Heatstroke in Dogs

Heatstroke sounds fairly innocuous but is a fatal condition in dogs, as they cannot lose body heat by sweating as we humans do. Body temperature may be increased because of an infection (fever), but it may also increase because of hot and/or humid conditions outside. An increased body temperature caused by environmental conditions is commonly […]

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Help my pet has been hit by a car!

Road traffic accidents are one of the most common reasons pets are brought to Sunset Vet. In fact these injuries are far more common in Bali than in pet populations of Australia, USA, Europe etc because of a number of reasons. Firstly the amount of traffic on the road in Bali, and the tendency of […]

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Keeping a First Aid Kit for your Pets

  In a previous Bali Advertiser article we discussed how pet owners can be best prepared for a natural or manmade disaster (see ‘Disaster Preparedness for your Pets’ in the online archive). In part 2 of this theme we discuss how pet owners can optimize their preparedness for common veterinary emergencies by keeping a dedicated […]

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Mange in Bali – Scabies vs Demodex

Mangy street dogs – they are everywhere in Bali sadly. Skin disease is one of the most common presentations for dogs brought to Sunset Vet, accounting for nearly 30% of all our caseload. What is most sad is that this skin disease is so easily treated and yet some poor street dogs (and owned dogs […]

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What is Rabies and is my pet at risk?

Although we rarely see cases of rabies at Sunset Vet, it is such a danger to human health that all residents and visitors to Bali should be aware of the risk. Rabies is a fatal viral disease that can affect all mammals, and has become endemic in the dog populations of many parts of Indonesia. […]

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR YOUR PET

The possibly imminent eruption of Mount Agung in Karangasem regency has created thousands of refugees and it is remarkable how Bali’s residents have all pulled together in solidarity for locals affected by this geological event. In addition to the humanitarian effort, Bali’s main animal welfare groups have been working flat out to rescue and feed […]

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LOOKING AFTER YOUR PET AFTER SURGERY

Whether it’s your pet’s routine sterilisation surgery or a major orthopaedic surgery for a broken leg, post-operative care is extremely important. This is because a mild and barely noticeable infection can turn into a very serious infection in the space of just 48 hours, and in the case of orthopaedic surgery, a sudden impact or […]

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BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS IN BALI: COULD YOUR PET SAVE A LIFE?

“HELP, BLOOD DONOR NEEDED FOR MY DOG!” is a relatively common cry for help in the Sunset Vet waiting room and on social media in Bali, where cases of life threatening anaemia from tick-borne disease are common. Bali doesn’t have a canine blood bank like some Western countries do, and synthetic blood products such as ‘platelet-rich […]

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BRAVECTO / NEXGARD MOST EFFECTIVE FOR TICKS

Ticks are everywhere in Bali, and every Sunset Vet client will concur that it’s a constant battle to keep them off your dog. Not only are they unsightly, they can transmit life-threatening diseases such asEhrlichiosis and Babesiosis. Previously the weapons we vets used against ticks was mainly Frontline or Revolution spot-ons but they need to be applied monthly […]

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