Joint efforts

I recently noticed that my 13-year-old cat has stopped playfully jumping up onto shelves and tables. I suspect she has arthritis. What lifestyle changes are recommended to manage her condition?

Fido’s attention issues

My two-year-old pooch is becoming increasingly clingy. While he’s generally well-behaved during playtime, he starts barking to get my attention if I leave him alone after. Yet, it’s almost impossible to get his attention and he doesn’t listen when I tell him to stop doing something. What should I do?

Sweet sensations

Q: My four-year-old, 2.3kg Yorkshire Terrier enjoys his kibbles with boiled sweet potato or potato, followed by five to 10 wolfberries soaked in warm water as dessert. He also eats pineapples, apples and banana in between meals. Are these foods good for him, and do they contribute to a healthy diet?

Bathing without Bloodshed

Q: I just adopted a one-year-old Domestic Shorthair cat. I would like to give her a bath and trim her nails. How should I go about it?

Bunny belly woes

Q: My two-year-old rabbit hasn’t been eating much for the past few days and his stool volume has decreased. He sits in a loafing position and doesn’t move much. I also occasionally hear some gurgling noises from his tummy. What should I do?

Leaving on a jet plane

Q: I have been offered an overseas posting to the U.S. for two years. I am weighing the odds of whether it’ll be a good idea to bring my 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier along. Although he is generally healthy, I’m concerned whether he’ll be able to withstand the move. What should I take into consideration?

Is kitty getting a stroke?

Q: My senior cat just turned 15 years old, and he has been healthy all these years with a good appetite and a mind of his own. However, he recently developed a head tilt, moves in circles to the right, and isn’t able to walk properly. There’s also been a drop in his appetite, and he seems to be in distress. What could be wrong?

My dog can't stop kissing me!

Q: I recently adopted a six-year-old mongrel. She is very affectionate and good-natured. However, she is extremely fond of licking our faces. What can we do to stop that habit?

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?