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Review - Light of Life vet

This was a very tedious search for us, finding a good vet for Amber. I researched online for many weeks before coming to a conclusion. I called most of the "recommended vets" and asked questions regarding consultation, spay and deworming. I also wanted to see whether the staffs knew what i inquired about. I would ask them stuffs like what does the spay consist, when can i take Amber home, how old should Amber be spayed and why. Some of the staffs do not even understand what i was talking about and told me to book an appointment to ask the vet what i needed to ask, so i blacklisted those clinics. I also cancelled out vets that are overly expensive and too far for transport, i do not want to make the trip back after surgery hard for Amber. Although i usually trust the internet for reviews of good vets in Singapore, i do see some ridiculous recommendations on vets based on things like "good to chat", "funny" and i even saw a thread to recommend the vet becau…

Vet Review - Light of Life Vet

This was a very tedious search for us, finding a good vet for Amber. I researched online for many weeks before coming to a conclusion. I called most of the "recommended vets" and asked questions regarding consultation, spay and deworming. I also wanted to see whether the staffs knew what i inquired about. I would ask them stuffs like what does the spay consist, when can i take Amber home, how old should Amber be spayed and why. Some of the staffs do not even understand what i was talking about and told me to book an appointment to ask the vet what i needed to ask, so i blacklisted those clinics. I also cancelled out vets that are overly expensive and too far for transport, i do not want to make the trip back after surgery hard for Amber. Although i usually trust the internet for reviews of good vets in Singapore, i do see some ridiculous recommendations on vets based on things like "good to chat", "funny" and i even saw a thread to recommend the vet becau…

Patience

The Golden Retriever

Having fun with Amber

Took a lot of nice pictures that day so i decided to compile them and do some design to some of it!

Hope you guys like it!

Amber meets cute Baby

Nex Playground

06.06.2012

We brought Amber to the saloon, while waiting i tied Amber's hair and try to make her look as different as possible. It turned out funny and cute in the end, we decided to bring her to Nex Playground in this hairstyle!

i know i have weird taste, but Amber do look cute here right?!
We reached Nex Shopping Mall and went to lvl 4 Roof - Doggiestyle Cafe for a break, there were not much dogs today. We had our lunch, sat a bit and went to the playground. We saw a golden retriever though, he was quite aged and very calm and gentle. I do not worry too much about bigger dogs because they were usually trained quite well, it is the smaller dogs that tend to be spoilt! He totally ignored us at first, until after a few minutes then he came to smell us, usually when we see new dogs we will not stare at them or touch them no matter how cute they are, it is to let them know that we are safe and won't harm them, they will eventually come to you and play with you in the end. This met…

A moment to reflect on dogs behavior

Note: The following contents are based on our personal encounters and opinions.

Imagine one fine day, you decide to bring your dog out to enjoy, you sit down in the park and then saw a beautiful dog walking towards you. You and your dog decided to approach the beautiful dog, then suddenly it starts to snap at you, bark and hump your dog. Would you, the owner of the beautiful dog feel embarrassed for your dog? Truth is, most people don't. They find their dogs cute, and thus anything that the pet does is considered cute. Which is why in my opinion, i find that 80% of Singaporeans here do not support, or should i say hate to train their dogs the "Cesar way". Why? Imagine you are very tired from work, you come home and just wish to have a peaceful evening. No one would want to lecture their dogs and teach them where to pee or not to bark after a tired day. One would rather pet their dog and cuddle them and go to sleep. Most people also feel that dogs are human and we should …

America

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Pet Food Review - Addiction Raw Dehydrated (Perfect Summer Brushtail)

We are very happy to have a chance to review Addiction's Raw Dehydrated food. I had first asked Addiction if they could let me write a full and personal review of the food because this was the main point of my blog, i love to go for the truth and honest opinion in everything i write here. I aim to write reviews that is not only from the bottom of my heart, but also easy to read for readers out there. Addiction was confident about their products and was happy with me reviewing their food after my requests.

