Sugar sickness

Q: My nine-year-old Miniature Schnauzer has just been diagnosed with diabetes. How should I manage his condition?

Is my chinchilla balding?

Q: My two-year-old Chinchilla Violet has been losing a lot of fur recently. In the past week, I even discovered a bald patch on her. What should I do?

How do i help my coughing kitty?

Q: My American Curl has been coughing and wheezing for about a week or so. We keep the house clean and ensure that she has a balanced diet. However, I noticed that she has been eating significantly lesser and gets lethargic easily. What should I do?

My dog urinates everywhere

Q: Sheila is a 15-year-old cross breed dog that we adopted from young. She has been unable to control her bladder, and urinates indoors, even when she's sleeping. Although medication from our vet helped, there are still occasional accidents. Can traditional Chinese medicine benefit her?

Fuss-trating eaters

Q: My 12-year-old Shih Tzu has been a picky eater since he was three. He refuses to eat and would sometimes throw up. I resorted to spoon feeding him but he still rejects the food at times, leaving it untouched (even his favourite chicken liver). My vet has ruled out medical issues. I give him attention and walk him daily. What else can I do?

My cat has struvite stones

Q: My three-year-old male Maine Coon suffered from urolithiasis and had to undergo a procedure to have the struvite stones flushed out. Although he has fully recovered from this episode, I understand that there is a high recurrence of the condition. What can I do to prevent this from happening again?

Can my ragamuffin be a therapy cat?

My one-year-old Ragamuffin has a very good temperament and is very tame, even with children and strangers. I’d love for him to be a therapy cat, but I wonder if he needs to be certified before we start. How can I make it happen?

Transitioning your tabby to a new home

Q: My family will be moving into our new flat next year. However, we are concerned about how our mixed breed tabby will adapt to the new environment. What are some things we can do to make this transition easier?

Eliminating at the wrong place

Q: My five-year-old Corgi recently started to poo and pee away from his designated toilet area. For the past few years, he has not had an issue with peeing in his tray and pooping at the designated spot on our balcony. However, lately, he has been doing his business in our living room while we are fast asleep or not at home. He'd give a guilty look when we berate him upon seeing the mess. When there are people at home during the day (usually my mum most of the time), he will return to his tray.

Grooming a mongrel

Q: My family recently adopted a shorthaired Singapore Special. Can you provide me with some tips on how to groom him and what to look out for?

Drooling cat

Q: I have a five-year-old cat. Recently, she started drooling while playing and sleeping. Why is this happening and how can I stop it?

Feather plucking

Q: My five-year-old African Grey started plucking his feathers recently. It has resulted to a bald patch on his chest. What should I do?

My puppy is not putting on weight

Q: I brought home a female mongrel puppy a few months ago. Despite feeding her puppy kibbles twice a day, she is still very skinny and does not appear to have gained any weight. What can I do to help her?