The real cost of your pet purchase.

I'm sure most people are familiar with the phrase "adopt, don't shop"- encouraging pet adoption and not purchasing from breeders/pet shops. The purpose of this article is not to discuss the ethics of pet adoption over purchasing one (I think we all innately know what we should be choosing over the other. That being said, I believe approx. 80-90% of pet... Continue Reading →

No. It isn’t our job to get bitten.

  It's not infrequent that we see animals that are aggressive (be it fear aggression, overprotectiveness towards owners, possessiveness, owner directed aggression, dog on dog aggression, food aggression, etc). I've deliberately chosen to use the word 'aggressive' because this particular word has sparked rage, discontent and defensive behaviors from clients.   I have had my fair... Continue Reading →

The art of communication.

Time has flown past this week, and I can't believe it's a Friday today. It has been an extremely eventful week where I had the privilege of speaking to a number of people from different aspects of this veterinary industry. The most important take home message I got was the importance of effective communication. -- Many young... Continue Reading →

Snooze and you lose

Been a busy one last week and this week is starting to look like the same. Nevertheless I'm back here to share yet another veterinary related post with the hopes of creating awareness. -- Regardless of how experienced a veterinarian is, he/ she will never be able to say that they have seen / treated... Continue Reading →

Timing is Everything.

It is not uncommon for clients to walk into a consult and start off with "So.. this has been going on for a week/ a few weeks/ a month or even.. a few months.." In fact, I will boldly say that at least half (if not more) of the clients that I see through general practice will start... Continue Reading →

Giving more food is not giving love

Tackling the topic on obesity today. This is a growing trend we vets see all over the world. Overweight and obesity occurs for a variety of reason- it could be medical, lack of knowledge and information, breed disposition, societal view, reflection of the owner's own diet, insufficient exercise, lifestyle etc. Over the years over observation, it's... Continue Reading →

Saying goodbye and goodnight…

My last post has garnered a sizeable viewership- I am truly starting to appreciate the wonders of social media. Thank you for all who have read, liked and/or shared the post. I must admit that some of my loved ones have expressed their nagging concerns on the potential impact that article coule cause on my career.... Continue Reading →

The truth behind the term “Specialist”

This topic has been on agenda for quite awhile now. I had to seriously think things through, just as with the pet communicator post, this has potential in causing some backlash as well as potentially affecting my career as a veterinarian in Singapore. However when I started this account/ site, I decided that this would... Continue Reading →

For the love of cats.

Growing up in Singapore, I've been told constantly  by my grandmother that cats; in particularly black cats- are a sign of bad luck. If you read my previous entry here, you would have read how my fear of cats developed. My parents (and probably a large proportion of people their generation) were not particular fans of cats either-... Continue Reading →

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