Ritchie Boy, dog for adoption (Olivia Wong Wai Yin’s)

If interested, please contact Olivia directly at 60 12-299 9371.

Location: Klang Valley

Below is the description for Richie.

Richie Boy.
7 months old.
Not neutered.
Not vacinnated.
Richie boy is a very playful and a very strong and masculine dog (to be handle by adult if bringing him for walk as he is very strong). He weigh arpx 15kg now.
He will need space to run around and play as he is super hyper active.
Richie is looking for a good family to take him in as part of the family and he promise to be a good boy…

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Tiger has another epileptic seizure

It’s been 9 days since the last episode. Tiger has been on Neurobion (B1, B6 and B12), Fish Oil, CoQ10 and Vetri DMG.  I was very hopeful that he would not have another attack, but it happened at 8.12am this morning.

He was sitting in Pole’s condo platform when suddenly, I heard a thud. Tiger had fallen down (luckily it’s a soft landing onto cardboard and the cage floor is rather springy too) and was seizuring.

The seizure lasted about 5 seconds in all. It was too fast for me to take a video (the vet had wanted to see a video). Tabs and Bunny were so concerned they came to help and I could see the look of helplessness on their little faces as well. They looked at Tiger and then at me.  They were asking for help for their friend.

It was very devastating and traumatic for me to witness this and be unable to do anything for those 5 seconds or so. The only consolation is that I was here, so that I know it happened. I have to keep a record of all these episodes and if it happened when I was at work or not in the room, I would have missed it and the records would not be accurate (this would affect our decisions and the treatment plan).


Tiger has lost weight too, he was only 5kg nine weeks ago. But he used to be obese, so losing some weight is good for him (but what is the reason for his weight loss?).

He has been eating very well, so appetite is not a problem. His behaviour has also been normal except that he absolutely hates the ear drops (Ilium Ear Drops). The reason we administered the ear drops is to eliminate ear mites as the cause of his scratching (which then leads to his seizures). I dutifully followed the dosage and administered the ear drops twice a day, but Tiger fears the ear drops so much that he would run and hide in the tunnel whenever he saw me with the bottle.

Tiger is very easy to pill so it came as a surprise that he would object to the ear drops so badly. I continued the ear drops for 7 days and thereafter stopped it. Now, on the 9th day, he threw another fit.

So, this morning I went to the vet’s for another discussion on what to do for Tiger. To cut a long story short, again, we won’t know the cause of the fits. We do have several options, though.

Since 9 days apart is considered to be “sporadic”, it may not warrant the administration of phenobarbital (barbiturates) yet. Furthermore, barbiturates are toxic. But if push comes to shove, we would have to, in order to hopefully stop the seizures from recurring. This would be when and if the seizures become too frequent.

For now, it’s back to the supplements. A friend, Emma, shared that her epileptic cat did well with Hovid’s B Complex (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12), so I’m adding this to Tiger’s supplements. For her cat, the seizures stopped after taking this B Complex. I’ve checked with Tiger’s vet and taking both Neurobion and B Complex will not do any harm. At most, Tiger would have “expensive urine”.

Emma also alerted me to this: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Health_Information/HyperesthesiaSyndrome.cfm

The symptoms of hyperesthesia also fits with Tiger’s presentation. It is a type of seizure too.

Right now, it’s back to monitoring Tiger’s condition. If the seizures become too frequent, we would have to consider the phenobarbital. Even with that, some animals do not respond too.

I’ve also consulted a holistic vet too and she agrees that western medicine should be used to control the seizures first (because each time a seizure happens, there is some measure of brain damage). Then, we can look at other options (once the seizures are under control).

Meanwhile, Tiger is so traumatised by the ear drops that he is still hiding from me and he looks at me in a highly suspicious way thinking that I’m going to put the ear drops on him again. Sigh… We are stopping the ear drops because it looks like ear mites isn’t the problem. Tiger is scratching much less now and I was told that B Complex does help repel fleas too.

Dog for adoption in Sg Petani (Basirah Mohd Ibrahim’s)

If interested, please contact Basirah directly. Thank you.

Location: Sg Petani, Kedah

From: Bash Mohd Ibrahim <bashmohdibrahim@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 8:08 PM
Subject: Dog for adoption
To: Chan Kah Yein <chankahyein@gmail.com>

Dear Dr Chan,

I am looking for an adopter for this female dog and would really appreciate if you could broadcast on your page please. I have been trying to find a home for her for sometime now but no adopters yet.

This female dog was rescued from the street and has recovered nicely now. She has been neutered and vaccinated up to date. She is very sweet, active and is a good guard dog. Would love to she her go to a loving responsible family.

Location at Sungai Petani, Kedah , if there are serious adopters elsewhere, am sure we can work something out regarding transportation.

Anyone interested could contact me at 0133010621

Really appreciate your help.

Thank you

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Neutering aid for 2 dogs in Tanjong Malim (Tan Eik Sian’s)

We have fully sponsored RM300 for the spaying of these two dogs. Ms Tan brought the dogs all the way from Tg Malim to Subang Jaya to be spayed. Kudos to her for her kindness and efforts! Both dogs have caregivers back in Tg Malim where they have already been returned.

