On the next vacation it goes to the south. Of course, the beloved four-legged friend should come with you. Unfortunately, there are many diseases in the southern countries, with which a dog can be infected and about which you should inform yourself in advance.
Before traveling with your dog, you should check the current vaccination protection and seek advice from your veterinarian regarding necessary and useful vaccinations. To protect your dog from ticks, mosquito bites, worms and other parasites, you can buy various products from your vet or in specialized shops. Well prepared, most travel diseases have no chance in the dog. You can enjoy the time together with your four-legged friend.
Many of the so-called "Mediterranean diseases" Are transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks. You can have your dog vaccinated against some of these "vacation souvenirs". Leishmania infantum is a unicellular organism. Is transmitted by the bite of the sandfly. These mosquitoes are particularly active at dusk and dawn. Due to the transmitted leishmania all organs can be affected and thus damaged. The pathogens cause severe inflammatory reactions. The dog owner usually recognizes changes in the skin at the beginning, especially in the area of the head and elbows. Occasionally, fever, loss of balance, anemia and hoarseness also occur. The incubation period can be several weeks up to one year. Usually the dog is without any symptoms for a very long time. If the disease is not treated, it ends in most cases fatally. A cure is hardly possible. Dogs suffering from leishmaniasis require medication for the rest of their lives.