a) Gastritis and Pancreatitis

Gastric happens when Yogi doesn't eat his food or he eats something from the floor that is not clean. We have to make sure Yogi eats on time don't let him eat anything from the floor or introduce any foreign food besides his diet.

Dute to his pancreatitis, the vet has advised that Yogi is fed small meals very frequently, and that the food is easily digestible and low in fat. Before the onset of pancreatitis, Yogi was given 3 meals a day. Now that he has pancreatitis, he is given 5 meals a day, and we are advised to maintain as such.

He dislikes drinking water, but the vet has recommended a minimum intake of 300ml per day due to his pancreatitis.

Yogi is a very picky eater and gets bored with his meals very quickly. In fact, he is picky to the point where he develops gastric attacks and wind, yet still refuses to eat and we have to take him to the vet to address his gastric problems. This has always been a problem, and we have had to force feed him in the past in order to avoid him getting gastric. However, Yogi seems to have no problem with the current diet and finished his food fast.

We give him gastric pills (put inside the food) twice a day with meals (during 12pm and 12am meal). Yogi rarely suffers from gastritis ever since he was given these pills daily.

1)  If you see Yogi not eating, vomiting more than twice on the same day and not playful, these are signs that Yogi is not well.

2) Bring Yogi only to his regular vet Dr. Prem. Give Dr. Prem a call before going to see him. He is very familiar with Yogi's health/medical history.

3) Dr Prem will usually check Yogi’s temperature, heartbeat, mouth cavity, lower part of the abdomen, and if necessary an ultrasound or a blood test is recommended.  Yogi has been given anti-gastric injection before as well.

4) From the blood test, if the level of Amylase is much higher than normal, Yogi will have to be put on drip or feed him a lot of liquid. Feeding him a lot of water is better than for Yogi to be on drip and had to be admitted to the pet hospital.  

While Yogi is under treatment for pancreatitis, he should be fed plain porridge with a little bit of very well-cooked chicken bits (to encourage his appetite) and he should not be playing with any of the mumus. 

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b) Diarrhoea

Yogi used to have diarrhoea problems in the past but now it is under control.  He still gets it sometimes. The key is to check on his stool daily for irregular texture/ colour.  Loose, liquid, or frequent stools are the most common symptoms of diarrhoea in mumus.

Other signs include flatulence blood or mucus in stool, changes in volume of stool and straining to defecate. It is always good to take sample of poo with you when you go see vet with mumu.

When this happens, Yogi should be given soft food, lots of water, and take the medicine recommended by the vet.


c) Skin problem

Yogi has a history of skin problems, such as losing hair and a lot of pimples.

When Yogi has a lot of pimples on his body,  we use Malaseb medicated shampoo when we bathe Yogi (once a week). If condition doesn’t improve in the next few days after using Malaseb, we should continue using Malaseb for the next few weeks/ bathing sessions. If pimple problem still continues after 3 weeks of showering with Malaseb, we have to bring Yogi to the vet.

Must be very careful to not apply shampoo near his eyes and mouth area.  As Malaseb is a strong medicated shampoo, use only one table spoon when bathing him. 

d) Yogi’s Paw
Yogi's paws are very sensitive to the any types floor cleaning detergent and dirty floor.

If Yogi’s is seen licking his paws continuously, we should clean his paw with warm water mixed with salt. Soak his paws for 5 minutes and dry it well.

If he still continues to bite, we need to put an e-collar (picture below) so that he can’t reach or continue licking. 

e) Callous Growth

Yogi has a callus growth on his paws and it has to be trimmed/ filed regularly. In this video, KB explains the background and how to do it.

Yogi has been brought for acupuncture sessions with 2 practitioners before. Dr Susanna and later Oran Kivity of Meridians. The treatment with the first doctor was to help improve Yogi's weak chi and 'blood'. Yogi's fur was sparse and skin was thin. Yogi was sent for treatment with Oran as his body was constantly hot. It helped Yogi very much because he was less aggressive, has better appetite and his body temperature is back to normal after the treatment.

Oser is spayed hence she doesn't have the complicated problems that comes with mating season and menstrual. However since she is a female, the 3 males will still try to mount her and this causes her to react back in aggression. She had an episode of diarrhoea/ food poisoning once, but after treatment, it never came back.

Dharma is strong and healthy. However, because he is very heavy set, his diet needs to be monitored carefully so that we do not overfeed him. We have to monitor his weight as he is fat now and is still growing.

Zamkar does not have any medical problem.

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