Tiger: Maggot Wound Reconstructive Surgery

* Note : Images may be unpleasant for some readers. 

Community cat Tiger disappeared for 2 weeks before returning with a horrific gaping maggot wound on his head. His caregivers have not been able to catch him for sterilisation as he is wary of humans.  When Tiger was finally spotted at the void deck on Sunday night, he was hungry and very weak. Hasan and caregivers were able to move him into a carrier and rushed him to our After Hours Emergency Clinic.

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After missing for 2 weeks, Hasan finally spotted Tiger on 24 July at the void deck. He was rushed to Mount Pleasant After Hours Emergency Clinic to treat the horrific maggot wound.

More than 100 maggots were removed

A surgery is required to close up such a big wound. Before that, the area has to be debrided (remove dead, damaged, infected tissue) aseptically & thoroughly flushed daily until a healthy granulation bed has formed.

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Being FIV/FeLV positive & estimated to be 12 years old, Tiger might not do well under general anaesthesia & wound healing may be delayed. No matter what, Tiger’s caregivers Hasan, Tipah, Rokiah, Tina & Richard, have made up their mind to do everything to save his life. Besides Tiger, they are caring for many other community cats in their neighbourhood.

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Verg & Mabel prepare Tiger for surgery.

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Dr Lesley Teo @ Mount Pleasant Central Vet Clinic (Whitley) performed the reconstructive surgery

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There is a considerable amount of loose skin over a cat’s neck that can be mobilised for wound closure. A single pedicle advancement flap is elevated from Tiger’s head & neck skin to stretch over the wound.

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All skin flaps require a clean, healthy recipient bed (free of debris, infection & necrotic tissue) for survival.

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The flap is sutured into position.

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Without caregivers like Hasan & friends, Tiger would not have survived. Tiger will be hospitalised for a few days before going to his new home.


Special Appeal For Tiger
To support caregivers like Hasan, we offer a discount for the medical care of community animals. Tiger has also been sterilised at no cost. Tiger’s caregivers are appealing for funds to help with the medical expenses so they can continue to care for sick or injured community cats. You may visit Tiger at Mount Pleasant Central Vet Clinic @ 232 Whitley Road (Tel: 6250 8333) during visiting hours and speak with our receptionists about helping Tiger. You may also email Hasan at hasan747hsn.nh@gmail.com. Thank you!


UPDATES ON TIGER

Back to remove stitches. Looking grumpy but still a good boy & healing very well.

From “crown of thorns” to crowning glory!

Such a magnificent sight after putting on 2kg & growing out a glorious full coat. Thank you everyone for helping Tiger!

Cody The Diabetic Puppy

Lynette Chia rescued Cody the Singapore Special when he was 2 months young. Rehomed but returned due to his health condition, Cody is now back in Lynette’s life.

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“I started volunteering with dog welfare group SOSD in 2012. Cody was initially adopted but at about 6 months, we found out he has diabetes. His adopters could not cope with the amount of care needed to control his illness. Cody was eventually returned to the shelter.” ~ Lynette

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“Cody was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus on his pre-anaesthetic blood tests at his regular vets, who started him on insulin therapy. He was referred to me at 1 year 3 months, when adequate control was not achieved & he developed ketoacidosis as a consequence. He was severely dehydrated & had profuse vomiting & diarrhea at the time of presentation.” ~ Dr Nathalee Prakash, Mount Pleasant Veterinary Centre (Gelenggang)

diabetes mellitus

In the body, glucose levels are controlled by insulin, a hormone secreted by the pancreas. Insulin facilitates movement of glucose in the blood into respective cells to be stored or used.

In diabetes mellitus (DM), there can be either:

  • a deficiency in insulin production by the pancreas (type 1)
  • a resistance of the cells to the effects of insulin (type 2)
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“Cody is actually easy to care for if his diabetes is under control. However when he gets sick, a lot of time is needed to take him for vet reviews to make sure his condition does not worsen.” ~ Lynette

Juvenile diabetes typically arises from insufficient insulin production and can be accompanied by other pancreatic enzyme deficiencies.

