Dr. Lydia Mangahas
Dr. Lydia Mangahas
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Bird talk
by Dr. Lydia Mangahas - February 7, 2004 - 12:00am
My niece wants to take care of parakeets. Are there any basic rules for caring for these kinds of birds? Jennifer Ramos There are several varieties of parakeets. There are small ones like Love Birds, and bigger...
Itchy, scratchy problem
by Dr. Lydia Mangahas - November 22, 2003 - 12:00am
I have a Shih-Tzu who has ticks and fleas. We already brought him to two different vets and had him treated for the pests. Unfortunately, neither of them have been able to get rid of ticks and fleas totally. What...
Cool dog, hot country
by Dr. Lydia Mangahas - October 25, 2003 - 12:00am
Dear Dr. Mangahas, I recently bought a Siberian Husky that was three months old and has papers. When I got my dog he already had four vaccinations. My questions are: 1) Is it OK to give him ice water? 2) At what...
Dog for the gods
by Dr. Lydia Mangahas - July 26, 2003 - 12:00am
I was recently gifted with an 8 month-old male Chihuahua. I do not know the origin of Kenji (the Chihuahua) nor if there is any way for the giver to find out about it. Is there anybody who can tell me if he is pure...
A home for all pets
by Dr. Lydia Mangahas - June 28, 2003 - 12:00am
Dear Dr. Mangahas, I’m sharing this with you for the benefit of the numerous homeless cats and dogs out there on the streets or in shelters and pounds that are abandoned and waiting for their turn to become...
The dogs compete for my affection
by Dr. Lydia Mangahas - November 24, 2001 - 12:00am
Q. I have a one-year-old female Mini Pinscher and a newly-acquired nine-month-old Chihuahua. They were introduced to each other a week ago. The two dogs have different personalities. The Mini Pin is playful and energetic....
Dandruff keeps falling from his head
by Dr. Lydia Mangahas - November 17, 2001 - 12:00am
Q. I own a Rottweiler named Wyle. He’s two years old and he’s a very playful and kind dog. Never bites, never snarls and is never prone to anger or aggression. Lately, I noticed that he has dandruff, especially...
Help! My dog has mange
by Dr. Lydia Mangahas - November 10, 2001 - 12:00am
Q. I have a Golden Retriever that turned two last July. Her name is Walnut. I bought her when she was 4 months old and at that time, the breeder said she had some skin infection around the mouth. She gave me medicine...
My Sharpei breaks out when he eats chicken and eggs
by Dr. Lydia Mangahas - October 27, 2001 - 12:00am
Q. I am a proud owner of a 13-month old male Sharpei, Magoo. I won him when he was five months old in a raffle during Vet Week last February at UPLB. He is registered with the PCCI. However, when I got Magoo, his...
Her neighbor breeds dogs and they smell
by Dr. Lydia Mangahas - October 20, 2001 - 12:00am
Q: We live in a subdivision in Pasig. Our next door neighbor breeds imported dogs in his garage. I’ve never been fond of animals. I cannot stand the smell of dog urine and the incessant barking from his kennel....
Should I get a dog?
by Dr. Lydia Mangahas - October 13, 2001 - 12:00am
I am 35, single, with a serious medical problem (I am in the end stages of renal disease) and have been largely home-bound these past years. Despite my illness, I am able to move about easily and do household chores....
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