22 mails just arrived

It’s going to be a long, long night…

The mails aren’t coming in

We have 28 pending applications, but we haven’t received the applications by post. We don’t know what has happened to the mails as many of the applications are more than 1 week old.

We urge all applicants to please track your Pos Ekspres mails.  I will write to all of you as well.

I just tracked one of the mails for an applicant who isn’t literate. She posted the Pos Ekspres mail on 13th July, but according to the tracking, it was only despatched out on 17th July!

18 Jul 2018, 08:28:00 AM Arrive at delivery facility at Caw. Serahan Subang Jaya
17 Jul 2018, 11:22:00 PM Item dispatched out Pusat Mel Nasional
17 Jul 2018, 10:11:00 PM Item dispatched out Pusat Mel Nasional

But some posted as early as on 9th July and it still has not arrived!



Vincent is warded (stomatitis again)

After a relatively uneventful two years, Vincent’s stomatitis has flared up again.

Sigh…we know that there is no cure for stomatitis. We can only manage it. Throughout the two years after his two tooth extractions, Vincent’s condition has been stable. He was on Plague Off for maintenance and that did its job well. We didn’t need to give him Plague Off regularly (as too much of it can cause thyroid issues); only when I noticed the drooling – then a few days of Plague Off would do the trick.

All was well until recently, when he had thick drooling (with a most unpleasant odour) and his appetite dwindled.

Vincent is also very choosy with food and is not easy to feed. Sometimes, I have to offer all kinds of foods until he chooses the one he wants. Most of the time, in recent weeks, he only wanted cooked food, so I’ve been giving him that and he would eat.

He lives outside and is usually on the neighbour’s roof, but he comes back daily for meals.

Yesterday, at breakfast, Vincent didn’t want to eat. He just licked a bit of his cooked food and went off. By nightfall, I managed to call him back and he ate a bit of raw food. There has also been gradual weight loss, so we took him to the vet today (together with Indy).

This morning, he only wanted raw food. He only ate about two spoonfuls, after much coaxing.

But he drinks a lot of water every day.

The vet examined his lymph nodes and they were very enlarged. There is also very severe ulceration in his mouth, particularly at the back portion.

Vincent would have to go on steroid therapy and antibiotics; maybe subcutaneous fluids too as he is rather dehydrated and emaciated (due to the weight loss).  Vincent may even need to be on drips, depending on his condition.

The vet thinks it would be better if Vincent is warded so that he can observe Vincent and administer what is needed. We definitely agree. The course of treatment is uncertain at this point, so it’s better that Vincent stays at the clinic where he can be monitored.

So, Vincent is warded at the clinic now.

Blood work will also be done as the vet suspects Vincent may have kidney issues. Being warded, the vet would be able to monitor Vincent’s urination too.

We hope Vincent will recover to a manageable and comfortable level even though there is really no cure of stomatitis and as his previous vet had said, Vincent has such reactive gums and there’s nothing much anyone can do about it.

We know Vincent is in good hands at the clinic.

Indy’s follow-up at the vet’s (Day 5)

Today, Indy finished the fifth (and last) dose of his antibiotics (Stomorgyl).

We took him back to the vet for a follow-up (Vincent went as well – next story).

The vet checked Indy’s lymph nodes and they have gone smaller, which is good. As for his mouth ulcers, there is only a very slight improvement. The ulcers at the gums have no healed yet.

The plan for Indy now is to observe his eating habits until Saturday and we will decide then if he has to go on another course of the same antiobiotics.  The vet didn’t want to continue today as he wants to give Indy’s liver a rest.

Indy has been only eating kibble most of the time. Either the cooked food irritated his ulcers or the smell of the food reminded him of pain in the mouth?  He does, however, lick a bit of Cubgrub (blended raw food), so he gets that as well.

Upon coming back, I decided to try my luck again, so I offered him a bowl of raw food and cooked food.

Indy went for the raw food first.

This is actually the amount allocated to Cow, Bunny, Pole and Cleo, but I wanted to test which foods Indy would go for.

Indy polished up all the raw food, then he actually ate a third of the cooked food as well!

Well, I hope this means his mouth ulcers aren’t as painful as before now.

We will monitor his choice of food until Saturday, then decide on the second course of antibiotics.  If that doesn’t work, the next plan would be steroid therapy (which comes with risks).

Meanwhile, we are just glad that Indy can still eat and has good appetite. He is alert and as active as ever, doing his sentry duty on the ledge.

Johann and Gaia

The video:

Neutering aid for 3 cats in Taiping (Norsalwana bt Nor Azmi’s)

We have sponsored RM180 for the neutering of these 3 cats.

Neutering aid for 1 dog in Puchong (Hew Khur Shean’s)

We have sponsored RM100 for the neutering of this dog.

Dog’s name: Zaza

Background :

This is a female dog that many have been feeding at Bandar Kinrara factory area. She had given birth to many litters and yet, we couldn’t get her for neutering as she is very afraid of human. But thankfully with the aid of automatic trap cage, we managed to get her this time. Sent her for neutering, vaccination and deworm. We will send her to a private shelter thereafter , together with her 8 puppies while rehoming her puppies. Very hard to get pictures as she is very afraid of human and has turned into aggression when we go near her. Nonetheless, really do appreciate that we could submit our claim for this mama dog.

Neutering aid for 1 dog in Cheras (Yeap Saw See’s)

We have sponsored RM100 for the neutering of this dog.

Indy’s mouth ulcers (Day 3)

Today is Day 3 of Indy’s antibiotic treatment for his mouth ulcers.

He is smarter today – he spat out the half tablet so we had to re-do with the pill popper again. The second time worked.

He still doesn’t want to eat his cooked and canned food. As the vet said, maybe the smell of the food reminds him of the initial pain in the mouth.

For breakfast, he was willing to lick up some blended raw food and after that, he only wanted kibble.

Bah! Mouth ulcers suck!