The inability of glucose to enter and be used by cells results in dramatic weight loss. The glucose that remains in the blood stream gets filtered into urine and causes increased drinking and urination. The high glucose levels may result in liver disease, cataract formation and an immunocompromised state.

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In situations where DM is poorly controlled, or complicated by other disease, the metabolic derangements further escalates, resulting in ketoacidosis, which can be life threatening.

Ketoacidosis: When the body is unable to burn glucose for energy, it starts to break down fat cells which produces fatty acids. These fatty acids are converted to ketones. High levels of ketones can lead to diabetic coma or death. Symptoms include weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal breath. 

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“Cody needed to a home environment to get better. We found a foster home but he again was returned because the fosterers could not cope. I felt Cody’s chance of finding a home is slim. So I decided to take him home & care for him.” ~ Lynette

Symptoms of diabetes
  • excessive thirst (polydipsia)
  • increased urination (polyuria)
  • increased food consumption (polyphagia) but maintains or loses weight
  • cloudy eyes (diabetic cataracts)
tests for diabetes
  • Blood test to detect increased blood glucose level
  • Urinalysis to measure presence of glucose and ketones (urine from healthy dogs does not contain any glucose)
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Cody’s ketoacidosis was corrected & he is currently being managed with insulin injections twice a day. When diabetes is not regulated, it is usually due to insulin not administered properly. Have your vet demonstrate & then observe you injecting the insulin to make sure you are doing it correctly.

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Cody improved in body condition from 11.6 kg at the time of presentation to a current 14.8 kg.

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“The current aims are to fine-tune Cody’s insulin dose, after which he would only require revisits 2 to 3 times a year. Ongoing monitoring for management of infections (e.g. urinary tract infections) has also been advised.” ~ Dr Nathalee Prakash

For patients living with diabetes, consistent, unchanging and constant are keywords to remember for lifestyle, diet and treatment.

Ideally, a diabetic dog should be fed the same type of food, same amount, at the same time each day. A regular schedule of 2 meals a day will help minimise fluctuations in blood glucose so that the amount of insulin needed remains the same. Once the diabetes is properly regulated, dogs like Cody can live relatively normal lives. 


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“Fostering Cody has been a joy despite the tiredness on some days. Caring for him teaches us to manage our time better & having to inject him makes us more gung-ho.” ~ Lynette

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“Cody has changed us all for the better. My family & housemate have been very supportive & helpful. We grew closer as a family & are ecstatic when Cody gets well!”

"Fostering Cody has been a joy despite the tiredness on some days. My family & house mate have been supportive & very helpful in this journey with Cody." ~ Lynette

Cody watching TV with Lynette’s other foster dog Bloch!

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“Volunteering is a commitment to the dogs. We need to make it a part of our lifestyle in order to sustain the long run. To me, the joy & love the dogs give us in return makes everything worth it.” ~ Lynette

Snag The 3-Legged Singapore Special

Look for the good in people and you will surely find it.

Snag was rescued by the folks of Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (East). He was limping along a street, dragging a snare caught tightly around his leg.

Snag may have lost a limb. But gained a big family at Mount Pleasant East!

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When Snag was brought back to Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (East), he was very thin, forlorn & didn’t want any human interaction. But he would allow the team to treat his wound. Just a gentle ol’ soul, lost & scared in his new environment.

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Snag managed to get away only because he gnawed off the other end of the snare. The authorities have been informed.

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The wire had cut right through the flesh & muscle in Snag’s leg.

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The team tried to save Snag’s leg by managing the wound but it was already badly infected. Gangrene had set in. Snag also has heartworms & is currently on medication for a “slow kill” treatment.

