Last week, Prince and us went on a road trip – we went to the vet at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) Veterinary Clinic. Unlike Casper, Prince is a little cowardly when it comes to a visit to the vet (actually, ‘coward’ is an understatement of the way he behaves everytime we step into a vet clinic – he starts shivering down to his bones – it’s a hilarious and embarrassing sight).
We brought him there to seek advice on his cataract problem which now has affected both his eyes. Poor Prince, he is only 4 years old and his vision is deteriorating day by day due to the cataract. UPM vet clinic is the only place in Malaysia that has the facility for cataract treatment and it’s costly. After examining him, the doctor said he has to run a series of test before making sure whether Prince will be fit for the cataract surgery – and the blood test came out positive for heartworm. Prince is now on medication for heartworm and after a month, we will be bringing him back there to be admitted for them to administer injections for the heartworm.We were surprised to see how well Prince was ‘handled’ by the staff and the vet. They are so good at what they are doing that Prince started getting comfortable around them and his anxiety-attack-symptoms vanished. I was very satisfied with the service and the treatment at the vet clinic. I am generally dissatisfied with the animal care service industry in Malaysia – and sometimes wished that I was in other countries where animals are treated more fairly and equally. I must say that the service in the UPM vet clinic far superseded my judgment. They took great care of Prince – never have I seen a vet and the staff and also the students showing so much of care and love in attending to an animal – I don’t mind driving from Melaka to Serdang at all – I am comforted with the thought that my fur-kids will be in the best care when I bring them here.
When I saw how much Prince is loved by all the students and the vet, I love him more now 🙂