20 September, 2011
animals - dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs & rabbits
Vets Clinical Research
Making veterinary surgery alive
to a veterinary student studying in Australia
using real case studies and pictures
Skin diseases in a Bulldog
Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
20 September, 2011
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diseases in the dog tend to be very itchy Consult Your Vet if
the problem persists past 7 days
04. An oily smelly skin Bulldog. Mange was thought to be the
cause of the problem. Is it mange? Is there a cure for his
energetic & happy now after one month of regular veterinary
reviews, drug and shampoo treatment. This was not a case of
mange. What is it then? Hair grows on neck and body. Will
the problem recur? Yes, if the owner does not continue with the
Tips for pet shop owners and groomers
The skin of this young and most attractive Bulldog, after one month of
treatment, feels a bit oily again and a small patch of skin
above and behind the neck is oily and has yellow infected skin.
Is it a nutritional, management, dog behavioural or allergic problem?
Blood tests are being conducted to check whether this is a hormonal
problem and this takes time and cost money.
Some skin diseases in the dog require several and extensive reviews by
your vet. It is best to work with one vet although owners tend to skip
to second or third opinions when the skin disease treatment does not
Skin disease treatments can be costly, amounting to a few hundred
dollars in some cases as one visit may not resolve the problem.
If the skin disease does not cure within 7 days of seeing the groomer
or the pet shop owner, it is best to consult your vet rather than try
the shampoos as the more damage to the skin of the dog, the longer it
takes to cure it and it will cost the owner more money and time for
Skin itchiness causes the dog to scratch till a small disease area
becomes wide-spread. Some diseases are a combination of fungal,
bacterial and primary hormonal problem. It is unlikely to be cured by
buying "tree oil" from the pet shop. Use your judgment.
Many Singapore pet owners will prefer to consult the groomer or pet
shop owner for medications and the magic shampoos. Changing shampoos
and changing dog feed are common recommendations of the pet shop
owners and groomer. Experienced Singapore pet shop owners and
groomers may wish to follow up on such severe skin disease cases and
refer pet owners to the veterinarians when the skin disease gets
Otherwise, a lot of ill feelings towards the pet shop owners and
groomer accumulate as the dog stops being energetic and becomes
HUNTING FOR THE IDEAL SINGAPORE BUNGALOWS in 2001
with 2 toddlers.
Near to Dutch School. Viewing July 26, 2001
2000/2287 means 2000 sq.ft built in and 2287 sq. ft of land
2pm Viewing at Nassim Park townhouse 4+1 2900 sq. ft $9,000
3pm Meet at Anson Road.
3.30pm Nassim Park townhouse 4+1 2900 sq. ft
$9,000. Near Orchard Road. Full condo facilities. Caucasian
family enclave. Bathrooms and kitchens dated compared to
the newer condos but great location and near a green
residential enclave of embassies.
4pm Dalkeith bungalow 2nd viewing. No pool.
Bathrooms and kitchen cabinets dated.
4.30pm Brand new semi-detached off Sixth Avenue, 4+1
3200/3000 sq. ft $9,000. 5-min drive to the Dutch School.
Shuttle buses and taxis outside house. Cold Storage Gourmet
supermarket nearby. Essentially a Caucasian enclave.
5pm Grange 70 upscale condo 4+1 1981 sq. ft
Privacy. 20 units only. Near Orchard Road.
5.30pm Ardmore Park condo. 4+1 2885 sq. ft $10,000.
Brand new. Upscale. Next to American Club. Asking rentals are
around $10,000. See:
Ardmore Park pictures and research report
Viewing bungalows July
"Bungalow" in Singapore means a detached house without sharing
a common wall with neighbours. It may be one, two or
Dalkeith Road 4+1 inground pool,
3500/10000 $14,000. One storey. Wood
flooring. 5-min drive to Orchard Road and 15-min bus ride to
the Dutch School. A rare beauty with a nice balance
between built in area and garden. A sloping
inground pool with carpet grass in front garden and cow grass
and fruit trees in back garden.
Road 4+1, big front garden, 3500/9700
$11,000. No pool. One storey. Ceramic tiled
flooring. Big front garden with koi fish pond and space for
barbecue parties. Bar counter (extreme right of
picture). The main complaint is the dated bathroom and kitchen
cabinets. Landlord willing to renovate both. The
rent ought to be higher if the kitchen and bathrooms are
renovated. The cost will be $25,000. However, this unit
will not be available for long.
Namly Gardens 6+1 4800/12500 $13,000.
2-storey. Large inground pool and side garden. White
ceramic tiled floors. Long driveway provides privacy.
Estate Road 6+1 5000/10000 $12,000. 3-storey.
Small above ground pool. Brand new kitchen, light blue ceramic
tiled flooring and bathrooms. Small garden but lots of living
areas. A quiet children's park nearby. Suits expats with
large families. The main complaint is that the long bath tubs
are smaller than the usual and may not suit big American
Caucasian expats looking for bungalows expect a very high
standard of bathrooms and kitchen. For $10,000 -
$15,000, they can get a brand new
Ardmore Park 4-bedroom 2885 sq. ft with its sprawling
resort and condo facilities, downtown location and near
the American Club.
The main competitor
of upscale Ardmore Park is a nice bungalow with a pool and
rentals equivalent to Ardmore Park's quality interiors.
Upscale bungalows rent from $15,000 - $30,000.
interested in these 4+1 or other units which may be available
please call Asia USA Realty 9668 6468 for viewing.
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