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Urinary Health 101: Common Urinary Tract Issues in Pets

Published on Apr 3, 2023

by Dr. Suria Fabbri

16th April 2023 | Sunday | 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm

From blocked bladders to urinary tract infections, urinary tract issues affect both cats and dogs of varying ages, sex and breeds. Urinary issues are among the top 10 most common issues seen in veterinary practice and can be caused by a variety of factors such as infections, tumours, urinary stones and anatomical abnormalities. Join Dr. Suria Fabbri as she discusses the common causes of urinary tract issues in cats and dogs, what to expect when seeking veterinary guidance and what can be done to minimise re-occurrence in pets.
About Dr. Suria Fabbri
Dr. Suria Fabbri is a veterinarian working to tackle issues that impact public health in the field of animal and veterinary science. She made the transition into the public sector with the aim of addressing macroscopic issues which were palpable during her years in clinical practice. This includes the development of a regulatory framework for the use of veterinary pharmaceuticals with a focus on the prevention and spread of antimicrobial resistance, research in the area of companion animals, as well as, involvement in the development of guidelines to address industry standards on the prudent and responsible use of antibiotics. In addition to her veterinary training, Dr. Fabbri has also received training in One Health and Pharmaceutical Regulations from Mudoch University and Duke-NUS Medical School.


About Animal & Veterinary Services (AVS)

PetExpoThe Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) is a cluster within the National Parks Board (NParks). Formed on 1 April 2019, it is the main touch-point on animal and veterinary matters in Singapore and the First Responder for all animal-related feedback.

AVS safeguards the health and welfare of animals. Singapore remains free from animal diseases of economic and public health importance, such as rabies and avian influenza through cross-boundary exchange and interdisciplinary co-operation. With comprehensive and integrated programmes through working with our human health counterparts, we continue to ensure that both animals and humans in our nation stay healthy and safe from such threats. We also work closely with partners in the veterinary and animal-related industries to strengthen capacities and enhance competencies in animal health and welfare.

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* With effect from 1 April 2019, the Agri-food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) have been restructured to form the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) and the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS) under the National Parks Board (NParks). All food-related and functions and services will be managed by SFA while the non-food related animal services will be provided by AVS.

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