Hello, I'm sorry for double posting, I see there is one similar a few days ago. It looks like we may be moving to Singapore, but I need to know a little about relocating pets there before I make a firm decision. I have a three year old Golden Retriever. Are there any pet owners that can give some advice... Is it easy to rent an apartment that would allow dogs? Are there many expat pet owners that meet to socialise dogs? Are services like vets, groomers, dog sitters easily available? Do people generally have a good attitude towards dogs? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Whether or not we should bring our baby would help me decide whether I want to move or not. Thanks so much!
Found a good article in Yahoo today: Dr Chong said very old and very young animals as well as breeds with shorter snouts are more susceptible to haze-related diseases. On its Facebook page, Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre says that pets with heart, lung, kidney, liver, eye problems are at a greater risk of developing haze-related problems. Dr Chong advises that if the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) reading goes above 100, owners should only take their dogs out for quick toilet walks and avoid taking them out for walks entirely if the reading goes above 200. Mount Pleasant Animal Medical Centre says owners should try to turn on the air conditioner or fan where possible, change water bowls frequently and use artificial tears to aid flushing of possible eye irritants.Meanwhile, Yeo, a consultant from ASD, suggests a simple home-made concoction for a daily-wipe down. He advises adding two to three drops of high grade lavender oil and eucalyptus oil to a basin of water, soaking a cloth in it and using the cloth to wipe the dogs. He said owners can also use baby wipes to clean their dogs of dust particles. However, he reminds owners not to bathe their dogs too often even though many might think that it is good for their dogs. That’s because their skin will get dry from showering excessively which might result in a dry rash. For dogs that are more susceptible to falling sick, he suggests giving them antioxidants such as vitamin C to boost their immunity.While some animal lovers might want to protect their pets with makeshift masks such as these, Dr Chong warns that it is in fact dangerous for the pets as such masks obscure their mouths, not allowing them to dispel heat, which might lead to a heatstroke.
Hi It is early days but my husband itala liking to his employer about a possible job insingapore. We have two dogs , Italian spinones about retriever size, and I would like to know if it is possible for dogs this size to be ok in Singapore...I keeread adding horror stories about Muslims not liking dogs ,apartments too small, have to always be on the lead etc.....they are part of our family and I just wondered what the facts are .. any advice would be very wwelcomregards roseregards rose
hi everyone, We have 6 cats. two boys and four girls. Since shifting to Singapore eight months back, one of my tomcat (3yrs old) has been harassing one of my cats (6 yrs old). He does not let her move around the house. She is so intimidated by him that when he comes too close to her, she ends up urinating and at times defecating wherever the ambush happens. I have tried talking to him. But to no avail. CAn someone pls tell how can we stop him from bossing her?
Not sure what is happening to my dog. He is toilet trained but since yesterday he has been peeing everywhere. What could be wrong with him? i did leave him in a dog boarding last weekend because i was out of town. this is the first time it happened after a weekend that i was away from him. This stresses me out. Any thoughts?