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Snag’s badly infected leg had to be amputated. Amputation may also be recommended for dogs with cancer (e.g. osteosarcoma), severe trauma (e.g. multiple fractures) or birth defects.

“We amputated Snag’s leg at the proximal humerus (just below the shoulder joint). If he goes to an animal sanctuary or somewhere outdoors, there is the scapula bone to protect his chest from trauma.” ~ Dr Audrey Loi

As in humans, dogs can be fitted with a prosthetic leg following an amputation. An adequate stump is needed to fit the prosthesis. However, this procedure is not suitable for all pets. It also requires diligent care to ensure the remaining stump is not traumatised during daily activities or subjected to pressure sores.

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A few weeks later, Snag (with Maya) is looking happier & healthier!

Dogs bear more than 50% of body weight on their front legs. Snag may need more time to adjust, balance & move around, as compared to rear limb amputees. Keeping him trim will put less stress on the joints of his remaining three limbs. We will follow up on Snag’s progress and update on his future plans!

We took the opportunity to speak with Lillian Wang from Three Legs Good about her experience with disabled dogs. Three Legs Good is an animal welfare group that focuses on raising awareness, education, fund-raising for medical needs and finding homes for injured and disabled dogs. 

“From my experience, dogs who have gone through an amputation are up on their feet remarkably quickly. Of course, it would be easier for younger and healthy dogs. Usually it is the humans who have a problem accepting the amputation. The dogs are happy they are no longer in pain and can get on with their lives!” ~ Lillian

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Snag with Toby. Toby & Maya were rescued as puppies 2 years ago. Maya has seizures which makes it tough for her to find a home. Both of them are happy residents at Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (East)!

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Snag with Marc the Dachshund who was given up by a breeder because he was oversized & not ideal for sale. When you are ready for a pet, do consider adoption.

Poppy is another Singapore Special tripawd who lost her forelimb to osteosarcoma (bone cancer).

Poppy is another Singapore Special tripawd who lost her forelimb to osteosarcoma (bone cancer).

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Haloumi, Dr Cheryl Ho’s (Mount Pleasant Central Veterinary Clinic, Whitley) adopted Greyhound, lost her hind limb to osteosarcoma.

Meet some of the lovely rescued dogs from Three Legs Good: Mochi, Dinah, Grady & Zora! Contact Three Legs Good to adopt or support their work!

Some of the tripawds & disabled dogs from Three Legs Good: Mochi, Dinah, Grady & Zora! Contact Three Legs Good to adopt or support their work! (Photo credits: Mochi – Nicholas Koh, Dinah – Furry Photos)

“The best thing we can do for a dog who has had an amputation is not to feel sorry for it! Treat the dog perfectly normally. A 3-legged dog is really no less able than a 4-legged one. Dogs adapt amazingly well. They don’t worry about having 3 legs. They don’t look back!” ~ Lillian


meet the big family at Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (East)!
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The team at Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (East): Moe, Gladys, Jonna, Nelli (Gelenggang), Andy, Dr Sarah Wong, Dr Ng Yi Lin & Andy Jr!

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Clara, Yimin, Syahidah, Dr Ng Yilin & Zen’s rescuers.

Andy, Dr Sarah Wong, Moe, Dr Iin with Tilala!

Andy, Dr Sarah Wong, Moe, Dr Iin with Kilala!

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Dr Audrey Loi (top L) with her team at work.

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The fur kids of MP East’s staff: Club Jr the Singapore Special who is going to his new home soon, Ellie the Poodle, Momo the Chihuahua, Marley & Xena the Miniature Schnauzers!

Anchor & Guinness

The only fault of our pets? They do not live forever. Our only regret? We cannot change that reality.

As animal guardians and caregivers, we face death often more than once, in the journey with our pets. Life is short. Treasure every moment. And do not leave important things unsaid.

Shirley chats with us about the cats in her life. Past and present.

