MAD Knowledge & News

Derm Month: Ectoparasites

Just what are ectoparasites?  As alien as the word sounds, ectoparasites are a classification of parasites that infest the external body, ie., the skin. Fun fact: "ecto" means "outer" or "external"! Common ectoparasites of our pets include fleas, ticks, lice and mites. Fleas Flea infestations in our pets typically get...

What is a Prescription?

What is a prescription? A prescription is a formal document from a licenced veterinarian to a pharmacist, authorizing them to dispense a specific prescription medication for a specific patient. Prescriptions are important to maintain the quality and integrity of veterinary healthcare provision, by ensuring that the appropriate medication is ordered...

Derm Month: Allergies, Sensitivities and Other Skin Ailments

Tropical climates like Singapore can trigger more allergies manifesting in our pets. Similar to humans, pets can develop skin irritation and allergies too!  Typical signs of skin irritation in animals include: constant scratching, chewing, licking at "hotspots" (overgrooming) red, raw,"hotspots" developing anywhere on the body hair loss greasy coat dull...

MAD x ZumVet: It's Now Easier to get Your Prescriptions Fulfilled!

We are happy to announce our partnership with ZumVet to provide you with better, seamless services without leaving your home! Enjoy peace of mind and quality veterinary health care without stress to your pets by booking a video call consultation with ZumVet, and get your pets’ prescriptions delivered direct to your...

MAD Pet Health Week - Animal Nutrition & Diets

In terms of diet and nutrition, there are many options available to us and this can get confusing. There are a few considerations to make when choosing the appropriate diet and formula for your pet.  Commercial diets are formulated to provide optimum nutrition for pets based on years of nutritional...

MAD Pet Health Week - Animal Medications

Veterinarians are specifically trained to diagnose and treat animals, and lots of resources have been poured into the research and development of animal treatment products, be it medications, supplements or diets.  What may work for humans may not necessarily work on animals! Some human medications can in fact be toxic...

World Health Day - MAD Pet Health Week

The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated April 7th as World Health Day, to draw attention on the importance of global health. This year's theme is to "build a fairer, healthier world for everyone", and to us here at MyAnimalDispensary, it applies to our pets too! This was one of...

The Importance of Dental Health and Oral Care for Pets

Much like us, our beloved pets require regular dental maintenance and care to keep their pearly whites healthy, and appetites hearty. Animals' teeth are subject to the same risk of dental ailments as us, with gingivitis and periodontitis manifesting from excessive plaque and tartar accumulation. Some typical signs of oral discomfort exhibited by...