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Jakarta Post

Incidents, bad reputation mar pet establishments

  • Gisela Swaragita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 19 2019   /  01:19 am

There is no shortage of regulations on pet establishments, yet pet owners in the city still frequently deal with inappropriate treatment of their furry friends, sometimes after spending millions of rupiah.Numerous recent media reports describe pets meeting their fatal fate after being taken to vets in Jakarta, instead of getting better.In November last year, Andid Pralampita from Cibubur in East Jakarta took her sick Samoyed dog, Russel, to the vet in the neighborhood but did not see any results after a week of treatment.“They lab-checked my dog. He got injections of antibiotics and other drugs. [Russel] underwent everything suggested by the vet,” the 29-year-old housewife said.“On the eighth day, a senior vet took over Russel’s treatment. He did another laboratory check and it turned out that the previous diagnosis was completely wrong,” Andid said.“It was a nightmare. After...