillers resolved the problem. 





 


 

   

4075. An old pug has "dementia".

 20 Jan 2022. 

The 13-year-old spayed female pug was panting continuously, so the owner brought her in for a check up. "She appeared to have dementia," he said. "She was not able to recognise me sometimes."

The rectal temperature was 37.5 deg C. I got a blood test done. Then an IV drip before sending her home to recover for dental work as he few teeth were plugged with thick tartar. 

Blood test showed abnormally high platelets and urea. The liver enzymes could not be analysed.   





In the home, the dog passed away in the evening on the same day. The owner said she passed away due to old age, being 13 years old.   





4074. Veterinary stories. Two 6-month-old red-eared sliders in poor condition. One floated without moving.



20 Jan 2022:


"My two kids are not interested in these two sliders," the father told me. "One of them floated on the water motionless---not swimming. I wanted to check them as Chinese New Year will be on 1 February. It will not be auspicious to have deaths in the pets!"

1. Weight. The two sliders are not thriving as they should be bigger in size at 6 months.
2. Shell rot. The shell have white spots which the owner tried to treat with a "fungus and bacteria spray" by purchasing a bottle from the pet shop.
3. No basking space. Submerged in water for 24 hours usually.4. Heating lamp over the water is of no use as the sliders need to dry up on a platform. Inpatient treatment for a few days. 

As at 23 Jan 2022, the sliders were active and eating. The shell rot was much less. The owner took them home for recuperation.  


UPDATES IN BLOG:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/4074-veterinary-stories-two-6-month-old.html (this blog).


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Thursday, January 13, 2022

4073. Passive income - How many sales should you be making on Redbubble, Merch, Etsy, Teepublic or Displate etc POD websites?

 

How many sales SHOULD you be making on Redbubble, Merch by Amazon, Etsy, Teepublic or Displate? Everyone has their own experience and we're all different. Here I break down some basic expectations and highlight the difference between hobby income and business income. I also have some tips on how you can increase sales (even if you're just doing print on demand as a hobby).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2oLjQsCvjw&t=798s


How many sales SHOULD you be making on Redbubble, Merch by Amazon, Etsy, Teepublic or Displate? Everyone has their own experience and we're all different. Here I break down some basic expectations and highlight the difference between hobby income and business income. I also have some tips on how you can increase sales (even if you're just doing print on demand as a hobby).


1. You got to put in the time, quality up and proper tagging to be successful. 

2.  More designs or be creating really good designs that people want (e.g. thelatestkate sells on RB. She hand draws absolutely gorgeous designs, computer coloured, digital coloured,  with catchy sayings. 8122 followers, 7 years since 2015 and only 386 designs). 


People like her designs. She has 8122 followers, 168.2k favourite. Hers is the gold standard of PUSH strategy which is hobby stragegy. She didn’t do research or niche strategy.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

4072. SINGAPORE WILDLIFE: Sparrows and crows in Singapore

9 Jan 2022




Eurasian tree sparrow and House Crow in Singapore

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY TIP 1:   Dr Sing Kong Yuen

1. To get a sharp focus on the eye (Eurasian tree sparrow, 3rd from R), do not hand-hold camera.2.  Place camera on top of a structure e.g post boxto click camera when the bird is stationary, preferrably making eye contact with you.

3.  Bright 9 AM sunlight, Upper Thomson Road      

9 Jan 2022  To buy stock photo:  www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets

UPDATES AT:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/sparrows-in-singapore.html



BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY TIP 2:   Dr Sing Kong Yuen

1. To get a sharp focus on the eye (House Crow, centre), lean on a lamp post. Hand-hold camera. 2. Single point central focus on eye. Click camera when the bird is stationary, preferrably making eye contact with you.

9 Jan 2022  To buy stock photo:  www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets

UPDATES AT:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2022/01/sparrows-in-singapore.html