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Anchor was seen by Dr Kasey Tan at Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (North) for rhinitis (nasal inflammation) & high blood pressure. She is a grand dame at 20 years old.

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Guinness the black cat was found as a kitten outside my office. He had a skin condition which was diagnosed as food allergy. Initially I wanted to bring him to SPCA. But by the time his skin cleared up, I decided to keep him and went to SPCA to get him a friend instead! Guinness ate only the best – no supermarket brands. 

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“When I first met Anchor at SPCA, she was just a kitten, about 6 weeks young. She was every volunteer’s favourite – very playful, loved hide and seek, very manja.”

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I read all I could about caring for cats, in as natural a way as possible, balancing her diet with natural food and only adding some processed food for convenience.

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Just sitting pretty. 🙂

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“Anchor was a great hunter when young. She would catch field mice, birds and lizards. Sometimes she stayed out all night, probably patiently stalking some prey. She only returned in the morning and spent the rest of the day snoozing.” 

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Anchor getting all comfy in the wardrobe!

“Anchor is 20 years now. I am prepared for the inevitable.”

* Anchor lost her buddy last year when Guinness crossed the rainbow bridge at a grand age of 19.5 years. He was the oldest cat at the clinic. Shirley also adopted another handicapped cat named Stella.

Choose To Be Happy

Having a pet is a lifetime commitment. And that means, no matter what happens, no one gets left behind.

Happy came into Winnie’s life 9 years ago. Having grieved the passing of 3 dogs, Winnie was not prepared for a fourth. But her soft heart changed Happy’s future. She became family.

However, the past two years have been quite a challenge.

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“My daughter Jia Min’s classmate found Happy & her brother discarded in a box. They were still tiny puppies. The classmate’s father drove Happy to us in a box. I am still keeping the box. I cannot bear to throw it away.” ~ Winnie

About 2 years ago, Happy developed aural hematoma.
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Most dogs developed hematoma from excessively scratching their ears or shaking their head. When blood vessels in the ear rupture, blood pools between skin & cartilage, causing the ear flaps to swell like water balloons. Surgery was performed to open & drain the blood & clots. Sutures were placed to eliminate any space for blood or fluid to accumulate. Happy recovered well. The only difference was her upright ears are now droopy.

Happy then went through a surgery to remove her infected uterus.

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Pyometra is more common in older, unsterilised females. With repeated heat cycles & elevated levels of the hormone progesterone, the lining of the uterus thickens & provides an environment for bacteria to grow. Ovariohysterectomy (spay) is the treatment of choice. The uterus, ovaries & oviducts are surgically removed.

Early this year, Happy’s eyes became cloudy from cataracts. 

“Initially, Happy will knock into walls and even fall into the small drain downstairs. We didn’t realise she couldn’t see. After that, we seldom take her out for walks.”

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After her cataract surgery by Dr Robin Stanley in March this year, Happy can see again. She must be so happy to go for walks with Jia Min!

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Dr Sandhya Nair, Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (North), measures the Intraocular Pressure (IOP) in Happy’s eyes with a tonometer. The IOP is within normal range. “Happy is always very calm with Dr Nair.” ~ Winnie

Recently, Winnie noticed a lump on Happy’s neck.
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A fine needle aspirate was done & the sample sent to the laboratory for analysis. The lab report indicated a possible thyroid mass. “A high percentage of palpable canine thyroid tumours turn out to be thyroid carcinomas. Tissue biopsy for histologic evaluation is the next step in evaluating thyroid masses. Thyroid carcinoma is a locally invasive neoplasm with successful excision more likely early in the disease.”

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If the thyroid mass is fairly moveable, it can be surgically removed for biopsy. However, thyroid carcinoma is often adhered to deeper structures of the throat which makes surgery more difficult. Ultrasound & CT scan can help evaluate how invasive the mass is & if it can be removed surgically.

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Happy’s family will discuss about the next course of action.

