tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes) TOA PAYOH VETS
 Small animals - dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits
Date:   30 August, 2005
Toa Payoh Vets in Feb 11 2005, 3rd day Chinese New Year. Alaskan Malamute
An Alaskan Malamute patient
with his transport man

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Block 1002, Toa Payoh Lor 8, #01-1477, Singapore 319074.  Near golf driving range, polyclinic, temple at Lor 7 and 8 junction.

10 a.m - 5 p.m
By Appointment Only

Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS

Tel  +65 6254-3326, 9668-6469 (James for appointment), 9668-6468 (Emergency),  6253-1122 (Emergency).    
Fax  +65 6256-0501.

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Toilet-training your first puppy.
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As the chihuahua was in top body condition, it was vigorous and should thrive even though it cried after 25 minutes. Toa Payoh Vets, Singapore. Breathing difficulty in dam. Shortest anaesthesia best. Toa Payoh Vets. Mum and pup OK.
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)311. Aug 12, 2005. Normally, the pups cry within 1 minute of Caesarean delivery. This pup took >25 min of revival. However, its body condition was very good and I expect it to thrive and grow up as the most beautiful chocolate Chihuahua in Singapore. The secret of success is feeding the mother well and correctly. You can see that this top breeder knew what to do to be successful. tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)310. Aug 11, 2005. Whitish meconium seen in amniotic sac. The sole pup was severely distressed. But the mum could die of heart attack and the only way was to stitch her up fast. But the patriarch did not know what to do with a precious chihuahua with water-filled lungs. Sacrifice the mother or the pup? I had to decide.  The dam had heart problems and the pup was life-less
Puppy Training Pads plus litter box - toilet training of new puppy. Toa Payoh Vets Thicker coat. 70th-day Shih Tzu. One mating, May 30, 2005. Thin dam. Toa Payoh Vets
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)309. Aug 9, 2005. The puppy training pad is seldom recommended by pet shop operators as they cost more. But they are definitely cleaner for white puppies compared to newspapers' ink stains. Shredding is still possible. tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)308. Aug 9, 2005. 58-63 days reported to be the bitch's gestation period. Odd cases of puppy survival reported past 70 days by two breeders in Singapore. Elective Caesarean to save pups past 63 days. Thin dam. 5 vigorous pups. Note thick coat.    
Scottish Terrier does not stay still for photography. Does not chew children's toys, only his. Toa Payoh Vets Experienced breeder - elective Caesarean when he saw no pups after water bag burst >1 hour.
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)307. Aug 7, 2005.  Large breed playpen + pee tray (6 feet x 3 feet probably) + newspaper on 33% of area gives this very intelligent Scottish Terrier 66% clean sleeping area. He barks to clear soiled newspaper even past midnight. Not permitted to come out if he has not passed motion. Come out 1 hour. Watch for signs. Put back into playpen. Dual nozzle water bottle. If playpen has a door, this dog will be able to get to newspapers.  < 14 days toilet trained. Success toilet-training story. tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)306. Aug 7, 2005.  Tips for vets. Pom Caesarean 1 hour after water bag burst. Extend skin incision to 4 cm long.  Normal is 3 cm. Saw 2 large uterine "horns" but they were pups 1 & 3 in right horn. Used index finger to locate horn/body junction (X). Confrim it is correct anatomy. Incised (red ellipse). Pulled out 3 pups.  Be careful not to incise Y and bladder near pup 3.    
3 large mini-Maltese pups but they were weak and distressed. 1 cyanotic died. 2 weak. Toa Payoh Vets. Pomeranian uterine inertia. Sole pup. Very weak. Why? Toa Payoh Vets.
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)306. Aug 6, 2005.  Weak puppies at 62nd day. Breeder gave adult dog feed + supplements instead of puppy feed (high protein) during pregnancy. Thin dam said to have excellent appetite. Was this a cause of weak puppies? tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)305. Aug 6, 2005.  If Caesarean performed one day later, it is doubtful whether the Pomeranian puppy would be alive. Breeder gave adult dog feed + supplements instead of puppy feed (high protein) during pregnancy. Thin dam. this a cause of weak puppies?
Fish bones are still given by cat owners even in modern Singapore in 2005. lst 7 days monitor husky like a hawk. Now, it is paper-trained in the playpen. Buy playpen with a door.
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)304. Aug 6, 2005.  The owner knew the cat had a fish bone inside the throat. The cat was feverish. Was it going to cost a bomb to remove the fish bone stuck past the voice box? Fortunately, a pair of forceps clamped onto the y-shaped fish bone and one pull was all it needed to fish out the bone.  tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)303. Aug 6, 2005. 3-month-old Siberian Husky at 3rd vaccination. Advised couple not to continue feeding just rice + minced meat + carrots given for initial diarrhoea. To convert to premium puppy food. Was puppy imported under 3 months of age owing to greater demand?  Some huskies are smaller in size, I told the widely read couple. Permanent canines erupt at 6-7 months old. May be used as a guide to aging of this puppy.       
Irritable bowel syndrome in kittens? Food allergy. Toa Payoh Vets Rectangular head imprint seen below vulval lips. lst pup born dead. Caesarean. Dead large pup. Toa Payoh Vets.
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)302. Aug 5, 2005.  Persistent diarrhoea but normal. Needs a vet to normalise gut function, treat infection and observe. The pet shop girl was wise not to delay veterinary treatment as the kittens would have died of dehydration over time. After 30 days, formed normal stools when fed canned food.  tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)301. Aug 1, 2005.  Lower part of vulva bruised. An inexperienced assistant tried to pull out large  pup. lst large pup stilborn. Hoped that 2nd pup could be born naturally. Breeder at dog show. Over 3 hours of dystocia. Too late to save pup.
Experienced breeder learnt from losses. Elective Caesarean for mini-Maltese. Large pups. Only 1 saved. Toa Payoh Vets 2 feet protruded from vulva of Pom. Able to save 2nd pup. Toa Payoh Vets.
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)300. Aug 1, 2005. This breeder is very good at spotting when his Mini-Maltese needed an elective Caesarean. This time, he was a bit late but managed to save one pup and the mother was less distressed by difficult birth. tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)299. Aug 1, 2005.  I completed vaccination at farm. It was good to listen to the patriarch  past farm stories of vets, pigs and others. Suddenly, the assistant showed a Pom with 2 feet seen at the vulva.   

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