MAD Academy

Pet Anxiety & How to Manage It

As Singapore enters a new normal, we'll gradually find ourselves returning to the office, or going on holidays with the VTLs.  Pets are like young children; once settled into a routine, any sudden disruption to it can trigger negative behavioural traits. This is commonly manifested into anxiety and anxious behaviour...

2022 - A Year for Exploration

And just like that, 2022 is here. What a year 2021 was! It was the year we embarked on this journey creating MyAnimalDispensary, the first and only dedicated online pet dispensary in Singapore (and some say Asia), getting to know our customers (you), your pets, our wonderful partners, learning new...

Can I Feed My Pet What I Eat??

We know how it feels when our pet stares at us with those Puss-in-Boots eyes when we're eating. While domesticated dogs have largely evolved to be somewhat omnivorous (ie. eating both animal and non-animal material), animals like cats remain carnivorous due to their nutritional requirements. Despite a plant based food...

Senior Pets

Much like us, our pets also go through the process of aging. The average lifespan of dogs and cats range between 10 and 20 years, with shorter lifespans for pocket pets like hamsters and guinea pigs. It is therefore important to start thinking ahead and preparing our pets' bodies for their...

Vomiting in Dogs

When a dog vomits, or throws up, it is typically an indicator of an issue in the digestive tract. Vomiting is preceded by retching, the gag reflex, before the actual vomiting takes place. This is different to regurgitation where the contents are just expelled out in one go without any...

Skin Allergies

Did you know that animals get skin allergies just like we do?  If you notice your pet itching and scratching more than usual, it could indicate a skin allergy and needs to be addressed quickly to prevent discomfort and damage to the skin. Contact Dermatitis Dust mites, grass, pollens are...

Derm Month: Bacterial & Fungal Infections of the Skin

Hot and humid environments are perfect for bacterial and fungi to thrive in. While it is normal for our pets and us to have some level of commensal bacteria (commensal refers to the relationship between two different organisms that “eat from the same dish”. In this kind of relationship, neither benefits...

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...