"Happy was lost in 2009. With the help of Mark, my groomer friend, we found Happy 10 days later. That was one of the happiest moments in my life." ~ Winnie

“Happy was lost in 2009. With the help of Mark, my groomer friend, we found Happy 10 days later. That was one of the happiest moments in my life.” ~ Winnie

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“Happy came into our life on 14 November 2006 & we take that as her birth date. She will be 9 this year. I am very sad that Happy’s thyroid mass may be cancerous. But we will do whatever we can to give her the very best medical treatment.” ~ Winnie

november 2016, happy developed acute glaucoma in her left eye which was not responsive to medications.
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The intraocular pressure in Happy’s left eye was higher than normal. Sometimes, Happy would not open that eye fully. Despite all efforts to save the eye, it was not responsive to medications.

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The left eye become cloudy and blind. Dr Sandhya Nair performed enucleation to surgically remove the diseased eyeball.

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“During the eye checks, Happy was not cooperative. Dr Nair had a tough time examining her in awkward positions.”

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“Some days, I feel sorry that Happy had to go through all these surgeries. Money is not the issue (though I am not rich), it can be earned back. I just want Happy to be well and not in pain.”

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Feeling better and happier a few days after surgery! “I would like to thank Dr Sandhya Nair and everyone at Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (North) – Joyce, Janice, Abby, Karen, Pong, Grandex – for their patience and help given to Happy. We are very grateful.”

Anyone can be happy in a happy place. But to be happy even in challenges, now that is courage. We wish this beautiful and brave family all the very best in life.

A Cat Named Spock

Sometimes, it feels like we are helping a needy animal. Other times, a special one walks in. And helps us through a season of our life.

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“Spock walked into our house 3 weeks ago. And never left. She follows me everywhere.” ~ Kris

Notice anything special about Spock?

Notice anything special about Spock?

A normal cat has a  total of 18 toes: 4 toes and 1 dew claw on each front paw, 4 toes on each back paw. This girl only has 2 toes on her front right paw. Hence her name – Spock. Star Trek fans would understand!

SYNDACTYLY – FUSED TOES
Peace!

Two or more toes are wholly or partially joined together, either by skin or a fusion of bones. Because of how it looks, these paws are also called “lobster claw” or “split foot”.

POLYDACTYLY – EXTRA TOES
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Hi-5! A polydactyl cat has one or more extra toes on its paw. Ref: furryanimalloves.tumblr.com

Ref: catwise.net

Too many toes! Ref: catwise.net

Syndactyly and polydactyly usually do not cause any health problems to the cats. They are still able to run and climb like any normal cat. 

Spock wants to see who is the next patient for Dr Jimson Chan!

Spock wants to see who is the next patient for Dr Jimson Chan!

After her vaccination , with Grandex at Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (North).

After her vaccination , with Grandex at Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (North).

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“Spock would snuggle close & expect you to drop everything & caress her. She likes to sit & snooze on my belly. I call her the stunned sleeper. Not a very glamourous gal when she sleeps!”

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“We are the lucky ones. Spock found us.”

And if you are still clueless why this special cat is named Spock……

Spock & Mr Spock - "Live long & prosper!"

Spock & Mr Spock – “Live long & prosper!”

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Thanks to Admin Manager Joyce, every Friday is colourful scrubs day at Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (North)! L-R: Abby, Luna, Dr Alice Liaw, Dr Jimson Chan, Grandex.

Today happens to be a Friday. Thanks to Admin Manager Joyce, every Friday is colourful scrubs day at Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic (North)! L-R: Abby, Luna, Dr Alice Liaw, Dr Jimson Chan, Grandex.

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Chinese New Year has passed. But to Rachel and family, “Gong Xi Fai Cai” will bear a deeper sense of meaning when they celebrate the occasion every year.

 HOW DID YOU CROSS PATH WITH MOMMY & GONG XI FA CAI?