From: K Sian
Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:53 PM
Subject: Stray Dog From Tanjong Malim Pekan (Apply Neutering Aid)
To: chankahyein@gmail.com

Hi dr. chan
My name is tan eik sian. I would like to apply neutering aid for this stray female puppy, her age estimate is 8 months, from Tanjong Malim Pekan. She have no home, she abandoned by her Irresponsible owner few months ago , she live in the Tanjong Malim Pekan with the other stray dogs. There got a good heart old aunty who is live in the Pekan will feed her and the other stray dogs every day and I will feed every weekend due to weekday I am working at pj, only weekend go back hometown Tanjong Malim. And now, I already bring her to spayed and v-notched ear at clinic in subang on 21/7/2016 (last Thursday) and boarding at the vet until 23/7/2016 (last Saturday) only discharge from the vet and release back to Tanjong Malim Pekan. And then as usual, me & the old aunty will continue together take care of her and the other strays at Pekan.
I would like to apply neutering aid for the second dog too:
Attached this collage of photos is for the stray dog from Tanjong Malim roadside (Jalan changkat Asa hulu bernam). This stray dog is age not enough 1 year, estimate is 7-8 months age, female. She is stray dog who is come her self few months ago when she was 4 months age puppy. She now is taking care & feeding by a good heart lady who is living there. I already bring this stray pup to spayed & v-notched ear at clinic in subang on 21-7-2016 (last Thursday), and in the same day after spayed will discharge from the vet n bring back to Tanjong Malim and foster few days by the good heart lady who is taking care and feeding this dog. And then release back on 26-7-2016(this Tuesday).
Thank you.
Tan Eik Sian
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Neutering aid for 3 cats in Jerantut (Yong Chen Yap’s)

We have sponsored RM300 for the spaying of these 3 cats. The cats are looked after by Ms Yong.

From: yong hoong
Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:10 AM
Subject: jerantut.pahang
To: “chankahyein@gmail.com” <chankahyein@gmail.com>

hello: my new case.

pau pau
ai ai

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Neutering aid for 2 dogs in Klang (Jenny Ku Nget Hiong’s)

We have sponsored RM280 for the spaying of Baby and Blacky. We thank Ms Jenny Ku for her kindness in claiming RM10 less each dog. This money will be channeled to help other animals.

From: Jenny KU
Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 11:17 AM
Subject: Sending 2 female dogs for spayed
To: Chan Kah Yein <chankahyein@gmail.com>

Dear Dr Chan :
Pls find attached pics of one female dog before and after spaying. We named her – BABY.
This dog was rescued in Pandamaran when she was about 3-4 months old, then fostered till now when she is fitted to do spaying, she is now about 8 mths, after spaying, we will arrange to re-home her, she is a very friendly dog.
Another black dog is doing spaying today, will forward pics after done.
Pls kindly reduce Rm10 from the aid for both dogs, thanks !
Best Regards,
Jenny KU
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Neutering aid for 1 cat in Kuantan (Salmiah bt Mat Arof’s)

We have sponsored RM100 for the spaying of Buntal.

From: Salmiah Mat arof
Date: 2016-07-24 16:53 GMT+08:00
Subject: Memohon subsidi
To: Chan Kah Yein <chankahyein@gmail.com>

Hello puan,
Saya telah menjumpai kucing betina di kedai makan. Saya telah namakannya buntal. Baru-baru ini buntal telah beranak dan saya telah selamat memandulkannya setelah anaknya berusia tiga bulan. Buntal dan anak-anaknya saya telah bagi kepada kawan saya. Bersama-sama saya sertakan gambar buntal sebelum dan selepas operation.
Salmiah Mat Arof July 24

South Korean’s dog-eating festival

SUMMER. It’s a time associated with renewal and life, but for the dogs and cats of South Korea the season is tantamount to death.

For this time of year marks the start of ‘Boknal,’ South Korea’s dog-eating festival. A three-week event that coincides with the height of the summer growing season.

Every year South Korean dog and cat meat markets mass slaughter thousands of animals for their flesh.

Time to reflect:

“The thought of killing, cooking, dismembering, and eating dogs is enough for most of us to lose our lunch, but there’s no rational reason why that same revulsion shouldn’t arise at the thought of eating a pig or any other animal,” she said.

“All animals about to be slaughtered feel terrified, and none wants to die. Right here in Australia, scared lambs, chickens, cows, and pigs are killed as we wilfully turn a blind eye to the fact that they’re no different from the dogs we cry for. It’s easy to point the finger at other cultures, but let’s be honest and decent enough to question our own cruel habits.”

The whole article: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/inside-south-koreas-dogeating-festival-where-suspicion-myth-and-cruelty-meet/news-story/ebb5d3a0af74096189cc21f5aaea96c4

Stop Boknal, the South Korean dog meat festival

Please sign the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/678/196/320/stop-buknal-korean-dog-meat-festival/

In one month, over 1,000,000 cats and dogs will be tortured to death.

The Boknal Festival in Boknal, Korea will be held on 17/7; 27/7; 16/8. Soon, the dog and cat meat markets of South Korea will begin the mass butchering of dogs, and cats. Many who partake in this festival believe pet meat has medicinal powers. Medical evidence does not support their claims. The most popular delicacy of this festival is Peppery Dog Meat Soup. 

These heinous acts of torture and killing must stop now and forever! People and all animal lovers around the world will not tolerate this.  We take an oath to not buy any products that are made in Korea, and we will boycott the Olympic games in 2018.

Sign this petition to condemn the Boknal Dog Meat Festival!

More: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/inside-south-koreas-dogeating-festival-where-suspicion-myth-and-cruelty-meet/news-story/ebb5d3a0af74096189cc21f5aaea96c4