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?

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?