Mommy, Gong Xi and Fa Cai ran into our factory on Chinese New Year (hence their names!), looking skinny and hungry. My parents pitied them and felt they have not had a proper meal for a long time. The least we could do is to give them shelter, food and clean water.

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Hello Fa Cai. You are impossibly adorable!

"You promised to make my ears stop growing....."

“You promised to make my ears stop growing…..You promised…..”

Sadly, a week later, Gong Xi was knocked down by a truck. He was already dead by the time someone spotted his body.

Gong Xi, a young boy, gone too soon. Such is life for our street dogs. And many who try to survive at farms, construction sites, factories.

HOW ARE MOMMY AND FA CAI AFTER GONG XI CROSSED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE?

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We call mommy Ah Girl. She is a very well behaved, doting mom – always leaving food for Fa Cai and eating only after Fa Cai is full.

Mom and daughter - inseparable.

Mom and daughter are inseparable. Fa Cai likes to rest her butt on mommy’s head!

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We suspect Ah Girl was abused by humans before. Whenever anyone holds up a stick or piece of wood, she is so scared. She will shiver, sit on the floor and dare not move an inch.

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Just watching the big world go by.

Then one fateful day, Fa Cai was also knocked down by a car….

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19 May: The impact from the accident caused Fa Cai's diaphragm to rupture. Her liver and intestines were pushed from the abdominal area up into her chest cavity.

19 May: The impact from the accident caused Fa Cai’s diaphragm (muscular separation between chest and abdominal cavities) to rupture. Her liver and intestines were pushed from the abdominal cavity into her chest cavity.

One of her lung lobes was also torn and bleeding into her chest. Fa Cai also suffered tears in her spleen and liver.

One of Fa Cai’s lung lobes was torn and bleeding into her chest. She also suffered tears in her spleen and liver.

Dr Lesley Teo and Dr Estella Liew of Mount Pleasant Central Veterinary Clinic (Whitley) performed an emergency surgery to repair Fa Cai’s ruptured diaphragm. Her liver and intestines were placed back into the abdominal cavity, a chest tube inserted to drain excess fluids from the chest cavity, and a feeding tube to maintain the level of proteins for healing.

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Autotransfusion was also done where blood was collected from Fa Cai’s chest in a sterile manner, filtered and administered back to her body.

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Fa Cai was supported with oxygen therapy for 2 days after surgery.

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Fa Cai may be scarred for life. But she lives to enjoy the love from Rachel and family.

HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED AFTER MEETING MOMMY & FA CAI?

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Having Ah Girl and Fa Cai at the factory makes my day so much brighter. They are the reason I can wake up so early! I  reach the factory at 7am to feed and walk them before starting work. I give up my free time to play with them and keep them company. Seeing them healthy and happy makes everything worth it. They are coming to stay with us and Muffin, our Dachshund. Our home is going to be so much more lively!

TODAY, Dr Cheryl Ho examined Fa Cai and gave her a clean bill of health. Fa Cai also had a mini reunion with Amanda and the other vet technicians.

Mommy is a very sweet, petite-sized mongrel. Looking at the video below, Fa Cai is going to outgrow Mommy very soon!

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Awww….Thanks Fa Cai for your Thank You card! After Gong Xi passed away, everyone has been calling her Gong Xi or Gong Xi Fa Cai.

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Rachel with Ah Girl, Dr Cheryl Ho with Fa Cai, Rachel’s mom.

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There are many street and shelter dogs like Ah Girl and Fa Cai waiting for homes. If you are ready for a best friend, CHOOSE TO ADOPT from shelters like: Animal Lovers League, Mutts & Mittens Community, Gentle Paws, SPCA Singapore, Three Legs Good, Causes for Animals, HOPE Dog Rescue, Mercy Light, Save Our Street Dogs, Proj DormSix, Exclusively Mongrels, Action For Singapore Dogs, Mdm Wong’s Shelter.