Amber's Problem

Amber recently had some trouble finishing all of her meals, we used to feed her TOTW(Taste of The Wild) kibble and she had no problem since young until recently she seem to have loss of interest. I also found out that Amber is starting to drop her teeth, so i thought teeth dropping might contribute to her loss of appetite. The thing is she had no problem with treats, she might take longer than usual to finish them but she still eats all of them. My plan was to…

Amber is recovering...

For the first 3 days, Amber should neither run around nor jump. She has to wear an E-collar to prevent her from biting/licking her wound for about a week. Her pee is much darker than normal due to the surgery, it might contain a little blood for the first 2-3 days.

Today is Amber's 2nd day of recovering, and guess what? Due to her hyper-active character, she started to jump around and wanted to play. Sigh!! It was quite hard to discipline her in that condition, she just looked so pitiful! Here are some pictures taken during her recovering days:

Bearing with the pain, the night after surgery 
Emo-ing
Looking at us with puppy eyes
Awww...more puppy eyes~
A video of Amber's first night, feeding her after surgery...

Amber's SPAYING...

We went to MasMas pet grooming centre for Amber's grooming before her spaying operation at 10:30am yesterday (07 June). And as usual, Masmas did an excellent service for following my requests and turned Amber into a cute little princess! Nicely-done there Masmas groomer! Anyway they still charged me $40 for full service which I found it pretty reasonable compared to other grooming shops. They even gave Amber a free little bow to make her look more princess-ish! One of the groomers specially made those little bows for her customers, aww isn't it sweet? She let me chose 2 bows, one is pink and another one is purple blue, both of them were just too sweet and cute and I wanted to tell her to give me both HAHA! But yeah, I can't be so greedy right? It's already nice of them to give me one so in the end I chose the pink bow. (Seriously I sooo wanted the other bow as well! >_<!)

Taken at the grooming place, kinda blurry due to the light.
Another shot with better lightning…

Teeth start to drop

Amber's teeth have been dropping since a few weeks ago, she has not been enjoying her breakfast and dinner nowadays. But when it comes to treats she still force herself on them!

Baby teeth start to drop~


Most pups will start to drop their baby teeth from the age of 5 months + till around 1 year old. No worries, they can start eating their regular kibbles and raw hides and everything else!

Amber is 6 months old, SPAY time!

Amber has just reached her 6th month, and it's time for us to spay her. Why spay, you ask? What are the benefits of spaying?

1. Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.
   (spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, for males it prevents testicular cancer)

2. Your spayed female won't go into heat.

3. Most pets will be better behaved(territorial markings for males will be reduced too).

4. Prevent unwanted puppies.

5. Reduce stress/frustration(dogs tend to go into breeding mode when not sterilized/spay).

I wanted to highlight that when making decisions on whether to spay Amber, we had thought of seeing Amber with puppies and able to experience how dogs grow from new-born to adults. Although it is a very good experience for the owners, we then knew that what we were doing was just for eye candy. What happens when the puppies grow older? Do we sell it? If so are we experienced enough to handle it, can we find a suitable male? Answer is no, we do not nee…

Daily walk encounters...

It was a bright sunny afternoon, we decided to take Amber out for a little walk as well as tabao(takeaway) our lunch today. While my husband went to order our lunch, I was sitting on a bench with Amber looking at passer-bys. Quite a number of people noticed Amber and said she's so cute and etc etc... Then suddenly, a man in his 30s? approached and said: "Your dog looks thirsty. You should get her some water."

I told him "We just out from our house like 5-10mins ago, she's ok."
He said, "No, look at her keep sticking out her tongue, I'm sure she's VERY thirsy."
I kept quiet.
He continued "I had a dog before so trust me, you should get her some water now don't torture this poor little dog, or why not I buy some water for her instead."
Ok, I was pretty annoyed by this kind of assumption so I replied "She's fine! My husband is coming, we're going back now."

After hearing this, he left.

Amber rarely stop sticking…