AVA Rabies Vaccination Exercise

Did you know that Singapore was declared RABIES-FREE since 1953? This impressive feat is due to the contributed effort by the Government, responsible animal importers and pet owners, you and me! *CLAPS* My Family Vet had an exciting day last Tuesday and we are excited to share with you what we did! Dr Vanessa, along with our head nurse Deanna, were invited to be part of the AVA team, administering rabies vaccinations for the dogs on our coastal...

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Eye Problems

Flaming Eyes Have you ever suffered from conjunctivitis or ‘sore eyes’? Did you know that your dog or cat can also be similarly afflicted? Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, a thin mucous membrane lining the inner surface of the upper and lower eyelids, and both sides of the third eyelid. Conjunctivitis is one of the most commonly diagnosed ocular disorders in cats and dogs. Causes and Risk Factors Cats in multi-cat...

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Spaying and Neutering

When the term “sterilization” is mentioned, what essentially comes to mind is removing the animal’s ability of reproduction. However, there is much more advantages to this surgical procedure. So, what exactly is the procedure all about? In most veterinary clinics, the most common surgical sterilizations are ovariohysterectomy and orchiectomy. Ovariohysterectomy, or spay, is a surgical procedure which involves the removal of the ovaries,...

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Heartworm

                  (Brevardaidtoanimals.com, 2016) Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in dogs and cats in Singapore, but rarely humans. As its name suggests, it is caused by worms that can grow a foot-long and predominantly resides in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected animals. These parasites cause acute lung disease, heart failure and damage to the...

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Patellar Luxation

The patellar is the kneecap which is located at the front of the knee joint of the animal. Luxation is the medical term for dislocation. “Patellar luxation” is one of the most common knee-joint problems in canines. The displacement of the patellar from its normal position in the groove of the femur can occur both inwards and outwards. This condition is predominant in dogs and more uncommon in cats. However, it may be more common in cats but...

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Pyometra

Pyometra is a bacterial infection of the uterus that can affect many species of animals. Here in My Family Vet, most of the afflicted cases seen are dogs, cats, rabbits and hamsters. Since pyometra is the infection of the uterus, only female animals would be at risk for this condition. Through lab tests and studies, pyometra is found to be associated with bacteria, mainly Escherichia Coli, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus,...

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