ADOPT Grady The 3-Legged Oldie

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“Old is gold. Senior dogs make fantastic pets, so adopt ME today!” ~ Grady the 3-legged oldie

[Contributed by Lillian Wang, Three Legs Good]

If you’re thinking about getting a dog, do the right thing – ADOPT, not buy. And do consider adopting a senior dog!

A senior dog is an older dog usually above 5 or 6 years of age (though there is no fixed definition for what makes a dog “senior”). Senior dogs face immense difficulties finding homes as most people simply overlook them. They are seen as not as cute, fun, or “nice and new” as a young puppy. But nothing could be further from the truth.

A senior dog can be the PERFECT pet for many people.

Senior dogs are often more low-energy and less attention-seeking. If you really love dogs and want one as a member of your family, find a dog who suits your lifestyle and personality. Look beyond superficial qualities or age.

Many adult dogs end up in shelters through no fault of their own. They may have started life on the streets. Discarded by unscrupulous breeders or abandoned by their first owners. Dogs are often given up for frivolous reasons: owners moving house, family getting bored with them, “no time” because their maid has left the country.

Still not sure if a senior dog is right for you?

Three Common Myths

MYTH #1: YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO GET WITH AN OLDER DOG
Actually, the opposite is true! A puppy’s true temperament is often not revealed entirely until it is fully grown (about 1-2 years old). With senior dogs, more often than not, you have the advantage of observing their true temperament and personality. What you see is what you get!

MYTH #2: OLDER DOGS HAVE HEALTH ISSUES
To be fair, a dog at any age can have health issues. Health issues associated with ageing are inevitable. If you adopt a puppy now, won’t that puppy eventually grow old and potentially have health issues in old age? A dog is for life. Caring for a dog changes with different life stages. If you love dogs, you will do what is right for them, no matter what.

MYTH #3: IT’S BETTER TO GET A PUPPY SO IT CAN BOND WITH YOU
Dogs live in the moment, in the here and now. Once you welcome a dog into your home, he will learn to appreciate his new environment and family, and bond with you. Age is no impediment! Senior dogs are no less loving or loyal than younger dogs. In fact, they may arguably bond with you MORE than a puppy as senior dogs know a good home when they see one. And they will be very grateful.

So the next time you visit a shelter or an adoption drive, look for a senior dog and learn more about him or her. That dog could just be the perfect pet for you!

So… looking for a senior dog? Look no further!

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Grady is an approximately 8-year-old 3-legged mongrel. He used to be a street dog in Ubi area and was found one day weak and barely able to stand. He was severely tick infested and emaciated.

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When rescued, Grady already had 3 legs (with a proper amputation done) so that part of his history is unknown. He was first taken in by SPCA. Three Legs Good subsequently took over his case.

Grady is in a foster home now and doing well. He has slight arthritis due to his age but is otherwise alert and mobile. He moves about very well on 3 legs. For longer walks, he uses his cart.

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Grady enjoys napping, eating and rubbing his face and back. He tends to bark at dogs that he can’t see very well in the distance… but he gets along great with all humans, including kids and especially humans who bring him food!

Coolest water dish ever. :)

Coolest water dish ever. 🙂

For a wonderful low-energy companion who will hang out with you all day and nap with you, consider adopting Grady! Adoption queries, contact human@threelegsgood.org

4 Wee Kitties

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4 wee little kittens. Abandoned in a basket a week ago. They would not have survived if Winnifred, client of Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre (Farrer), has not found them.

Meet the Quartet!

YIN (seal point): the conversationalist & diva
YANG (only boy – black): the sweetheart who loves belly rubs
TAI (tortie): the individualist who knows she is cool
QI (grey tabby): the runt with a big personality

If you are ready for a lifetime commitment, call Nikki at 9006 6112 for a chat.

More photos here -> https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=973966755971379&id=136750903026306