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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Kennel Cough in Dogs!

Canine infectious diseases are rife in Bali, partly due to the huge ‘reservoir’ of infection that is the stray dog population and partly due to low levels of vaccination and preventative vet care among pet owners comparative to Western countries. One of the most common infectious diseases we see at Sunset Vet is Kennel Cough […]

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Help, My Dog Has Eaten Rat Poison!

Rats (and mice) are everywhere in Bali. Waste management deficiencies have led to an explosion in the rat population, which in turn brings diseases that can be transmitted to humans and dogs via rat urine such as Leptospirosis, and also draws snakes into residential areas. Some people inevitably turn to rat poison to remove the […]

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“HOT SPOTS” a common skin problem for dogs in Bali

Hot Spots are definitely in the top 10 most frequent issues for dogs coming to Sunset Vet. The hot and humid Bali climate is the perfect environment for this canine skin problem to thrive. Hot spots can occur in any breed, but Golden Retrievers seem to get them most often, followed by Rottweilers and other […]

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Is Your Dog Scared of Fireworks?

The sound of fireworks is frequently heard in Bali, not only at events like New Years Eve but even at regular parties and weddings. At Sunset Vet we are frequently asked for ‘something to give my dog to knock him/her out’. Although it may not bother us humans too much, noise fears or phobias are […]

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COULD YOUR CAT HAVE ASTHMA?

It is quite common for cats to present at Sunset Vet with a chronic cough or wheeze. The problem may be constant or just recur from time to time, and can range from mild to severe. Clinically the disease may resemble human asthma, but the term feline asthma can be misleading, as there are a number of […]

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