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Rabbit sterilisation FAQs

WHY SHOULD I STERILISE MY RABBIT? Prevention of pregnancy This is particularly important if there are male and female rabbits living in the same household. Keeping them separated is not fool proof- accidental matings can occur! There are many abandoned rabbits in need of homes in Singapore and the least we could do is to […]
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FAQ: Understanding allergies

Which are the most common allergies in pets, and what are their causes? Skin and gastrointestinal allergies are the most common in pets. Causes of allergies are multifactorial, with a hypersensitive immune system being the primary cause. This reacts with various allergens to result in signs of allergies. Food allergens are common causes of both […]
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Choosing the right pet boarding facility

What are some of the factors that owners should consider when they are trying to decide what kind of facilities to leave their pets in? Number of pets boarded in facility and ratio of number of staff to number of pets boarded. This is one indicator of the level of attention your pet may receive; […]
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The heart of the matter

Just as with humans, our pets can be prone to heart conditions, especially as they get older. While dogs and cats do not commonly get heart attacks like humans, they are commonly prone to another group of heart conditions known as congestive heart disease. What is congestive heart disease? Congestive heart disease is characterised by […]
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Hot dogs are not cool dogs!

With temperatures rising in Singapore this month, our pets are prone to heat stroke, just like we are.Heat stroke is a very serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Spare yourself the next five minutes to read this and protect your pet from heat stroke! Dogs are the most common pets suffering from heat stroke, usually after […]
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Myths and tales of dental scaling

In the second installment on dental care for pets, we answer many common questions, myths and fears regarding professional veterinary dental scaling. My dog gets chew toys, treats and bones* regularly. Does my pet still require dental scaling? While chew toys and treats can help reduce the rate of dental tartar formation, they do not […]
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Things our pets wish they could tell us…

Did you know that, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society,80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by 3 years of age? One easy way of assessing how healthy your dog or cat is by getting it to say “Ahhhh”. Does your pet have bad breath, red/bleeding gums, yellow/brown teeth or loose/missing teeth? If so, […]
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Why Amber Vet?

Welcome to our blog! As our first post, we thought it befitting to address this frequently asked question: “Why the name “Amber Vet”?”. We chose Amber for it’s significance as a tree resin that is fossilized over long periods of up to several million years. Amber has the ability to preserve organic matter trapped within […]
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