[AMA] I am a veterinarian. Ask me anything :D

lycans

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Cat... 17yo. sometimes, he tried to lick his back den suddenly seized up lying on the floor, hind leg automatically start scratching very hard. in addition, he keep licking his lips and try to bite/lick his own body (anywhere) to release...

wonder what cause this and how to avoid.
Fleas maybe? Best go see a vet, might also be hyperthyroidism or liver disease
 

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self treat..... but doesn't helps.... so did brought him to see a vet.... and got some eye gel...... see how it goes....
How is ur cat?
Cos mine had similar symptoms and it was a precursor to something else more serious.

Just hope all is good for ur fur baby
 

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How is ur cat?
Cos mine had similar symptoms and it was a precursor to something else more serious.

Just hope all is good for ur fur baby
oh..... he recovered! thanks for asking..... Honestly, his condition back then was quite bad even after seeing the vet.... I just keep putting the oilment the vet issued.... and clean the his ear... and amazingly.... he totally recovered a week before CNY...... One thing I found that his watery left eye may has something to do with his ear, as i notice his left ear is always much more dirtier than his right ear.........so these days, at least twice a week, i will clean his ears, again, sincerely thanks for asking... APPRECIATE!
 

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Hi, why is Megestrol Acetate (Ovaban) literally impossible to get at vets in Singapore for temporary estrus suppression/delay while waiting for spaying when it is so commonly administered in many other places for cat estrus control and considered safe? (and incidentally spaying appointments have ridiculous waiting times here and my cat always goes into heat conveniently right when the appointment approaches so since I don't want to subject her to the increased risk of bleeding to death in surgery I have to reschedule and pray that the new date months later does not coincide with her heat)

One clinic literally told me "heat is a natural thing so we should let it take its course and not interfere with it artificially, that's why we don't prescribe MA." Yeah and going by their logic spaying is something that occurs in nature, eh?
 

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Hi, why is Megestrol Acetate (Ovaban) literally impossible to get at vets in Singapore for temporary estrus suppression/delay while waiting for spaying when it is so commonly administered in many other places for cat estrus control and considered safe? (and incidentally spaying appointments have ridiculous waiting times here and my cat always goes into heat conveniently right when the appointment approaches so since I don't want to subject her to the increased risk of bleeding to death in surgery I have to reschedule and pray that the new date months later does not coincide with her heat)

One clinic literally told me "heat is a natural thing so we should let it take its course and not interfere with it artificially, that's why we don't prescribe MA." Yeah and going by their logic spaying is something that occurs in nature, eh?
If the drug isnt widely used, suppliers dont take it in. Singapore is not known as a pedigree breeding ground unlike Australia or other European countries so the vet clinics that will stock this drug is likely very few. You would have to check around which vet clinic in Singapore specialise in reproductive work for small animals. I dont think I have come across any clinics in Singapore doing repro work so the number might be zero
 
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