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May 2014 - Bedok Reservoir Trip

Recently we brought Amber to Bedok reservoir for her yearly vaccine, it's been about a year since we last visited this place as we had moved location.

Happy when she gets to go out!

Before the appointment for vaccination we took Amber to the reservoir for a walk, there seemed to be more people compared to the previous visit. As it was about to rain, Amber seemed to feel uneasy upon crossing the platform - the wooden platform was really shaky due to the wind and she was a bit confused. We then walked her to the end of the platform and practiced some tricks, this was also the time when we encountered a group of silverfish-like bugs, they were flying and knocking onto us, Amber got really uncomfortable and did not perform well, it just didn't seem to be a good day for her. Amber did had some fun as we started to put her off leash to play but it only lasted for awhile before it started raining, thus we had to let her rest in the carrier while waiting for her vaccination appointment.

More happy faces

As the appointment time was near, we walked to Light of Life Veterinary and there were a couple of patients queuing to see the vet, overall the experience was about the same except a change in terms of layout. Amber did not remember (the clinic) and was really curious about the place, she even got excited when she saw other dogs, we noticed that the weighing scale had a mat placed on top which was exactly what we suggested on our review of the clinic, it was an improvement!

As it was Amber's turn to enter the room, the veterinarian seemed to have remembered her briefly and said that she had really grown into an adult, she did a body check on Amber and found no issues, she was also heavier compared to the last visit, which is a good thing for her size, the vet also mentioned that Amber was much calmer than the previous visit. When the vet administered vaccine on Amber using a needle, she did not fidget nor get startled, we believe that she did not even know what happened! After finishing we asked if Amber needed to go for teeth scaling, in which the vet said that she might need to do it next year, she will already be 3 years old by then, though dogs need to go under anesthesia for professional scaling, we wouldn't advice anyone to go for the other option, which is to let groomers or other inexperienced personal to do scaling without anesthesia, first of all it is very uncomfortable for the dog, self scaling is also very dangerous as the tools used are usually very limited and can cause infection, it is also possible that self scaling would traumatize dogs which can cause them to be fearful of grooming in future, we will go into more details about this in future. Amber's teeth had been healthy and clean because we brush them regularly, kibbles also helped to prevent tartar build up, we would also provide her with dental treats daily thus she probably only needs to go for professional scaling once or twice throughout her life.

Below are more pictures & also a video of Amber at the reservoir, hope you enjoy it!

Feeling the breeze

Waiting for signals

POV from us :)

Lovely smile~

"What are you doing?"

"I love the water"



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