MAD Knowledge & News

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...

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...