FAQ

Surgery Related

1) Do I need to ensure fasting of my pet, whom has a surgery tomorrow?
Yes, fasting is essential to ensure pet do not vomit when anesthetized. This is to prevent aspiration pneumonia. Pet should be fasted 12 hours before surgery.

2) What is the ideal age to sterilize my cat or dog?
The general recommendation is 6 months onwards.

3) What is pre-anesthetic blood screening?
A pre-anesthetic blood screening, usually includes a complete blood count (CBC) and a liver & kidney profile. This will provide an
indication on the suitability of your pet’s health prior to surgery.

4) Is Intravenous (IV) fluids essential for surgery?
IV fluids administration is recommended to help maintain blood pressure during surgery and IV access allows quick administration of drugs should a critical/emergency situation arise. At Furiends Veterinary Clinic, for patient above age 10 years this is compulsory.

Appointment Related

1) Do I need to make an appointment to see the veterinarian?
Scheduling your appointment is preferred as this will help reduce waiting time. Please call us at 6244 2112 to schedule your next appointment with us.

2) What type of animals do you see?
Dr Kitty only sees cats and dogs.

Prevention Related

1) How often should my pet be vaccinated?
The general recommendation is annually. However, an antibody titre check (VacciCheck) can be performed to assess if antibodies are present. This would mean the pet is immune to core diseases and annual booster vaccination is not necessary.

Please call to check on the availability of VacciCheck.

2) What vaccinations do my pet require?
Cats – Core vaccines include feline panleukopenia virus, feline calicivirus and feline herpes.

Dogs – Core vaccines include canine parvovirus, canine distemper virus and canine infectious hepatitis (Adenovirus)

3) When should I bring my puppy/kitten for vaccination?
Vaccination can start from 6 weeks old onwards. They require 3 to 4 vaccines, with the last vaccination done at 16 weeks onwards.

4) How will I know when my pet is due for dental care?
Your pet’s oral health should be assessed as part of the annual health check performed by your veterinarian.

5) Is it necessary to bring my pet in for yearly health examination?
Yes, it is recommended as it allows early detection of health conditions by your veterinarian.

6) Do we need to give heartworm and flea prevention throughout the year?
Yes, it is recommended as prevention is better than treatment!

7) Why does my dog scoot his bottom against the floor?
This is may be an indication that anal glands are full/impacted and needs to be expressed. This service is available at Furiends Veterinary Clinic.

Others

1) What forms of payment do your clinic accept?
Cash, NETS and Credit Cards.

2) Do you offer any instalment payment plans?
Yes, only for DBS / POSB Credit Cards and for single transaction above S$500.00.